|TRAFFIC SAFETY TECHNICIAN|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs traffic control enforcement work to insure traffic safety standards are observed by those performing work in City Right-of-Ways. Primary duties include patrolling area to observe work performed in City Right-of-Ways, advising those performing work regarding methods to warn, control, protect, and expedite vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and notifying agencies affected by barricades and closures (e.g. Police and Fire Departments) of obstructions and detour routes. Work is performed under the supervision of Traffic Control Manager and is reviewed through observation, results obtained, and discussions.|
|Advises contractors, utility company personnel, and others performing work in City Right-of-Ways on methods to warn, control, protect, and expedite vehicular and pedestrian traffic, during pre-construction meetings and at work site, using knowledge of traffic control and traffic safety.
Draws diagrams of construction site to reflect buildings, driveways, parking meters, signs, and other structures affected by construction, as well as the appropriate barricades, closures, detour routes, signs, crosswalks necessary to expedite traffic flow, reduce confusion to motorists, and minimize accidents and injuries to workers and the public.
Inspects City Right-of-Ways to determine if barricades, closures, and detours comply with traffic control/safety regulations and permit specifications; informs workers when safety and traffic control standards are not met, advises supervisor when unable to obtain compliance.
Measures areas of barricades, closures, and detours to insure that adequate space is available for safe and smooth pedestrian and vehicular passage; may obtain and arrange barricades, closures, and signs at construction sites as necessary.
Operates and programs an electronic variable message sign, using a laptop computer.
Notifies Police and Fire Departments, transit companies, ambulance services, and other agencies affected by barricades, closures, and detours through written announcements and over the phone to supply details of closures, detour routes, and duration of closures; submits written announcements to supervisor for review and distributes as required.
Operates a one-ton service vehicle and transports trailers and equipment used in construction work zones.
Reviews permits for maintenance and construction work performed in City Right-of-Ways and related construction blueprints and sketches to note relevant information in log book.
Performs other duties as assigned.
|Working knowledge of traffic control standards as set forth in the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Knowledge of the process of street construction and the materials, tools, and equipment used in street construction.
Knowledge of sign installation and maintenance and pavement marking.
Skill in the operation of a one-ton service vehicle.
Skill in the operation and programming of electronic variable message signs.
Skill in the operation of hand and power tools.
Skill in the operation of a two-way radio.
Ability to read blueprints and sketches relating to street construction.
Ability to perform inspections under adverse conditions such as inclement weather, and to traverse construction sites (uneven ground, trenches, etc.) during inspections and on-site meetings.
Ability to load and unload barricades, signs, and other job related materials to/from vehicle.
Ability to climb ladder and/or work from truck bed.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
|High school graduate with two (2) to three (3) years experience in traffic control/street closure and detour operations required; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A valid Florida Commercial Driver's License Class "D" is required. American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) or Work Site Supervisor Certification desired.
Revised: 3/26/92 - AL
10/1/96 - AL
10/30/97 - Class "C"
11/10/98 - ATS
5/31/02 - VCJ - Class "D"