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Traffic Engineer (Civil Service - Take Home Examination)

DEPARTMENT: Engineering                   

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $62,857 to $82,118
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under general supervision, provides support for transportation design and traffic engineering projects to ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety; performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Traffic Engineer inspects and analyzes traffic data/conditions to implement safe roadway design, construction and maintenance. Work involves close coordination with the City’s Traffic Operations Center and those internal/external parties responsible for pedestrian and vehicular safety. Supervisory engineers provide general supervision and review the work through observation, conferences and results achieved.
ESSENTIAL: Visits developments, work sites and various locations to investigate and analyze street traffic conditions to determine temporary/permanent control measures; establishes street closures/detours for repair or construction projects; prepares work orders for repair, maintenance and changes in traffic signage; operates and analyzes recorded data in order to assess the volume, type and movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic at specified times; researches and recommends general traffic policies and procedures; develops plans and short/long-range strategies for adequate on/off street parking; forecasts short and long-range travel patterns; works with public agencies/multi-disciplinary teams and intersection design; provides support for transportation design and traffic control for engineering projects; manages the pavement marking system for the City’s infrastructure; investigates and makes recommendations on residents’ concerns regarding traffic control devices and markings and related problems; compiles data and prepares collision diagrams for engineering analysis; reviews/interprets traffic impact studies for proposed developments: responds to residents questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner; assists in budget preparation; maintains effective working relationships with City employees, contractors, representatives of federal, state and local agencies and the general public; participates in the City’s intercultural competency training and program.

ESSENTIAL: Knowledge of traffic analysis hardware/software (automatic counters, hand count sheets, radar equipment, electrical timing devices, etc.); knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and materials used in traffic control in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and by the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA); knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to the activities of the Engineering Department,; knowledge of the methods and techniques of field data collection, tabulation and analysis; knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and ArcGIS; knowledge of the fundamentals and concepts in transportation engineering; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public and City departments on traffic-related questions in accordance with City Ordinances, plans, policies and procedures; ability to make decisions and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems; ability to meet the public courteously and to obtain and give information; ability to handle a variety of tasks without close supervision; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, representatives of federal, state, and local agencies, contractors and the general public, demonstrated ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team; desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Some traffic engineering experience; experience working with a diverse workforce and population; a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Traffic Engineering or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT); Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage consistent with City requirements; Employee must also have a personal vehicle available for use on the job.

APPLICATION: To register to receive the take-home Civil Service Examination, submit an electronic City of Dubuque Employment Application for this position by September 16, 2019 at Once the job posting has expired, the take-home examination will be provided to all applicants who have registered to take it. For assistance or questions with the application process, please contact the City of Dubuque Human Resources Department located at City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864, call 563-589-4125 or email To view the position description and benefit summary, please access or find it posted on the job bulletin board in the Human Resources Department at City Hall. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   
SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITY SERVICES: Persons taking the Civil Service test for this position, who may need reasonable accommodations or other service requirements during the administration of the test, should notify the Human Resources Department Personnel Office at 589-4125 by September 16, 2019.