Municipality of Anchorage 20 reviews - Anchorage, AK
Full-time, Commission

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Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee. This is a non-represented position (no union affiliation).

The position is subject to the provisions of the Personnel Rules of the Municipality of Anchorage.

DEPARTMENT: Public Works
HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION OF WORK: 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK

Example of Duties:

Under general direction of the Municipal Traffic Engineer, manage the Safety Section of the Traffic Engineering Division, which includes the Municipal Paint and Sign Shop. Supervise, delegate, and assign work to Section staff to maximize efficiency. Manage personnel issues and reviews staff performance. Establish and coordinate section performance measures and key areas of focus. Oversee the proper review and approval of planning issues for the Platting Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, site plans, and subdivisions.

Review public and private construction plans for conformance with the MOA Design Criteria Manual, Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) Title 21 – Land Use Planning, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Alaska Traffic Manual (ATM), and other applicable design and engineering standards. Develop and direct vehicular and pedestrian projects. Develop safety and capacity projects using crash reports, vehicle volume studies, and various traffic data. Oversees design technicians and consultants in the development of traffic engineering design projects. Prepare project descriptions and cost estimates for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and municipal bond propositions. Coordinate and initiate project design and prioritization with the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Traffic Engineering Section. Review traffic impact analyses (TIAs) and make recommendations for conditions of approval.

Represent Traffic Engineering at interagency and Municipal boards and commissions regarding conditions of approval. Answer public inquiries and responds to more difficult written requests on traffic safety and planning issues. Also provides traffic related information to Assembly members and local elected officials to help develop traffic and safety related projects. Interact with the public and politicians to resolve safety concerns. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Special Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Traffic, Civil Engineering, or a related field, and three years of progressively professional engineering experience, one year of which much have been at the Assistant Traffic Engineer II level with the Municipality of Anchorage or the equivalent elsewhere in the specialized area of traffic engineering to be assigned. Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver's License by the time of hire.

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate may substitute for the required education.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska in Civil Engineering or other approved engineering discipline may substitute for the required education and non-specialized experience.

A Master's Degree in Engineering may substitute for one year of the non-specific experience.

Applicants that possess the physical strength, agility, and endurance to perform the duties assigned. Prefer applicants with the ability to work outdoors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.

Applicants with knowledge of Municipal, State, and Federal Regulations for Traffic & Traffic Control Devices, Municipal Codes and Ordinances, particularly AMC Titles 9, 21, and 24. ADA, PROWAG, MUTCD. Applicants wtih the ability to deal with hostile/upset people in person and over the phone.


Veterans who wish to be considered for interview preference as allowed in the Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach a copy of their DD Form 214 to the application. The DD Form 214 must show an honorable discharge. Minimum Qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

If applicant is using a certification or Professional Engineer Registration as subtitution for education, he or she will be required to submit a copy of current certification and/or registration at the time of hire.

If selected for hire, appointment in this position will be conditional based upon the submission of a current copy of the applicant’s Alaska Driver’s License and a current(dated within 30 days from date requested) copy of his/her Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, including a driving record from previous states if the Alaska Driver’s License was first issued within one year prior to application, documenting an acceptable driving history. The processing fee(s) are the responsibility of the selected applicant.

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Background Check. A Background Check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment.

The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

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