THE POSITIONThis position acts as the Department of Transportation's primary representative for allegations and represents Lee County in Court as a professional engineer. This position is also responsible for the planning of roadway system and program enhancements. The position is also responsible to review construction and development plans.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for conducting and supervising studies for identifying traffic safety andoperation problems and develops remedial actions for identified safety and congestionproblems.Approves, signs, and seals traffic studies for changes in traffic regulations. Approves, signs, and seals revisions to the operations of traffic signals. Approves changes in traffic regulations. Represents County at legal proceedings involving traffic safety issues. Represents LC DOT at various countywide committees; such as, CTST, TMOC, BPCC, etc. Responsible for the management of traffic volume data collection and road traffic condition data. Develops annual traffic count report. Supervises traffic crash analysis program. Supervises personnel conducting traffic studies, operating the County Traffic OperationCenter, and developing signal timing plans.Overseeing program staff as well as consulting engineers hired for special projects. Reviews construction plans for consistency with Federal, State, and local standard for traffic control devices. Reviews construction plans for traffic safety and operational considerations, includingpedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicles. Supervises personnel conducting traffic studies, operating the County traffic operationcenter, and developing signal timing plans. Interacts with constituents, staff, and other agencies to identify concerns and developsremedial actions. Develops priorities for the implementation of roadway, traffic signal, and traffic systemimprovements.Directs a staff of professional and technical employees in the planning, coordination, andadministration required to effectively manage and lead DOT Operations regarding themaintenance of roads, drainage, canals, tolls, bridges and landscaping; directly supervisessenior management and staff. Manages DOT yearly budget; reviews, establishes, updates and implements departmentalpolicies and procedures; conducts employee evaluations; inspects job sites; answers afterhours and emergency calls; develops and monitors long- and short-term goals, objectives, and strategic plans; identifies operational issues, traffic safety issues, and flood issues. Acts as the DOT’s primary representative for allegations and represents Lee County in court as a professional engineer; plans for system and program enhancements; reviewsconstruction and development plans; provides administrative direction. Performs related work as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSING
Requires any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year university or college with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, or closely related field and three years engineering, or closely related experience to include one year of supervisory experience.A minimum of five years of experience in engineering is preferred.Possession of a current Professional Engineering License with the ability to obtain aProfessional Engineering License in the state of Florida within six (six) months of hire dateis required.Possession of a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) license is required.Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.Must be able to pass a criminal background check.This position requires a candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONWorking knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation standard specifications anddesign standards is desirable.Ability to communicate effectively; verbally and in written form with various levels ofemployees and constituents.Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products The work days and hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.