|SIGNAL TIMING TECHNICIAN|
|Performs advanced technical field and office work in the area of traffic engineering which includes collecting, compiling and analyzing traffic data for the purpose of designing and implementing signal timing strategies and recommending traffic control improvements including modifications to existing signal operations, signs and pavement markings. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through direct observation, conferences, analyses of reports, and evaluation of results obtained.|
|Collects, computes, analyzes and interprets traffic flow and control data such as vehicular and pedestrian counts, roadway geometrics and capacity, vehicular speed data, travel time and delay, sight distances, accident history, and other data, from field and office sources, develops recommendations to improve flow patterns through placement of traffic control devices, including signs, signals and pavement markings, and prepares detailed reports.
Investigates Citizen complaints regarding local intersection or signal system timing problems and recommends corrective action.
Operates computer terminal to input and retrieve traffic related data; performs analysis utilizing available software packages such as ARTERIAL ANALYSIS, TRANSYT 7-F, PASSER 84 and 87, SIGNAL OPERATIONS ANALYSIS PACKAGE; recommends signal timing plans; assists in implementing signal timings and evaluating delays and stops.
Performs mathematical calculations for adjusting traffic signal timing and phasing, using standard formulas and knowledge of established signal timing guidelines.
Maintains signalized intersection files, daily work records, timing or phasing sequence change recommendations, computer reports, and other related records.
Assists Traffic Studies Supervisor with analysis of high hazard accident locations, highway capacity analysis using computer assisted models to determine service volume flows and service levels, and special projects regarding traffic signal operations; recommends signal timing revisions as required.
Performs other related work as assigned.
|Knowledge of traffic rules, regulations and ordinances of the City.
Knowledge of State and Federal traffic rules, regulations, and statutes.
Knowledge of traffic data collection, surveying and drafting instruments and methods and techniques of their use.
Knowledge of mathematics, including algebra.
Knowledge of mechanical/electronic principles involved in design and manufacture of street signs and traffic signals as they relate to effective placement and utilization and operation of such devices.
Knowledge of principles, techniques and methods used in pavement markings and traffic routing.
Knowledge of micro-computer operations and capabilities.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations for signal phasing and timing utilizing engineering calculator.
Ability to utilize a micro-computer to analyze traffic engineering and traffic signal data.
Ability to collect and analyze technical data and make valid conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions such as bad weather, traffic congestion, construction hazards.
Ability to interpret traffic signal plans, specifications, time/space diagrams and the computer input/output of Traffic Operations Analysis Computer software.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
Ability to maintain records and prepare accurate, concise reports.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
|High school graduate plus technical training with courses in computer science, mathematics, drafting and traffic engineering. Four (4) years experience in traffic engineering with responsibility for collecting and analyzing technical data, development of traffic signal timing plans, and operation of computers; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of traffic signal electronics and operational capabilities required. Coursework or experience using SOAP, PASSER and TRANSYT-7F required. Must posses and maintain valid Florida Driver's License. International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Signal Certification Level II desired.|