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Job Title: City Traffic Engineer
Company Name: City of Roanoke
Location: Roanoke, VA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/01/2024
Expire Date: 05/01/2024
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Description
City Traffic Engineer
The City of Roanoke is seeking a City Traffic Engineer to plan, coordinate, and supervise the design construction and operation of the City's traffic/transportation system. The ideal candidate is passionate about multi-modal transportation and eager to collaborate with colleagues and the community to deliver innovative transportation projects that support the City’s goals of Vision Zero, sustainability, and mode split. They are an excellent communicator, comfortable speaking in front of a variety of audiences, and is collaborative in approach to problem-solving and project management. The ideal candidate is an effective supervisor with experience managing competing demands and able to prioritize effectively to ensure that the team is meeting designated goals and objectives. They will be well-versed in the fundamentals of traffic engineering, including bikeway design and traffic signal operations, and eager to implement process improvements.

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a major in civil engineering with emphasis in Traffic/Transportation Engineering or related field; five years related experience and/or training in a variety of professional engineering work; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Masters in Transportation Engineering/Planning and/or Civil Engineering desirable. Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or ability to obtain within 6 months.

The City of Roanoke is an Equal Employment Opportunity/AA/M/F/Disability Employer.

To elevate the performance of the organization, we are committed to respecting, celebrating, and embracing the collective mixture of differences and similarities between our employees as a rich tapestry. Our behaviors will demonstrate open communication, and we will seek opportunities to learn, recognizing and rewarding actions that promote acceptance while suspending judgment. By doing this, we will foster an inclusive, open work environment that delivers excellent service and creates a more vibrant and inviting community.

This is an exempt position.

SUMMARY
Plans, coordinates, and supervises the design, construction and operation of the City's traffic/transportation systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Investigates, analyzes and responds to internal, citizen, community organization and business inquiries/complaints concerning any traffic related issue

Performs operational assessments/analyses to implement congestion improvement projects that reduce traffic congestion and delay within the City

Reviews and approves developer submitted site plans, rezoning and subdivisions plans, and other traffic engineering signal or striping plans

Prepares new traffic signal designs and timing plans and implement in accordance with approved funding of projects

Oversees the review of permits for assemblies, street closures and sidewalk closures

Prepares, compiles and analyzes accident data to mitigate various traffic safety problems included in the City's traffic safety program

Assists in developing functional designs for street/s and intersection improvement projects and implementation of these projects

Acts as a representative of the City to coordinate with VDOT, MPO and others during the planning, design and implementation of various transportation projects

Represents division at Planning Commission meetings and respond to any engineering concerns relative to rezoning and street closures

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises an assigned staff in the completion of projects

Overview of Benefits for Full-Time Employees:

Paid leave is time off from work available for use by an employee upon approval by supervisor. The first 24 consecutive leave hours for any illness must be charged to paid leave with additional time charged to extended illness leave. Paid leave for employees of the city shall accrue as follows:

Years of Service Hours Per Month Fire 24-hr shift Employees
0 - 4 12 19.75
5 - 9 14 22.75
10- 14 16 25.50
15 - 19 17 26.75
20 - 24 18 28.75
25 + 20 32

Extended Illness Leave: shall accrue at the rate of six (6) hours per month. Fire suppression employees shall accrue extended illness leave at nine (9) hours per month.
Funeral Leave: for family, up to three consecutive days.
Military Leave: Twenty-one work days per Federal fiscal year.
Holidays: The City provides 96 hours of annual paid holiday time.

Mental Health & Well-Being Leave: Employees receive 24 hours (Fire Suppression receives 34 hours) of Mental Health & Well-Being Leave upon hire. Certification of mental health diagnosis is not required and leave will not be paid out upon separation.

Shared Leave Bank (effective 1/1/2023): Voluntary membership for full-time Employees who will be out for an extended period of time and has exhausted all other forms of leave. Members are required to provide 8 hours of their Extended Illness per fiscal year and at least 8 hours per assessment. Assessments will be limimted to 4 times per fiscal year (max of 40 hours per fiscal year).

Health Insurance: Four coverage types are available: Employee only, Employee + 1 Child, Employee + Spouse and Family. Coverage is available through payroll deduction.

Additionally, the city offers the following three Aetna Health Plan Options:

PPO 300 – Provides 100% coverage for preventive care; lower deductible and out-of-pocket maximums than other medical plans; and has higher employee premiums. This is comparable to the current insurance program.
PPO/HRA 1000 – Provides 100% coverage for preventive care; has higher deductible and out-of-pocket maximum than the PPO 300 plan; has lower employee premiums than the PPO 300 plan; and the employer makes contributions to an account through a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). The City of Roanoke contributes $500 for employee only coverage and $1,000 for all other tiers. Contributions are pro-rated dependent upon enrollment date.
PPO/HSA 2700 – Provides 100% coverage for preventive care; has higher deductible and out-of-pocket maximum than other medical plans; has lower employee premiums; and both the employer and the employee make contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for medical expenses which apply to the deductible. The City of Roanoke contributes towards the Health Savings Account (HSA), $1,300 for employee only coverage and $2,600 for all other tiers. Contributions are pro-rated dependent upon enrollment date.

