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Traffic Signal System Engineer

at Okaloosa County

Pay: $47403.20 to $62608.00/year
Salary : $1,823.20 - $2,408.00 Biweekly $47,403.20 - $62,608.00 Annually
Posted: 7/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2307581

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Traffic Signal System Engineer
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$1,823.20 - $2,408.00 Biweekly
$47,403.20 - $62,608.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Provides professional technical direction for the Advanced Traffic Control Signal System, including the operation and maintenance of the computerized traffic signal system.
Provides technical expertise related to the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of Okaloosa County's Advance Traffic Control System (ATCS), using ATMS.now by Trafficware.

Conducts/coordinates traffic signal timing projects, special timing and emergency timing strategies for evacuations.

Monitors existing arterial coordination timing plans.

Assists the Traffic Signal Operations staff in troubleshooting signal operations, malfunctions and programing of signal timing inputs and database management of the ATCS.

Prepares technical reports to FDOT for annual reports, and to contractors or other external parties for signal timing requests, and other technical requests related to the ATCS.

Maintains traffic system database, intersection maps, drawings, and charts that illustrate area-wide network of communications.

Assists Signal Operations and IT Department with fiber optic communications and/or controller equipment testing and troubleshooting when failures occur.

Responds promptly to requests from citizens and public officials.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.
Bachelor of Science degree in Traffic or Civil Engineering with major course work in Traffic Engineering required. Three (3) years of experience in designing, operating or maintaining signal systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires the ability to acquire certification as a Professional Engineer in Florida within six (6) months of employment. Experience with database management, communication systems and networks, fiber optic networks, and Windows administration and networking preferred. Must be computer literate. Must possess a valid driver license.
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Must be able to work for sustained periods of exposure to outside atmospheric conditions. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Is exposed to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gasses and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes, or the skin. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from vehicular traffic and irate citizens. Is exposed to moderate noise levels.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of documentation, regulatory specifications, engineering plans, site data and equipment utilized.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions and/or directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc., in moderately complex to highly technical terminology. Requires the ability to read, interpret and develop policy and procedure. Requires the ability to read, interpret and develop blueprints, plans and specifications. Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, diction and punctuation. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English and in the various professional languages relevant to civil engineering activities.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form; to make independent judgments; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Requires the application of moderate to long range planning principles and techniques. Requires the application of principles of influence systems and synthesis functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used within the parameters of the job.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, use decimals and determine percentages, to determine weight; compute discount, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; interpret graphs; perform engineering and statistical calculations; utilize geometric and algebraic principles.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape; identify degrees of similarity in form; and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using modern office equipment.

Manual Dexterity: Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with frequent deadlines. Requires the ability to exercise consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with various professionals, county staff and the public. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.