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PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
This position manages and directs the Traffic Operations Division of the Transportation Department. Relentlessly tackles capacity and safety problems. Applies technology, science and human factors to the planning, design, operations and management of the road network, terminals and abutting lands to provide for the safe, efficient and convenient movement of people, goods and services. Responsibilities include directing staff, analyzing geometric design, traffic accident analysis, roadway lighting, traffic signage, pavement markings, traffic signalization and timing, computer modeling, traffic safety establishing detour routes, responding to emergencies, and other traffic engineering functions.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manages the Traffic Operations Division of the Transportation Department. The City Traffic Engineer manages a traffic operations process that includes daily maintenance and operations, data collection, analysis, project development, reporting, construction and back to operations and maintenance. To further elaborate, it includes:
1. Maintenance and Operations - Directs the sign shop and signs & markings crews, as well as the signal shop and signal crews. Responds to emergencies 24/7 to keep our mobility network functioning.
2. Data Collection – Directs traffic counts, speed studies and travel time & delay studies
3. Analysis – Directs capacity analysis to identify bottlenecks at congested intersections and corridors; accident analysis to identify high accident locations; warrant analysis for traffic control devices.
4. Develops projects to reduce congestion and accidents. Implements countermeasures to reduce accidents.
5. Coordinates with the Engineering Design Manager to design and oversee the construction of projects to increase capacity and safety and provide for increased multi-modal use as well as connectivity. Provides traffic engineering input on roadway design projects.
6. Operates and maintains the roadway network to ensure that traffic flows as smoothly and efficiently as possible, seeking to minimize delay and to optimize safety.
Oversees and directs the development, operations and maintenance of the City’s Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) to include arterial management, incident management, traveler information, a Traffic Control Center and a communications system. Implements ATMS strategies with Georgia DOT’s Navigator System. Build an arterial traffic management program involving traffic operations, police, fire/rescue, maintenance, and ambulance and wrecker service. Spends time in the field investigating complaints, identifying capacity and safety problems.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field required. Masters degree in Civil Engineering preferred, specializing in transportation. Professional Engineer license required; eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in traffic engineering or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Previous management or supervisory experience required. Professional Traffic Operation Engineer (PTOE) certification is preferred.
Working knowledge of the MUTCD, signal timing, capacity analysis, and high accident location analysis and signal design required. Must be able to operate capacity analysis and signal timing software.
Familiar with HCS+, Synchro, SimTraffic, CORSIM, VISSIM, PASSER-II, TRANSYT-7F, AutoCAD, MicroStation, InRoads, Actra, TACTICS, adaptive control systems, etc.