Closing Date: 11/10/2022
Department: Transportation
Job Type: Unclassified/Full-Time
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Salary: $65,312 – 92,352 annually

About the Position

The Traffic Signal Operations Engineer works in a state-of-the-art Traffic Management Center under the Traffic Operations Branch to improve traffic flow by using cutting-edge Intelligent Transportation Systems. In this role, high importance is placed on using today’s traffic signal technology, ITS, Automated Traffic Signal Performance Metrics, and other data to predict traffic conditions and keep traffic moving efficiently.  If you are a self-motivated individual who likes to take on new challenges, consider joining our team!


Proud to Offer

  • Perform work with a greater purpose
  • Opportunities for growth and development within Maricopa County
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents
  • Enrollment in Arizona State Retirement System
  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental (birth/adoption) leaves
  • Extensive wellness program with $60 monthly medical premium discounts
  • Employee discounts for goods and services
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MCDOT Requires

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Two years of professional pre-registration experience in Civil, Traffic, or Transportation Engineering, traffic signal operations, timing, maintenance, or ITS
  • Certification as an Engineer-in-Training may substitute for the aforementioned experience
  • An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis
  • Arizona driver’s license upon hire


Job Contributions

The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position. 
  • Develop and implement traffic signal timing plans and coordination plans
  • Monitor and analyze arterial traffic flows using ITS tools, social media, modeling using Synchro and other traffic signal timing software, automated traffic signal performance metrics, and travel time mapping tools
  • Investigate and analyze traffic signal and traffic congestion concerns, make logical recommendations based on findings, and execute solutions
  • Identify trends related to traffic congestion and traffic signal performance using spreadsheets and other data analytics tools
  • Operate the Adaptive Signal Control Technology systems and implements advanced signal timing strategies

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