Works on assigned phases of traffic engineering projects, including that of a project engineer in the design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for traffic engineering projects to control vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Designs and redesigns intersections and develops traffic routes. Calculates costs and determines project feasibility based upon analysis. Performs all phases of planning and design for moderately difficult projects such as traffic signs, signals, and channelization. Performs moderately difficult phases of complex projects such as computer-controlled traffic signal systems or major street configuration layouts. Conducts accident studies and recommends measures for corrective action. Reviews requests from citizens, neighborhoods and schools and works with the requesting parties and others to develop appropriate traffic control measures, including traffic calming measures. Conducts analyses to determine traffic signal timings for individual intersections and assists in such analyses to determine timings for complex signal systems; Drafts and recommends traffic ordinances; prepares reports and correspondence; Inspects and completes necessary documents for the installation of traffic signals and other traffic control devices; reviews street lighting plats to determine whether adequate lighting levels are provided; Reviews site plans for proposed developments to determine the traffic impacts of the development and the conformity of the proposed traffic circulation and access with existing City requirements; Reviews utility and contractor work sites to determine compliance with requirements for signs and barricades; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. central time on February 13, 2017.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, or a closely-related engineering field, including course work in traffic or transportation engineering; AND
Some experience in traffic engineering projects.
A Master's Degree in Transportation Engineering may be substituted for traffic engineering experience.
Employees in this classification who obtain a Professional Engineering License in Iowa and exhibit exemplary service may be considered for promotion to a Traffic Engineer II classification.
Required Special Qualifications:
Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.
Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license.
Certification in the State of Iowa as an Engineer in Training; with License in the State of Iowa, as a Professional Engineer preferred.