Traffic Operations Manager

Recruitment #040521-MFAB07-550800

Summary Statement

The Traffic Operations Manager is the supervisor of DelDOT's Traffic Signal Construction group.  This group is responsible for managing the construction of traffic signals and other traffic control/intelligent transportation systems devices.  Job duties include construction inspection, staff supervision, managing project budgets, asset management, handling material purchase orders and deliveries, and supervision of state contracts.  The position will also be responsible for coordinating signal/traffic work on capital projects with the DelDOT Construction section.

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.

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.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources. DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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