Posted 4 weeks ago

Traffic Operations Engineering Technician

The City of Lenexa, Kansas is currently accepting applications for Traffic Operations Engineering Technician. The City of Lenexa is a progressive, dynamic and growing community located in Johnson County, Kansas.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be coachable, ambitious, and understanding
  • have excellent problem-solving skills
  • be able to react quickly to changing circumstances

Why come work for us? Our employees are dedicated to the City’s core values – integrity, service, teamwork, dedication, vision and caring. We all chip in and roll up our sleeves to deliver exceptional customer service. Working for the City of Lenexa is more than a job. You will be trained, supported and valued. You’ll make a difference in the community, work alongside talented people, have leadership support, and work in a stable and positive work environment. We value work-life balance and will provide you with the resources to succeed in your position.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Transportation Manager or Traffic Engineer, this technical position assists in operations and evaluations for the safe and efficient flow of traffic throughout the City. Including traffic signal timing and coordination, evaluation of traffic safety and operations, traffic count, speed and flow data, reviewing accident reports, maintaining computer database files and traffic information. Requires some independent judgment and decision-making with input from the Transportation Manager and Traffic Engineer.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects field data obtained by manual or machine counts, compiles and summarizes data in a written report format to accomplish various types of traffic engineering studies such as traffic counts, spot speed studies, signal warrant studies and traffic signal timings.
  • Assists with the development of signal timings and coordination timings.
  • Investigates complaints concerning traffic conditions, problems and issues related to traffic flow or signal operations and takes corrective action as appropriate to address the situation and responds to the citizen.
  • Assists with configuration and troubleshooting field devices including traffic signal controllers; video, radar and loop detectors; CCTV cameras; field hardened managed ethernet switches; automated school flashing beacons; and variable message signs.
  • Assists with the review of traffic signal, signing, marking and traffic control plans.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of GIS systems, asset management and Accela as it relates to the Transportation Division.
  • Assists with traffic operations for special events.
  • May be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, etc. to assist with traffic flow and operations for special events.
  • May be called to report to work for emergency situations.
  • Drives City and/or personal vehicle to perform essential functions of position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Compliance with all policies and standards.


Minimum: High school diploma or G.E.D.; 2-5 years of experience related to engineering, design, construction, traffic engineering or maintenance; or equivalent experience, education and training. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Desired: Associate degree in engineering, computer sciences, electrical or related field and experience with traffic flow and signal operations which provides the skills and abilities to apply the principles of traffic engineering.

Hiring Process

Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2024. Candidates selected to move forward are subject to further phone and onsite interviews.

Offers of employment are conditioned upon successful completion of a drug screen, background, credit, physical, agility and vision testing. Candidates with prior criminal convictions are encouraged to submit applications for positions where they meet the minimum and/or desired qualifications and will not automatically be excluded from the recruitment process.

Compensation and Benefits

Hiring range is from $50,000-$62,952 dependent on qualifications and directly related experience. The City of Lenexa offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Low-cost premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Free or low-cost on-site medical clinic
  • 4% employer retirement contribution with optional 2% match
  • A pension plan via the KPERS Retirement fund
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Minimum of 2 weeks of vacation during first year
  • Paid sick leave and personal leave (bonus personal leave during first year)
  • Six weeks of parental leave at full pay
  • City-paid short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $3,500 per year
  • Free employee membership to the Lenexa Rec Center

To apply please complete an online application and include a resume AND cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.


Job Features

Job CategoryTraffic Signal, Traffic Systems