JOB TITLE: Traffic Control Analyst
JOB CODE: 13A.19
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The purpose of this position is to implement, operate and
maintain the City’s computerized multi-arterial traffic control system. The incumbent is
responsible also for monitoring and refining traffic signal timing plans to meet state standards
and/or to ensure correspondence with capacity, vehicle counts, prevailing traffic patterns,
construction activity, newly constructed roadways and other factors affecting traffic flow and
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited high school, plus eight (8)
years experience with computerized traffic signal systems, including automated traffic counting
and computerized monitoring; or an Associate Degree in Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field, plus four (4) years experience; or an
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would provide the necessary
knowledge, skills and abilities. Traffic Signal Inspector Certification from the International
Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) is required. Possession of and ability to maintain a valid
State of Florida Driver’s License is required.
• Knowledge of traffic engineering and control principles, concepts, design methods, practices,
procedures, processes, techniques and operations, including traffic signal operation, closed
loop and sectional mode control systems and related matters.
• Knowledge of City, state and county statutes, codes, ordinances regulations and other
requirements relating to traffic flow and control.
• Knowledge of traffic signal timing plan development principles and procedures.
• Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as related to traffic signals.
• Knowledge of state-of-the-art traffic control systems and equipment.
• Knowledge of potential safety hazards and applicable safety precautions.
• Knowledge of job specific software.
• Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate engineering plans, specifications, drawings and
• Ability to make engineering computations, engineering drawings and plans using computer
• Ability to develop, implement, monitor and improve complex traffic signal timing plans
using traffic flow analyses and state-of-the-art computer software packages.
• Ability to conduct field observation tests and develop plans for system improvements using
• Ability to prepare and present complete, accurate and coherent reports.
• Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with members of the public effectively, courteously and tactfully.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Public Works and
Engineering staff, staff of other City Departments and Offices, other governmental entities,
vendors, contractors and others.
• Develops, operates, controls and maintains the City’s computerized traffic signal control
• Implements, operates and evaluates system improvements, such as the MATS hybrid
Multi-Arterial Traffic System.
• Evaluates statistical and physical data regarding traffic signal timing, including such
considerations as vehicle counts, capacity, projected travel loads and effectiveness of signals;
computes mathematical factors for adjusting timing of traffic signals and implements new
timing plans as appropriate. Updates the database and timing plan file for affected traffic
signals and intersections.
• Monitors and refines traffic signal timing plans and other system parameters to ensure
correspondence with prevailing traffic patterns, construction activity and newly constructed
or modified roadways.
• Conducts analytical studies, makes recommendations for innovative system improvements;
assists with design and engineering specifications and implements system improvements.
• Conducts field observations, tests and evaluations of traffic signal system operation.
• Assists Traffic Signal Technicians in the design of electronic control circuits and in the repair
and maintenance of traffic signal system components.
• Participates in special traffic issue studies to develop neighborhood improvements, such as
the Master Plan for Pedestrianized Intersections.
• Responds through the City Attorney to inquiries from private attorneys, insurance companies
and others regarding claims or issues involving signalized intersections and/or other traffic
control system issues.
• Responds effectively, courteously and tactfully to inquiries and complaints from members of
the public regarding traffic signal system operation.
• The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties
and responsibilities that would be required of classifications given this title and shall not be
construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.
Incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented
in this job description.
PUBLIC CONTACT: Good interpersonal skills are an essential component of the position.
Contacts are primarily with City, County, State and other traffic operations and signal staff.
Contact with other cities, counties and municipalities throughout the state may be required.
Contacts with the City Attorney’s staff, private attorneys, insurance companies and members of
the public are required periodically to address or respond to questions or issues regarding
signalized intersections and/or other traffic control system issues. Other governmental and/or
public contacts may be required from time to time to explain the operation and functioning of the
City’s traffic control system.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Department Head or
designated representative. Direct supervision is minimal concerning day-to-day activities.
Completed work is reviewed primarily in terms of results achieved and in the maintenance of
effective and harmonious work contacts. Incumbent is required to use considerable initiative,
judgment and ingenuity in planning and executing the work.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Generally none. May supervise one or more employees
assigned to assist in the accomplishment of special projects.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force
occasionally and up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Work requires considerable physical
activity including walking, lifting, reaching, stooping, pulling, grasping, balancing, climbing,
kneeling, standing and crouching. Incumbent is subject to inside and outside activities with a
variety of weather changes or atmospheric conditions. Incumbent may be exposed to activities
such as noise and jobs with potential hazards that may require special protection and/or special
safety precautions. Visual acuity is required to inspect work completed by crews for accuracy
and quality. Incumbent is required to hear sufficiently to perceive information at normal spoken
word levels. Manual dexterity is required to operate equipment in performance of duties. During
periodic fieldwork, stringent adherence to rigorous safety precautions is required to minimize
potential exposure to high voltage and a variety of other electrical and traffic related hazards.
ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS: Under the direction of and responsible to the Department
Head or designated representative.