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Traffic Engineer

Columbus Consolidated Government

Posted: Jul. 17, 2018

End Date: Aug. 30, 2018

Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking a Traffic Engineer. The Traffic Engineer 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 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, assign, 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.  
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 work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.  The work is typically performed in an office or in the field, occasionally in cold, hot or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective gear, devices and to occasionally works in moving traffic.
The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary range for this position is $56,725.72 – $86,314.89 
Benefits include the following:
Low-cost Medical Insurance                                     Prescription Drug Card
Flexible Benefit Plan                                                Retirement Plan
Dental Programs                                                       Life Insurance Plans
Supplemental Life Insurance                                    Deferred Compensation Plans
Long Term Disability                                               Vacation Leave
Sick Leave                                                                11 Paid Holidays
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                 Employee Assistance Program
How To Apply
Apply on-line only at http://www.columbusga.org/HR/Jobs.htm
Candidates will be evaluated throughout the recruiting period.
Questions and inquiries may be directed to:
Reather Hollowell
Director of Human Resources
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-653-4059
E-mail: dnewman@columbusga.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer