****OPEN UNTIL FILLED**** First review of applications - July 23, 2021
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The City of Eugene Public Works invites applications for the position of Traffic Operations Engineer. The person in this position will be responsible for ongoing monitoring, maintenance and improvement of the City's traffic signal and street lighting systems and assisting with traffic control device implementation in alignment with the City's goals for Vision Zero transportation safety, an active transportation system, climate recovery, sustainability, and Eugene’s 2035 Transportation System Plan. The person in this position collaborates with many partners to implement city goals and policies; oversees the technical and operational work of the complex, multi-modal transportation traffic signal and street lighting systems in Eugene; and is responsible for contributing to, and implementing, the vision, mission and goals for approximately six staff. This position requires a balance of professional engineering expertise in complex transportation infrastructure systems and the ability to supervise and manage staff and budgets to operate and maintain those systems. Eugene has made it a priority to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a world-class multimodal transportation system. The City supports safe routes to schools programs at two school districts, prioritizes Vision Zero, partners with the Lane Transit District to provide a nationally recognized transit system including the growing Bus Rapid Transit (EmX) network, and has one of the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the United States. The Traffic Operations Engineer, as part of the Traffic Operations team, will assist with facilitating the implementation of City goals and plans including Vision Zero Transportation Safety Action Plan, 2035 Transportation System Plan, Climate Recovery Ordinance and Envision Eugene (land use planning). Partners include work groups in Engineering, Planning and Development, public safety, City advisory boards, school districts, neighborhood associations, transportation advocacy and community organizations. The ideal candidate has the ability to understand the technical, operational, financial and legal elements of the transportation system while operating in an environment with diverse community interests and needs. A passion for transportation safety and state of the art multi-modal transportation system development is also desirable.
This position reports directly to the Traffic Engineer, and helps coordinate transportation activities with other regional, state and local planning agencies. The Traffic Operations Engineer will assist the Traffic Engineer and may act in their stead to prepare for and present at meetings before City Council, various commissions, and the general public. Depending upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities possessed by the successful applicant, this position may be filled as either a Civil Engineer 1 or Civil Engineer 2. Preference is to hire at the Civil Engineer 2 level.
Education Bachelor's degree in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related field.
Civil Engineer 1 Experience Two years directly related civil engineering experience.
License or Certificate Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Enrollment as an Engineering Intern. Civil Engineer 2: Experience Five years of professional engineering experience including one year of supervisory experience. License or Certificate Possession of a State of Oregon Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer, or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 6 months of hire date.
About City of Eugene Public Works
In 1944, the citizens of Eugene adopted a council/manager form of government. In this form of government, the City Council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The City Manager, hired by the City Council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the City Council’s direction.
The City has over 1,400 employees and a $450 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments:
• Central Services
• Fire & Emergency Medical Services
• Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
• Planning and Development
• Public Works