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Traffic Operations Manager

at City of Eugene

Pay: $40.35 to $53.26/hour
$40.35 - $53.26
Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2562048
Keywords: manager, operations

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Statement of Duties

The City of Eugene Public Works is pleased to invite applications for the position of Traffic Operations Manager.
This is a position with purpose.
We are looking for an engineer to manage our Traffic Operations work team.   An experienced engineer and manager that is passionate about transportation and shares our community values around providing a safe multi-modal transportation system that supports a healthy and thriving community.
This is a leadership position in our community. Establishing trust and confidence with City staff, partners and community members will be key to the success of the person in this position.
The successful applicant leads, and is supported by, a high performing Traffic Operations team that includes maintenance and operations of traffic signals, street lights, signs and markings as well as system safety and capacity analysis and monitoring.
The Traffic Operations Manager will be guided by the goals and policies of the City. We are a Vision Zero City and are working towards adoption of our Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate transportation related deaths and serious injuries by 2035. We have a City Council adopted Climate Recovery Ordinance that seeks to reduce community fossil fuel use by 50% by 2030. A key strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation is to triple walking, biking and transit use. These aggressive goals align with our City's Envision Eugene Plan to support our City's growth over the next 20 years by fostering a walkable human scale City with ready access to transit.
The Traffic Operations Manager will lead a team that is:
  • Robustly analyzing crash data to prioritize and analyze corridors and intersections identified in on our Vision Zero High Injury Crash network for safety improvements.
  • Updating traffic signal controller and communications technology to improve safety for all users and to support traffic flow at safe speeds as well as prepare for future technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Implementing tactical changes to streets through lower-cost materials such as striping and signage.
  • Actively collaborating with public works transportation planning, capital project teams and maintenance staff to design and construct transportation facilities that meet our Transportation System Plan goals, are safe and easy to maintain. 
  • Maintaining and operating our City's traffic signals, street lighting, signs and markings infrastructure with integrity and stewardship.
  • The Traffic Operations Manager will participate on teams that are:
  • Updating our street designs standards in order to provide a transportation system that is built for people and aligns with our Vision Zero and active transportation goals.
  • Developing a strategy for autonomous and electric vehicles that will update our Transportation System Plan.
  • Developing design standards for protected bike facilities and specifically detailed designs for three funded protected bike lane projects in the next three years.
  • Planning for a downtown that is connected and intentional in its use of street and sidewalk space in an era of increasing demands.
  • Working as the management team for the Public Works Maintenance Division to collaboratively move strategic actions forward.
  • Working collaboratively across divisions to increase the safety of our transportation and meet our Vision Zero goals.

This position reports directly to the Maintenance Division Director, and helps coordinate transportation activities with other regional, state and local planning agencies.  The Traffic Operations Manager may prepare for and present at meetings before City Council, various commissions, and the general public. 
Open until filled.  Next review of applications - November 1, 2019
Accepting On-Line Applications Only.
To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter and resume.

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Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following

Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities related to the City Organization, Public Works Department, Maintenance Division, Traffic Operations Team and greater Eugene community.
Plans, organizes, evaluates and participates in the functions and activities of the traffic operations and control and signal and lighting maintenance sections; develops maintenance procedures and policies.
Supervises staff and acts in accordance with City of Eugene employment philosophy, policy, contracts and practices.

Facilitates staff development on such issues as diversity and creating a respectful working environment along with career goals and technical aspects of their job. 
Makes public presentations before other governmental and private groups and organizations regarding transportation activities, the transportation system and the city goals related to the transportation system; attends and participates in City committees, commissions and task teams.
Assists in the preparation of the Traffic Operations budget; assists in budget implementation; participates in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; participates in budget administration.
Provides lead project management on special projects and studies; acts as City spokesperson on special projects.
Confers with engineers, developers, architects, and the public in acquiring information and coordinating transportation engineering matters for complex projects.
Participates in discussions about scope of transportation system projects; oversees the review of and approves transportation engineering plans including signal, signing and striping projects for public and private development; makes technical engineering decisions and establishes technical criteria and standards.  

Assists supervisory and lead staff in administrative duties including planning work schedules, determining project assignments and staffing; assists in coordinating section activities with those of other sections and departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Answers questions and provides information to the public; oversees investigation of com­plaints and may decide or recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
Provides transportation engineering expertise and serves as a technical resource for construction on project teams and for maintenance crews to resolve engineering concerns; participates in the project scoping processes for other divisions and departments as necessary.
Investigates and responds to transportation inquiries and requests from the public, other cities and departments.
Coordinates transportation safety programs including hazard elimination and innovative traffic signal improvements. 
Supports and respects diversity and safety in the workplace.
Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
Modern principles and practices of traffic engineering, including application of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control devices in an urban setting,  Oregon Highway Design Manual, NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, NHACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, The Highway Safety Manual and other relevant guidelines and publications.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Recent developments, current literature and sources of information regarding transportation system and traffic engineering.
Principles involved in the design and operation of traffic signal devices.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles and practices of project management.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects and traffic engineering design and construction.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
Ability to:
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ensure project and system compliance with Federal, State and local rules, laws and regulations.
Oversee or conduct comprehensive traffic engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations.
Perform technical research and solve difficult engineering problems.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Prepare and maintain comprehensive records and prepare technical reports and recommendations.
Prepare and administer budgets of one or more sections of the divi­sion.
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Minimum Requirements:
Experience and Training--Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Six years of increasingly responsible professional traffic engineering experience including two years of supervisory or project management responsibility.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in traffic engineering or related field.
License or Certificate
Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer, or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 6 months of hire date.
Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is desirable.
Requires valid Oregon driver's license or ability to obtain by date of hire.  Must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City's standard. 

Supplemental Information

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process should be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.