Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary

Under general direction of the Traffic Operations Manager, performs technical work in support of the City’s Traffic unit including construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of the City’s municipal traffic signal system; traffic signage, access control and management, roadside control, pedestrian facilities, on-street parking and assistance to contractors, developers, engineers, and the general public on the City’s traffic services and activities; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential job functions & responsibilities

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and may not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.

  • Identifies corridors with the speeding issues.
  • Monitors and expands automated speed enforcement measures appropriately, such as automated speed detection cameras in school zones.
  • Conducts studies in residential neighborhoods and city roadway network to collect speed and traffic count data.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of various traffic calming devices such as electronic speed detection signs and speed bumps.
  • Reviews traffic speed studies and provides recommendations for traffic calming measures.
  • Develops and expands safety programs such as safe routes to schools.
  • Identifies sidewalk gaps citywide and creates GIS maps.
  • Evaluates roadway segments, intersections, and shared-use paths to ensure conflict points between vehicles with pedestrians and bicyclists are equipped with safety measures such as stop signs, and appropriate striping.
  • Inspects sightlines, especially at intersections, and provides recommendations to improve intersections sigh distance.
  • Evaluates lighting deficiencies and coordinates with local power companies.
  • Inspects traffic control devices that are used to regulate, warn, and guide traffic and ensures that they are consistent and uniform on roadway segments and at intersections.
  • Identifies crossing needs near transit stops and provides recommendations to enhance existing crossings at intersections or implement new crossings.
  • Performs analysis on roadside control on elements such as clear zones, lateral offset to fixed objects, mailboxes location, and fencing.
  • Inspects the type and location of curbs to ensure they are clearly visible to road users, and they delineate roadway edge and pedestrian walkways.
  • Inspects bike routes and bike lanes signage and striping.
  • Performs signalized intersections inspection for items such as signal heads visibility and operation, overhead signs reflectivity, and intersections striping.
  • Inspects travel lanes striping on major corridors, arterials, collector roads, and in subdivisions.
  • Inspects, removes, and repairs signal control and auxiliary equipment such as traffic signal controllers, cabinets, vehicle and pedestrian head assemblies, lights, and circuitry.
  • Prepares, assists, and reviews specifications, plans, estimates.
  • Receives, investigates, and prepares reports on traffic safety issues in the field and responds in a timely manner to citizen concerns and service requests regarding safety issues, and traffic control problems.
  • Identifies traffic safety problem areas and makes decisions to implement improvements and is responsible for those decisions.
  • Prepares and processes work orders for signing, striping, and roadway geometric improvements.
  • Prepares necessary records and periodic reports on traffic accidents.
  • Works as part of a team with the traffic engineering analysts; providing information and data; making recommendations; and conveying observations to the team for more thorough analysis.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings; reviews and approves construction traffic control plans submitted by outside contractors and developers and recommends changes.
  • Assists other City divisions and private contractors with field layouts of signing and/or traffic control plans.
  • Assists in various traffic safety education programs and projects.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in motor vehicle operation.
  • Principles and practices of traffic engineering as applied to the planning, design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of traffic control systems, streets, and related appurtenances.
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering and construction.
  • Scientific and mathematical principles as applied to civil engineering and construction work.
  • Advanced principles and practices of project management and administration.
  • Advanced methods and techniques of contract negotiations and administration.
  • Principles and practices of project budget preparation and control.
  • Methods, materials, tools, equipment, procedures, practices, and theory used in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, and mechanical devices.
  • Component parts of computer-oriented digital electronic and electro-mechanical devices used in traffic controls work.
  • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • Methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis.
  • Methods and techniques of conducting site and field investigation.
  • Engineering maps and records.
  • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in traffic system design and development and construction.
  • Principles and practices of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering and construction software programs.
  • Occupational health and safety standards.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
  • Excellent written and oral speaking skills.

 Ability to:

  • Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.
  • Prepare, review, interpret, analyze, and modify engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.
  • Perform engineering computations and calculations.
  • Evaluate malfunctions and determine corrective action.
  • Use testing and diagnostic equipment to identify defects in electrical, electronic, and digital electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Prepare and manage project budgets.
  • Negotiate with citizens, property owners, businesses, and other agencies.
  • Maintain detailed project management records and documentation.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports.
  • Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Administer programs involving federal, state, and local grants.
  • Safely and effectively operate engineering tools and equipment.
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects.
  • Research, review, update, and revise existing ordinances, policies, and design standards.
  • Coordinate activities with internal and external agencies and committees.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency supplemented by course work in traffic engineering, civil engineering, or related field.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the study and evaluation, or installation, maintenance, and repair of electric and electronic traffic control devices.
  • The education and work experience described above, under Minimum Qualifications, may be replaced by 8 years of previous work experience in traffic engineering and services field.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license.


Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment.  Continuous sitting and upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity; light to moderate finger pressure to manipulate keyboard, equipment controls, and office equipment; pinch grasp to manipulate writing utensils.  Frequent side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting at waist; moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials; lifting objects weighing up to 20 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 yards.  Occasional squatting, kneeling, and reaching above and at shoulder height; moderate grasping to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20-35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supplemental Information

 This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Alpharetta and the employee and is subject to modifications as the needs and requirements of the position change.

The City of Alpharetta is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Employee Manual & Benefits Handbook or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Alpharetta is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City’s employees and to the security of the City’s equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with the ADA, the City of Alpharetta will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.






Job Features

Job CategoryTraffic Signal, Traffic Systems, Work Zone