††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† TRAFFIC ENGINEER III††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1607

 

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class plans and supervises the activities of a traffic engineering work section.Work requires the application of traffic engineering skills and knowledge on various projects.Work is reviewed by a supervisor through discussions and inspections, principally for determining general progress and adherence to departmental policies and regulations.Supervision is exercised over a staff of Traffic Engineers and Traffic Technicians.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

††††††††††† Supervises and participates in traffic engineering studies relating to highway geometrics, capacity, volume, speed and traffic volumes;

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

††††††††††† Supervises and participates in studies of the effectiveness of safety devices;

††††††††††† Supervises and participates in studies of causes of traffic accidents in high incidence locations, evaluates data provided by engineers and technicians and recommends highway and intersection modifications where the need is indicated;

††††††††††† Reviews highway construction plans from a traffic engineering and safety perspective.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles of traffic engineering; thorough knowledge of the techniques and interpretation of statistical studies of traffic accidents and projected traffic loads; thorough knowledge of highway design, as related to traffic safety and personnel; ability to plan and supervise the work of technical and clerical personnel; ability to present reports clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, the staff and the public; 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 Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, or a related field, and four (4) years of experience in the field of traffic engineering, highway planning, transportation planning or the administration of traffic safety programs; or,

 

††††††††††† (b) 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 six (6) years of experience in the field of traffic engineering, highway planning, transportation planning or the administration of traffic safety programs; or,

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††††††††††† (c) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and ten (10) years of experience in the field of traffic engineering, highway planning, transportation planning or the administration of traffic safety programs; or,

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

 

††††††††††† PROMOTIONAL

††††††††††† Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Traffic Engineer II.

 

 

R09/14/04

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive