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Traffic Operations Manager

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$28.48 $39.88 $4,936.44 $6,912.40 $59,245.00 $82,943.00


Plans, manages, coordinates and administers the County's traffic operations work.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from functional manager.
  • May exercise direct and indirect supervision over employees working in traffic operations.
  • Contributes to the review, determination, and implementation of traffic related policies.
  • Manage the county's daily traffic operations including overseeing county-wide roadway signing and striping, determination of speed limits, and coordinating signal operation and maintenance.
  • Completes, coordinates and oversees various traffic related studies including, but not limited to, speed studies, sight distance review, signal warrant analysis, accident review etc.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and contributes to numerous areas of data information / management related to traffic operations including annual traffic counting program, accident data, and annual mileage change report.
  • Maintains computer records of annexations and provides data, updates and maintains specific traffic related information to the County's roadway inventory system.
  • Receive, investigate and respond to calls, complaints, comments from the public, other county employees and other government employees regarding traffic conditions, traffic control devices and requests for traffic calming on the county road system.
  • Prepare and submit reports as necessary to other government agencies including Colorado Department of Transportation.
  • Review and approve/deny traffic control plans for workzones and/or special events. Provides review of traffic related concerns to access permitting.
  • Coordinates traffic operations related issues / concerns with other County departments and governmental agencies such as cities, towns, schools, university, and state.
  • Participate in various special projects with Engineering staff and other departments within the county.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and procedures of Traffic Engineering, operations, and management; federal, state, and local traffic standards and regulations; budgeting; and financial management.
  • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Methods and procedures of various Traffic Engineering Studies.
  • Materials, methods and practices utilized in planning, fabrication, installation, operations and/or maintenance of traffic control devices, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Traffic counting equipment and routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, GIS, and databases.
  • Work Zone Traffic Control.
  • Traffic signing fabrication and striping equipment, materials and routine software and associated business applications.
  • State and local traffic laws and regulations.
  • Provide professional customer service to clients and public including responding in a courteous and timely manner to inquiries, requests and complaints.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare and maintain clear and concise charts and records.
  • Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Operate GPS and other Traffic feedback and counting devices.
  • Evaluate technical traffic engineering data and statistics; arrive at valid conclusions and prepare recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Minimum five years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties.
  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Workzone Traffic Control Supervisor certification.

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