Traffic Engineering, Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2302-2013-001


If you are looking to expand your skills in the area of Traffic Engineering from a municipal standpoint or if you are a current qualified Engineer looking for a career or discipline change our team of highly qualified Professional Traffic Engineers are here to guide you in the next stage of your professional journey.

The Traffic Engineering Division of the Department of Transportation and Mobility is seeking a qualified professional to become part of our Traffic Engineering team. The Traffic Engineering Project Manager performs professional engineering work in the planning, design, construction and operation of the roadway network

General Description

Reviews and approves Traffic Engineering elements for capital projects and maintenance. Oversees staff and consultants for all traffic engineering activities.

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:
  • Address concerns related to traffic operations and traffic signal infrastructure needs
  • Develop, plan and review Signage and Pavement Markings drawings and plans
  • Review Traffic Engineering studies
  • Evaluate bicycle/pedestrian safety for existing, new and planned facilities
  • 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 issue

Produces, reviews, and administers contract documents by designing and writing specifications, writing and sealing legal descriptions, preparing cost estimates, conducting public participation programs, receiving permits, evaluating and recommending bids, monitoring contractors work progress, adjusting designs, negotiating change orders, supervising tests, and completing tests

Conducts engineering analysis and develops, designs, and enforces codes by reviewing and approving plans and specifications, preparing and overseeing the preparation of permits and compliance demonstrations, gathering field data, researching engineering records, evaluating design alternatives, improving programs for effectiveness, ensuring compliance with permit application requirements, conducting site visits and inspections, identifying problems, developing designs and plans to resolve problems and preparing design changes

Interacts with other agencies, the public, contractors, consultants, and City ot Tucson staff by coordinating between the associated parties, maintaining contact with citizen groups and the general public, coordinating and attending public meetings, answering citizen, consultant, and legal inquiries, providing information and responding to and investigating citizen complaints

Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in the development and implementation of budgets, monitors project budgets, authorizes expenditures and budget allocations, reviews budget documents and prepares reports and communications

May serve in a supervisory capacity for professional and non-professional staff

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of engineering experience

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Special Job Requirements

Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona

Valid and unrestricted driver's license

If you are registered in another state, please visit the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration at for reciprocity requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related engineering discipline
• At least 5 years’ experience in engineering services
• Supervisory experience
• Demonstrated construction management experience
• Demonstrated project management experience

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 oral board interview. 

Oral Board Interviews will be held on: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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:


§  10% of your rating for education and work experience

§  90% of your 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 Diane Webster (520) 623-5044 or Malena.Carreon (520) 330-8471 least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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.

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.