†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† TRAFFIC ENGINEER I†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1605

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under supervision, an employee in this class receives assignments requiring the application of traffic engineering skills and knowledge on various projects.Assignments are received with general instruction, but incumbents are expected to use initiative and judgment in completing them.Supervision may be exercised over technical assistants in any phase of their assigned duties, and work is checked and reviewed frequently throughout its progress and at its conclusion by a technical supervisor.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

††††††††† Supervises the work of a technical staff in collecting traffic information, such as traffic volumes, radar survey data and traffic accident information;

††††††††† Assists in conducting traffic engineering studies and surveys;

††††††††† Assists in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for the installation of traffic control devices;

††††††††† Inspects the installation of traffic signals.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the principles of traffic engineering; good knowledge of the techniques and interpretation of statistical studies of traffic accidents and projected traffic loads; good knowledge of highway design, as related to traffic safety and flow; good knowledge of mathematics and its application to traffic engineering problems; ability to draw sketches and construct charts, maps and other engineering illustrations; ability to supervise the work of staff members in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

††††††††† Either:

†††††††† (a) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Masterís

Degree in Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, or a related field; or,

†††††††† (b) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Masterís Degree in Engineering and one (1) year of experience in the field of traffic engineering, highway planning, transportation planning or the administration of traffic safety programs: or,

††††††††† (c) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, or a related field, and two (2) years of experience in the field of traffic engineering, highway planning, transportation planning or the administration of traffic safety programs; or,

††††††††† (d) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and six (6) years of experience in the field of traffic engineering, highway planning, transportation planning or the administration of traffic safety programs; or,

††††††††† (e) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a), (b), (c) and (d).

 

††††††††† PROMOTIONAL

††††††††† Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Traffic Technician II; or,†††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††† One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Traffic Technician III.

 

 

R09/27/04

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive