Civil Engineer - Job Code #3005

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Civil Engineer (Official Job Title: Technical Specialist III):  This supervisory position supports the Division Manager, supervises engineering staff, and provides professional and technical work of Traffic Engineering projects, studies and other technical projects as assigned.



  • Leads and manages the preparation and reporting of miscellaneous inquires and traffic studies including Sight Distance Investigations, Traffic Control Devices, Speed, Parking Prohibition, and No through Truck Traffic
  • Represent Transportation at the Traffic Advisory Council (TAC) and the Community Traffic Safety Team monthly meetings 
  • Investigates customer concerns/inquiries; meets with citizens to define and resolve issues
  • Interacts with the public and BCC to address complaints, concerns and questions as needed
  • Leads and manages the review of construction plans of projects impacting traffic operations or traffic control devices referred by Land Development Services and Capital Projects
  • Prepare and make presentations to the TAC and the BCC
  • Perform final roadway field inspection for acceptance by public works for maintenance

Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)

  • Design and review MOT plans for road projects referred by Land Development Services, Capital Projects and Utilities
  • Design and review MOT for public events
  • Design and review MOT for road closures

Management of Crash Study Program

  • Procurement of crash data
  • Manage the Accident Information Management System (AIMS) and support its users
  • Provide crash reports to the public and prepare the annual crash report

Traffic Signals

  • Support traffic signal timing system and operation
  • Support traffic signal related capital improvement projects

Other Functions

  • Maintain Traffic Operations GIS data on Intranet
  • Coordinate integration between CarteGraph, Maximo and GIS
  • Coordination with GIS to create and maintain Traffic Engineering related GIS layers for Signs & Signals
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Design and field reviews


Minimum Qualifications:   A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering and six (6) years of professional engineering experience.  Registration as a Professional Engineer by the State of Florida or the ability to obtain the same in the State of Florida within six (6) months of the date of employment.   Note:  A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering may substitute for one year of the required experience.  A valid Driver’s License is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in pavement management, road inspection, and traffic management.  Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) certification.   Knowledge of Asset management software.

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