City of Fort Wayne

Assistant Traffic Engineer

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Job Code: 2024139
Posted On: Thursday, 7th March 2024
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Traffic Engineering
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $71,526.00 - $96,285.00 Annually

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Traffic Engineer, the incumbent assists in directing, managing, conducting and supervising the Traffic and Street Light Engineering functions for the City of Fort Wayne. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgement, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies, and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in supervising the daily operations of the City’s Traffic Engineering Department;
  • Supervises the department reviews and approvals of road closure or restriction permits issued from the Right of Way Department;
  • Serves as primary contact for improvement location permit and development plan permit applicants for issues related to Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Trails, and Right of Way;
  • Represent the department on various multi-departmental and multi-agency committees;
  • Acts as department liaisons for public information services and press releases;
  • Oversees the division traffic road closure website, coordinating information for the public;
  • Handles citizen questions, complaints, and concerns related to traffic issues;
  • Assists in developing Engineering specifications and departmental standards;
  • Designs and reviews traffic signal and pedestrian signal systems for departmental projects;
  • Determines maintenance of traffic, signs and traffic markings, bid specifications, cost estimates, traffic data and impacts, state and federal law compliance, documentation, etc.;
  • Assists in supervising the planning, design, and implementation of traffic control systems, and street lighting;
  • Ensures adequate safety procedures are maintained;
  • Manages, plans, and designs for ADA Transition Plan projects and upgrades;
  • Manages various civil engineering activities related to planning, designing, construction, reconstruction, utility coordination, inspection, and maintenance of various Traffic Engineering projects;
  • Performs, evaluates, and recommends engineering analyses of traffic and street lighting activities, traffic control systems, traffic flow conditions, accidents, problems, complaints, conflicts and remedial possibilities and assists with preparation of investigations and reports;
  • Process applications for various permits in conformance with Access Standards Manual and Public Works Transportation Engineering Standards;
  • Utilizes traffic software programs and database management programs;


Performs other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible for managing their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


The incumbent manages employees in the Traffic Engineering Department in the absence of the Traffic Engineer.


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.


  • Any combination of education/experience equivalent to a Baccalaureate in Civil Engineering or related Engineering and one (1) year experience in Traffic Engineering work, or an Associate Degree in such fields and six (6) years experience in such work;
  • Specialized knowledge of engineering principles, procedures, methods and materials related to traffic engineering with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering projects.


  • Broad knowledge of City of Fort Wayne ordnances as relates to traffic items such as street lighting and traffic control devices;
  • Ability to manage the coordination and administration and inspection of Traffic Engineering projects;
  • Communication skills conducive to maintaining effective working relationships with both public and private sector personnel and to handle citizen complaints;
  • Ability to utilize design software desired;
  • Understanding of traffic signal plan reading and MUTCD Standards


Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Contacts with coworkers, other department personnel, government officials, developers, contractors and the general public occur throughout the work to receive/provide information, assist in maintaining project cohesiveness while handling inquiries and complaints.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. The incumbent is responsible for managing several interrelated services within the departments and administration which includes coordinating work, managing projects, providing data/reports, and maintaining positive public relations.


  • Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used;
  • IMSA Workzone Traffic Control Safety & Signs & Markings Level 1 or higher, or ability to obtain within 1 year;


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work can involve high stress situations and frequent changes of environment ranging from an office atmosphere to site visitation. The incumbent is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The incumbent must be prepared for 24-hour on-call situations arising during natural disasters or infrastructure malfunction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud depending on location.

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(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.