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Traffic Management Technician #2209-236700-01

Senior Drafting Technician

Date Opened
Friday, September 16, 2022 5:00 PM
Close Date
Sunday, October 16, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $54,380.00 - $67,975.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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Responsible for technical design, coordination and implementation of traffic control and signalization projects. Work involves identifying roadway hazards during construction, reviewing/preparing plans, and coordinating signal/cable construction with public utility companies, contractors, and other City departments. Work requires independent judgment and initiative, good communication skills that may involve extensive public contact, and the ability to work well in small teams. Knowledge of City codes, state regulations and federal standards which pertain to traffic control devices, roadway design, utility installation, and related matters is preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates work on assigned projects with CDOT staff and with other City Departments, contractors, utility companies and governmental agencies. 
  • Design and install proposed signals, traffic control plans and other traffic management plans. 
  • Prepare record plans of completed signal work using ACAD. 
  • Reviews proposed traffic control designs/devices, recommends alternatives within guidelines of the Department’s design standards with the goal to minimize utility conflicts and to assess right of way needs. 
  • Monitor traffic control on all assigned projects. 
  • Coordinate with Duke Power and prepare meter service requests for power including the appropriate billing information. 
  • Prepare plans and work orders for City crews or contractors to complete traffic control, signals, signs, and pavement marking projects.
  • Maintains status of projects in a daily diary. 
  • Supervision may be exercised over semi-technical employees. 
  • Help to build and foster a professional environment that reflects a high value on customer service, collaboration, preparation, work quality, and appropriate professional behavior. Plans and prepares detailed design plans and drawings for traffic signal and/or communications cable projects; develops utility plans and utility make-ready plans. 
  • Facilitates field meeting to review traffic signal and communications cable design plan utility conflicts with other utilities within existing/proposed r-o-w. Resolves conflicts and finalizes necessary utility plans. 
  • Researches existing/proposed right-of-way information from tax maps and project plans and calculates grades from topographic maps; incorporates necessary information onto traffic signal and communications cable design plans; designates where additional r-o-w and/or easements are required and coordinates plans for there acquisition. 
  • Develops traffic signal pole/mast arm detail sheets for submittal to utility companies/contractors for cost estimates. 
  • Prepares AutoCad traffic signal and communications cable design plans using all established formatting details including proper detail layering, line types, numbering conventions, signal and loop display standards, legends, drawing orientation, notes, traffic volumes, etc. Develops standards and details for new applications as required. 
  • Maintains complete, current, orderly and accurate electronic files of traffic signal and communications cable design plans; including providing central file updates and serves as the central file administrator. 
  • Perform related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Professionalism – Ability to exhibit professional behavior always; interact regularly and professionally with departmental and divisional personnel, other City department staff, and citizens, as required. Includes adherence to City Code of Ethics, Guiding Principles, and other established measures. 
  • Organization - ability to maintain accurate and organized records or files in a way that can be effectively accessed and remain confidential if necessary; organize and reconcile data; prepare corresponding reports and analyze data; ability to follow through with self-audit of work to ensure accuracy.
  • Customer and Personnel Service – Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing customer service, meeting quality standards, and evaluating customer satisfaction. Always exhibit professional behavior; interact regularly and professionally with departmental and divisional personnel, other City department staff, and citizens, as required. 
  • Communication – Ability to convey information effectively through speaking and writing; understanding information received from others. Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and business mathematics. Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Decision Making Skills and Problem Sensitivity – Efficiently and effectively make choices, considering factors such as cost, benefits, and political implications of potential actions. The ability to assess when something is wrong, or likely to go wrong; recognizing there is a problem that needs a solution. 
  • Time Management – The ability to manage time effectively to meet varying deadlines of multiple tasks.
  • Building & Construction – Knowledge of the materials and tools involved in the construction and repair of traffic control devices such as signs, signals, and pavement markings. The knowledge of the equipment and materials used in each Engineering & Operations crew.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with AutoCad is preferred. 
  • 1-3 years of experience with construction, traffic control or engineering related work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduation or Equivalent and three (3) years of relevant work experience
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $54,380.00 - $67,975.00 / Year; Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

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