Signal Systems Engineer


$26.88 - $44.46 Hourly
$2,150.04 - $3,556.58 Biweekly
$55,901.00 - $92,471.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 11/01/17


CLOSING DATE: 11/30/17 11:01 AM



The County of Volusia is seeking an experienced Signal Systems Engineer for the Traffic Engineering Division. This position is located in Deland, Florida, and will be responsible for supervising the design and construction of new signals and signal systems; developing and maintaining an on-going traffic signal program for signal systems, traffic signals, telecommunications, and video monitoring throughout the county. Customer service is important in this position as the candidate must be able to discuss/communicate with consultants and developers from Florida Department of Transportation and other agencies in the county.



(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Monitors the existing signal and signal systems to assure efficient and safe movement of traffic. Designs signal systems and patterns.
  • Plans for timely installation of new signals and expansion of existing signal systems. Schedules and administers the design, contracting and construction of signal and signal system projects.
  • Supervises an Engineering Assistant I in the design of traffic signals, plans preparation, construction estimates and construction supervision.
  • Evaluates and analyzes need for new signal systems to meet the demand for projected growth. Plans for equipment, location of signals, types of signals, telecommunications and video monitoring systems.
  • Utilizes microcomputer programs to retime traffic signals and signal systems to reduce vehicle stops and delays. Develops timing plans using computer programs for signals and signal systems.
  • Ensures that all signals and signal systems meet current AASHTD, Federal Highway Administration and Florida Department of Transportation standards and specifications.
  • Reviews signal, sign and pavement marking plans prepared by the Florida Department of Transportation, consultants, developers, and other agencies in Volusia County.
  • Reviews crash report data at high accident locations, and develops and implements improvements to enhance safety and operations of signalized intersections throughout the County.
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in transportation and/or Traffic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related field, and two (2) years of experience in traffic signal systems.
A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum experience.

Must possess and maintain valid Florida driver's license.



  • Knowledge of the newest developments in traffic controllers.
  • Knowledge of computer programs for timing, traffic signals, and signal systems. i.e.: transyt 7-F, Passer II, AAP, TSDDD, SOAP, HCS.
  • Ability to design traffic signals and signal systems.
  • Ability to evaluate traffic movement for efficiency and reduction of stops.
  • Ability to evaluate systems for project growth.
  • Able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Able to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.



Physical Demands: Light to medium work. Ability to see (acuity, depth perception, color,) hear, talk; finger dexterity; lift (40 lbs), carry, climb, stand, walk, reach, grasp.

Environmental Demands: Both inside and outside work. Ability to tolerate inclement weather (heat, humidity, cold, rain) and traverse uneven/wet/undeveloped terrain (soft sand, constructions sites.) Exposure to noise, vibration, dust.

Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional and technical manuals; mechanical drawings, blueprints, maps; safety rules, letters, reports, abstracts, and summaries. Ability to write reports, evaluations, summaries, letters, procedures, and policies. Ability to perform advanced mathematical functions. Ability to speak publicly and extemporaneously; conversant in policies, techniques, and procedures of discipline. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions. Ability to identify and resolve problems.



230 North Woodland Blvd Suite 262
DeLand, FL 32720

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Veterans' preference pursuant to State law. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Division at (386)736-5951.

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