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Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking a Assistant Engineering Director/Traffic Engineering.  The position provides engineering services and technical assistance to all departments within the Consolidated Government; coordinates and oversees consultant contracts. Reviews site development plans for proposed commercial and subdivisions; coordinates with other departments and divisions to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws; performs final inspection prior to acceptance of public infrastructure by the City Council. Assists in the management of the Department of Engineering. To include hiring, planning, assigning of personnel. Also supervises the work of the Traffic Engineering Division and Radio Communications Shop. Directs and manages personnel issues for division employees including

goals and objectives, performance evaluations, leave time, overtime, disciplinary actions, grievances, and training and personal development. Coordinates with Planning Department related to zoning cases. Coordinates the preparation of legal documents including ordinances, resolutions, coordination sheets, deeds, and plats. Oversees the implementation, coordination, and monitoring the FEMA community rating system for the city. Represents the department in legal cases. Attends Council meetings and other public meetings as required. Investigates complaints from citizens or other departments. Prepares the annual division budget, monitors

expenditures, and approves procurements. Provides design services and operational

management of roadway improvements; solves traffic safety, operational, and congestion problems. Designs traffic signal installations; supervises signal construction and maintenance. Directs and supervises the installation and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings. Manages the investigation of traffic safety and citizen inquiries. Provides training to subordinates in the traffic engineering field. Prepares technical specifications and provides technical expertise for projects. Evaluates traffic signal system operations; prepares signal timings for operational improvements. Administers and manages street lighting along public roadways. Reviews design and construction plans submitted by local engineering firms. Prepares technical reports, resolutions, and traffic ordinances for Council approval; amends official street map. Directs and supervises the Access/Encroachment permit system. Performs complex analyses and traffic studies; evaluates traffic impact studies for new developments. Serves as the Radio Communications Officer for the city; manages the procurement and operation of all city radio communication equipment and systems. Prepares technical specifications for the procurement of the citywide radio communication system; approves all procurements of radio communications components for all city departments. Maintains all city radio licenses; ensures that all radio communication activities

are following FCC regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of the accepted principles and practices of civil and traffic engineering and surveying. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgetary development and management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation.  Knowledge of the geography of the city and other local areas. Knowledge of traffic signal system design and operations. Knowledge of the principles of street lighting design. Knowledge of radio communication systems, electronics, and software. Skill in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Skill in problem solving and decision-making.  Skill in management and supervision. Skill in operating standard office equipment including work related computer applications. Skill in oral and written communication. 


Bachelor's Degree in Traffic/Civil Engineering or Transportation Planning or a related Engineer field is required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require five years of related experience. Certification as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary range for this position is $70,154.97


Benefits include the following:


Low-cost Medical Insurance                                                                                       Retirement Plan
Dental Programs                                                        
Supplemental Life Insurance                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

Prescription Drug Card

Retirement Plan

Life Insurance Plans

Deferred Compensation Plans

Vacation Leave

11 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program


How To Apply:


Candidates will be evaluated throughout the recruiting period.


Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Reather Hollowell

Director of Human Resources
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-225-3631



An Equal Opportunity Employer


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