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Traffic Engineering Services Manager

Lane County Government
Eugene, Oregon
$84,468.80 - $124,155.20 Annually
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Contract Type
Organization Type

The County Traffic Engineer reports directly to the County Engineer. The County Traffic Engineer manages the traffic engineering, traffic signals, and public works permits sections and associated programs. Currently this position supervises the Traffic Operations Engineer, Utilities Coordinator, Right of Way Permits, and Lead Electrician and works closely with the Signs & Markings Shop. The Traffic Engineer is responsible for ensuring that program goals, policies, and processes are being formulated, implemented, and carried out with focus on efficiency and innovation. The Traffic Engineer performs advanced and complex technical traffic engineering work, provides technical direction and solutions related to the program services and activities, and ensures staff and program compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. The position supports other divisions/sections as needed and represents Lane County at public meetings, advisory committee meetings, and other professional meetings. Also, this position serves as an expert witness in litigation. 

Examples of Duties – Duties may include but, are not limited to the following:
Traffic engineering and operations: Responsible for managing the engineering functions in Lane County Public Works associated with traffic engineering. This includes, but is not limited to, planning, design, and operations; directing and supervising a broad range of activities involving installation of traffic controls, analysis of collisions and traffic problems, speed control measures, management of traffic signal operations, and evaluation of potential impacts of proposed developments. Performs highly complex work in traffic analysis and design; analyzes and researches best practices; identifies and evaluates a variety of engineering alternatives; makes oral and written presentations of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Projects, construction, & maintenance: Oversees and may prepare temporary traffic control device plans, traffic signal designs, signing plans, striping plans, roadway lighting plans, and specifications. Occasionally serves as project manager on traffic signal or other related projects.

Investigations: Oversees the investigation of commissioner, citizen, county staff, and other traffic related concerns; traffic hazards; speed zoning; crashes; traffic control signals, signing, striping, pavement markings, and maintenance requests. Develops alternatives and implement changes as needed. Performs or directs fatal/major injury accident investigations: oversees collection of information for potential litigation, and takes corrective action when warranted.

Studies: Directs the studies related to traffic safety, crashes, traffic control device warrants, traffic control signal & timing, capacity analysis, speed zoning, guardrail, travel time & delays, origin-destination, and parking.

Records, inventories & traffic control and safety infrastructure: Ensures traffic records are being maintain, such as, crash records, speed zoning records, electrical infrastructure, railroad crossings, maintenance requests, gates, guardrail records; and traffic count records.

Compliance: Assures compliance with national and Oregon standards: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, AASHTO Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, Oregon Sign Policy and Guidelines, Oregon Traffic Line Manual, Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction, Oregon Standard Drawings, and et cetera.

About the Division

ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES: The Engineering & Construction Services Division responsibilities include planning, designing and constructing safe and efficient transportation systems for Lane County. The Division also provides high quality and comprehensive engineering and construction services to other County Departments and external public agency clients that manage, maintain, and plan public improvement programs and projects. Our mission is to provide these important services for the benefit of citizens, businesses, industries, and visitors to Lane County. 

Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00p,

*This is a non-represented position* 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field


  • Five years of progressively responsible experience related to area assigned, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License.
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Oregon, especially qualified in Civil or Traffic Engineering.
  • Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is highly desired. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of: 

  • Advanced traffic engineering principles; 
  • Traffic control signal hardware, software, and timing; 
  • Traffic manuals & resources including: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Traffic Control Device Handbook, Oregon Sign Policy & Guidelines, Traffic Line Manual, Oregon Standard Drawings & Specifications, AASHTO Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, and other professional publications.

Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

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