Traffic Operations Manager (#MFAB07)
$51,858.00 Yearly Min / $64,822.00 Yearly Mid / $77,786.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

Incumbents in this class are responsible for managing and supervising traffic signals, sign fabrication, sign installation and pavement marking section in the Bureau of Traffic.

  • Supervises 20-30 supervisory, technical and labor/trades personnel. 
  • Annual operating budget 1.8 - 2.0 million dollars.

Nature and Scope

Incumbents within this class provide the administrative support, budgeting, contract preparation, and overall management for the traffic signals, sign fabrication, sign installation and pavement markings sections within the Bureau of Traffic. They work under the general direction of the Chief Traffic Engineer and/or the District Traffic Engineer. A significant aspect of the work is to coordinate with subordinate supervisors to ensure that the planning, scheduling and implementation of projects are cost effective, completed within established timeframes with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plans, coordinates, reviews and evaluates programs and projects for traffic signals, sign fabrication, sign installation, and pavement markings in an assigned district.
  • Prepares costs estimates, reviews and coordinates allocation of funds available to undertake projects within the areas of signals, signing and striping.
  • Establishes work priorities schedules and assigns work through subordinate supervisory personnel.
  • Investigates and coordinates solutions to right-of-way and utility constraints or restrictions.
  • Investigates complaints and prepares correspondence to answer inquires from the public, contractors or private companies concerning signing, signals or marking operations.
  • Reviews contractor's invoices for payment and maintain cost and expenditure records for each purchase order and/or project.
  • Coordinates the requests for the manufacturer of signs by all State agencies, towns, and municipalities.
  • Coordinates and assists in the semi-annual formulation of federal and state price listings for signs.
  • Prepares and submits materials contracts for public bidding.
  • Evaluates materials and supplies available for use in the production of signs and pavement marking area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of business administration.
  • Knowledge of signing, pavement markings, electronic signal repair and construction techniques and traffic counter programs and how they relate to the requirements set forth in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Knowledge of the state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to bid contracts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other state agencies, town, municipalities, and the public.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates for materials, labor, equipment and related supplies.
  • Ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to prepare and submit material contracts for public bidding.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Traffic Operations Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in interpreting the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) requirements.
  2. Three years experience in estimating cost, time and materials for projects.
  3. Six months experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
  4. Six months experience in traffic project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating traffic projects to ensure objectives are met.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others. 
  6. Knowledge of contract development which includes writing and negotiating contracts.