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February 20, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:Director of Traffic Engineering.


As part of the Public Works Department, Broward County's Traffic Engineering Division operates and maintains an advanced traffic network for Broward County, which services almost 2 million residents and over 12 million visitors annually. The Division is responsible for the assets listed below 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week on approximately 1,000 miles of roadway.

  • 1,455 traffic signals
  • 1,215 school flasher signals
  • 1,500 streetlights
  • 3,150 internally illuminated street name signs
  • Over 450,000 pole-mounted signs
  • 3,500 line-miles of pavement markings

The Division also provides traffic engineering services to most cities within Broward County. These services include studies to assess traffic control device warrants and define traffic regulations and restrictions on the County's roadway system and local residential roads. The Division continually assesses and fine-tunes traffic synchronization plans to achieve optimal traffic flow along major roadway corridors in Broward County.

The Division collects a variety of traffic data including information relevant to traffic control devices such as timing for traffic signals, traffic signal maintenance records, traffic sign and pavement marking installations, and maintenance reports. Other information includes traffic volume counts, pedestrian counts, speed counts, crash analysis and traffic-related data concerning land use and development projects.

The Division is poised to embrace and integrate state-of-the-art technologies to continue to improvethe County'straffic network. In November 2018, Broward County voters approved a 30-year, one-cent surtax for transportation. The sales surtax took effect on January 1, 2019 and is projected to generate over $15 billion over the next 30 years for mass transit, roadway and traffic control, and related improvements. Funding from the surtax will allow the Division to expandthe County'sfiber-optic communications network, incorporate advanced technologies such as adaptive signal control, interface with autonomous vehicles, optimize mass transit operations, and expand "smart" solutions for the public.

Operationally, the Division is organized into the following sections:

  • Administration
  • Signal Systems Engineering
  • Signal Maintenance
  • Signs and Markings
  • Studies

Nature of Work
This highly responsible position provides leadership, direction and management for all facets of the County's Traffic Engineering Division.The purpose of this class within the organization is to manage and administer the County's Traffic Engineering program.

This position works under executive level supervision and entails highly responsible management and professional administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Division. Position incumbent performs with considerable independence within established policies and procedures. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Major activities are reported to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or traffic engineering.

Requires ten (10) years increasingly responsible diversified technical and managerial experience in traffic or transportation engineering including considerable high-level supervisory, management and administrative experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
Professional Engineer's License

Master's degreein civil or traffic engineering
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (P.T.O.E.)
Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Certification (MOT)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Five (5) or more years of public sector experience
Five (5) or more years of budgeting experience relative to project budgeting,project cost controls, and public sector accounting

Knowledge Abilities and Skills:
*Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.
*Knowledge of emerging and innovative traffic signal control and communication technologies.
*Thorough knowledge of federal regulatory roadway requirements (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), etc.).
*Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.
*Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.
*Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong, effective relationships with state and local agencies, municipalities, contractors and the public.
*Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
*Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
*Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

  • Administers the County's Traffic Engineering program; directsoperations, production and performance of the Division through a senior management structure.
  • Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans.
  • Participates in Broward Emergency Response Team (BERT) pre-storm teleconferences and attends related meetings at Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as required.
  • Attends, speaks and makes presentations at County Commission, public and professionalmeetings.
  • Prepares,monitors and executes operational and capital budgets; performs fiscal planning; coordinates with directors and managers of other County departments and divisions; coordinates with public administrators, elected officials and staff of local municipalities.
  • Addresses media and public inquiries, and public records requests; coordinates with management of other external traffic and transportation agencies.
  • Developstechnical engineering standards and specifications; establishes divisional policies, procedures and protocols; participates in high-level decision-making pertaining to engineering aspects of projects.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.



Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care.Part-time 20 benefit eligibleemployees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount. Additional information about Broward County Benefits.

Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Copying and pasting your resume or stating "see resume" does NOT fulfill the requirements of the question. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and certify that your responses can be verified from information included within your applications?

  • Yes
  • No
Are you registered as a Professional Engineer? (Please provide documentation with your application).

  • Yes
  • No
How many years of increasingly responsible diversified technical and managerial experience in traffic or transportation engineering including high- level supervisory, management, and administrative experience.

  • 5 years or less
  • 6-9 years
  • 10 or more years
What is the highest degree you have obtained from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or traffic engineering?

  • Doctorate degree
  • Master's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Associates degree
  • No Degree
Describe your supervisory experience. Include the length of time you supervised staff, the position you held when you performed this function, and the classification titles of staff that you supervised.

    Describe your public sector experience. Include the number of years.

      Describe your experience with project budgeting, project cost controls, and public sector accounting.

        Please select all of the below that apply to you. Include documentation with your application.

        • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) Certification
        • Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Certification (MOT)
        • Project Management Professional (PMP)
        • None of the Above
        Why are you applying for a position with Broward County? What interests you about this position?

          Are you aware that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers, and that County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned?

          • Yes
          • No

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