Traffic Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Website City of Gainesville

Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Details:

The City of Gainesville Public Works Department is seeking a talented professional to join our team of community builders in the role of Traffic Operations Manager. This is an advanced professional engineering and administrative work directing the activities of the Traffic Operations Division. Primary responsibilities including managing a engineering staff, IT/CV/AV and Cybersecurity specialists, traffic management specialists, and traffic technicians to plan, develop, implement, maintain, and repair traffic network, devices, equipment and software utilized in daily operations by the City’s Traffic Management System. This role involves advanced, independent professional and technical engineering work in support of the City’s vision for 2035:

Gainesville will be an equitable community for all. We will be a sustainable community for the future. We will be home to a world-class, life-long learning community. Our city will be great place for neighbors to live and thrive. A place that provides meaningful experiences for everyone. We will have a vibrant downtown and a strong, resilient economy. We will ensure mobility for all neighbors.

Job Description:


This is advanced professional engineering and administrative work directing the activities of the Traffic Operations Division.

The single position allocated to this classification reports to the Public Works Director or designee and works under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its administrative and division managerial responsibility.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Plans, assigns, directs, coordinates, and exercises general supervision of parking operations, transportation and traffic engineering activities.  Manages all staff of the division and their activities.

Coordinates traffic and transportation engineering activities with Federal, State, County, and City agencies and departments and consulting engineers.

Serves as public information source on traffic and transportation engineering activities for the media and general public.

Prepares reports, studies, letters, purchase requests, ordinances, and other written correspondence.

Plans, designs, and conducts field reviews of all traffic operations activities, including traffic signal installations, signal systems, traffic signs and markings, and parking operations.

Develops short and long-term operational plans.  Evaluates new and existing procedures and activities based on current or future needs and trends.

Prepares, submits and monitors annual division budget.

Prepares and process annual Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement (with FDOT), Interlocal agreements with Alachua County and partner Cities/Townships, and obtains Purchase Orders for University of Florida for operating and maintaining signals with campus.

Assists in formulating policies and operating procedures.

Acts as the responsible engineer for the Traffic Operations function of the City.

Acts a subject matter expert for expert witness testimonies and litigation particular to traffic control devices, specific to Traffic Signals, Traffic Management and Traffic Technology

Acts as the public records custodian and engineer of record for Signal Timing and Traffic Management System documentation

Acts a workgroup manager and supervisor for special events or incidents requiring Active Arterial Management, and regional Traffic management (i.e. Home Football games, I-75 closures exceeding 4 hours, environmental floods, and major arterial blockage).

Performs timely, fair and non-discriminatory evaluation of performance of employees under their supervision.

Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.


Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in traffic and transportation engineering, plus two (2) years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which meet the requirements for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for PE License and which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



Must possess a valid Professional Engineer license.  Must obtain and maintain a valid Florida Professional Engineer license within 90 days of appointment.

Valid Driver License required at time of appointment.  Valid Florida Driver’s License required within ninety (90) days of appointment.


Professional Traffic Operations Engineer is preferred.