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City of Detroit Senior Assistant Traffic Engineer (DPW) in Detroit, Michigan

Senior Assistant Traffic Engineer (DPW)

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Senior Assistant Traffic Engineer (DPW)


$50,000.00 - $70,000.00 Annually


MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Dept of Public Works

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Under general supervision, performs responsible technical work in the field of traffic engineering; and investigates and analyzes traffic and/or transportation problems

Examples of Duties

  • Investigates, collects and analyzes data on traffic conditions especially as they relate to traffic flows.

  • Performs design studies and analyzes of traffic problems related to the design and positioning of traffic structures and accessories.

  • Examines alternative traffic control devices for effectiveness and makes recommendations on the selection and layout of selected equipment.

  • Directs the preparation of maps and layouts of proposed traffic structures with indications as to their general characteristics.

  • Assigns and outlines detail work to subordinates, instructs them on objectives and procedures, and reviews their work during process and upon completion.

  • May supervise Assistant Engineers and other technical staff members.

  • Devises standard methods and forms for collection and presentation of traffic data.

  • Develops traffic survey techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a traffic engineering or traffic planning related field.

  • Three years of experience in traffic and related planning activities; including the study and installation of traffic controls in urban areas and statistical analysis and reporting of traffic data.

  • One year of supervisory experience preferred.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.


  • Interview: 70%

  • Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 30%

  • Total: Interview and Evaluation of Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 100%

  • Detroit Residency Credit:15 points

  • Veterans' Preference: 0 to 15 points


  • Valid State of Michigan Operator License required. Employees in this class will be required to provide and operate a motor vehicle on a reimbursed mileage basis.

Supplemental Information


  • Principles and methods of traffic engineering design and construction.

  • Standards and practices of traffic engineering.

  • Statistical principles and practices as applied to engineering data.

  • Problems of traffic control and the principles, methods and equipment involved in their solution.

  • Computerized design and drafting tools.


  • Use of personal computers and computer aided drafting and design (CADD) equipment.

  • Use of standard engineering and specialized traffic engineering applications software, such as Synchro, SimTraffic, HCS, etc.

  • Use of common office and project management software.


  • Analyze problems related to traffic engineering design and structures.

  • Plan and supervise work related to the design, selection and placement of traffic structures and appurtenances.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Interact with vendors, contractors, consultants, developers, subordinates and peers in a tactful and effective manner.


  • Work is performed in a variety of shop, plant, field and office locations, sometimes involves exposure to seasonal weather conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the class. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Specific job duties may vary from position to position.

Classes Consolidated: 12/18/2000 (The duties and responsibilities of the classes of Senior

Assistant Traffic Engineer and Senior Traffic Planner)

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.



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Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


Do you possess a Bachelor's Degree in a traffic engineering or traffic planning related field?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have three (3) years of experience in traffic and related planning activities; including the study and installation of traffic controls in urban areas and statistical analysis and reporting of traffic data?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have one (1) year of supervisory experience preferred?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a Valid State of Michigan Operator License?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Detroit


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave ste 316 Detroit, Michigan, 48226




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