Under general supervision, manage the collection and evaluation of transportation-related data including traffic counts, field studies and crash statistics; and use this data to perform traffic studies. Play an active role in the city's Vision Zero program, assist with the review of construction and special event closure requests, and perform related duties as required.
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days from 2/24/2020 after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
In addition the the application, an attached cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.
• Safety studies/crash analysis for all modes. Develop, design and implement mitigation.
• Manage the city's Hazard Elimination Program by studying accident trends and recommending improvements to mitigate these trends.
2. Manage the city's transportation use and safety metrics programs. Coordinate with the city's Transportation Technician for the collection of vehicle, bike, and pedestrian (speed, volume, peak hour turning movement, O/D) field data.
3. Review/quality control, compile, analyze and report on the city's annual transportation system metrics programs including pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and transit uses.
4. Review/quality control, compile, analyze and report on traffic data for the city's Neighborhood Speed Management Program.
5. Review/quality control, compile, analyze and report on the city's annual system safety/crashes metrics program including pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle.
6. Manage the Transportation Division's crash database and analytics program.
7. Manage, report on, and provide public access to the city's transportation related data.
8. Provides engineering and technical support to other city functions and processes including:
• Review traffic control plans and assist with the authorization of road closures for work zone traffic control associated with maintenance activities, capital projects and private work permitted through Planning and Development Services. As needed, will investigate work zone traffic control and special event traffic control in the field to ensure compliance with approved plans. Will work with contractors and event organizers to ensure that needed changes are made.
• Transportation related issues associated with city buildings and facilities.
• Technical assistance to the city's development review process.
• Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
• Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
CITY VISION AND VALUES:
The City of Boulder is committed to service excellence for an inspired future and the following values:
• Customer service - We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our community and our co-workers by demonstrating consistent and professional service with a solution-oriented approach.
• Respect - We champion diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions. We are open-minded and treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
• Integrity - We are stewards of the public's trust and are committed to service that is transparent and consistent with city regulations and policies. We are honorable, follow through on our commitments and accept responsibility.
• Collaboration - We are committed to organizational success and celebrate our shared dedication to public service. We believe community collaboration and the sum of our individual contributions leads to great results.
• Innovation - We promote a forward-thinking environment that supports creativity, calculated risks and continuous improvement. We embrace change and learn from others in order to deliver leading edge service.
(1) TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Transportation Operations Engineer
(2) TITLE(S) OF POSITION(S) OVER WHICH THIS POSITION HAS DIRECT SUPERVISION: N/A
WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
Physical and Mental Effort: Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate computer equipment, other office equipment and field inspection and surveying equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in a combination of an office setting and an outdoor setting in and around fast-moving traffic. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/ or operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: Work will be a combination of sitting in an office working on a computer and being outside setting traffic counters or observing traffic conditions. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises. Work hours may include early mornings and/or late evenings and/or weekends.
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Regularly uses City vehicle, traffic counting equipment, standard office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators and copy/fax machines.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.
The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering university and a minimum of two (2) years of knowledge and experience in the application of current engineering principles, practices, and procedures, with a demonstrated understanding of transportation engineering. Ability to develop working knowledge of the city's data collection technology including Wavetronixs, Jamar and Miovision traffic counters including data processing software. Ability to use PC programs (Excel, Word, etc.) to generate reports and memorandum. Effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise written correspondence. Strong interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to deal with the consultants, contractors and the public on complex issues. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record and criminal history.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Master's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering university. Certification as an Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer. Certification as a Traffic Control Technician or Traffic Control Supervisor. Knowledge and experience using ArcGIS.
Internal Number: 2020-00098
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