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Clark County Public Works Traffic Engineer- Traffic Modeling

washington, usa, wa

Job Summary

Are you passionate about improving public safety and mobility for all modes of travel? Do you have experience with designing traffic engineering improvements? Are you forward thinking, engaged and energized by challenges and opportunities? Do you have a strong interest in being a part of a talented and diverse team? Are you a collaborator who understands the importance of building excellent inclusive working relationships with your peers? If so, we invite you to learn more about this challenging role.

Clark County Public Works Traffic Engineering/Operations is seeking a Traffic Engineer to perform traffic engineering evaluation, design, safety and operations work. This position is involved in applying the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards on urban and rural roadways; traffic signing and striping; using traffic analysis software (Synchro, Sim Traffic, VisSim, Sidra, and AutoTurn); modelling traffic demand models; performing crash analysis; and participating in traffic data management.

This Traffic Engineer position requires specialized knowledge in traffic and transportation engineering and requires the use of independent judgment to resolve complex or unique problems. The position provides senior traffic engineering guidance to other engineers within the division. This position is focused on the duties associated with Traffic Operational modeling and efficient capacity design.

This position is represented by Local 17, Professional and Technical Employees.

Please note that this position is open to a range of possible career experiences and can be underfilled as an Engineer I/II/III position.



Engineer I:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or related engineering.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D and two (2) years relative engineering work experience and possession of an E.I.T Certification.

Engineer II:

  • ​Bachelor’s in Science degree from an accredited institution in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and 2 years related work OR
  • High School diploma or G.E.D. and four (4) years relative engineering work experience to include a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an Engineering I classification or equivalent and possession of an E.I.T. certification.
  • A valid driver’s license

Engineer III:

  • Bachelor’s in Science degree from an accredited institution in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and 2 years related work and a Professional Engineer’s license in the State of Washington, or the ability to obtain the PE license in Washington within 6 months of hire.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Traffic Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in traffic engineering, civil engineering or a closely related field – and – two (2) years of experience in an Engineer III or equivalent position.
  • Registration as a professional civil engineer.
  • Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is highly desired
  • Possession of a valid driver's license upon date of hire.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of traffic engineering, civil engineering and of the physical sciences (hydraulics, mechanics, etc.) involved; urban and rural public sector traffic engineering and traffic signal design; proven project management skills, including engineering, administration and management principles/ practices; application and interpretation of County regulatory codes, state regulatory and legislative requirements, court decisions and Attorney Generals opinions concerning the wide variety of engineering functions; departmental policies and procedures, work standards and codes applicable to the job.

Requires detailed knowledge of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) design guide, Softwares; VisSim, VisSum, EMME, Synchro/SimTraffic. Rodel/SIDRA, Trafficware, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) data.

Ability to: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineering and survey staff, contractors, and the public, accomplish multiple priorities and projects within projected timeframes, adopt approved engineering methods and standards to the planning, design and construction of a variety of public works projects. Read and interpret complex plans and specifications and become familiar with engineering standards. Perform highly technical research work and to give reliable advice on difficult engineering problems; prepare, draft, interpret and utilize complex engineering plans, maps, specifications and reports, and to maintain orderly, accurate engineering records. Perform complex and difficult engineering computations in designing major engineering projects; inspect and provide direction to technicians inspecting the work of contractors on complex engineering projects and to obtain adherence to plans and specifications; coordinate and effectively manage resources dedicated to a number of on-going projects. Communicate and express ideas effectively, orally and in  writing, including public speaking; give accurate and factual testimony at hearings or trials.

Examples of Duties


  • Conducts a wide range of traffic engineering studies and directs consultant teams in such studies, focusing on Travel demand modeling and Operations modeling
  • Provides traffic engineering input to capital projects and transportation system issues arising from citizens or the Clark County Council.  Responds to citizen requests and ensures appropriate and timely responses to related questions and inquiries.
  • Utilizes related computer software and programs in analyzing and developing solutions to traffic engineering problems and in the general accomplishment and monitoring of the work.
  • Prepares and maintains all related reports, documents, and correspondence.  Reviews design plans and specifications for conformance to job requirements.
  • Prepares and reviews scoping for capacity improvement for Capital and development projects.
  • Prepares, develops and checks complex specialized contract provisions and design agreements.  Conducts pre-bid and pre-construction conferences detailing principle construction features and agreements. 
  • Coordinates with other sections and departments on issues related to grant and contract administration. 
  • Maintains office records of design, construction and other engineering activities, as required by County, State, and Federal regulations. 
  • Develops and maintains effective relations with the public.  Represents Public Works on various committees; at neighborhood organization and community meetings; public hearings; before governmental bodies and in legal processes.
  • Prepares complex technical engineering and administrative reports and develops critical correspondence and comprehensive reports in support of engineering projects and decisions. 
  • Participates in the development, implementation and review of ongoing programs and existing methods - assessing job effectiveness and cost efficiencies. 
  • Participates in the formulation and updating of goals and objectives consistent with the mission of the Department.
  • Performs cross assigned support duties for development review for signage and pavement markings and collision analysis.   
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


If you wish to upload a resume or other documents: Resumes and documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application. 

Application Review (Pass/Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.

Employment References will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.

It is the general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.