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Traffic Engineer - G22

Columbus Consolidated Government

Posted: Feb. 14, 2018

End Date: Mar. 14, 2018

The Columbus Consolidated Government is currently seeking a Traffic Engineer. The successful candidate will assist the Assistant Director of Engineering/Traffic Engineer Manager in planning, assigning and supervising the work of the Traffic Engineering Division.  Assists with the preparation of annual Budget, approves procurements, monitors expenditures and projects.  Performs the work of the Traffic Engineering Manager in his/her absence being the second in command for the Traffic Engineering Division.  Primary responsibility is managing the City's Traffic Control Center to include traffic signal design, signal timing and signal system operation.  Manages traffic signal operation and maintenance to insure proper operation, routine maintenance, timely repairs; responds to public inquiries concerning traffic signals.  Responsible for regular retiming of traffic signals and systems, perform timing calculation, supervise timing input, perform fine tuning and prepares Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) reports.  Performs and reviews transportation studies to include, but not limited to volume/turning movement counts, accident histories, travel time, congestion management, MUTCD Signal warrant studies, traffic impact studies, street lighting, etc.  Prepares reports, resolutions, ordinances, bid specifications, request for proposals, oral/written presentations and provides technical assistance to various committees and governmental agencies.  Conducts meetings with citizens, developers, architects, engineers, consultants and public information meetings to discuss private, City and/or State projects.  Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, work processes; and works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and accepted practices of the fields of Traffic and Civil Engineering.  Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, systems, ITS and related devices.  Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory standards and requirements applicable to the field of transportation.  Knowledge of Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) regulations as it relates to two-way radio communication systems, licensing and operation.  Knowledge of intermediate level mathematical computations including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, geometry and trigonometry.  Knowledge and application of the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  Knowledge of effective budgetary, managerial and supervisory principles and techniques. Ability to collect field data, perform statistical analysis and make recommendations for corrective actions and/or transportation related improvements.  Ability to use personal computers, standard office equipment and software to include word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentations.  Ability to read and program traffic signal controllers and related components to include NEMA and the Georgia 2070 controllers.  Ability to program and operate traffic signal and system software, video detection and surveillance, and traffic related ITS devices.  Ability to collect traffic count data, analyze and develop signal timings, perform travel time studies and make fine-tuning signal timing adjustments.  Ability to plan, assigns, direct and review work of subordinates to insure compliance to established policies, procedures and regulations and to meet departmental Goals and Objectives.  Ability to work with minimum supervision, establish priorities, meet deadlines and coordinate with work with other departments and agencies.  Ability to provide street lighting design and review designs submitted by local utility companies and consultants for compliance to City and Georgia DOT lighting requirements. 
Minimum qualifications include a  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Traffic/Civil Engineering or Transportation Planning or a related field is required; two to three years of professional experience in Traffic Engineering to include signal design, signal timing and system operation; two or more years of progressively more responsible supervisory or managerial experience.  Possess a valid driver’s license issued by the state of Georgia or Alabama or be able to obtain one within sixty-days (60) after begin hired.  Registration as a Professional Engineer preferred.
The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an excellent benefits package. The salary range for this position is $56,725.72 – 86,314.89 Benefits include the following:
Low-cost Medical Insurance
100% City Paid Retirement Plan
Flexible Benefit Plan
Deferred Compensation Plans
Dental Programs
11 Paid Holidays
Supplemental Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Prescription Drug Card
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave
Direct Deposit
Credit Union
Life Insurance Plans
Disability Plan
How to Apply
Apply on-line immediately at https://secure.neogov.com/employers/job_posting/detailed_job_classification.cfm?JobID=1984858&JobNumber=G15314
Candidates will be evaluated throughout the recruiting period.
Questions and inquiries may be directed to:
Reather Hollowell, Human Resources Director
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-225-3631