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Assistant County Engineer - Traffic

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11448642
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Doctoral
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
This is an advanced professional engineering and administrative position which will be directing the activities of the Traffic Operations Section within the Office of the County Engineer. The single position allocated to this classification reports to the County Engineer or the Deputy County Engineer. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its administrative and section managerial responsibility.

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Manages the personnel and activities of the Office of the County Engineer’s Traffic Section including Signs, Pavement Markings, Signals, ATMS, and Traffic Engineering activities.

  • Develops and updates the County’s 5-Year Transportation Improvement Program.

  • Answers inquiries from the public, administrators, and public officials on the phone, in person, and/or in writing.

  • Reviews subdivision and site plans submitted by consultants.

  • Represents the Department at the TPO Technical Advisory Committee.

  • Manages road design contracts performed by private consulting firms.

  • Coordinates traffic and transportation engineering activities with Federal, State, County, TPO, and City agencies and departments and consulting engineers.

  • Serves as public information source on traffic and transportation engineering activities for the media and public.

  • Prepare reports, studies, letters, purchase requests, ordinances, and other written correspondence.

  • Plans, designs, and conducts field reviews of all traffic operations activities, including traffic signal installations, signal systems, traffic signs and markings, and parking operations.

  • Develops short and long-term operational plans. Evaluates new and existing procedures and activities based on current or future needs and trends.

  • Prepares, submits and monitors annual section budget.

  • Assists in formulating policies and operating procedures.

  • Performs timely, fair and non-discriminatory evaluation of performance of employees under their supervision.

  • Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.

Required Qualifications :
Responsible for directly and regularly supervising work of a relatively small number of employees (two or more), with indirect supervision. Includes assigning, directing, evaluating, and reviewing work of subordinate employees. Responsibilities include providing on-the-job training; evaluating job performance; recommending selection of new staff members, promotions, status changes, and discipline; and planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations.

Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in traffic and transportation engineering, plus two (2) years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which meet the requirements for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for PE License and which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Florida or ability to obtain within 6 months of start date.

  • Valid Florida Drivers License for required travel.


  • Advanced Maintenance of Traffic

  • IMSA Signals Level II (not required to be renewed)

  • IMSA Signs and Markings Level II (not required to be renewed)

Work Schedule:  Full-time; hours not specified.  Required to work during emergency conditions.  May be required to attend meetings outside regular business hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Salary:  $38.92 - $60.12 per hour

Skills :
Civil Engineering Engineering Professional Engineer Traffic
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