City of Tallahassee Civil Engineer III – Signal Timing Engineer

The City of Tallahassee

Your Own Utility has an immediate opening for the Signal
Timing Engineer – System Operations.

This is a Civil Engineer III position.

Tallahassee is a vibrant City, home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College. Centrally located in
the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World and the Atlantic Ocean. Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All American City for the 2nd time.
Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

The Tallahassee Advanced Transportation Management System (TATMS) utilizes Kimley-Horn Integrated Transportation System (KITS) central software to communicate with all signalized intersections in the City of Tallahassee and the unincorporated areas of Leon County. Operations and maintenance agreements with FDOT, Leon County, FSU and two intersections in Gadsden County at I-10 allow us to have seamless operations of all Tallahassee signals without jurisdictional boundaries. Last year, City staff completed a county-wide controller replacement project to convert all signals to state of the art Intelight Advanced Traffic Controllers (ATC) using MaxTime software. Of the 354-signalized intersections on the TATMS, all but 23 are connected via a 1GB Ethernet fiber optic backbone. The remaining signals are connected real-time via a private cellular network. Staff utilizes 99 arterial CCTV’s to monitor incidents and congestion. Staff recently completed a system-wide Synchro model and installation of the Utah DOT automated traffic signal performance measures (ATSPM) system. Current projects include installation of 80 BlueToad Spectra locations and a joint project with FDOT to provide SPaT and MAP data at 22 intersections as part of the National Connected Vehicle SPaT Deployment Challenge via DSRC radios. While not the responsibility of the signal timing engineer, we also provide coverage of the I-10 corridor through the counties of Gadsden, Leon and Jefferson for FDOT using the FDOT SunGuide system. Additional information on TATMS
and the Regional Transportation Management Center can be found here:

This position is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of traffic signal timing for all signalized intersections within Leon County. Additional duties include developing network traffic timing and simulation models using traffic modeling software;
reviewing and commenting on development orders; traffic signalization plans and analyzing capacity, accident and signal warrants. The successful candidate will serve on the traffic operations team and be intimately involved with the long term strategic planning
for the system as well as the day–to-day operations of the signal system.

The ideal candidate will have:

  •  A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field
  • Five years of professional experience in traffic engineering.
  • Registered as a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of Florida within one year of employment.
  • Ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations solving engineering problems.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other government agencies, and the general public.
  • Skill in the use of traffic modeling software and other relevant applications at the level necessary for successful job performance.
  • A valid Class E Florida driver’s license to perform travel time studies.

A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at:

If you have any questions, please
contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214

The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 10 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave. Additional information on employee benefits can be found at:
The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.