Optum RX (Pharmaceutical Benefits Manager) - Manages pharmacy benefits, processes employee pharmacy claims and answers employee pharmacy benefit questions.

Aetna Health Plan 2022 Monthly Rates
PPO 300
Employee Only: $70.94
Employee + Child: $265.16
Employee + Spouse: $621.98
Family: $680.04

PPO/HRA 1000
Employee Only: $45.94
Employee + Child: $225.16
Employee + Spouse: $571.98
Family: $580.04

PPO/HSA 2700
Employee Only: $21.72
Employee + Child: $169.46
Employee + Spouse $474.36
Family: $476.68

Dental Insurance: Four coverage types are available: Family, Employee and Spouse, Employee and Child, and Employee only. Coverage is available through payroll deduction.

Delta Dental 2022 Monthly Rates
Employee: $2.80
Employee/Child: $18.88
Employee/Spouse: $18.88
Family: $49.36

Life Insurance: Paid by the City at no cost to employees. Coverage is equal to the annual salary rounded to the next highest thousand and then doubled. For an accidental death, the coverage would be twice this amount.

Optional Life Insurance: Paid by the employee. Various amounts of coverage, including family members, available through payroll deduction.

Long Term Disability Insurance: Designed to provide a monthly benefit to assist employees with bills and maintaining a standard of living when disabled as a result of a covered sickness or injury. Coverage is available through payroll deduction. Annual cost is your annual salary multiplied by .00255. This amount is half of the total premium and the City pays the other half.

Retirement: Employees contribute 5% of salary and choose between participating in a traditional defined benefit plan or a hybrid program. Employees vest in the employer component of either plan upon completing five (5) years of service.

Defined Benefit Pension Plan: Normal retirement after 55th birthday, and when combination of age and creditable service equals 85; or, 65th birthday if completed at least five years of creditable service. For sworn officers in Police and Fire/EMS, normal retirement after 50th birthday, and when combination of age and service equals 75; or, 65th birthday or older with 5 years of creditable service. An annual retirement benefit equals 2.0% of salary (based on an average of the highest five years) times the number of creditable years with a maximum of 63%. Early retirement options are available and reductions may apply based on age and service.

Hybrid Program: Provides the characteristics of the traditional pension plan with that of a deferred compensation plan. The pension plan provides an annual benefit equaling 1% of salary (based on an average of the highest five years) times the number of creditable years with a maximum of 63%. The deferred compensation component provides for the employee contribution to be deposited in an account directed by the member. The combination of the two components is structured to provide approximately the same actuarial benefit as the Defined Benefit Pension Plan. International City Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) provides the third party administration of this deferred compensation plan for participating employees.

Sheriff's Department Employees are covered b the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Previous service covered by VRS may be portable to the Roanoke Retirement System.

Retirement Health Savings Plan: All employees contribute 1% of salary to a 401(h) health savings account. Employees vest in the City match of 1% upon completing five (5) years of service. International City Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) provides the third party administration of this plan for participating employees.
Deferred Compensation: Employees may voluntarily contribute salary deferred dollars into a City Sponsored 457 Plan. International City Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) provides the third party administration of this deferred compensation plan for participating employees.

Flexible Spending Account: Allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars from their pay checks to pay for child care and/or medical and dental expenses not covered by the City's health care or dental plans. You may also set aside pre-tax dollars to cover certain transit or parking expenses. Keep in mind only transit or parking expenses may be rolled over from year to year.

Virginia College Savings Plan: Two plans to choose from at a reduced application fee, Virginia Prepaid Education Program and the Virginia Education Savings Trust.

Employee Health Services: The City employee health services provides medical care for employees, retirees, and eligible spouses.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Support services available to assist employees facing life challenges.

Pay Days: Direct deposit is required for all new employees. Paid bi-weekly, 26 pay periods per year.

Vision Insurance: Paid by the Employee. Includes annual routine eye exam, discounts on eyeglass frames, eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
CEC 2022 Monthly Rates
Employee: $6.68
Employee/Spouse: $12.68
Employee/Child(ren): $13.36
Family: $19.71

Discounts & Voluntary Benefits: Employees may access discounts through various national and local retailers. Discounts include 10% off auto insurance and 5% off home or renters insurance with Liberty Mutual. Voluntary benefits offered through Corestream. Critical Illness, Accident Insurance and Cancer Policies will be available through Colonial Life and Long Term Care will be available through Transamerica. All voluntary benefits may be payroll deducted.
Qualifications & Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a major in civil engineering with emphasis in Traffic/Transportation Engineering or related field; five years related experience and/or training in a variety of professional engineering work; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters in Transportation Engineering/Planning and/or Civil Engineering desirable.
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