CITY OF DANBURY
SALARY: $99,035 / Annual
The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Traffic Engineer. This is a supervisory experienced level technical engineering position. Responsible for the planning and review of the geometric design of streets and highways, driveway and parking plans for public and private developments, as well as the review of and operation and maintenance of traffic control devices and facilities (traffic signals, pavement markings, signage, etc.) as their uses relate to the safe, convenient and economic transportation of people and goods. Includes other related work as required.
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The City of Danbury will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability, except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification. We encourage African Americans, women, Hispanics, and other minorities who meet the minimum qualifications to apply.
The following information is only a general description of the recruitment and hiring process and is not all-inclusive. Please note that any and/or all of the components of this process may be changed by the City of Danbury with or without notice. Additionally, the City of Danbury reserves the right to modify the order sequence of testing as may be appropriate.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
Participates in the planning and design of facilities and equipment for safe and efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Provides information to the general public in person and over the telephone with respect to traffic-related facilities and issues.
Confers with builders, developers, and engineers on plans referred by city agencies and commissions for comment and approval.
Reviews and develops technical traffic engineering reports and parking studies for the Mayor, Common Council, Local Traffic Authority, Planning Commission, Planning Department, Zoning Commission, and other City agencies and commissions. Identifies features that may result in potential traffic operational and safety problems as appropriate recommendations to address the conditions. Determines potential impact of proposed developments and requested zone changes on traffic operations.
Reviews work prepared by other personnel in department (reports, surveys, designs, etc.) With respect to traffic-related issues.
Reviews various legal documents, contracts and agreements.
Reviews vendor, contractor, engineer, etc. invoices, as warranted.
Field inspects various public and private projects.
Attends and represents City at local and out of town meetings as warranted.
Prepares and reviews contracts, plans, specifications and cost estimates for City Projects.
Supervises and reviews work of Traffic Engineering Technicians.
With direction from supervisors, determines priorities in work assignments for Traffic Engineering Technicians.
Serves as City liaison person between City and the State DOT, State Traffic Commission, regional Planning Agency WestCOG, the Federal Highway Administration and other public and private agencies on traffic-related issues.
Coordinates projects with other municipalities, State and Federal agencies as necessary.
Drafts grant applications for State and Federal agencies.
Works with Regional Planning Agency to prioritize City of Danbury projects, State DOT projects or any other projects that serve in the City’s best interest.
Assists with preparations of department operating and capital budgets.
Coordinates planning for and is in charge of selection, installation, operation and maintenance of field traffic control hardware and software.
Coordinates planning for and is in charge of design, installation, operation and maintenance of fiber communication network.
Coordinates planning for and is in charge of design, installation, operation and maintenance of field closed-circuit monitoring devices for traffic operations purposes.
Coordinates planning for and is in charge of design, selection, installation, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices.
Directs design, installation and maintenance of traffic pavement markings.
Maintains and updates traffic engineering operation and maintenance records as well as traffic volume and accident inventories.
Analyzes traffic flow and accident data and makes recommendations for the installation of appropriate control devices or other measures which may reduce frequency and severity of traffic accidents.
Analyzes potentially hazardous locations (sharp curves, steep grades, railroad crossings, etc.) and develops appropriate counter measures.
Performs traffic engineering studies to establish traffic regulations such as fixed or variable speed limits.
Supervises the training of Traffic Engineering Technicians, gives assignments and instructions and assists them when difficult conditions arise, checks their work to see that they observe the desired established procedures, maintain the established standards and achieve the desired objectives.
Supervises overnight work by traffic signal and pavement marking vendors as well as supervise emergency breakdown repairs of traffic control devices, Traffic Control Center operations after office hours.
Serves as a Technical Advisor to the Local Traffic Authority as well as other municipal agencies on traffic matters.
Receives and handles public traffic complaints relative to traffic matters.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Ability to manage and operate a central traffic control center, make adjustments to traffic control devices remotely.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.
