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Employment Opportunity with Arizona DOT – Transportation Engineer

Closing Date: 04/03/22
Job Type: Full-Time
Requisition Identifier: 506545
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Salary: $79,000 – $85,000, Anticipated: $82,000

This position is responsible for the efficient operation of traffic signals that are operated and maintained by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). This position interacts directly with local agencies and other ADOT stakeholders to facilitate the effective operation of traffic signals across jurisdictional boundaries. to aid Regional Traffic Engineer in addressing the engineering related tasks and challenges within the boundaries of the Central Region. The staff- member add support to the various TSMO Operational Regions on various traffic studies and transportation engineering reports. This position will also directly supervise other staff within the unit and maintain a standard work flow of tasks related to their work.

Job Duties

  • Develop traffic signal phasing and timing plans. This includes data collection and analysis functions using various traffic signal optimization computer based programs, such as Synchro. Plan development will cover various traffic flow conditions, including planned special events as well as plans that may be used as part of an overall Traffic Incident Management plan in an Integrated Corridor Management framework
  • Communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with local agencies and other internal ADOT stakeholders in the development and implementation of traffic signal timing plans to facilitate the effective coordination of traffic signal operations across jurisdictional boundaries. This includes development and execution of various Inter-governmental Agreements (as needed).
  • Implement traffic signal timing plans and monitor performance. Implementation includes upload of timing plans using a central traffic signal software system(s). Monitoring includes development of performance measures, data collection/analysis, real time monitoring of performance using available CCTV cameras as well as data available from the central software system and other travel time monitoring systems.
  • Review and comment on traffic studies and transportation engineering reports, including any related field work to collect information for the TSMO Operational Regions.
  • Research and develop traffic signal hardware and software specifications. Prepare various reports, plans, schedules, and project needs statements in support of more efficient traffic signal operations.
  • Directly supervise two transportation engineering specialist and provide them with guidance and technical support in their assigned duties. Handle employee concerns and problems, counsels and disciplines staff, and complete employee performance appraisals.

For full job descriptions and more information, visit the Arizona State Jobs website



RFP – 2022 ITSAZ Conference Coordinator

Do you have interest in the transportation industry, looking to get more involved, or have experience in event/conference coordination? ITS Arizona is seeking a Conference Coordinator to support the 2022 Annual Conference, to be held on October 19-20, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. This compensated position is a great opportunity to make new connections and network with others in our industry. If interested, please submit a proposal of interest by March 23, 2022. More job details and how to apply are provided in the link below.

RFP – 2022 ITS AZ Conference Coordinator Position


ITSAZ Future Cities Competition

ITS Arizona Members,

ITS Arizona is once again participating in Arizona’s regional Future City Competition, sponsoring an award for Best Future Transportation System, and we need your support!  For those not familiar with the Future City Competition, here’s a great summary from their website:

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, public spaces, and green energy. The 2021-2022 theme is A Waste-Free Future. Teams will design a waste-free city using the principles of a circular economy.

Participants complete five deliverables: a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model (or multiple model segments) built from recycled materials; a project plan, a presentation video, and a Q&A session with judges. Regional winners represent their region at the international Finals. After completing Future City, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today’s complex and technical world, but also poised to become the drivers of tomorrow.

As a part of our sponsorship, ITS Arizona is developing a team of volunteers to participate in reviewing competition essays as well as pre-recorded presentations to determine our award winner. This year, the competition will be entirely virtual and the essays as well as the presentations will be made available to volunteers for review on their own time within the review windows. The competition will follow the schedule below: 

  • Monday, Jan 17, 2022: List of teams applying for awards available are to be provided. Competition Essays will be made available to sponsors for review on their own time.
  • January 21-28th, 2022: Teams will be pre-recording the presentations. Presentation schedule and Q/A participation opportunity to come.
  • Friday February 5th, 2022: We will identify top 3 teams and the winner for our award
  • Saturday, February 6th, 2022: Virtual Finals begin at 10:00 am. Chance to virtually present winning team
  • Saturday, February 26th, 2022: Tentative optional opportunity to hand award out in person to winning team with a photo opportunity. More details to come.

 If you are interested in participating in the competition this year as an ITS Arizona representative, please email Hunter Venne at for more details. 

Looking for more upcoming opportunities to volunteer with ITS Arizona? We are planning a virtual outreach presentation with elementary schoolers for E-Week in February. We will talk with kids about engineering and what we do in our industry. Be on the lookout for more information for this E-Week volunteer opportunity.


2022 ITS World Congress Call for Contributions


From ITS America: The 28th ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, CA, September 18-22 will explore “Transformation by Transportation.” Intelligent transportation technologies present us with an opportunity to reimagine mobility and transform outcomes for generations – greener communities and more resilient systems, increased access and equity, and safer, smarter streets for all.

ITS World Congress 2022 will bring together the entire intelligent transportation community for (5) days of thought-provoking education, networking, technical tours and demonstrations exploring products, emerging technologies and solutions that will enable a better future transformed by intelligent mobility – “Transformation by Transportation.” 

Conference Audience: ITSWC22 programming will serve the entire spectrum of Intelligent Transportation Systems and the mobility ecosystem, including: Public Sector Agencies including State Department of Transportations, Cities, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Transportation Operators and Manufacturers, Research Analysts, Educational Institutions, Consulting Firms, Architects, Engineers, Investors/Venture Capitalists, Innovative urban mobility players—micro-mobility, ride sharing, ride hailing, scooters, Mobility on Demand—public transit, urban air mobility (e.g. helicopters, drones) and more!

The International Program Committee invites ITS experts to submit their contributions for papers and special interest sessions to be considered for presentation and publication at the 2022 ITS World Congress. 


City of Scottsdale Employment Opportunity- Traffic Engineer Senior

About the Position:

Position: Traffic Engineer Senior
Salary: $80,662.40-$117,270.40 Annually

Performs highly technical professional engineering work in the traffic engineering and transportation planning areas.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering or a closely related field and
  • Six years’ related experience in a traffic engineering environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

 Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, OR by the technical board of another state with the ability to obtain Arizona Registration through reciprocity within 6 months of employment.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

  • Studies and analyzes major operational traffic issues and recommends innovative solutions.
  • Works closely and collaborates with Planning and Neighborhood Resources as part of the plan review and development processes.
  • Reviews and summarizes in-depth traffic impact analyses, and provide additional analysis as needed.
  • Makes presentations and represents the City in public, Transportation Commission and City Council meetings on matters relating to Traffic Engineering.
  • Responds to citizen requests for traffic signal warrant studies, speed limit studies, left-turn warrant studies and other studies relating to traffic flow and congestion.
  • Participates in accident analysis, capacity improvement project reviews, traffic control planning, school traffic safety and policy planning efforts.

Please select the link to see the full position posting and to apply: Traffic Engineer Senior | Job Details tab | Career Pages (