Traffic Engineering

Recruitment #1901-2760-001




The City of Tucson, Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering Division is seeking a qualified applicant to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce.  The Traffic Engineering Administrator directs, manages, supervises and coordinates traffic engineering activities and operations.  This includes conducting traffic engineering and transportation planning studies, preparing traffic construction plans, coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Transportation Director and Deputy Directors

General Description

This individual will:

Administersand manage the activities and personnel of the Traffic Engineering Division.

Developsand implement transportation projects and coordinate plans for division operations.

Work towards limiting environmental impacts by reducing C02 emissions and wasted fuel from idling, congestion and poorly timed traffic lights and work to establish multimodal active transportation options. 

Identify autonomous vehicles, dynamic parking management and shared mobility. 

Be innovative in traffic programming, be able to design traffic systems for all modes of transportation

Essential Functions

Organizes and directs daily operations of the Traffic Engineering Division by performing administrative duties, overseeing programs, projects, and manager level personnel (two or more fulltime employees).

Formulates and implements Traffic Engineering plans and work activities to coordinate and synchronize with department and City of Tucson directions and goals. Implements and evaluates department policies, projects and programs that pertain to traffic engineering and operations

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management and resources of the Traffic Engineering Division to achieve the strategic objectives of the department in an efficient and effective manner.

Conceptualize, design and manage the development of new Smart city and other emerging technology products to provide an exceptional customer service experience

Assists with implementing the City's vision through Traffic Engineering activities and leads the division for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other human resources actions.

Develops and administers the Traffic Engineering Division budget with staff assistance.

Analyzes organizational, community, and traffic operations needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, and communicates information to department and City leadership of impending developments.

Develop ideas for an integrated, smart transportation system that would use data, applications and technology to help people and goods move faster, cheaper and more efficiently. This will include connected vehicles, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) to move people and goods across the City of Tucson more efficiently.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.

Ensures that all Traffic Engineering operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, other applicable rules and requirements.

Facilitates solutions to traffic engineering and traffic safety problems facing the Department of Transportation

Able to create and execute a strategic plan for the City of Tucson's Smart Cities program and initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in a transportation and programs related functional area.  At least 4 of required 5 years in a supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time employee.

Special Job Requirements

Registered as a professional Engineer in the State of Arizona

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona or in another state having a reciprocity agreement with Arizona is acceptable. If you are registered in another state, please visit the website for reciprocity requirements

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Phone Screen Interview

Phone Screen Interviews will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Those applicants ranking highest as a result of the phone screen process will be invited to participate in an oral board and presentation interview.

Oral Board and Presentation interviews will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as: 

    5% of your rating for education and work experience 
    5% of your rating for the phone screen interview 
    30% of your rating for the presentation interview 
    60% of your rating for the oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Zurbrick at (520) 837-6803 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.