Associate Traffic Engineer Job at Lodi, San Joaquin County, California

Associate Traffic Engineer

City of Lodi , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Mid Level


$86,482.83 - $105,120.34 Annually

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


New Salary - January 2021 (4% COLA)  
                      January 2022 (4% COLA)

This recruitment will close on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:30pm. Only ONLINE applications will be accepted.

The City of Lodi Public Works Department is currently recruiting for an Associate Traffic Engineer.  The City of Lodi is home to 65,000 residents, ideally located adjacent to Highway 99 and I-5, 34 miles south of Sacramento, 10 miles north of Stockton and 90 miles east of San Francisco.  The City of Lodi is a community surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space. 

The examination process will consist of a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much detailed and relevant work experience as possible, as a resume will not be accepted or reviewed in lieu of the application materials. All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi online application form. 

Job descriptions are intended to present a broad and general range of duties which includes, purpose, responsibilities, and scope of work. Job descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

To coordinate, participate and perform professional engineering work in the planning, design and construction of public works and related projects, with a focus on traffic and other similar projects.

Receives general direction from higher level professional engineering positions. Exercises indirect supervision of a functional nature over lower level Engineers and over sub-professional engineering positions, usually as a project manager for a public works project.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

To coordinate, participate and perform professional engineering work in the planning, design and construction of public works and related projects including, but not limited to, traffic and other similar projects;

Designs and prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for public works projects including traffic control facilities, street, utility, and related projects; researches project design requirements; performs complex calculations and prepares estimates of time and material costs;

Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers and the general public relative to city policies, regulations, and procedures;

Reviews and checks final maps, parcel maps, and subdivision improvement plans for accuracy and conformance with City codes, ordinances and departmental requirements;

Prepares timing plans for isolated and interconnected traffic signal systems; conducts and presents traffic studies to the City Council and other groups. Typical studies include traffic control warrants, parking requirements, signal priorities and striping alternatives;

Conducts specialized studies involving selection and use of materials and equipment, design techniques and economic comparison of alternatives, i.e., life cycle cost comparisons of alternative facilities design;

Serves as field inspector and field engineer on public works projects;

May assign routine investigation, design and drafting tasks to technical subordinates; reviews completed work; assists in the solution of difficult problems;

Prepares applications for State and Federal grants; administers grant projects;

Develops and reviews City ordinances and policies.

Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to new development, traffic engineering and municipal public works; methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects;

Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design and construction; City engineering policies and procedures; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding traffic engineering;

Topographic and construction surveying;

Principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and their application to engineering; methods for preparing quantity and cost estimates;

Traffic regulation methods and devices and traffic laws and regulations;

Use and operation of personal computers, software and related equipment;

Hydraulic and structural designs of street and highway drainage structures.

Principles of supervision and training.

Ability to:
Coordinate, participate and perform professional engineering work, under the direction of a registered civil engineer, in the planning, design and construction of public works and related projects including, but not limited to, traffic, land development, streets, utility, capital improvements, and other similar projects;

On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; understand and interpret laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules, policies and procedures; explain and interpret policy;

Prepare engineering designs, perform computations, and prepare engineering plans and studies;

Administer contracts and coordinate and review the work of outside consultants;

Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;

Make complex engineering computations with speed and accuracy, check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects;

Ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information such as engineering reports, plans and specifications, contracts, invoices, statements, requests for proposals, cost estimates, legal documents, ordinances, statutes, permits, City Council reports, correspondence, training materials, and operating manuals;

Administer contracts; manage engineering projects from inception to completion;

Prepare specifications and write technical reports;

Perform complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision;

Perform field inspection of public works projects; review plans and maps submitted for compliance with all pertinent guidelines.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely produce the qualifying knowledge and ability. A typical combination is:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Traffic Engineering from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil or Traffic engineering or a related field.

Three years' experience in the engineering profession under the direction of a professional engineer, including one year experience performing similar duties to that of an Assistant Engineer with the City of Lodi.  One year experience in GIS (geographic information system) is desirable.  Two years' experience in AutoCAD is desirable.

Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Supplemental Information

Interested applicants must submit an online application at  No paper applications will be accepted.  For technical difficulties with your online application, please call the Neogov helpline at 855-524-5627.

Telephone: 209-333-6704.  Persons with hearing impairment, please call the California Relay Service 7-1-1.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The City of Lodi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of fair employment practices regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or other unlawful discrimination.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the City of Lodi provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Human Resources Division upon application submittal to confirm the request.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION - City of Lodi is authorized and required by the state of California to access Local, State, and/or Federal criminal history as part of the testing process. This process can be completed by initial fingerprinting and/or a full Background investigation pursuant to Penal Code §11105(b)(10), §11105.3, §13300(b)(10); Education Code §10911.5; Public Resources Code §5164) and in compliance with the City of Lodi's Fingerprinting Policy ad Procedure. As a future employee or volunteer, you are required to be fingerprinted and processed through the Department of Justice and cleared before you can start. All information obtained will be kept in strict confidentiality.

HIRING PROCEDURE - Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Eligible lists are established upon successful completion of the selection process. The candidates must be successful in each part of the testing. To fill each vacancy the hiring department will request names to be certified from the eligible list and will make a selection from this certification list.

CONDITIONAL JOB OFFERS - Conditional job offers are subject to successful completion of a medical drug screen and/or physical. Candidates should not quit or give notice to their current employer until final notification has been awarded by the Human Resources Division.

MEDICAL-DRUG SCREENING – All positions may be subject to a physical or drug screen issued by a qualified medical physician assigned by the Human Resources Division. Under the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Lodi has been designated as a drug-free workplace.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance and complete Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act. United States citizenship is not required. All new appointees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.


SALARY - The starting salary is the first rate shown on the job announcement. Advancement to the higher steps of the salary range is based upon merit in accordance with the Salary Ordinance and Rules for Personnel Administration. Eligibility for the first merit increase is effective after 12 months and for additional merit increases after one year intervals until the employee has reached the maximum step.

HOLIDAY, VACATION, SICK, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Holiday - An average of 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation - 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increasing with length of service depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Sick Leave - 10 days per year depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Administrative Leave - Management/Mid-Management positions receive 80 hours per fiscal year, and specified professional/technical positions receive 40 hours per fiscal year (Pro-Rated).

HEALTH INSURANCE - Medical, Dental and Vision plans are available for employee and dependents. A portion of the premiums may be the employee's responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY - The City pays the full premium for employee and dependent life insurance, and offers a long-term disability plan that provides up to approximately 2/3 of an employee's salary.

RETIREMENT AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION - The City of Lodi is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (P.E.R.S.). Lodi is not a member of the Social Security System except for the required medical contribution. Employees may participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT - Employees may participate in a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bulletin does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions or job duties contained in this bulletin may include modifications pending labor agreements and/or council approval.


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