Under limited supervision of the Traffic and Streets Manager/Traffic Engineer, manages, administers, and coordinates the daily operations of the Traffic and Streets Division in accordance with associated federal, state, and local regulations and the county’s established goals and policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishes, implements, and communicates goals, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with division’s strategic plan.
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Manages and coordinates the operation, maintenance, and planning of traffic related items and special events in accordance with the policies, regulations, and directives of the county, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Supervises the traffic field operations including, but not limited to, traffic signals, roadway lighting, emergency and school flashers, airport lighting, signing, markings, striping and temporary traffic control zones.
Prepares recommendations of annual, long-term operating, management, and capital budgets for presentation to the Traffic and Streets Manager/Traffic Engineer and ensures that traffic functions are accomplished within budgetary limitations.
In the absence of the Traffic and Streets Manager/Traffic Engineer, acts as the county liaison to the Transportation Board. Provides technical support to the Transportation Board, and provides presentations and information to various groups to inform the public of traffic related items.
Administers the investigation and prompt response of citizen complaints regarding traffic matters.
Responsible for ensuring traffic-related work requests are submitted, tracked, planned, and completed in a timely and professional manner.
Conducts transportation studies, traffic impact analysis, and develops transportation plans; develops and oversees the recurring, preventative, and emergency maintenance programs.
Provides technical assistance to other county departments and divisions with the engineering design and management of projects. Oversees the work of architectural and engineering consultants on assigned projects including, but not limited to, meetings with user groups, design development, budget development, bidding process, bid evaluation, project award, construction and final acceptance.
Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the traffic management center and works with the LANL Emergency Operation’s Center, County Emergency Management, Police Department, and Fire Department to assist with emergency traffic conditions through this center.
Represents the county at professional and civic meetings. May testify before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies.
Recommends and develops new or modified regulations when conditions warrant, in accordance with county code.
May function as the Acting Traffic and Streets Manager/Traffic Engineer in the absence of the Manager.
Acts as a backup to field crews in their absence or when assistance is needed.
Conducts regular inspections of work performed to ensure quality control.
Monitors and enforces safety rules and regulations, and proper use of safety equipment.
Contributes to the county’s effectiveness by identifying short- and long-term issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; implementing directives.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Urban Planning, Information Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
Six years of experience in traffic engineering or traffic operations,
Three years of management and supervisory experience across all job related experience.
Must possess or have ability to obtain within first sixty days of employment and must maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license.
Must possess or ability to obtain within six months of employment, and maintain IMSA Work Zone Safety Certification, IMSA Traffic Signal Level I Certification, and IMSA Signs and Markings Level I Certification.
Must possess or ability to obtain within one year of employment the IMSA Roadway Lighting Level I Certification.
Successful completion of the pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
About Los Alamos County
Los Alamos County is a city/county municipality. We employ 700 - 750 regular, temporary and casual employees. The organization is governed by a County Council made up of seven members elected by the citizens of Los Alamos. A County Manager is appointed by the Council and is the chief administrative officer for the County. Several elected positions and a number of boards and commissions are available for citizens interested in participating in the government process.
The County is comprised of the following departments: Administrative Services, Community & Economic Development, Community Services, County Manager's Office, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Utilities. Additionally, we have offices for the County Attorney, Assessor, Clerk, Municipal Judge, Probate Judge and Sheriff.
Situated at the base of the Jemez Mountains in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos is a town of about 18,000 people. Having grown out of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our community is known worldwide for its scientific and technological accomplishments. Recreational opportunities are nearly unlimited. Los Alamos is home to the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, an 18-hole golf course, an outdoo...r refrigerated ice skating rink, numerous hiking and bike trails, and many organized sports leagues and events. We are located within a short drive from the Bandelier National Monument, the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Jemez Mountain Recreation Area. Cultural activities abound with concerts, art fairs and exhibits, lectures, festivals, dance performances and theater events scheduled throughout the year. Additionally, we are located near the culturally rich communities of Taos and Santa Fe. There are many clubs in Los Alamos—with something for nearly everyone. Continuing education opportunities are available at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and at colleges in neighboring communities. Los Alamos has been named as one of the 2012 Top 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance. Further information about our community can be found at www.visitlosalamos.org.