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Manager-Traffic & Lighting 

Open Date 7/22/2019  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Public Works  
Location Division of Streets & Sewers - Office of Traffic & Lighting  
Reports To Director of Streets & Sewers  
Schedule Monday-Friday, 6:00 am-2:00 pm. Schedule may vary based on operational needs.  
Pay Rate $58,000-$68,000/yr.  

Position is responsible for managing, planning and executing the operations of the Bureau of Traffic and Lighting. Oversees all activities related to the maintenance and repair of city-owned street lights and traffic control devices which include traffic signals, signage and pavement markings.

Direct supervision of Superintendent V who oversees foremen and hourly employees of the Bureau of Traffic & Lighting.

This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Responsible for the performance and supervision of personnel in Traffic & Lighting operations.
• Coordinate the preventative maintenance of all signalized intersections and City street lights. Manages State and County traffic signal maintenance contracts.
• Works with Superintendent V to plan and schedule daily and weekly assignments.
• Works with the Streets Manager and City Engineers office to prioritize areas for pavement marking.
• Oversees Sign Shop operations including inventory, installation and maintenance of signage in the public right of way
• Oversees the response to emergency calls of signalized intersection failure in a timely manner.
• Supervises the processing of all complaints and reported problems, reviews related reports and responds to citizen concerns.
• Monitors material and supply accounts in the budget and requisitions raw materials, tools and equipment as needed.
• Responsible for the hiring of new employees and all personnel issues and disciplinary actions.
• Maintains open communication with staff and works collaboratively with the City Engineer's office, particularly in regards to signal timings, traffic control, pavement markings and overall asset management.
• Follows all city policies and safety procedures and utilizes good management practices in dealing with bargaining unit employees

• Knowledge of the methods and materials used in public construction and maintenance.
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
• Knowledge of union agreements.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements

• High school diploma or equivalent education required.
• Minimum of two (2) years working with traffic signal systems; minimum of five (5) years work experience as a supervisor. Equivalent relevant experience will be considered.

• Knowledge of the Federal Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices preferred.
• Must possess the ability to read and understand intersection design/lay out and schematic diagrams.
• Basic knowledge of accounting, statistical analysis and the principals of public administration.
• Ability to maintain exact and comprehensive records of expenses, finances, payroll, work projects, job performance and absenteeism.

• Familiarity with criminal justice and social intervention theories
• Experience working in a law enforcement environment
• Experience working with community-based organizations, social service agencies, and/or policy makers
• Excellent public presentation skills
• Experience managing a large, multi-stakeholder program or project

• Class A Commercial Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
• Certification as a Traffic Signal Electrician II by the International Municipal Signal Association is desired.

All categories of pneumatic, hydraulic, manual and industrial equipment and tools needed to perform assignments.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work is performed in an office setting, with moderate inside temperatures, and outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office and moderately loud in the field. Entire office is smoke free.

About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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