Recruitment #2011-2015-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to become part of our Traffic Engineering team. The Traffic Engineering Project Manager supervises and performs professional engineering work in the planning, design, construction and operation of the roadway network. For this position, knowledge of traffic signal systems and experience with the design and implementation of signage and pavement markings is preferred.

The City of Tucson is committed to the health and safety of its employees and citizens. In light of our current health crisis, this position has been approved to telecommute. The successful candidate will telecommute at least 50% of the time until further notice.  Information on the City of Tucson's Telecommuting Administrative Directive can be found using the following link: Click here to view 

General Description

Oversees staff and consultants for all traffic engineering activities.

Reviews and approves Traffic Engineering elements for capital projects and maintenance.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. Examples of essential duties may include assignments in the following areas:
Traffic Signal Systems and Operations 
Address concerns related to traffic signal timing and operations; meet with the public and representatives of other agencies to discuss issues related to current and proposed traffic signal operation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects 
Review submittals for designs of traffic signal, ITS and lighting systems and specifications
Approve final CIP and PIA plans for traffic signal and ITS systems 
Prepare design criteria for traffic signal, ITS and lighting systems Design traffic signals and network communication systems as related to traffic signals 
Develop signal timing updates and coordinate with Traffic Maintenance for implementation 
Signage and Pavement Markings
Develop signing/striping shop drawings and coordinate with Streets and Traffic Maintenance for installation Review submittals for signing and pavement marking plans and specifications
Approve final signing and pavement marking plans for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Private Improvement Agreement (PIA) projects
Coordinate with contractors for inspection of signing/striping of CIP and PIA projects Conduct, direct and review traffic-engineering studies, analyses and evaluations 
Evaluate traffic control devices and assess traffic operations 
Develop policies, procedures and guidelines that address traffic-engineering issues 
Oversee staff that conduct traffic-engineering studies and/or analyses 
Respond in a timely manner to citizen requests regarding signing and striping and traffic safety.
Project Management 
Perform professional project management by directing the work of consultants and contractors
Review and approve payments of invoices, coordinate resources and ensure conformance with applicable engineering standards
Design engineering solutions to meet the project objectives
Perform independent cost estimates and cost analyses.
Attend project meetings, review plans and resolve design or construction issues

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in engineering
Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona 
Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

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

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of professional engineering experience
Traffic engineering experience in design and operation of traffic signals  
Traffic engineering experience in signing, striping, traffic-engineering studies and traffic operations

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 evaluated on the written materials requested as part of this recruitment process. 

An evaluation will be conducted and scored on the Resume and Letter of Interest submitted with the application materials via the resume tab in the application process. Please ensure that you have uploaded a resume and letter of interest, failure to do so will result in a negative score for this portion of the process and may impact your ability to move forward in this process. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to a virtual oral board.

            Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held: January 27, 2021* (REVISED DATE)

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.


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:

• 15% of your rating for education and work experience
• 25% Evaluation of Resume and Letter of Interest
• 60% of your oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may 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 member 2 copy that indicates characterization of service. If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Malena Carreon at by email at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes. Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

This position may require a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle History Report.  Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment.  Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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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.

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