Traffic Engineering Technician
City of Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga, TN

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Incumbents in this classification are responsible for providing technical support and analysis of traffic control issues. Duties may include investigating traffic problems; conducting field studies; collecting, maintaining and analyzing traffic data; generating collision diagrams; coordinating the installation of traffic control signs, parking meters and bicycle facilities; designing and coordinating the installation of roadway markings; reviewing and approving special event permits or traffic calming requests and designing applicable traffic control plans. May serve as liaison with software companies for traffic related software and provide troubleshooting and training for users. Work is performed with limited supervision

The Traffic Engineering Technician is the first level of a two level technical traffic review series.

Examples of Duties:

(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Conducts investigations related to traffic problems which may include installing and monitoring counters in neighborhoods to check for speeds and volume; identifying intersections or driveways incurring visibility obstructions; locating traffic devices; reviewing fatal accident sites to identify potential roadway deficiencies and performing other related activities.

Collects, maintains and analyzes traffic data which may include collecting vehicle turning movement counts at intersections and traffic counts.

Participates in a variety of traffic related studies, field evaluations and research which may include signal warrant analysis, traffic volume counts and speed, parking turnover, trip destination, driver gap acceptance, intersection delays, school sidewalk justification, intersection pedestrian counts, vehicle classifications, radar speed, roadside barriers, collision diagrams and accident summaries and/or other related items.

Prepares a variety of reports related to traffic data and study results; makes recommendations based on findings.

Maintains applicable databases, files, plans and/or other related documents related to traffic engineering data and information.

Prepares a variety of traffic-related diagrams, drawings, roadway markings and/or other related items.

Coordinates the installation of traffic control signs, parking meters and bicycle facilities.

Participates in the design and installation coordination of the roadway markings, roadside barriers, traffic calming devices and/or other related traffic items.

Reviews, processes and approves special event permits or traffic calming requests; coordinates appropriate personnel to assist in facilitating traffic control for special event and/or other related street closures.

Designs traffic control plans to guide motorists through detours and construction zones; maintains contact with outside contractors and utility companies regarding roadway closures and detours.

May serve as liaison with software companies for traffic related software and provide troubleshooting and training for users.

Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees and/or other related groups in order to receive and convey information.

Uses, carries and answers their cell phone for business purposes as determined by the assigned job duties and the department head.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree with coursework GIS or a related area and two years related traffic and GIS experience.

Valid Tennessee Driver's License.

Supplemental Information:

Knowledge of roadway marking design principles; roadway barrier design principles; basic traffic engineering principles; applicable tools and equipment utilized in the trade; applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; mathematical concepts; GIS applications; investigative methods and traffic study principles and practices.

Skill in using a computer and related software applications; conducting traffic studies and investigations; investigating traffic problems; collecting and analyzing data and information and making appropriate recommendations based on findings; reading and interpreting technical drawings; operating CAD systems; utilizing applicable tools and equipment of the trade; performing mathematical calculations; communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Positions in this class typically require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures.

All appointments made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.

All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.

The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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