Description/Duties & Responsibilities
The Assistant Engineer is responsible for preparing and reviewing traffic plans; managing projects; investigating resident requests pertaining to traffic issues; and analyzing traffic-related data to improve safety and traffic flow in the City.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepares and reviews traffic signal, signing, striping, traffic control and interconnect plans, specifications, and estimates; evaluates traffic impacts and parking studies; ensures inclusion of necessary traffic mitigation, control, and safety measures in conformance with federal, state, and local policies and guidelines
• Operates a centralized traffic network system to address traffic congestion and safety issues; monitors the daily operation of an automated traffic signal control system; establishes, monitors, and evaluates traffic system performance measures and benefits; manages traffic signal communication network; programs and upgrades computer software; oversees the City’s traffic signal communication network
• Performs traffic studies; compiles and analyzes data on traffic flow, traffic speeds, circulation patterns, roadway capacity, sight visibility, and traffic accidents; evaluates the need for remedial options, including traffic signals and stop signs; and prepares reports and presents findings and recommendations
• Conducts parking surveys and studies; compiles and analyzes data; identifies and recommends proper parking arrangements consistent with City policies and safety standards
• Investigates and responds to resident questions and concerns pertaining to traffic issues
• Updates standard traffic engineering plans and drawings using AutoCAD
• Establishes positive working relationships with City staff, other agencies, representative of community-based organizations, and the public
• Other duties as assigned
• Position may be subject to assignment within the Public Works department’s Capital Improvement Projects division, where duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
o Acts as a project manager overseeing infrastructure and public facilities capital improvement projects; prepares requests for proposals; writes specifications; prepares cost estimates; oversees bid process; negotiates and administers contracts during all phases of projects; ensures compliance with grant funding requirements, conducts public meetings; tracks and maintains project scope, budget, and schedule
o Conducts plan reviews to ensure project compliance with construction codes, City ordinances and standards, and the project Conditions of Approval
o Researches, prepares, and presents reports on a variety of engineering matters related to capital improvement projects, including staff agenda reports for City Council approval
• Position may be subject to assignment within the Public Works department’s Engineering Services division, where the duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Reviews and evaluates public improvement plans, including street improvement plans, sewer plans, storm drain plans, grading plans, subdivision final maps, and easement documents
o Advises and assists the public, developers, contractors and other engineers, and ensures plan compliance with construction codes, City ordinances, City design standards, and the project Conditions of Approval
o Provides technical support to public and City staff at the Engineering Permit Center
o Prepares and reviews staff agenda reports and resolutions for City Council approval
o Researches, prepares, and presents reports on a variety of engineering matters
Education and Experience
• One year of experience in performing engineering functions relating to traffic and transportation or a related area
• Bachelor’s degree in Traffic, Transportation, Civil Engineering, or related field
• Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer, Traffic Engineer, or Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable
• Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver license
Knowledge and Abilities
• Knowledge of traffic-related practices, principles, and regulations pertaining to traffic flow, traffic speeds, circulation patterns, roadway capacity, sight visibility, traffic accidents, and signal interconnect and the ability to ensure compliance with these requirements and safety standards
• Knowledge of and ability to read and understand traffic signal, signing, striping, and interconnect plans and evaluate them to ensure inclusion of necessary traffic mitigation, control, and safety
• Knowledge of and ability to use AutoCad to prepare traffic plans and diagrams
• Knowledge of processes and procedures for performing traffic surveys and studies and the ability to collect and analyze traffic data
• Knowledge of automated signal control system operations and characteristics; signal timing and signal timing software such as Synchro; software packages related to automated signal control programs, such as Transparity Traffic Management Systems; and traffic signal equipment and operations
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze traffic-related problems, identify effective solutions, and provide sound recommendations to improve the City’s traffic management system
• Strong project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, be sensitive to changing priorities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely and write clear, concise reports
• Strong customer services skills and the ability to effectively assist customers and resolve traffic-related issues
• Strong work ethic and the ability to work both autonomously and within collaborative teams
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, other agencies, representative of community-based organizations, and the public
• Ability to lift, carry, pull and push tools, supplies and other equipment weighing up to 25 pounds
• Ability to analyze and evaluate design drawings and specifications; read and utilize field survey notes; and interpret, explain, and apply applicable engineering laws, codes, and regulations
• Knowledge of engineering regulations including construction codes, City Ordinances, City Standards, and federal and state laws and ability to ensure compliance with these codes and laws
This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.
All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted.
As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency (in accordance with Government Code §§ 3100-3109). Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees, except those excluded by law, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.
Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.
The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.