Engineering Associate (Traffic Management Specialist)

Recruitment #1811-ENGASCCPR5-008



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking an Engineering Associate to serve as an operator of the Traffic Management Center to monitor the transportation network and respond to planned and unplanned incidents, congestion, and travel time imbalances. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Advanced Traffic Management System ( The candidates will need strong communication abilities and effectively working with others to determine agreeable solutions to issues.


Perform work in the traffic management center, process and monitor temporary traffic control plans and permits, monitor and evaluate traffic signal operations, coordinate needed ATMS maintenance needs, assist with signal timing and traffic flow operations, provide travel information, and handle customer service requests.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an Engineering-related field; and
Ten years of experience in traffic signal operations, maintenance of traffic plans, using crash information, using traffic engineering software, computer modeling, and inspecting advanced traffic signal system projects.


An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less than possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.


  • Work is performed in the office and construction sites
  • Requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, and stooping.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

  • Process and monitor temporary traffic control permits.
  • Monitor intersections and roadways by CCTV cameras and detection systems.
  • Monitor functioning of traffic devices and computer equipment associated with the Advanced Traffic Management System.
  • Maintains knowledge on the operation of all traffic equipment, computers and software associated with the traffic signal system.
  • Use traffic equipment as needed for incident management, work zone activities, detour routes, and improved travel time.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of the principles of technical traffic engineering involving intersection operations.
  • Knowledge of traffic flow assessment and traffic signal operations and timing.
  • Knowledge of software programs and equipment capabilities used in TMC operated systems.
  • Knowledge to evaluate traffic incidents and formulate operational responses.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer operating systems and software (Windows, Excel, Word, Adobe, GIS, etc.)
  • Skill to foresee safety, traffic flow and public implications of work zones and detour routes.
  • Skill to foresee potential safety and traffic flow implications of weather conditions and events.
  • Skill to determine if traffic flow data viewed is abnormal, anomalous, within or outside a range of thresholds (speed, demand, density, and capacity demand).
  • Skill to determine if image objects viewed are abnormal and reflect a danger to safe and efficient transportation.
  • Skill to use computers efficiently and effectively accomplish work assignments.
  • Ability to use CCTV systems in TMC or security, dispatch center or like facility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with traffic operations staff, law enforcement, and public.
  • Ability to make disciplined assessment of information on potential emergencies and on proper operations in work zones.
  • Ability to adjust from a low to high level of activity quickly in response situations and make rapid judgements.
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical information contained in procedures, manuals and standards to accomplish the issuing temporary traffic control permits and the monitoring of traffic flow and equipment operation. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use and learn computer applications to effectively and efficiently perform work tasks.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*