City of Tampa

Transportation Technician II (#005092) 028

$25.02-$35.58 Hourly / $4,336.80-$6,167.20 Monthly / $52,041.60-$74,006.40 Yearly


Introduction

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

 

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class are responsible for performing various responsible technical transportation engineering assignments to include conducting investigations and recommending solutions to traffic flow and control problems. Employees are also responsible for collecting, assembling and analyzing diverse data, and preparing reports on transportation study results. Under general supervision, work is of more than average difficulty and is distinguished from work in the class of Transportation Technician I in that a higher degree of technical expertise is required and greater independence of action is allowed. Some positions might be required to act in a lead capacity over lower level technical and/or clerical personnel in performing less technical functions. The exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment is required in applying technical knowledge and an understanding of transportation engineering practices and procedures based on substantial training and experience. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through observation, documents and reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Conducts investigations and recommends solutions to variety of traffic flow and control problems; conducts signal warrant studies to determine needs and priorities in traffic signal installations; analyzes signalized intersections’ capacity and level of service; recommends changes in traffic control devices for more efficient movement of traffic; meets with public officials and interested parties regarding traffic problems and resolves conflicts arising out of design and installation of new traffic control signals and signs.

Reviews plot plans submitted by contractors to determine compliance with off-street parking and various other traffic related ordinances, laws, and regulations; recommends changes through preparation of draft ordinances for approval; conducts field inspections of signals to determine timing accuracy; reviews the operation of progression systems to determine operations integrity; reviews accident reports in order to recommend appropriate measures to correct unsafe conditions and reduce accident rates.

Drafts resolutions and ordinances regarding the installation and removal of such traffic control devices as signals, signs, and pavement markings.

Prepares preliminary designs for the installation of traffic flow and control devices including communication cables for inter-connected signal systems; reviews plans and conducts compliance inspections of traffic control devices at construction sites.

Collects, assembles, and analyzes technical traffic flow and control data; prepares and presents reports orally and in writing on transportation studies results including preparation of charts, graphs, tables, and diagrams; reviews and approves street closure permit requests to ensure that conflicts in detour routes are avoided; assembles utility information through research, personal contacts and meetings.

Provides information to the public by phone regarding the city’s and/or department’s operation in order to facilitate their understanding; answers requests for information from the public, city, or other agencies to keep them informed; enters/retrieves data in files using personal computer to maintain accurate and complete records; documents problems associated with customer complaints in order to correct problem or avoid recurrences.

Calls on property owners, complainants, and alleged offenders in order to resolve problems; contacts project developers via direct on-site interviews, telephone, or written communications to obtain required documentation.

Approves or disapproves construction documents and communicates results to appropriate design professional to facilitate construction; assesses transportation impact fees.

Reviews work in order to make recommendations concerning the acceptance/rejection of materials and workmanship; inspects all materials and equipment delivered to construction site to ensure that they meet specifications; maintains on-going monitoring of contracts to ensure compliance with city regulations or requirements.

Operates light automotive equipment to complete assigned duties; operates digital paging system, computer aided dispatch systems, mobile data communications system, etc. to communicate with others.

Acts as lead worker and participates in performing a variety of field and office investigation and data collection activities relating to such functions as vehicular and pedestrian counts, flows, and accidents; reviews work of lower level employees for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to instructions given; provides training and assistance to lower level employees in the performance of assigned tasks.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; signals, signs, and markings and their proper applications and usage.

Working knowledge of: work hazards and applicable safety precautions; municipal rules, regulations, and ordinances relating to traffic flow and control.

Some knowledge of: basic drafting techniques including standardized drawing techniques; charting and graphing procedures and practices.

Ability to: make mathematical computations using standardized formulas; understand and follow oral and written instructions/standardized procedures; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; prepare oral and written reports and maintain accurate records; act in a lead capacity and direct the activities of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the general public.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college level coursework in engineering, mathematics, computers, or science or related subjects with three (3) years of experience in data analysis, computers, or engineering with current version Windows experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license. 

Examination

Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

Comments

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: 005092; EST: 8/15/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;