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Traffic Engineering Administrator job in Farmington

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Job Ref:  #29
Organization:  City of Farmington, Farmington, NM
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  New Mexico (NM)
City:  Farmington
Post Code:  87401
Salary and Benefits:  Pay Range: $62,700-$95,574 (DOE)

View the job description, additional information, and an application at www.COFJOBS.com.  Fax to 505-599-1135, email to personnel@fmtn.org, or mail to City of Farmington 850 Municipal Drive, Farmington, NM  87401


JOB POSITION #29: Traffic Engineering Administrator



PAY RANGE: $62,700.00 - $95,574.00 HIRING RANGE: $62,700.00 - $77,010.00

DAYS WORKED: Monday-Friday HOURS WORKED: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.




Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application

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Assigns, plans, supervises and evaluates day-to-day operations, activities and procedures to ensure the timely maintenance of traffic signals, street lighting, traffic control and construction signing, and pavement markings.

Recruits, selects, trains, evaluates and disciplines subordinates within the guidelines established in the city's personnel rules/regulations.

Supervises one or more divisions of the department. This may include other PE’s, engineering staff, and non-engineering staff.

Works under the Administrative guidance and direction of the City Engineer.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Prepares budget documents, prepares and/or verifies payroll documents, supervises equipment/materials purchasing and monitors inventory.

Designs, prepares and checks plans and specifications, and acts as Project Engineer during the installation of traffic signals and roadway lighting, street and construction signing, pavement markings and street intersections and realignment and other traffic projects.

Coordinates work done by the Traffic Engineering Division for other City departments. Performs technical research and economic analysis in regard to capital improvement projects or as requested from other departments.

Reviews traffic impact studies and traffic control construction plans for City and development projects.

Reviews temporary traffic control plans for City and development construction projects.

Responsible for the design and installation of traffic control devices and minor geometric roadway improvements required in relation to the installation of traffic signals.

Assists the City Engineer, as necessary, in the design, specification, field inspection, and contract oversight of street and roadway development and maintenance projects.

Responsible for overseeing and directing the maintenance and operations of all traffic signals, traffic control devices and markings within the city.

Oversees traffic control systems and computerized Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) including development and implementation of traffic signal timing plans and new traffic signal design and construction.

Oversees the operation checks, repair, installation, and procurement of supply parts for traffic control systems, communication systems and other electronic equipment.

Maintains responsibility for divisional compliance with City safety programs.

Analyze, plan and coordinate City traffic control and modify with current traffic engineering standard practices.

Performs public relations/liaison duties for the division concerning transportation issues. May be required to meet with neighborhood or civic groups.

Receives requests and/or concerns of traffic control and responds accordingly.

Oversees the implementation of the City’s Speed Hump and Traffic Calming Policies, including citizens’ requests for traffic calming.

Plans and conducts traffic studies and projections and makes recommendations regarding the improvement of the City's traffic signals and street system.

Prepares and presents at public meetings traffic studies and analysis and provides recommendations.

Coordinates the development and review of traffic projects including the development and review of signing and striping plans and specifications.

Coordinates and monitors street lighting systems for the city including design modifications and additions to the public street lighting network.

Reviews, modifies and approves street lighting plans.

Responds to citizen requests regarding street lighting.

Participates in the review of development projects for street lighting issues and requirements.

Compile records, give depositions, and testify in court as necessary, and assist in responding to claims against the city relating to traffic signal and control operations.

Coordinate traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian safety programs in conjunction with the police department and community Development.

Participates in overall departmental activities as a member of the Public Works Director's management team and maintains responsibility for accurate and timely communication of management issues to employees and ensures that superiors are aware of employee concerns.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City’s Environmental, Health, and Safety program.

Extensive background checks required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Transportation/Traffic or Civil Engineering. Registration as a Professional Engineer required with the ability to get registration in the State of New Mexico within one year.

Registration as Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) desired. Six years related experience and/or training in Transportation Engineering preferred.

Extensive knowledge in analysis and engineering principles based upon Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.

Valid state driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Comprehensive knowledge of electronics and experience working with traffic control devices.

Knowledge of transportation engineering software packages preferred.

Skill in problem solving through regular staff meetings.

Ability to represent and communicate divisional issues to advisory commissions and elected officials.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Engineer, subordinate supervisors, employees, Council and the public.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.


Computer skills with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and traffic engineering related software.

Microcomputer, traffic control computer, telecommunications systems, signal controllers, calculator, phone, radio, fax and copy machine, motor vehicle, and drafting tools.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While in the office, the work environment is a normal office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

While in the field, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


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