Traffic Engineer
Sarasota County Government - Sarasota, FL

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Traffic Engineer (Technical Specialist II): This is a staff level, technical skills, civil engineering function with an emphasis on transportation. The incumbent is primarily responsible for traffic studies, roadway geometry analysis, and travel time studies.

  • Provide detailed traffic engineering studies including sight distance investigations, travel time, roadway alignment studies, and signage and marking analysis and makes placement recommendations. Researches and responds to public inquiries concerning traffic control. Provide small scale transportation facility designs.
  • Reviews plans for proper traffic control and makes recommendations for improvement. Assists in analysis crash data.
  • Makes written responses and reports to numerous public and private entities. Participates in the Traffic Advisory Council preparation, investigations and presentations. May provide preparation and presentation including presenting to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Assists other engineering staff with related projects such as pavement management, traffic infrastructure inspection, and assisting with bridge inspection.
  • Provides engineering expertise to assist traffic operations maintenance staff. May provide same engineering expertise to other maintenance entities of the County.
  • Provided initial specifications for procuring traffic control devices and technology.
  • Participate in various county committees as required.
  • Participates in Professional Services Review Committees. (CCNA requirement)

Preferred Qualifications: Professional Engineer Registration (P.E.) from the State of Florida or ability to obtain within six months of appointment. Professional Traffic Operations Engineer Certification (P.T.O.E.) Prefer experience in traffic engineering.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Civil Engineering and three years of engineering or project experience - OR - A Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Civil Engineering and two (2) years of engineering or project experience. Related project experience may substitute for required degree on a year-for-year basis. This position requires a Florida P.E. or ability to obtain it in six months. A Driver’s License is also required.

Job Based Competencies: Knowledge of traffic engineering and operational principles. Computer skills and knowledge of transportation computer applications. Adept at collaborating with people, both the public and other professional engineers.

Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move up 25 pounds.

Hours: This position has been determined essential when the Emergency Operations Center is activated for natural and man-made emergencies. In such a case, the employee must be available to work.

Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA