Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $61,487.00 - $75,295.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $61,487.00 - $89,102.00 Annually 

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

Public Works, Traffic Division
The Traffic Division is responsible for daily operation and maintenance of traffic control devices such as traffic signals, traffic control signs, and pavement markings.  They are looking for a Traffic Technician who will perform skilled manual and technical work involved in the control, maintenance, and operation of the City traffic control system and assist with work planning by scheduling, organizing, and securing materials and equipment for the accomplishment of assigned tasks. 

The City of Aurora is seeking a skilled Traffic Systems Specialist to perform advanced level design, systems, and project work relative to traffic issues to support the traffic engineering function of the Public Works Department.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


  • Preparing traffic signal timing programming including implementation and field observation
  • Developing and testing advanced traffic signal programming and electronics/circuit testing
  • Processing traffic signal timing information requests as needed
  • Reviewing plan submittals to ensure compliance with City and other relevant traffic engineering standards
  • Coordinating with contractors, developers, City and other government agencies regarding traffic control and other traffic engineering items
  • Performing engineering drafting and design functions related to traffic engineering items
  • Scheduling, attending, and conducting meetings as needed; conducting investigations of traffic conditions
  • Conducting and analyzing traffic surveys and other studies relating to traffic movement; making recommendations for installation or modification of traffic control devices including also electric, electronic, and mechanical components
  • Preparing work orders for installation or modification of traffic control devices
  • Responding to public concerns related to traffic issues
  • Performing field measurements; and performing additional duties as assigned
  • May lead the work of lower level engineering technician/assistant/specialist staff
  • May perform additional duties as assigned


Education: Associate's degree in Civil Engineering or directly related field.


  • At least 1 year progressively responsible technical, paraprofessional, or professional engineering experience 

  • At least 1 year progressively responsible technical, paraprofessional, or professional engineering experience, including at least 6 years in traffic related areas preferred  

  •  At least 4 years' experience traffic signal controller or other relevant traffic engineering software preferred

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Knowledge of traffic control devices and related electronics and circuits, practices and procedures as defined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

  • Knowledge of the basic principles of civil engineering; municipal design criteria and specifications; traffic engineering software as well as standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software


  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; and review, correct, and recommend solutions to complex engineering plans

Skills:  Strong analytical and interpersonal skills; skill in computers and related software


  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history

  • Certification through ATSSA as a Traffic Control Supervisor and/or through IMSA as a Bench Technician and/or Field Electrician (minimum Level II, Level III preferred) preferred  




Physical Demands:  Light to sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds; occasional lifting and carrying; some walking and standing for field work and meetings; vision to read and interpret reports, circuit diagrams, schematics and wiring diagrams, and other written documents as well as produce design work; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and related equipment; hand/foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle; frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.

Work Environment: Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to varying weather conditions, noise and dust, and traffic and electric hazards.

Equipment Used
  • Operates a motor vehicle; survey equipment; measuring equipment such as tapes, levels and micrometers, camera and personal computer. 
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Essential Personnel: When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies. 

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