Traffic Engineer (Official Job Title: Technical Specialist I or II): This is professional and technical work related to engineering support of Sarasota County’s traffic signal system, Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This position will assist in continuous operation of the Traffic Management Center (TMC), signal timing system, coordinate signal operations with the signal maintenance unit, municipalities, the state and regional entities. This position will also assist in conducting traffic engineering studies and designing and reviewing Temporary Traffic Control Plans (TTC).
Assist with the design of individual timing plans and corridor plans using Synchro or current applications
Provide engineering support to traffic engineering and traffic maintenance
Support the preparation of ATMS and ITS Master Plan and implementation of the ATMS and ITS projects
Prepare and review traffic engineering studies and traffic analysis reports
Perform intersection crash analysis
Review traffic signalization plans, signal modification plans and transportation construction plans
Perform in-house signal warrants and intersection capacity analyses
Prepare and analyze travel time reports using travel time devices
Investigate citizen’s concerns/inquiries, interact with the public to resolve issues
Signal Systems Operations and Coordination
Provide engineering support in implementing new timings on state roads in Sarasota County
Interact with Signal Technicians on troubleshooting issues and maintenance activities
Assist with maintaining a signal timing database, including tracking and retention of daily timing changes
Adjust traffic signal timing remotely using ATMS.NOW during traffic incidents
Coordinate traffic incidents and related issues with the Regional Traffic Management Center
Assist with the compilation, review and analysis of traffic engineering reports generated by ATMS and ITS Systems
Coordinate inspection of new signal systems/components
External Request for Data
Provide timely and accurate response to signal timing and sequencing related public records requests
Research and respond to requests for signal timing data for traffic analyses for private development applications and maintenance of traffic plans
Job-Based Competencies:Synchro and SIM Traffic, Tru-Traffic, SIDRAW and ATMS.now
$46,114 to $56,368
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Technical or related engineering field. Valid Florida Driver’s License.
• Master’s Degree preferred • Experience or course work in civil engineering, transportation or similar • Certification in the State of Florida as an Engineer-in-Training (EI) or the ability to obtain within 18 months from date of hire.
$50,648 to $65,894
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related engineering or technical field. Minimum of three (3) years related engineering experience. A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of required experience. Project experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis depending on type of experience.
• Experience in Traffic Signal and Traffic Management • Experience in Traffic Engineering Studies • Synchro, SIMTraffic and Tru-Traffic Software • Signal Warrants Analysis. • Familiarity with ATMS/ITS Systems • Working Knowledge of ATMS.now • Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certificate from the State of Florida
Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco-free for six months preceding the date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
Minimum Qualifications:A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Technical or related engineering field and a minimum of three (3) years related Engineering project experience. A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of required experience. Project experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis depending on type of experience.
Preferred Qualifications:AMaster’s Degree preferred. Experience or course work in civil engineering, transportation or similar. Certification in the State of Florida as an Engineer-in-Training (EI) or the ability to obtain within 18 months from date of hire.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on your years of experience and qualifications. Tier I is $46,114 to $56,368 and Tier II is $50,648 to $65,894.
Internal Number: 5104
About Sarasota County Government
Work, live, play in the Sunshine! Sarasota County Government is actively recruiting for a variety of job openings, ranging from Administrative Specialists to Zoning Technicians. All job openings are posted in one central location and can be found at www.scgov.net/Careers.
Sarasota County is pleased to offer competitive pay and a myriad of generous benefits to employees, including: 11 paid holidays, plus paid vacation time, Florida State retirement, top-notch affordable health insurance for employees and family, wellness incentives and much more! In addition to receiving great benefits, Sarasota County employees are proud to embody the county motto of “One Team” and serve the citizens of our beautiful Gulf-of-Mexico community.