Manager of Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting
City of Mesquite
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
4 Year Degree
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of the Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting Divisions within the Public Works Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Public Works Director.
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General supervision is provided by the Assistant Director of Public Works. Responsible for supervision of the Traffic and Street Lighting Superintendent, Traffic Engineer, Graduate Engineer and office support staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct & Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual.
Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting Divisions.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs including traffic safety and signals, signs and markings, and street lighting maintenance; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Supervise the design of plans and bid specifications for traffic signals; coordinate and review the work of contractors; recommend adjustments as necessary.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Public Works Director; implement improvements.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting Division personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. Provide timely, accurate and thorough Performance Reviews for supervised employees.
Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for the Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting Division; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting Division annual budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.
Provide responsible staff assistance to the Public Works Director; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Request quarterly reimbursements from TxDOT per the signal maintenance agreement.
Coordinate with and review billings from TXU Electric to ensure the city only pays for the services it receives; ensure TXU Electric maintains the City's street lights per the franchise agreement.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as liaison for the Traffic Engineering Division and Street Lighting with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to Traffic Engineering and Street Lighting Division programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.
Provide staff support on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of traffic engineering.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or traffic engineering or other field related to transportation.
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as a registered professional engineer.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Possession of a Texas Professional Engineering License issued by the state Board of Registration for Professional Engineers or obtain a Texas Professional Engineering License within six (6) months of employment.
Located on the east side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Mesquite has great freeway access as it is served by five major highways. Founded in 1887 as a railroad town, Mesquite grew from a booming agricultural economy into a modern suburban community encompassing 46 square-miles with a population of over 140,000. The city staff of 1,100 with an annual budget of $109 million delivers critical services to the citizens of Mesquite.
Mesquite has long been recognized as a major retail hub in northeast Texas. With over 4 million square feet of retail space, three restaurant rows, 30 movie screens, and the world-renowned Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Mesquite has a reputation as a retail, dining and entertainment destination. These amenities include:
• Shopping at the 1.2 million square-foot Town East Mall
• Offering over 1,200 events annual at the Mesquite Arts Center
• Watching concerts and championship rodeo at the Mesquite Arena
• Playing golf at the Mesquite award-winning 18-hole municipal golf course
• Dining at dozens of fine restaurants
• Flying to and from the Mesquite Metro Airport
• Relaxing at the more than 75 designated city parks and three municipal swimm...ing pools or enjoying miles of hiking and biking trails including the Heritage Trail that stretches for four continuous miles through the City.
With five high schools, the Mesquite Independent School District boasts more than 40,000 students on 48 campuses and has received numerous awards including:
• 2015 - District Excellence in Professional Learning Award
• 2015 - One of the fourteen Texas school districts and 477 in the United States and Canada with placement on the 4th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
• 2013 - One of three school districts nationwide to make the Top 150 Workplaces in the United States
• 2011 - 4th school district to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the state chapter of the National Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.