Under the direction of the Director of Transportation & Transit, the purpose of this position is to administer responsible professional, technical, and administrative work for the Transportation/Traffic Operations program. The employee in this classification is responsible for ensuring adherence to, and compliance with, all applicable County, State, and Federal codes and regulatory requirements applicable to the work.
Essential Job Functions
(Note: these are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position).
Manages the Local Agency Program (LAP) for Traffic Engineering projects with the Florida Department of Transportation
Establishes work priorities for traffic engineering projects within the.
Establishes and updates policies for installation, operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices for the County roadway network.
Establishes and updates County policies and procedures including, but not limited to, golf cart policies, Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Guidelines, and scooter policies.
Manages the review and approval of TIA methodologies and final reports for private developments within the County.
Supports Community Development on access management issues, site plan review, temporary traffic control plans reviews, and roadway classification questions.
Supports Transportation Engineering with the review and selection of roadway typical sections and review of project traffic analysis reports (PTAR) for roadway projects.
Manages the collection of traffic data and the production of traffic operations and safety studies to determine the posted speeds, safety measures, need for traffic control devices, and maintenance of traffic networks for the County roadway system.
Manages the design of traffic signals, intersection geometry, signing and pavement marking, maintenance of traffic signals, signal system timings, and other traffic management-related improvements.
Manages and reviews plans for traffic signals, signing and pavement markings, temporary traffic control plans, and intersection improvements prepared by other departments, agencies, and consultants.
Manages construction and professional contracts for the design and construction of sidewalks and roadways.
Manage construction and professional contracts for the design, construction, and maintenance of traffic control devices, and roadway markings. Manages contracts for the collection of traffic data by private consultants.
Manages the County Annual Traffic Count program.
Manages the investigation and response to complaints regarding congestion problems, malfunctions of traffic signals, safety hazards, and other issues as required by citizens, officials, other County departments, and other agencies.
Provides oversight for the County’s Traffic Management Center and ATMS activities.
Prepares, monitors, and controls the Division’s budget for all operations in the Traffic Engineering Division.
Serves on County or inter-governmental boards as necessary.
Interacts with law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies as necessary.
Initiates and effectively recommends, for final approval by the Department Director, hiring, termination, performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or commendatory actions for assigned personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Six (6) years of traffic engineering experience to include two (2) years of responsible supervisory experience with a governmental agency or competent traffic engineering consulting firm.
Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida
Misc: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.
Extensive knowledge of design practices and standards for the design of signals and signal systems, intersections, signing and pavement markings, maintenance of traffic during construction, accident analysis, highway safety studies, capacity analysis, and traffic operations studies.
Extensive knowledge of the national and state transportation standards, AASHTO, MUTCD, and ITE guidelines.
Knowledge of traffic forecasting and modeling.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with subordinates, superiors, and the general public.
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demand: Light
20 pounds maximum lifting.
Frequent (up to 2/3 of the work time) lifting, carrying up to 10 lbs.
If less lifting is involved will require significant walking/standing.
If mostly sitting is involved will require push/pull on arm or leg controls.
Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word or perceiving sound by ear.
Good eyesight for production or safety of self and others.
Physical agility is required in kneeling, bending, stooping, and reaching.
Required to have clear vision at distances of 20 inches or less.
About Osceola County Board of County Commissioners
Osceola County's 1,506 square miles include the cities of Kissimmee (incorporated in 1883 and the county seat) and St. Cloud (incorporated in 1911), as well as numerous communities. Unincorporated Osceola County is governed by the Board of County Commissioners each overseeing 1 of 5 districts.