Technical Associate (UCP 8), Traffic Signal Systems

Job description

Job Title: Technical Associate (UCP 8), Traffic Signal Systems
Job ID: 2017584
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Connecticut Transportation Institute in the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Technical Associate (UCP 8), Traffic Signal Systems. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Technical Associate will provide traffic signal system-related information, training and direct technical assistance to Connecticut municipalities responsible for local traffic signals.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  1. Assist Connecticut municipalities in the development of clear goals and objectives and a plan for management, operations and maintenance of their traffic signals.
  2. Write and disseminate technical briefs on traffic signal related topics to local municipal agencies.
  3. Work in the field to assist with traffic signal system retiming projects. This will include:
    • Traffic Data Collection and Analysis
    • Revision of Signal Timing Using PASSER 9
    • Revise Signal Timing Plans
  4. Development of System Summary for future uses by municipality
  5. Work with Connecticut regional planning agencies to promote opportunities for municipalities to consider federal-aid funding for traffic signal operations and to promote integration of traffic signal operations into metropolitan transportation plans and programs.
  6. Coordinate and facilitate training on traffic signal systems topics
  7. Explore the feasibility of developing a Traffic Signal Operator Certificate program for municipal employees, as a part of the CT Technology Transfer Center program.
  8. Develop timing plans for municipalities that have traffic control signals at intersections that work in isolation.
  9. Supervise student employee who will support the Center's Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Program
  10. Design and maintain a record-keeping method to document results of the program
  11. Develop quarterly reports for submission to program director and funding sponsors
  12. As needed, conduct needs analysis surveys of Connecticut local municipalities on traffic signal related topics.
  13. Complete special projects as required
  14. Perform related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master's degree in engineering or related field and 2-4 years' experience with traffic signal systems OR Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and 5-7 years' experience with traffic signal systems.
  2. Ability to work independently to apply comprehensive knowledge of traffic signal systems to meet the objectives of the program.
  3. Ability to produce written technical documents for dissemination.
  4. Ability to develop and facilitate training programs.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  6. Excellent writing and communication skills
  7. Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the state to conduct technical assistance and training programs
  8. Ability to work extended hours, including possible evening meetings to support program goals
  9. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience working with municipal governments
  2. Ability to travel out-of-state as needed for national and regional meetings

Appointment Terms

This is a full time, 12- month, annually renewable position.

To Apply

For full consideration, upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three professional references at Screening of applications will begin immediately. Please reference search # 2017584 in your application materials. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017584)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 2, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.





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Job No:
Posted: 3/3/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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