Traffic Operations Engineer

City of Modesto

The Traffic Operations Engineer is responsible to perform professional engineering work in the investigation, planning, design, construction, and maintenance and operations of a variety of traffic engineering projects; to supervise the electrical and traffic functions.


This the journey registered level in the professional engineering series. This class is distinguished from Associate Engineer by the requirement for possession of registration as a professional engineer within the State of California and the ability to independently review, approve and stamp plans. It is distinguished from Associate Civil/Traffic Engineer by the responsibility for supervision of the staff engaged in the installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic markings, traffic signals and citywide electrical work.
This class is distinguished from Senior Civil Engineer and Senior Traffic Engineer in that the latter are advanced journey classes responsible for managing complex and difficult engineering projects and programs and/or exercising direct supervision over professional and registered staff.


Four years of responsible experience equivalent to Assistant Engineer with the City of Modesto.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
License or Certificate:

Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional civil or traffic engineer in the State of California.


Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Applications may be screened to the most qualified. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume".

The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Tentative Schedule

Oral Board Interviews
Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.
Apply online at City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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