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Job Specification


 PRINCIPAL ENGINEER TRAFFIC
 
 DEFINITION

 Under direction of a Supervising Engineer or other supervisory
 official, organizes and assists in the supervision of various traffic
 engineering studies, the design, installation, maintenance and
 construction of traffic control systems for the regulation and flow of
 traffic; does other related work.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Analyzes traffic data and patterns, operational condition of roadways,
 intersections or interchanges.

 Determines need for traffic control devices on highways.

 Confers with representatives from local and State government to
 discuss and resolve traffic problems.

 Participates in the planning of traffic operations.

 Investigates causes of highway accidents; interprets accident
 diagrams.

 Supervises the gathering of data and conduct of data analysis for
 traffic engineering surveys.

 Conducts and supervises the conduct of field investigations for
 traffic control programs and activities.

 Make recommendations for the location of proposed traffic control
 devices; designs traffic control installations and traffic flow
 systems.

 Identifies potential safety problems in road or highway construction
 plans.

 Conducts traffic signal and highway lighting tests or surveys; records
 test data.

 Monitors and inspects construction projects.

 Designs charts, graphs, and maps from raw data.

 Plans, organizes and assigns work of the organizational unit, provides
 guidance and instruction to staff, and evaluates work performance.

 Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing
 findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 Reviews and prepares specifications for materials, supplies or
 equipment.

 Establishes and maintains records and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and
 manual recording and/or information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
 Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

      NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Engineer
 issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Engineers and Land
 Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

      EXPERIENCE:

      Three (3) years of experience in traffic engineering work which
 shall have included the collection, analysis and interpretation of
 data for highway design and/or traffic operations.

      NOTE: Possession of a Master's degree in Engineering may be
 substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

      LICENSE:

      Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
 in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the
 position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of traffic
 engineering.

 Knowledge of the methods and techniques used to investigate and
 resolve traffic problems.

 Knowledge of the factors to be considered in preparing traffic
 regulations.

 Knowledge of the factors used for the classification of traffic
 volumes.

 Knowledge of the techniques used to conduct tests of traffic control
 equipment.

 Knowledge of the techniques used to collect, compile, record,
 interpret and analyze data.

 Ability to read, interpret and apply the laws, rules and regulations
 relating to traffic control.

 Ability to compile, record, interpret and analyze traffic data.

 Ability to conduct research, investigations and surveys for traffic
 control programs and related traffic activities.

 Ability to draw appropriate conclusions from the analysis of data and
 facts.

 Ability to design charts, graphs and maps from raw data.

 Ability to provide guidance and instruction to staff and evaluate work
 performance.

 Ability to determine the appropriate use of traffic control devices,
 and to design traffic flow systems.

 Ability to review and prepare specifications.

 Ability to identify safety problems in road or highway construction
 plans.

 Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports
 containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office or
 related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
 communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform the essential functions of the position after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the
 accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue
 hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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02803@LC N/A03-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

MCK   07/22/1999