Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2201-2015-002


The Department of Transportation & Mobility 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 roadway network.  For this position, knowledge of Traffic Engineering standards and guidelines, and experience with the design and implementation of pavement markings, and traffic signals 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 Administration Directive can be found using the following link:  

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**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

General Description

Manages and coordinates Traffic Engineering projects

Oversees compliance with contracts 

Essential Functions

Examples of essential duties may include:

Traffic Engineering Studies 

  • Review submittals of Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) documents created in support of private improvement projects
  • Review submittals of traffic report documents created in support of the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) program
  • Coordinate with partners in Engineering to provide recommendations on private development projects in regard to their traffic impact to the public right-of-way
  • Helps developers determine what traffic documents are necessary in support of a project

Signage and Pavement Marking

  • Approve final signing and pavement marking plans for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Private Improvement Agreement (PIA) projects
  • Review submittals for signing and pavement marking plans and specifications
  • Develop signing/striping shop drawings and coordinate with Traffic Maintenance for installation 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

Traffic Signal Systems and Operations

  • Review submittals for designs of signal, ITS and lighting systems and specifications
  • Approve final CIP and PIA plans for signal and ITS systems
  • 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
  • Prepare design criteria for 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

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 in Engineer or Traffic Engineering or a closely related field

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in Engineering and/or Traffic Engineering

Special Job Requirements

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

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with the City's Access Management Guidelines and City Code requirements

Traffic Engineering experience in signing, striping, Traffic Engineering studies and traffic operations

Traffic Engineering exposure to design and operation of traffic signal systems

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 be evaluated on the Resume and Letter of Interest 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.

**Once you have been invited to the virtual oral board interviews 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 this virtual format, please contact Sandra Zurbrick at or (520) 260-9306 for other options**

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
  • 85% of your oral board interview   
Hiring interviews may be conducted depending on the outcome of the overall scores.

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) 260-9306 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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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 and/or all of the above requirements

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