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City of Reno, NV Traffic Engineer in Reno, Nevada

Traffic Engineer


Class Title

Traffic Engineer

Class Code



$108,305.60 - $131,644.00 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the planning, development, administration and operation of the City's traffic control systems; oversees system design, maintenance, and modification; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Engineer.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the traffic engineering section including the planning, development, administration and operation of the City's traffic control systems including system design, maintenance and modification.

Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for traffic engineering staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Select, train, motivate and evaluate engineering personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.

Evaluate, analyze and recommend actions on specific traffic control measures and complaints received from the public.

Initiate and analyze statistical studies of traffic conditions including traffic generation factors, flow patterns, speed characteristics, accident records and requirements for traffic control devices and safety measures.

Oversee and participate in the preparation of specifications, contract documents and estimates for traffic signal systems and traffic control devices and signal maintenance functions.

Establish standard operating procedures for traffic engineering activities including quality control and adherence to performance standards; prepare productivity reports and maintain necessary records.

Review improvement plans for major construction projects and proposed development; ensure proper consideration of issues related to traffic control and transportation system management.

Operate computer simulation programs to assist in the development, installation and maintenance of timing plans and computer controlled traffic signal systems.

Serve as the liaison for traffic engineering functions with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Provide responsible staff assistance to the City Engineer.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of traffic engineering; incorporate new developments as appropriate.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a traffic engineering program.

Principles, practices, theories, and applications of traffic engineering and safety.

Principles and practices of traffic engineering design and planning.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Methods, techniques, and procedures involved in the construction and maintenance of traffic signal and control devices.

Operational characteristics of computerized traffic signal systems.

Methods and techniques of contract administration and negotiation.

Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive traffic engineering program.

Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives and procedures.

Prepare and administer large program budgets.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Design, evaluate, plan and develop safe and effective traffic and transportation systems.

Conduct traffic system studies, analyze results and make appropriate recommendations.

Establish standard operating procedures for traffic engineering work activities.

Read and interpret a variety of engineering plans, specifications and documents.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.

Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or traffic engineering or a related field.


Five years of increasingly responsible traffic or civil engineering experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Standard office setting with some travel to conduct site investigations; occasional exposure to outside weather conditions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

RAPG Admin


Last Update: 09/2018

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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