Knowledge of the procedures involved in applying for and securing transportation funds available through State and Federal programs.
Knowledge of the principles and practices and application of engineering office administration and record-keeping, preferably municipal engineering.
Computer literacy required.
Thorough knowledge of operation and maintenance of traffic control devices.
Abilities to analyze and interpret traffic data, prepare design plans and make recommendations.
Ability to coordinate with other city departments on issues related to traffic engineering.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, subordinate staff, the general public and private agencies.
Ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in written reports.
Ability to direct and supervise subordinate traffic engineering personnel as well as City consultants and contractors.
Ability to provide bookkeeping skills as warranted to track project costs and schedule.
Ability to perform site inspections.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Seven (7) or more years of working experience in Traffic or Transportation Engineering with at least three years of supervisory or administrative experience in the field of traffic engineering.
Must hold a professional engineering license to practice in the State of Connecticut.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering or Traffic Engineering.
A Master of Science Degree in Transportation engineering or Civil Engineering may be substituted for two years of work experience.
Works under the supervision of the Assistant City Engineer and Public Works Director/City Engineer.
If you do not meet the above minimum requirements, your application will not be accepted by the Civil Service Commission nor will you receive a refund of your application fee.
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to complete the application in its entirety by including your specific skills and responsibilities under each position that you have held. Should you not specifically indicate that you have the skills required as defined above, the Civil Service Commission will not accept your application.
2. Application Submission:
Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.danbury-ct.gov. Applicants must submit four (4) completed applications, which include a valid email address, to the Human Resources department no later than 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020. EEO/M/F/D/V
The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application.
It is recommended that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application. Applications should be completed as soon as possible after publication of the announcement for examination.
Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at (203) 797-4598 or [email protected] if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.
3. Application Review
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for reviewing the applications to determine if they are complete and meet the minimum requirements for the position. The Commission will review all the applications for the position during their monthly meeting following the closing date of the position.
If an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, then the applicant will be notified via USPS and will be informed of the next step in the process. If the Commission does not accept an application, the applicant will also be notified via USPS.
Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified via USPS of the next steps in the testing process. Each test phase named below is listed in the order in which they occur. Each test phase must be passed in order to continue to the next level of the selection process.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to adhere to the City’s testing schedule. Unless otherwise stated, there will be no make-up examinations or alternative examination dates.
If an applicant fails the test phase listed below, the applicant will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process.
The Oral Examination (100% of the final score)
Test Date: To Be Determined
Location: Human Resources/ Civl Service Office
Danbury City Hall
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
(Unless otherwise notified, applicants are not permitted to bring and/or use calculators, electronic devices, books or other reference materials during the examinations).
Reasonable Accommodations in the testing process:
All requests for reasonable accommodations in the testing process along with medical documentation establishing the need for the accommodation must be submitted to the City of Danbury Human Resources Department no later than the closing date of applications.
5. The Eligibility List
A passing average score of “70” on the above test will place an applicant on the Traffic Engineer Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the oral exam according to the percentage as indicated above plus any additional applicable residency and veterans points awarded. The resulting list is then certified by the Civil Service Commission and will be used to fill vacancies as they occur, as per Civil Service Rules. If the list is not exhausted, it remains in effect for one year. However, the Commission can decide to extend an eligibility list for one additional year.
Participation in the testing and recruitment process and/or placement on an eligibility list does not guarantee a continuance in the remainder of the hiring process nor does it imply or constitute an offer of employment.
6. Additional Testing Requirements
Once the eligibility list is certified, depending on the number of vacancies, candidates with the highest ranking on the list will be interviewed by a panel of City Officials. As future positions become available, applicants are interviewed from this list based on their ranking for as long as the list is active.
Those candidates selected through the panel interview will continue in the selection process by participating in an additional series of testing which may include but is not limited to background checks, drug screens, medical physical, etc. Once again, each test phase must be passed in order to continue to the next level of the testing process. If any one of the test phases is not passed, the candidate will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process and subsequently removed from the eligibility list.Application