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POSITION TITLE:  Civil Engineer II   (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #:  req1680
DEPARTMENT:  Traffic Operations
LOCATION:  Traffic Operations
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EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $65,224.00 - 108,706.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 11/2/2018.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report, and drug test required.

Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.  

The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:  

  • No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
  • “Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)  
  • Top 10 Healthiest Cities" ( - April 2015)
  • No. 13 “Best Place to Live” ( - September 2015)
  • No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)

Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

-   Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire

-   Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days 

-   Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting

-   Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both  

Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance 

-   Life insurance, short-term and long term disability 

 Wellness program, workout facilities 

Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic 

-   Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility

-   Collaborative work environment

SUMMARY:  Plans, designs, reviews, and manages traffic engineering and transportation planning projects or programs to ensure compliance with City policy and standards. 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. 

  • Reviews transportation related aspects of development applications through traffic studies and development plans.  Determines transportation improvements/mitigation, addresses community questions, ensures compliance with City multimodal transportation plans, policies and standards, and makes recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Board.    
  • Compiles and analyzes reports, records, and other data to plan, design, and/or evaluate projects or programs, including safety.
  • Manages and administers a variety of traffic engineering projects and traffic infrastructure systems, either performed by City and/or consultants/contractors. 
  • Interprets standards and City policy. 
  • Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and/or designs for projects or programs. 
  • Calculates cost and determines feasibility of projects based on analysis of collected data. 
  • May be responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of traffic signal hardware and software; traffic signs; and pavement markings. 
  • May administer contracts with consultants and/or contractors working on City projects; may authorize project related payments. 
  • May issue permits and calculate fees due. 
  • May inspect sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards. 
  • May direct construction and maintenance activities at project site. 
  • Serves as a technical information resource for the public, consultants and developers, City boards and departments, and City Council regarding specific projects or general traffic engineering questions. 
  • May prepare presentations and written materials. 
  • Participates in staff, project review, and policy meetings, and coordinates with other departments or agencies to facilitate project implementation and compliance to standards. 
  • Use traffic analysis software to evaluate or optimize intersection operations. 
  • May prepare budget and/or monitor budget and prepare bid packages.  
  • May assist in the development or revision of policies, procedures, or standards.   
  • May direct and oversee the work of temporary employees. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position. 


  • Knowledge of engineering practices and principles. 
  • Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and federal standards and regulations. 
  • Word processing and data entry skills. 
  • Knowledge of the Highway Capacity Manual 
  • Ability to use traffic engineering software including Highway Capacity Software, and Synchro. 
  • Ability to track or monitor a budget. 
  • Technical writing skills. 
  • Project management and construction skills. 
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis. 
  • Conflict resolution skills. 
  • Advanced mathematical skills. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; three to five years related traffic engineering experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management and public groups.  

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid driver's license. Professional Engineering license is desirable.   Registration in national or state engineering organizations is desirable. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.    

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job is largely performed in an office setting.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and toxic/caustic chemicals.  Employee may traverse rough, irregular terrain. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Demands made on eyesight are high.    

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body.  The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.