Performs technical and professional level traffic and transportation engineering tasks including traffic system planning, design and operation, traffic control systems, and citywide traffic safety programs; and performs related duties as required.
Provides courteous and expeditious customer service to the general public and department staffs.
Responsible for planning and directing traffic engineering and transportation activities; assigns and reviews the work to be done on the traffic system with other team members; conducts a variety of technical engineering studies; reviews transportation planning studies; analyzes transportation impact study reports.
Interacts with the general public, vendors, contractors, and other organizations to investigate and resolve various traffic issues; timely and professionally responds to citizen requests and complaints; prepares, reviews, and makes recommendations on various traffic issues taken to the Traffic Safety Committee.
Participates in planning, budgeting, and delivering traffic engineering projects including traffic operation analysis, traffic microsimulation models, roadway design, signal design, ITS design, signing and marking and/or construction traffic control plans. Manages City and State traffic signal operations.
Participates in the planning and updating of the traffic system capital improvement plan. Assists in the management of the traffic budget and associated accounting.
Assists with planning level signal grant applications; responsible for preparing standards, methods and techniques for traffic improvement programs, including design policies and standard drawings and specifications for construction; supervises the collection and analysis of data related to traffic tasks; coordinates and oversees projects with other agencies and departments; prepares various traffic engineering reports.
Performs a variety of traffic engineering studies involving the use of computer programs and models; assists in the solution of difficult problems; provides training for staff as needed; participates in the selection of outside consulting firms; coordinates and directs the work of outside professional engineering consultants on City traffic projects; prepares requests for proposals.
Works closely as a member of the team with both Idaho Falls Power and Public Works to plan, develop and implement the most effective traffic movement solutions available. Works outside the organization with local and regional stakeholders as needed. Maintains a positive attitude towards City and department goals.
Receives and participates in safety meetings and associated training; monitors field practices to ensure compliance with safety guidelines and practices.
Works safely in accordance with all policies, procedures and utility best practices.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or related field; AND Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible professional traffic or transportation engineering experience. Municipal or State agency experience preferred; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of project management techniques and practices; knowledge of design engineering, and signing and striping, as each is essential to a variety of municipal projects; knowledge of engineering standards and requirements as established by various State and Federal Agencies (i.e., Idaho Transportation Department, Federal Highway Administration and United States Environmental Protection Agency); knowledge of the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" for streets and highways; knowledge of traffic engineering systems and standards; considerable knowledge of various software applications as they relate to traffic signal control and optimization.
Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to develop effective working relationships with various City Departments and division heads, fellow professionals, the public, and subordinates; ability to exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of problems affecting the image of local government ability to exercise judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of standards and policies.
Must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license by hire date.
Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho or be able to become licensed by comity within 6 months of hire.
Must be certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer by the Transportation Professional Certification Board.
Internal Number: 3049
About City of Idaho Falls
The City of Idaho Falls sits in the heart of the Snake River Plain and is truly where adventure begins.
Idaho Falls offers the amenities of big city living while still embracing its small-town charm. As the regional center for healthcare, education, science and technology, shopping, arts, and entertainment, Idaho Falls is an attractive location for small and large businesses alike. It is home to a busy regional airport and the Idaho National Laboratory.
Year-round, the city and the region offer a multitude of outdoor activities. Whether it’s in town along the River Walk or taking advantage of the beautiful, surrounding mountains, deserts, waters, and National Parks that surround us, it truly is an outdoor playground that offers adventure for both the outdoor enthusiast and the city dweller looking for a change of venue.
Due to its relative economic vitality, high quality of life, and proximity to world-class outdoor recreation, Idaho Falls is often featured in various “best places to live” publications.