Do you want to utilize your skills and abilities as a Traffic Engineer to make a difference in the community by enhancing the quality of life of our citizens, providing efficient public services and protecting the public interest? If so, the City of Harrisonburg's Public Works Department's Traffic Engineer position may be the right career for you!
The Traffic Engineer is an exempt, full-time position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $54,683 - $62,878 annually (equivalent to $26.29 - $30.23 per hour). The ideal candidate for this position will have some previous professional, related work experience and be able to perform advanced specialized technical work related to the City's traffic control signal network.
The Traffic Engineer:
Leads the transportation management program, developing and executing transportation/traffic plans;
Leads employees and oversees the traffic data collection/analysis process;
Maintains and/or supervises the management network of traffic signals, communications equipment and related software;
Performs detailed traffic studies to measure traffic volume, speed, and contributing factors and analyzes collected data to identify and forecast traffic flow, identify safety problems, and opportunities for improvements;
Administers traffic signal timing, coordination and time-of-day plan development, implementation and maintenance;
Prepares and/or participates in studies that recommend transportation safety and efficiency improvements;
Evaluates traffic control signage and pavement marking design and makes recommendations for improvements or adjustments to improve traffic safety and efficiency;
Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Event Plans and Incident Management Plan;
Reviews Traffic Impact Analyses and/or otherwise assess traffic impacts of new development;
Staffs, assists with and/or participates in the activities of multiple commissions and committees, including giving presentation to these and other groups;
Participates in the development of long range transportation plans and other planning initiatives of the Department.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering or a related field, with coursework in engineering, transportation or traffic management. A combination of education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree may be considered.
Valid driver's license required.
Minimum of one year of professional, related work experience (engineering, traffic management, operations or similar).
Some experience in GIS, traffic signal installation, traffic control systems, maintenance and repair of traffic signals.
Experience utilizing traffic management software, video detection systems, Trafficware Synchro Studio, traffic controllers and/or map creation or similar software.
Engineer-in-training designation required or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire;
Possession of a VDOT Basic Work Zone Safety Certification or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire;
Possession of Level II IMSA Field Signal Certification or ability to obtain within eighteen (18) months of hire.
To find out more information specifically related to this position and to apply online for consideration, please visit: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/employment.
Additional Salary Information: The preferred hiring range is $54,683 - $62,878 annually (equivalent to $26.29 - $30.23 per hour).
About City of Harrisonburg, VA
Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County.
The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government which combines elected officials in the form of a governing body with an appointed local government manager. The City Manager then oversees the delivery of public services through the city departments. Each city department then has a role in how services are provided to the citizens.
The City of Harrisonburg preserves and enhances the quality of life that is unique to our community by:
• Promoting a partnership between our citizens, elected officials and city employees.
• Protecting the health, safety and general welfare of all citizens.
• Planning for the orderly and efficient development of the community.
• Identifying concerns, problems, and opportunities and taking action to address them.
• Selecting, training, motivating and retaining highly qualified employees.
• Creating an organizational e...nvironment that fosters integrity, encourages continuous improvement, maintains safe working conditions and promotes individual and team achievement.
Our City projects a friendly image, instills pride in the community and maintains Harrisonburg as "The City With the Planned Future."