GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Manages the traffic engineering section and associated programs. Responsible for ensuring that program goals, objectives, policies, and processes are being formulated, implemented, and carried out. Performs advanced and/or complex technical engineering work. Provides technical direction and problem resolution related to program services and activities. Ensures staff and program compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Performs other related work as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the Engineering Division Manager.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED Responsible for the direct supervision of the professional and technical staff in the Traffic Engineering section. Participates in the selection of new personnel and consultants; facilitates employee training and development programs; assigns work; evaluates performance; responds to grievances; takes disciplinary action; and recommends personnel actions including hiring, discipline and termination.
Supervises Traffic Engineering Section. Assigns, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates work of engineers and technicians performing this work. Participates in employee selection, training, performance evaluation, and discipline. Responsible for establishing standards and processes for the work of the section, and for traffic control devices for use in the county.
Manages traffic signal and flasher installation and maintenance programs including design, specifications, installation contracts, and all facets of ongoing maintenance including operations.
Reviews safety and congestion issues; applies engineering solutions; prescribes appropriate traffic control devices; investigates and responds to large number of customer complaints and needs; investigates crashes; responds to media, public and legal inquiries related to roadway issues; coordinates with law enforcement as needed; prepares traffic studies and analyses for county projects; and collects and analyzes crash data and patterns.
Actively manages section communications, using excellent communication skills in a timely and effective manner. Communicates frequently with citizens, contractors, contractors, staff, co-workers, other county personnel, other agencies, and consultants. Creates, reviews, and edits highly developed correspondence and comments. Attends public meetings, makes professional and effective presentations before County Board, various commissions, and neighborhood groups. Handles controversial and emotional subjects in a diplomatic manner, and deals effectively with conflict.
Oversees and manages development and updating of comprehensive transportation system plans and coordinates long-range planning issues with Planning. Assists in the development and prioritization of capital and maintenance project needs.
Designs and reviews traffic control and construction plans for conformance to county traffic and safety requirements. May provide inspection of traffic facilities as needed in the field.
Oversees programs for collection and analysis of crash data, traffic count data, railroad crossing issues, and other programs. Supports the traffic needs of other sections and divisions. Applies engineering knowledge to analyze and solve a variety of problems on the road system.
Reviews land use and development proposals and plans for traffic and safety impacts to the county system. Reviews, and may conduct, traffic impact analyses for developments in the determination of traffic impacts and appropriate proportional contributions or system development charges.
Performs misc. engineering and other special projects including project development; analyses; research; field investigations; draft ordinances, agreements, and policies; supports other engineering and transportation planning efforts; assists in the development of capital projects; responds to public complaints; designs solutions to engineering problems; and professionally stamps engineering plans and studies as needed.
Effectively uses office computer and phone systems; uses general software including word processing, email, and spreadsheets; operates digital cameras and display equipment; runs and creates applications in complex software such as CAD, photo/paint programs, GIS and mapping applications; traffic analysis software, modeling programs, and databases.
Conducts field visits, uses high-level field measuring devices, provide inspections as needed, collects data, and meets with clients on location. Work occurs throughout the year, including in inclement weather, on rough terrain, and in and around moving traffic. Drives a variety of County passenger vehicles in the daily performance of duties. Works a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the position.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor's degree with major course work in civil engineering; AND
Four years of related engineering experience, which includes (1) one year of supervisory experience or (3) three years of designated *lead work experience AND
Two (2) years in the specific specialty field of traffic engineering.
*Lead work includes all of the following duties: training, reviewing work, organizing, planning, and scheduling work assignments, providing input on employee performance evaluations, providing guidance in daily activities, providing technical expertise, acting as a resource on difficult points of procedure, and providing assistance to and making recommendations in the hiring process.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT Applicant must be registered as a Professional Engineer and must obtain a current registration in the State of Oregon within 90 days of date of hire.
Internal Number: 306-2018-2
About Marion County, Oregon
Marion County is an Equal Opportunity Employer in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Located south of the Portland metropolitan area, Marion County stretches from the Willamette River to the Cascade Mountains encompassing nearly 1,200 square miles. Most of its population of 315,900 can reach the Pacific beaches in under two hours.
Marion County has 20 cities, including the State Capital, Salem. It is the largest producer of agriculture among Oregon's 36 counties. Marion County's economy is also based on government, with 38 of the largest state agencies based here, and on education as the site of Willamette University, Chemeketa Community College, and Corban University.
The county mission is to provide leadership on critical public policy issues, ensure fiscal accountability, and promote citizen empowerment to enhance the health, safety and livability of our communities.