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Organization:  Public Works - City of Arvada, CO
Job Category:  Transportation
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Arvada
Post Code:  80002
Salary and Benefits:  $7,301 - $9,984/monthly
03/06/2014

POSITION PURPOSE:
Responsible for planning, reviewing and designing of traffic and transportation infrastructure.  Supervises engineers, technicians, and administrative staff.  This responsibility includes advising on transportation policy; designing, maintaining and operating a  traffic control system; and a multi-modal transportation network,  coordinating transit service from RTD and evaluating new transit possibilities; seeking grant opportunities and receiving funding for city capital improvement projects.  

JOB KNOWLEDGE - Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.  Project Management
a.    Expert knowledge of public works practices and procedures, planning, and administration.
b.    Expert knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning, including standards, policies and technical issues.
c.    Supervises the preparation of transportation planning and traffic studies.
d.    Supervises and provides guidance on grant programs and applicable projects. 
e.    Evaluates technical information and provides recommendations to the public works director, city manager, city council, and council-established committees for the establishment of city transportation policy.
f.    Makes decisions related to the planning, design, and implementation of the city’s capital infrastructure for streets, transit, and traffic operation systems.
g.    Represents the city in decision-making roles with outside agencies in the planning, design and implementation of transportation infrastructure.
h.    Manages consultant-led projects which includes the consultant selection process, monitoring the appropriateness and quality of the deliverables, and overseeing the budget and schedule.
i.    Designs and reviews engineering plans and studies related to transportation infrastructure. 
j.    Prepares, reviews, manages and supervises contracts for maintenance, design, environmental studies.

2.  Divisional Administration
a.    Ability to prioritize multiple and changing work requests while meeting the many needs of the customers / users.
b.    Supervises the preparation of preliminary budgets and reports on future capital improvement and capital maintenance projects for transit and transportation projects.
c.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel within the city and the general public in a positive and cooperative manner.
d.    Ability to exercise sound initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.
e.    Proficient at setting goals and directing a multi-disciplinary organization.
f.    May act on behalf of, and assume the duties of, the director of public works in the absence of the director, and represent the director at meetings and other official functions when so directed.
g.    Communicates and interacts with a variety of interests including but not limited to: elected officials, government and quasi-government representatives, districts, land holders, developers, citizens and others as needed to perform the duties and functions of the traffic engineer.
h.    Supervises, reviews and prepares budgets and reports on capital improvement projects.
 
3.  Resource / Budget Utilization
a.    Assists in the development of the traffic engineering operating budget, oversees expenditures from those funds.
b.    Recommends 10-year capital improvement program budget for transit and transportation improvements.
c.    Solid experience in preparing and negotiating consultant contracts.

4.  Essential Supervisory Duties
a.    Develops and/or participates in the development of staff work plans, measures and tracks progress towards goals, prepares and conducts timely and constructive performance appraisals.
b.    Schedules staff, assigns and supervises work, prioritizes programs and projects and effectively uses available resources to accomplish objectives.  
c.    Makes decisions or recommendations for hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, and other personnel actions as necessary. 
d.    Coaches, counsels and supports staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Consistently educates and advises staff on organizational rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Supports creative thinking and problem solving and encourages participatory decision making when appropriate.
e.    Provides training and job enrichment opportunities and encourages professional growth and development.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering and eight (8) years of experience in traffic/transportation engineering required.  Three (3) years supervisory experience required.  A Colorado Professional Engineering license and Colorado driver license required. Professional Traffic Operations Engineer certification preferred.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  A City of Arvada application is mandatory in order to be considered for this position.  Please complete our online City application, available 24 hours a day, on our City’s web page at www.arvada.org/city-jobs/ . Resumes submitted without a City application and late applications will not be considered. 













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