CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Investigates citizen requests for new traffic control devices (signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, streetlighting and fiber optic communication systems) and responds appropriately. Helps coordinate activities related to the investigation and installation of traffic calming measures. Assists with various mobility programs involving pedestrians, bicycles, scooters, and transit. Prepares and reviews construction plans and specifications for traffic signals, streetlights, fiber optic communication systems, signs and pavement markings, and work zone traffic control for conformance with Overland Park Municipal Codes and Standard Details. Acts as project manager for stand-alone traffic signal, streetlighting, fiber optic communication systems, signs and pavement marking projects during design and construction with supervisory oversight. Prepares plans, specifications and contract documents for traffic engineering projects. Operates computer hardware, software, and various traffic data collection devices to assist in the administration of Overland Park Municipal Codes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responds to public inquiries on traffic complaints and general traffic engineering information. Discusses complaint with residents. Reviews citizen request, investigates/oversees investigation by technicians, evaluates report, recommends necessary action, prepares/reviews work orders, and responds to/reviews responses by others to initial inquiry.
Perform various traffic studies such as, speed studies, traffic signal warrants, vehicle crash data analysis, intersection sight distance, etc. and make recommendations for improvements. Is able to run queries using accident database to target locations that should be reviewed for accident reduction countermeasures. Coordinates with the Overland Park Police Department to determine proper mix of enforcement and engineering needed to solve traffic safety problems. Seeks funding for safety related projects.
Evaluates requests from citizens regarding the installation of traffic calming measures. Oversees data collection effort including turning movement counts, average annual daily traffic (AADT) volumes, spot speed studies, license plate surveys, and other studies as needed. Helps determine which locations will benefit from the use of traffic calming measures and prioritizes those warranted locations. May attend public meetings to discuss the City's traffic calming program. Evaluates locations after installation to determine effectiveness.
Assists with the implementation of the city's bicycle master plan and various other mobility programs involving pedestrians, scooters and transit. Coordinates annual projects internally and with other divisions. Develops annual work plan and required data capture. Oversees some field installations to insure correct application is used. Assists with the development of the annual report to Public Works Committee. Develops new standards as needed. Participates in community-based events to promote bicycling.
Reviews consultant produced engineering plans for new construction involving construction or installation of traffic signals, streetlights, fiber optic communication systems, signs and pavement markings, work zone traffic controls, and construction phasing for conformance with Overland Park Municipal Codes, Standard Details, and good engineering practice. Provides plan comments back to consultant and monitors progress for revisions. Reviews catalog cuts submitted by contractors and approves or rejects their use. Completes as-built construction drawings and project data sheets required for updating all traffic infrastructure in the City's asset management software.
Prepares in-house design plans, specifications and contract documents for capital or maintenance related traffic engineering projects that comply with Overland Park Municipal Codes and Standard Details. Visits the site and performs an engineering analysis for street grades, driver visibility, existing utility locations (underground and overhead) and site design. Coordinates with Traffic Engineering Technicians in the completion of the above projects and monitors project progress. Continuously discusses project with affected public, and primary and sub-contractors. Coordinates efforts with other departments involved with project.
Serves as project manager for assigned projects with supervisory oversight, directing all project activities, responsible for negotiating the consultant project scope and fee, managing the project schedule, funding and quality assurance and construction management, including determination of the lowest and responsible bidder, approving payments to contractors, approving change orders and material submittals. Prepares preliminary engineering reports and costs. Performs preliminary field reconnaissance, gathers all necessary data, and performs engineering analysis. Reviews existing systems, researches design alternatives, and develops cost estimates. Coordinates with technicians or external consultants in preparing drawings, discusses project with affected residents, and writes report. Discusses project with Supervisory Civil Engineer or City Traffic Engineer. May present and explain report to assist the governing body in planning and prioritizing public works projects. Completes as-built construction drawings and project data sheets required for updating all traffic infrastructure in the City's asset management software.
Operates computer hardware and software, including Highway Capacity Software, AGi32 Streetlighting Design software, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Bluebeam, SignCAD, Google suite software, Microsoft suite software, etc., and various spreadsheets and in-house computer programs to assist in the administration of the Overland Park Municipal Codes. Maintains data bases and reviews available hardware and software development to enhance traffic engineering operations.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organizations with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
â- Bachelor's degree in traffic engineering, civil engineering, or a related engineering field of study. Professional Engineer registration in the state of Kansas or in another state with Kansas registration within twelve months of employment. Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license. Must maintain an insurable driving record.
â- Four or more years of experience in the traffic engineering field or an equivalent level of experience.
â- Good oral and written communication skills for dealing with the public, contractors and other city officials
â- Mathematical aptitude needed to analyze complex engineering data
â- Computer skills to include knowledge of AutoCAD and expertise with spreadsheet and database software application programs.
â- Ability to read and comprehend city codes
â- Ability to analyze complex engineering problems and recommend possible solutions
â- Analytical skills to perform high level mathematical calculations
â- Ability to work under distracting field conditions
â- Understanding of computer hardware and software as it applies to engineering concepts
â- Exhibit diplomacy and judgement when working with citizens, contractors or other public officials
â- Ability to train and guide subordinates
â- Abstract and logical reasoning
â- Ability to lift minimal weight and transport minimal distance
â- Hand/eye coordination to operate data collection equipment
â- Exposure to extreme environmental conditions while conducting site inspection and collecting field data
â- Ability to travel to field locations
â- Ability to visually review engineering plans and reports
â- Ability to operate PC computer
â- Ability to make and receive phone calls
â- Ability to operate City vehicles
â- Visual stamina and acuity adequate to ascertain measurements
â- Climb, walk, stoop, bend
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.