City of Tampa

Transportation Technician III (#005083) 032

$32.02-$45.63 Hourly / $5,550.13-$7,909.20 Monthly / $66,601.60-$94,910.40 Yearly


This is responsible technical work involving transportation engineering functions.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class participates in performing a variety of responsible technical transportation engineering assignments.  Work is of considerable difficulty and includes developing work schedules for contract technicians and coordinating, assigning, and reviewing activities performed in conducting investigations and recommending solutions to traffic flow and control problems.  Employees are also responsible for overseeing and/or participating in the collection, assembly, and analysis of diverse data for transportation studies, projects, and reports.  Under direction, employees are required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in providing training, assistance, and direction in the interpretation and application of technical transportation engineering methods, techniques, and procedures in the performance of assigned tasks.  Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through conferences, oral and written reports, observation, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Participates in performing a variety of responsible technical transportation engineering assignments; conducts field investigations and recommends solutions to traffic flow and control problems; oversees the collection and assembly of diverse technical traffic data; participates in the analysis of data and the preparation and presentation of reports to facilitate transportation studies; oversees the conduct of signal warrant studies to determine needs and establish priorities for traffic signal installations; participates in analyzing signalized intersections’ capacity and level of service; recommends changes in traffic control devices for more efficient movement of traffic; oversees the review of construction/site plans for compliance with off-street parking ordinances and various other traffic laws and regulations; performs progression system reviews to maintain system operating integrity.  

Conducts field investigation of complaints/action orders regarding traffic markings, signals, timings, and/or phasing problems; prepares correspondence to interested/involved parties regarding traffic situations, problems, and needs; prepares charts, graphs, tables, construction drawings, and other visual aids for the presentation of data; responds to public inquiries and/or complaints in order to provide information and/or resolve or refer to proper person for resolution.  

Reviews construction activities while in progress and upon completion to assure conformance with plans, good engineering practices, and established work methods and procedures; conducts information search for special projects, studies, and reports; conducts school zone reviews to identify actual and potential safety hazards; confers with utilities on such matters as service requirements, point of entry, and easement.  

Contacts project developers via direct on-site interviews, telephone, or written communications to obtain required documentation; prepares construction and environmental permit applications, including actually filing, tracking, and resolution of issues in order to facilitate overall construction process; coordinates effort on easements acquisitions with such agencies as land and right-of-way office to assist with assigned project.  

Applies standard formulas in order to calculate area, volume, distance, grade, triangulation, etc.; estimates costs including materials and labor to facilitate construction projects; creates and customizes boundary maps using digitizing pad or computer utility program; prepares presentation drawings on AutoCAD of an illustrative or technical format to exemplify scope, design, and/or purpose of a proposed transportation construction project; coordinates job assign with contractors’ city crews to get the necessary manpower at specific job sites.  

Approves or disapproves construction documents and communicates results to appropriate design professional (architect, engineer, etc.) in order to facilitate construction; coordinates project work with engineering, inspectors, utilities, and contractors to keep project on schedule; reviews drawings prepared/submitted by others to identify conflicts with actual field conditions/ assure compliance with plans and specifications.  

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of:  the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; signals, signs, and markings and their applications and usage; work hazards and applicable safety precautions; municipal rules, regulations, and ordinances relating to traffic flow and control.    

Working knowledge of:  charting and graphing procedures and practices.    

Some knowledge of:  basic drafting techniques including standardized drawing techniques.    

Ability to:  make mathematical computations using standardized formulas; communicate moderately complex information and ideas verbally and in writing; follow logical lines of inquiry to conclusions; evaluate the work of others for accuracy and completeness; understand and follow oral and written instructions/standardized procedures; read and interpret engineering plan and specifications; prepare charts, graphs, tables, and other visual aids; prepare oral and written reports and maintain accurate and complete records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the public.   

Skill in:  data analysis and the use and care of traffic data gathering and measuring equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of two (2) years of college level coursework in engineering, mathematics, computers, science or related subjects with five (5) years of experience in data analysis, computers, or engineering or one (1) year of experience if currently employed with the Transportation Division for the City of Tampa; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 005083; EST: 5/10/2001; REV: 3/1/2021;