CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Performs preliminary investigations, planning, design, and operation of traffic control devices including signs, signals, streetlighting, and pavement markings. Investigates citizen requests for new traffic control devices (signs, pavement markings, traffic signals and streetlighting) by performing various traffic engineering studies and responds to citizen appropriately. Processes AADT and manual turning movement traffic volumes and generates reports. Designs pavement marking plans and drafts required engineering plans, drawings, graphs and charts. Maintains computer databases, files, and traffic division inventory maps, including traffic infrastructure asset databases. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Collects and processes traffic field data obtained by manual or machine counts and compiles, summarizes and uploads data in a report format to accomplish various types of traffic engineering studies such as: traffic counts, spot speed studies, pedestrian crossing studies, intersection sight distance studies, signal warrant studies, etc.
2. Investigates complaints concerning traffic conditions, problems, and requests for traffic control devices, and prepares recommendations. Reviews existing traffic records, conducts field investigation of complaint area, summarizes data into written format, submits to supervisor, and prepares written response.
3. Prepares engineering drawings for traffic signal and streetlighting installations for review by engineer as directed by supervisor. Reviews plats, maps, and construction plans. Conducts site survey and collects field data for preparation of base plan for design projects. Coordinates utility locations, existing and future. Assists engineers with design, compiles quantities and completes all drafting and plan reproduction.
4. Designs pavement marking and signing plans using AutoCAD and ArcGIS applications in conjunction with in-house design street maintenance projects and ensures designs are in compliance with accepted standards and internal design guidelines.
5. Uses traffic accident computer database to prepare collision diagrams and summaries as requested and utilize data to respond to requests for traffic control devices.
6. Maintains streetlighting, traffic signal, pavement marking and signing asset data by inputting information from as-built construction plans into the City's asset management database and ArcGIS. Manipulates data, runs queries, generates reports, etc. from asset management database.
7. Drafts revision to standard details and traffic control handbook using AutoCAD and assists in uploading to the City's website.
8. Updates, reproduces, and distributes maps showing, annual traffic counts, school crossings, truck routes, speed limits, and signal locations.
9. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required.
10. 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 organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
11. 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:
Basic education with additional courses in traffic or civil and electrical or computer engineering, drafting, surveying and research techniques or an equivalent combination for formal education and experience.
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Must have or obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) within 12 months of employment with the City.
One year of experience or equivalent levels of experience in a technical field and/or office traffic engineering paraprofessional work such as traffic signal operation, design and inspection, traffic engineering data collection, investigations and studies, work zone traffic control designs and inspections, and surveying and drafting.
Drafting skills (AutoCAD).
Computer operation skills.
ArcGIS knowledge and experience
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently.
Basic math skills.
Ability to read and comprehend City, state and national regulations.
Ability to access situations and use judgement in responding.
Ability to work under distracting conditions.
Ability to understand computer commands.
Ability to analyze safety situations.
Ability to read and understand site plans and blueprints.
Ability to read and interpret various reports.
Ability to use and interpret various software packages.
Ability to exhibit diplomacy and judgement when working with citizens, contractors, or other public officials.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input data into computers and operate computerized drafting equipment, surveying equipment and other electrical measuring devices.
Ability to drive City vehicles.
Ability to visually inspect construction sites.
Exposure to vehicle noise and fumes.
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.
Exposure to chemical liquids, powders and fumes.
Ability to operate print machines, plotter, and other drafting equipment.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
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.