Associate Traffic Engineer
City of Oceanside, CA
Oceanside, CA
Introduction

THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for the position of Associate Traffic Engineer. There is currently one vacancy in the Public Works Department - Traffic Engineering Division. This position will monitor and handle transportation related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties

The Associate Traffic Engineer evaluates, conducts, and processes a variety of transportation projects including, but not limited to, traffic study review, traffic requests, traffic plans, improvement plans, subdivision maps, radar speed surveys, traffic signal timing and coordination, bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways and access routes. Performs accident analysis, field surveys, and makes appropriate recommendations. Conducts studies of street and intersection capacity and recommends necessary street changes for improved traffic movement; plans and coordinates traffic and speed surveys; plans traffic signal, traffic sign, street light, striping and other control devices for locations; develops plans, estimates, and special provisions for electrical contract work involving traffic signal and safety lighting systems. Coordinates traffic signal installation projects and operates the Transportation Management Center. Reviews and provides reports and documents on various transportation studies and development plans for private developments, engineers and contractors. Prepares written reports and studies on transportation related studies and projects; represents the City in community and professional meetings. Coordinates traffic-calming, signing, striping, and construction activities with other agencies and citizen groups including school districts, Caltrans, SANDAG, North County Transit District and other local, state and federal agencies, and other City departments. Produces graphics, maps and plans using Auto Cad. Consults with supervisor regarding difficult and problematic issues and keeps him/her informed as to the course of action.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
The application of engineering principles and practices as they relate to traffic engineering, traffic studies and traffic control equipment., storm drains, sanitary sewers and similar public improvements and appurtenances.
Application of cost estimating.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment, computers and applicable software applications including computer aided drafting and design techniques, geographic information systems, calculators, hand tools, testing and measuring equipment and stop watch.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Principles and techniques of public relations.
Engineering economics.
Contract administration.
Environmental regulations.

Ability to:
Perform complex engineering and mathematical calculations and draft plans and maps.
Read and comprehend technical engineering documents, schematics, diagrams and blueprints.
Coordinate and oversee traffic-related projects.
Learn to prepare plans, specifications, and technical reports.
Maintain and update accurate records and files.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Work independently and efficiently to carry out assignments.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Plan, assign, lead and review the work of subordinate staff.
Review and direct the work of consultants.
Supervise major construction projects.
Prepare plans, specifications, and technical reports.

Experience and Training

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible traffic engineering or transportation planning experience.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in transportation engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering or a related field.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate from the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Note: Registration by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is highly desirable.

Working Conditions and Selection Process

Environmental Conditions: Office and field environment; travel from site to site; extensive public contact.

Physical Conditions: Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time; speaking and hearing to exchange information; visual acuity to read and interpret specifications and drawings.

Selection Process: All properly completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. The process may include any combination of a written exam, oral exam, and/or skills assessment to further evaluate job-related qualifications. Candidates who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on an eligible list for a period of six months.

Note: Prospective employees will undergo and must successfully pass, a background reference check (including fingerprinting) and a medical examination. Drug screening may be required.

RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS, BUT MAY BE ATTACHED.

CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS SHOULD STATE THEIR NEEDS IN WRITING WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.