Civil / Traffic Engineer (Official Job Title: Technical Specialist I, II, or III): This is professional and technical work related to engineering support for engineering projects, including traffic, transportation, Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) review, stormwater, roadway design and maintenance, safety, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), general project management and other technical projects as assigned.
Note:Responsibility/Level of Position will be determined based on qualifications/ competencies of selected candidate.
Manages new infrastructure projects within the County. May include roadway segments, sidewalks, guardrails, handrails, streetlights, traffic signals, ADA crossings, and any apparatus in the right-of-way.
Assists engineer with cost estimating for projects.
Researches transportation related issues.
Other analysis and data collection for rights-of-way as requested.
Represent Transportation at the Traffic Advisory Council and the Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) monthly meetings. Reviews and approves council agenda.
Interacts with the public and BCC to address complaints, concerns and questions as needed.
Leads and manages the review of construction plans of projects impacting transportation operations or traffic control devices referred by Land Development Services and Capital Management System.
Leads and manages the preparation and reporting of miscellaneous inquires and traffic studies (Sight Distance Investigations).
Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plans
Designs and reviews MOTs for all road projects.
Reviews MOTs for road closure approval.
Assists engineer in design of MOTs for road closures and public events.
Prepares reports including: road inventory, GASB 34, and various State reports.
Helps engineers with projects related to the road inventory and asset management.
Investigates customer concerns/inquiries; meets with citizens to define and resolve issues.
Trains, works with, and supervises interns.
Job Based Competencies: Microsoft Office Suite: MSWord, MSExcel, MSPowerPoint, and Outlook
Work Schedule: This position has been deemed essential during manmade and natural emergencies. May be required to work in the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) before and during an emergency activation.
Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move up 25 pounds.
Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
Minimum Qualifications: A valid Driver’s License and
Tier 1: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Traffic, Transportation or related Engineering discipline. A valid Driver’s License is required.
Tier 2: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university Civil, Traffic, Transportation or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related engineering experience. A Master’s Degree in a related Engineering discipline may substitute for one year of experience. Possession of a valid Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate required.
Tier 3: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil, Traffic, Transportation or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years of related engineering experience. A Master’s Degree in a related Engineering discipline may substitute for one year of experience. Florida P.E. license required.
Hiring Range: The hiring range does not reflect the maximum of the paygrade. Our hiring range is the minimum to the midpoint. In some cases, salary is negotiable based on qualifications.
Tier Hiring Range
I $46,118 - $56,368
II $50,657 - $65,890
III $58,118 - $75,807
Experience in traffic or transportation related engineering
Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) certification
Asset management software
Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certificate from the State of Florida
Experience with Computer aided design systems
Additional Salary Information: May Exceed Depending upon Qualifications
Internal Number: 4413
About Sarasota County Government
About Sarasota: Sarasota County is a past Winner of the All American County Award from the National Civic League for improving the quality of life. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota provides 35 miles of world-famous beaches and is host of the annual Offshore Grand Prix boat race. The county also is home of Oscar Scherer and Myakka State Parks and boasts more than 100 challenging golf courses. Sarasota is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. There are a number of colleges and Money magazine ranked the Sarasota County Public Schools one of the top 100 school systems in the United States. Unsurpassed beauty… rich cultural offering…diverse educational opportunities…wide-ranging recreational possibilities…All of this makes Sarasota a great place to live and work!