The City of Anaheim Public Works Department – Engineering Division: Traffic and Transportation Section is seeking a Principal Traffic Engineer and a Principal Transportation Planner for the Traffic & Transportation Section. This section provides for mobility and safety of people and goods. Services range from increasing arterial street capacity by operating Intelligent Transportation Systems infrastructure, to providing traffic planning assistance for both local and regional transportation projects. These services fit into the larger City purposes by enhancing neighborhoods by protecting residential streets from excessive cut-through traffic; providing access to businesses to build a strong economy; enhancing safety through adequate intelligent transportation systems/traffic signal construction and maintenance, arterial signing and striping. Both roles will plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing transportation planning services for the Traffic and Transportation Section of the Public Works Department. Candidates must possess at least four years of responsible professional experience in transportation, transit, traffic planning or engineering including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience supplemented by a related Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates must possess at least one of the following: a State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or Professional Traffic Engineer, American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) certificate, or Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certificate. The City of Anaheim reserves the option to hire at either Principal Transportation Planner or Principal Traffic Engineer level based on candidate qualification and selection process. There are two positions available. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:The Principal Transportation Planner will manage transportation initiatives and transit planning projects, administer the Anaheim Tourism Improvement District (ATID) program for projects within the Anaheim Resort Area and Platinum Triangle, and coordinate with local and regional transportation agencies such as OCTA, SCAG and Caltrans. The priorities and projects for this position include:
The Principal Traffic Engineer will supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing transportation planning services while ensuring work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures. The priorities and projects for this position include:
The following functions are typical for both classifications. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing traffic engineering or transportation planning services for the Traffic and Transportation Section; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Establish schedules and methods for providing services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly. Participate in the development and implementation of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. Represent the City on traffic and transportation issues in the absence of the City Traffic Engineer.Participate in the preparation and administration of the budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Maintain records concerning operations and programs; prepare reports on operations and activities. Coordinate activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Traffic and Transportation Manager; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of traffic engineering; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs. Prepare and submit grant funding application for traffic engineering and transportation projects to improve traffic flow, circulation, and safety; monitorPrepare and submit grants as necessary; ensure adequate funds for the traffic engineering function by preparing and monitoring budget data. Provide direction and oversee the work of consultants. Perform related duties as required. Principal Transportation Planner Essential Functions:Assist in the development of transit concepts and route planning.Represent and coordinate the City's plans with local, regional, and federal agencies.Participate in the procurement of professional services by developing scopes of work and project budgets, evaluates competitive project proposals, and makes recommendations.Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, requests for qualifications, and requests for proposals.Perform complex analysis of transportation issues and/or projects.Implement and/or monitor countywide transportation and transit policies and procedures.Prepare and review a variety of narrative and statistical reports related to the operation and administration of Transit Programs.Present executive reports, analyses, maps, charts, and other graphics for transportation studies.Manage transportation planning studies and implementation programming including preparing and presenting written and verbal reports to Planning Commission and City Council, reviewing environmental impact reports, traffic and parking studies, preparing transportation model, and preparing various funding applications.Administer assigned programs to improve quality of life by working with neighborhoods to reduce the impacts of parking availability, speeding, and/or cut through traffic; present the programs to neighborhoods; respond to questions and address concerns from residents.Update and revise transportation standards and ordinances; provide technical assistance for regional projects and programs.Review proposed land use development with objectives to maintain traffic safety and traffic flow, provide adequate access for land uses, and condition equitable participation from new development for necessary traffic improvements.Review traffic control plans for work in City's right-of-way for proper work area safety and delineation with minimal impact to traffic flow and adjacent land uses.Principal Traffic Engineer Essential Functions:Participate as project manager for special transportation and traffic engineering studies; prepare requests for proposals; review environmental impact reports; prepare transportation models.Supervise the operations of the computerized traffic signal and changeable message sign system including design, operation, and troubleshooting of all traffic control systems, devices, and communications equipment; coordinate signal timing and events communications with other departments and jurisdictions; analyze and document information requirements for computer based traffic control systems.Coordinate consultant traffic engineering and signal maintenance contract services; monitor State Transportation funds; administer contracts.Coordinate grade crossings and separations at railroad right of ways; provide services for parking design and management; coordinate school, pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety.Prepare documents for processing claims against the City; testify before commissions, courts, and city councils.Oversee preparation and review of plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic engineering projects; review other City department plans related to traffic engineering as necessary.Provide the City with safe and efficient traffic control systems including the engineering design and operation of traffic signal control devices, communications equipment and infrastructure, and signs; conduct traffic engineering surveys and studies.Update and revise traffic standards and ordinances; provide technical traffic engineering assistance for regional projects and programs.