Under general supervision, performs professional engineering work in reviewing and evaluating traffic engineering and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, development proposals, traffic control, and planning studies for the City of Yuma’s Engineering Division; designs and develops traffic engineering projects; manages, evaluates and operates the City’s traffic signal system; and manages the traffic engineering work group.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans and manages the staff and activities of the Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO) work group through appropriate delegation, managerial support, and work supervision.
Develops plans and priorities for traffic engineering, transportation planning, traffic signal and intelligent transportation systems, development review, roadway and intersection design, and inspection protocols.
Manages the design, installation, and operations of the City's traffic control devices; provides design support for City projects, and coordinates interdepartmental projects and traffic management issues.
Develops solutions to address transportation planning and TSMO issues; prioritizes traffic control projects, monitors results, and assures that all project and service issues are addressed and resolved; assures effective communication of traffic engineering issues, and coordinates the evaluation and resolution of regional traffic engineering issues with City departments, and Federal, state, and regional agencies; represents the City in legal issues related to traffic engineering and safety issues.
Reviews traffic engineering projects, and work zone traffic control plans to assure they meet City safety and quality standards, and US Department of Transportation (USDOT) standards and requirements.
Prioritizes and assigns traffic engineering and planning projects; manages staff activities to maximize utilization of resources; assures timely completion of projects, and compliance with state and Federal regulations, and department standards; evaluates work methods and procedures.
Manages, trains, mentors and evaluates staff; assigns duties, responsibilities, and resources; meets with staff to resolve priorities, workload, resource allocation, technical issues, and quality standards.
Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes technical issues and policies, develops solutions, advises on specialized areas of technical expertise, and assures the highest quality engineering products are delivered on time and within budget.
Writes analytical reports and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with engineering projects; checks and reviews final technical specifications for submittal to City Engineer.
Assists developers to plan and define technical requirements for planned developments.
Supports the relationship between the City and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, vision, values and the “Yuma Way”, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; AND five years’ experience, including supervisory experience, managing traffic engineering and intelligent transportation system projects; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
Federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, and regional ordinances governing civil engineering.
Principles of civil engineering, traffic engineering, and transportation planning.
Principles of Intelligent Transportation Systems and associated facilities, software and equipment.
Federal and state standards, protocols, specifications and guidelines for traffic engineering projects.
OSHA rules and safety standards in hazardous traffic environments.
Technical principles of civil engineering, mathematics and physics.
Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including performance management, personnel rules, accounting, budgeting, procurement, and contract management.
Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
Interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures governing civil engineering functions.
Analyzing traffic engineering issues, evaluating alternatives, and recommending effective solutions.
Analyzing traffic signal system operations, timing, phasing, and network modeling including use of tools such as Synchro or Vissim.
Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation.
Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects.
Interpreting technical instructions, analyzing complex variables, and reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations.
Developing and managing engineering plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.
Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software, including traffic signal system management, GIS and other specialized software applications used in transportation planning, modeling, and statistical analysis.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Arizona State Driver’s License is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration is required; Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer® (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board is preferred; certification(s) from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) are desired; additional technical training and certifications may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a standard office environment, and in the field at traffic engineering project work sites. May occasionally be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment.
To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/yuma. Other positions available: Civil Engineer - Assistant Director of Engineering - CIP Project Manager
Internal Number: 2021-00017
About City of Yuma
The City of Yuma is the sunniest city in the world with over 4,000 hours of annual sunshine! It is nestled in the southwest corner of Arizona, with a population of approximately 106,000 that nearly doubles during the winter. It is located less than 30 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and is near the Kofa Mountain Range and wildlife refuge, making it a great destination for outdoor activities and family outings.
To learn more, visit https://www.yumaaz.gov/about-yuma