Position Description

Traffic Engineer
Job Code 3247
Requisition Information
Public Works

Opening Date:

Posting Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

Sarasota Operations Center 1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
Please See Below

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

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Traffic Engineer - Technical Specialist (Tier 1 or 2 will be determined based on selected candidate's qualifications and experience - See below):  This is professional and technical work related to engineering support for Traffic Engineering, Transportation, Maintenance of Traffic (MOT), sidewalks, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), review of development submittals, and other technical projects as assigned.




  • Prepare and report on miscellaneous inquires and traffic studies including Sight Distance Investigations, Traffic Control Devices, Speed limit, Parking Prohibition, and No Through Truck Traffic
  • Prepare and make presentations to the Traffic Advisory Council (TAC)
  • Represent Traffic Engineering at the Community Traffic Safety Team monthly meetings
  • Investigate citizen’s concerns/inquiries and resolve issues
  • Interacts with the public to address complaints, concerns, and questions
  • Review of construction plans of projects impacting traffic operations or traffic control devices referred by Land Development Services and Capital Improvement
  • Perform final roadway field inspection for acceptance by public works for maintenance

Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)

  • Design and review MOT plans for road projects referred by Land Development Services, Capital Projects and Utilities
  • Design and review MOT for public events
  • Design and review MOT for road closures

Crash Study Program

  • Procurement of crash data
  • Manage the Accident Information Management System (AIMS) and support its users
  • Provide crash reports to the public and prepare the annual crash report

Traffic Signals

  • Support traffic signal timing system and operation
  • Support traffic signal related capital improvement projects

Other Functions

  • Maintain Traffic Operations GIS data on Intranet
  • Coordinate integration between CarteGraph, Maximo and GIS
  • Coordination with GIS to create and maintain Traffic Engineering related GIS layers for Signs & Signals
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Design and field reviews
  • Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and perform audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.

Storm-related functions:  May be required to work shifts during emergency declared events; primary function is to assess road, bridge, and traffic infrastructure for damage.  Prepares recommendations for repair, rehabilitation, or replacement.



Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Tier I

$40,394 to $55,245 

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Technical or related engineering field. Valid Florida Driver’s License.

• Master’s Degree preferred
• Experience or course work in civil engineering, transportation or similar
• Certification in the State of Florida as an Engineer-in-Training (EI) or the ability to obtain within 18 months from date of hire.

Tier II

$47,600 to $64,002 

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related engineering or technical field.  Minimum of three (3) years related engineering experience.  A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of required experience.  Project experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis depending on type of experience.

• Experience in construction  and traffic management
• Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) certification
• Asset management software
• Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certificate from the State of Florida
• Familiarity with Cartegraph


Job Competencies:  Microsoft Office Suite; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Familiarity with Cartograph is desired


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