Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Traffic Systems Technician
Job Opening Id: 38798 # Required: 1
Business Unit: Public Works Division: Transportation
Location: Thorold, Ontario Standard Hours: 35.00 / week
Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary Grade: 11B Salary Range: $ 38.37 – $ 40.25
Post Date: 2024-05-13 Close Date: 2024-05-26


Important Notices & Amendments
This position receives a market premium of 5.98/hr. Please be advised that the continuation and value of the additional market premium is subject to an annual review and is not guaranteed.

Important Notices & Amendments
The Traffic Systems Technician will be required to work in person at the work site and work from home.

About Us
Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 475,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high-quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

At Niagara Region, we value diversity – in background and experience. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aspire to hire and grow a workforce reflective of the diverse community we serve. By doing so, we can deliver better programs and services across Niagara.

We welcome all applicants! For more information about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Niagara Region, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Niagara Region, Ontario or email related questions to diversity@niagararegion.ca. To send input on reducing barriers in the current hiring process, please email myhr@niagararegion.ca

For the Region’s full employee equity statement, Working at Niagara Region – Niagara Region, Ontario.

Please note that effective February 12, 2023 mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required as per the Niagara Region’s amended COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Niagara Region. However, the Niagara Region continues to reserve the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction. The Niagara Region continues to strongly encourage everyone to remain up-to-date with vaccinations.

Job Description
Operates, maintains, and configures Niagara Region’s Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and Traffic Camera Monitoring System. Develops and implements traffic signal timings and coordinated signal network plans. Undertakes traffic operational analysis and recommends the installation and modification of traffic control devices to improve traffic safety for all road users and facilitate traffic flow. Maintains various electronic databases for the Traffic Systems and Operations team.



Successful completion of a 3-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma, in Civil Engineering Technology –Transportation or Transportation Engineering Technology.
Must be eligible for certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
Must be certified or eligible for certification (within 12 months) with the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) at Traffic Signals Level I and Level II, and IMSA (Ontario) Practical Guide to Signs & Markings.


Minimum 3 years of experience working in traffic engineering (Co-operative work experience may be considered).
Working knowledge and understanding of traffic signal timing and intersection capacity analysis.
Working knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Traffic Manuals (OTM).
Knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act & its Regulations (Ontario).
Experience with ATMS Traffic Systems software is preferred (e.g. Centracs®).
Knowledge of CCTV systems and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera controls is considered an asset.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS Arc View and database management are considered assets.
Additional training in geometric design and human factors engineering is considered an asset.


Proficiency with Synchro/Sim Traffic Software used in developing timing plans for traffic signal networks is required.
Familiarity with Centracs® (ATMS) and Video Management software is considered an asset.
Familiarity and working knowledge with Time Space Diagram software is considered an asset.

Must possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted specified licence for the class of the vehicle operated (Class G).
Must maintain ability to travel in a timely manner to other offices, work locations or sites as authorized by the Corporation for business reasons.
Closing Statement
Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Features

Job CategoryATMS, Traffic Systems