The City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking a Associate Traffic Design Engineer with technical design and professional engineering skills to be part of the Engineering team.
Under direction, performs the full array of duties assigned including designing and carrying out of construction traffic related projects such as traffic signals, street improvement, street alignments, and median modifications; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; occasionally assists in the training of lower level traffic engineering positions; performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Associate Traffic Design Engineer is full journey level class responsible for designing traffic engineering systems including lights, signals, stripping, alignments, sidewalks and medians. This classification is distinguished from the next high classification of Traffic Engineer by the latter's performance of more complex Traffic Engineering projects and its supervisory responsibilities.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED: Direction is provided by the Traffic Engineer. Incumbents occasionally provide training and exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level traffic engineering staff during projects.
WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work week is Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-6:00pm, and alternating Fridays, 8:00am-5:00pm. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. This position is eligible for overtime pay.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Include but are not limited to the following:
Performs the full array of duties assigned to classes in the Traffic Design Engineering including all phases of design of traffic engineering systems.
Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.
Performs in depth research and analysis on assigned projects.
Performs technical design of traffic engineering systems including construction drawings, project specifications.
Prepares city council agenda documents and contract documents for review by appropriate support staff.
Prepares documents for federal aid projects.
Attends and participates in pre-bid and pre-construction meetings.
Acts as project manager for various traffic engineering projects including reviewing invoices and changing orders, and answers and solves any issues, problems, concerns that arise from the project.
Reviews and approves traffic control plans.
Prepares grant applications.
Coordinates with various staff including inspectors and CalTrans employees.
Reviews new development permits and perform traffic analysis.
Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as is appropriate and resolves complaints.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:The following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for an Associate Traffic Engineer. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is: Education and/or Experience:
Possess the equivalent of three (3) years of directly related experience in traffic engineering work.
A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid and unrestricted class C California driver's license.
Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil or Traffic Engineer in the State of California.
Highly Desirable Qualifications:
Possession of a Traffic Engineer's license.
Experience in the preparation of traffic signal, and sign and striping plans.
Familiarity with neighborhood traffic issues.
A working knowledge of traffic signal timing and coordination concepts.
Experience working on CalTrans projects and process.
Internal Number: 18117-PW-1906-MW
About City of Oxnard
Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 200,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of agriculture, commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.
Oxnard’s 2030 General Plan strikes a balance between the beauty of the City’s agricultural heritage, while continuing to accommodate dynamic changes. Residents enjoy an unsurpassed quality of life enhanced by the clean air of this coastal community, the charm and solitude of the nearby Los Padres National Forest, and the cultural and educational amenities of a vibrant urban setting. This very diverse community includes acres of new housing. Local assets include two thriving military bases, a full-service deep water port, master-planned industrial parks, prime commercial and retail sites, a regional medical center and hospital, and a flourishing community college.
The population has ...grown significantly in the last fifty years, providing many challenges to local government and residents. Oxnard continually offers many opportunities for its enterprising and forward-thinking business community. As Oxnard has evolved through all these changes, it has worked hard to maintain a “business friendly atmosphere.” In the fall of 2012, The Collection at River Park, a high-end office and retail shopping center with a state-of the- art multiplex cinema, opened in the northern end of the City. While the City maintains steady growth with new development, it also promotes the preservation and economic health of its historic downtown. The long-awaited construction of the Oxnard Boulevard and Rice Avenue Interchanges at Highway 101 and Santa Clara River Bridge provides easier access to the City from all points. The City also operates more than 50 park facilities for its residents, as well as special-purpose facilities such as River Ridge Golf Course.
This city by the Pacific Ocean is an ideal place to raise a family. Oxnard residents enjoy a spirit of community pride. With its attractive residential areas located among tree-lined streets, parks and beaches, Oxnard provides a wide range of housing choices. Oxnard is an ideal location with white sandy beaches, oceanfront recreation and outdoor adventures, award winning festivals and friendly neighborhoods. Oxnard offers an exceptional quality of life. Today, the City of Oxnard could be characterized as a richly diverse community where family, education, tradition, and the many natural amenities are highly valued and celebrated.
Oxnard is a community where residents are both proud of their past and excited about their future. There is a small town atmosphere in this seaside city where fields of strawberries flourish along many roads, and the Mediterranean climate is unexcelled. It is an ideal coastal community.