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Municipal Traffic Engineer

By May 9, 2022

City of Pittsburgh

Supervises and manages all phases of traffic studies, the engineering and construction of traffic-related projects and the ongoing operation and maintenance of the City’s traffic control systems.

Department: Mobility & Infrastructure
Salary: $101,320 per year
Union: None, this is a non-union position.
Union Bid Form: None required.
Civil Service Classification: Non-Competitive
General Application Requirements:

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified. Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data. (Education and Work Experience).
Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.
A resume, to be submitted online.
Applicants must comply with the City of Pittsburgh’s COVID 19 vaccination mandate.
Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.Click here to view a map of City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Must possess a current Pennsylvania Professional Engineer (PE) License at the time of application. The license must be maintained throughout employment. Please attach a copy of the certification to your application.
NOTE: The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions.  The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver’s license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments. Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).

NOTE: Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh. Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh.

Qualifying Requirements:

Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show six (6) years of full-time professional experience in Traffic Engineering or a related field. (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week. Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis).

EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).

EQUIVALENCY: Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above). The Total Qualifying Requirement is ten (10) years. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).
If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

Written: None required for this position.
Performance: None required for this position.
Medical: None required for this position.
Provides general supervision, management and direction to the overall traffic engineering and operations program for all modes of travel including vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, surface transit and emerging forms of mobility.
Serves as a senior leader in the department productively contributing to improvements in department-wide strategic planning, operations and management.
Ensures bureau activities and deliverables reflect best current practices in multimodal transportation safety and align with department and city objectives and priorities.
Plans, assigns, supervises, and coordinates the activities of staff engaged in collecting and validating a wide range of traffic engineering data, selecting the location and design of traffic signs and signals and signal operations; investigating and responding to traffic complaints of the general public; and developing a range traffic control and speed management features.
Supervises and manages operational and maintenance tasks related to the City’s traffic control systems, signage and markings; oversees traffic-related aspects of right-of-way permitting.
Supervises assigned personnel; evaluates work; recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action; Provides technical assistance or training and facilitates appropriate professional development as requested or required for best staff performance.
Supervises the requisitioning of materials and supplies, the preparation of budget materials and the preparation of specifications for traffic engineering designs, devices and equipment.
Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary partners within the department and across municipal, county and state government: confers with police and public officials on traffic operational problems.
Represents the City and department in matters related to traffic system design, maintenance and operation; speaks publicly before community and national groups.
Appears in court and before public utility commission and other official bodies as an expert witness on traffic engineering matters.
Maintains records and prepares accurate technical reports, studies, designs and recommendations.
Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.
Performs other related tasks and duties as assigned or required.


To apply for this job email your details to alaina.plungin@pittsburghpa.gov

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