Position Description

Supervisor, Traffic Signals
Job Code 4421
Requisition Information
Public Works

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

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

1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$22.02 - $28.69

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

Scheduled Hours 40
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Supervisor, Traffic Signals (Official Job Title: Supervisor (Streets/R&B):   Supervises and oversees Traffic Signal Electricians and daily activities and functions of assigned work for both routine and emergency maintenance; arranges necessary equipment, tools and assistance from others as needed; reviews and monitors safety of workers and equipment; ensures correct time and materials are charged for work performed; interfaces with departments, divisions, and internal staff on issues related to budgeting, staffing, discipline of employees, training/development, scheduling and other activities involving discretion and judgment. 


  • Supervises, directs, and schedules daily activities and functions for Signal Electricians; traffic signals, cabinets, detection equipment, controllers, video equipment and cabinet maintenance; street lights and wiring; pedestrian crossing and signals; school flashers; illuminated street signs and all wiring supporting the division.
  • Establishes work priorities and adjusts schedules as needed to meet objectives.
  • Maintains, reviews and summarizes daily activity logs ensuring they are completed properly.
  • Monitors assignments to ensure services are being performed as specified conduct field visits and spot checks of work being performed.
  • Determines the effectiveness of work being performed and the productive performance of staff.
  • Monitors safety practices and equipment; instructs crews in proper work methods and corrects safety procedures where needed; and completes necessary forms for accidents and incidents.
  • Ensures compliance with county, state and OSHA policies and regulations.
  • Trains and develops staff on utilization of equipment and operations.
  • Utilizes computerized programs for scheduling and time management.
  • Interfaces with other departments, divisions, municipalities, counties and the public.
  • Supervises and ensures appropriate supply of work materials and parts; tracks and maintains inventories.
  • Participates in hiring of staff; completes performance reviews and initiates corrective or disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Participates in staffing plans, budget preparation, and business planning efforts.
  • Prepares correspondence as necessary.
  • Gathers all corrective actions and writes reports for Risk Management for asset reimbursement for accidents.
  • Reviews Engineering and Land Development plans for proposed signals, street lights, pedestrian signals, radar speed signs and other apparatus related to traffic signals; submits comments as necessary.
  • Prepares contract documents to obtain quotes from vendors to install signals, street lights, pedestrian signals, radar speed signs and other apparatus related to traffic signals or other traffic related items.
  • Inspects and approves payment invoices for contractor performed work.


Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum of a High School Diploma and four (4) years related experience (Public Works Road & Bridge or Traffic environment) including supervisor experience. An Associate's Degree may be required with two (2) years of experience including supervisor experience.  Some positions may require specific experience related to specialized technical skills. Valid state driver's license.  Must obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "B" within the first six (6) months from date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:   A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred.  Trade school diploma related to Traffic Engineering and Operations and Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) preferred. 

Job Competencies:   Effective Communication Tech, Supervising others, Ability to assign duties to others, Safety knowledge, Client/Customer relations, Basic mechanical skills and knowledge, and basic written and verbal interactions.



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 


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