The Traffic Engineer is responsible to plan organize, direct, and supervise traffic engineering and transportation planning operations; and to perform a variety of professional and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
This is the advanced journey level in the Traffic Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, including providing direct supervision over assigned personnel including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility.
The Traffic Engineer position is an excellent opportunity for a career motivated individual to provide responsible staff assistance to the Director of Public Works and oversee the Traffic and Electrical Division. The City of Modesto is searching for the ideal candidate with a strong background in traffic signal operation and upgrades and has knowledge of current technologies to achieve optimal signal performance. Teamwork and strong customer service skills are a must. We are looking for an individual who will take pride in the quality of their work and who will possess the ability to successfully coordinate with various departments, businesses, other agencies, and all stakeholders.
Three years of increasingly responsible professional traffic engineering experience, including one year of supervisory responsibility.
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, traffic engineering, or a related field. A Master’s Degree in Transportation is desirable.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is the most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application with the words "SEE RESUME."
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be placed on an eligible list and invited to a selection interview with the Public Works Department.
Human Resources reserves the right to revise the process to best meet the needs of the City.
Apply online at www.modestogov.com. City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Modesto is a full-service city that operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor elected at-large and six Council members elected by district. The Mayor and members of the City Council are elected in even numbered years to alternating four-year terms with a two term limit. The Council also appoints citizen volunteers to more than 26 City advisory boards, committees, and commissions; and appoints and supervises the performance of the City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Clerk.