City of Tampa

Transportation Technician IV (#005094) S16

$36.33-$54.48 Hourly / $6,297.20-$9,443.20 Monthly / $75,566.40-$113,318.40 Yearly

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class plan, assign, schedule, supervise, and review the work of subordinates involved in technical transportation engineering assignments. Work is of considerable difficulty and includes supervising the collection, assembly and analysis of diverse data for transportation studies, projects, and reports. Employees provide assistance and direction to subordinates in the interpretation and application of technical transportation engineering methods, techniques, and procedures. Employees are expected to determine work priorities, establish and adjust work standards, develop work schedules, and coordinate and review work performed by subordinates. Under general direction, employees exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in providing training to subordinates and in performing personnel management functions. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained. 

Examples of Duties

Supervises the work of subordinates engaged in performing a variety of responsible technical transportation engineering assignments; schedules, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of employees involved in conducting investigations and recommending solutions to traffic flow and control problems; supervises the collection and assembly of diverse technical traffic data; directs the analysis of data and the preparation and presentation of reports to facilitate transportation studies; supervises the conduct of signal warrant studies; supervises the analysis of signalized intersections’ capacity and level of service; supervises the review of construction/site plans for compliance with off-street parking ordinances and various other traffic laws and regulations; directs progression system reviews to maintain system operating integrity.

Prepares correspondence to interested/involved parties regarding traffic situations, problems, and needs; supervises preparation of charts, graphs, tables, 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 refers to proper person for resolution; monitors radio for emergency calls requiring action.

Approves or disapproves construction documents and communicates results to appropriate design professional (architect, engineer, etc.) in order to facilitate construction; meets with developers and interested people regarding major or potential construction projects within the Tampa/Hillsborough area; interprets codes or regulations in order to ensure compliance with same; determines impact fees (transportation); determines transportation concurrency for compliance with concurrency management system; drafts design of intersections and stripping for geometric improvements.

Provides guidance, assistance and in-service training to subordinate employees in the performance of assigned tasks; confers with utilities on such matters as service requirements, points of entry and easement; 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; recommends such personnel actions as employment, promotions, transfers, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals; administers required discipline and responds to employee grievances; completes employee performance evaluations.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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

Considerable knowledge of: mathematics; work hazards and appropriate safety practices; charting and graphing procedures and practices.

Working knowledge of: basic training and supervisory techniques; planning and scheduling techniques; effective counseling techniques; purpose and objective of employee performance evaluations; disciplinary and grievance policies and procedures.

Ability to: develop work plans and schedules; diagnose training and development needs of subordinates and deliver training programs; coordinate activities of others and evaluate work product for accuracy and completeness; communicate moderately complex ideas and information orally and in writing; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; perform mathematical computations rapidly and accurately; pursue a logical line of inquiry to conclusion; maintain accurate and complete records; recognize conditions which lead to unsafe work/unacceptable product; confront difficult/unpleasant situations and be decisive; prepare project time and cost estimates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from accredited high school with two (2) years of college coursework in engineering, mathematics, computers, or science or related subjects with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in data analysis, computers or engineering with one (1) year in related supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


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: 005094; EST: 8/15/2013;