The City of Berkeley has an exciting career opportunity for a full-time Assistant Traffic Engineer in the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department.
The Transportation Division of the Public Works Department oversees citywide transportation planning, traffic engineering, parking, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and alternative transportation programs. In partnership with neighborhood organizations, community groups, and local business associations, this office develops short and long range policy recommendations and directs program implementation to support a safe, efficient transportation environment in Berkeley. The Assistant Traffic Engineer provides professional and technical staff assistance in the areas of traffic engineering and transportation, and may sign off on engineering specifications and plans.
Typical duties may include:
Provide advice and technical assistance to City management and staff, commissions, committees, and the public on traffic and transportation matters
Confer with a variety of public and private officials on related issues and may serve as the City's representative to other governmental agencies
Research and recommend general traffic administration policies and procedures
Reviews specific policies and operating procedures for conformance to established standards
Ensure Department's compliance with various ordinances, codes and applicable laws
Review traffic operating conditions in the field
Issue work orders for new or changed traffic control devices
Respond to public requests for traffic control changes
Prepare necessary correspondence
Review traffic and transportation elements of environmental impact reports for compliance with City policies, rules and regulations
Conduct studies and prepare reports on traffic control issues
Investigate contested traffic citations and recommends disposition
Answer interrogatories, and testify in court relative to traffic violations and vehicle accident and injury claims against the City
Issue street use permits for off-street construction, block parties, parades, football games, etc.
Conduct radar speed studies using a radar speedometer for validating speed limits relative to Police traffic enforcement
Participate in various school safety programs; in conjunction with the Berkeley Unified School District
Apply for and administer traffic or transportation grant funds for studies and construction projects
EDUCATION Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in civil or traffic engineering
EXPERIENCE Two (2) years of professional traffic engineering experience. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis.
CERTIFICATION Must possess a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer or a Traffic Engineer by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid California driver's license as well as a satisfactory driving record.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: principles and practices of traffic and highway engineering, including highway capacity analysis; methods and techniques of field data collection, tabulation and analysis; applicable traffic and zoning codes, ordinances, regulations and guidelines; computer applications relating to traffic engineering analysis; and business computer applications related to the work such as Microsoft WORD, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; and related programs and systems; operation and maintenance of traffic control devices and equipment; principles of grant funding application and administration.
Ability to: apply engineering principles and techniques to the solution of traffic engineering problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, records and correspondence; research and evaluate potential grants and other funding sources; analyze complex data, evaluate alternatives and reach sound, logical conclusions; and represent the City effectively in meetings with others.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. CITY OF BERKELEY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION 2. RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE 3. RESUME
All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.
Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process.
DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.
All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency / disaster.
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