Traffic Superintendent - CDL

  • 300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Transportation or Transit

Job Description

Primary Duties

Under general supervision, plans and manages all aspects of Traffic Operations for the Department of Public Works; coordinates with City departments and State agencies to assure compliance with state and federal environmental regulations and standards and City policies, procedures and goals. This includes installation and maintenance of signs and pavement markings, and maintenance and repair of traffic signals. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Engineering Manager for Traffic, although the ability to perform with independent judgment and initiative is required.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, manages, evaluates, reviews and supervises, daily maintenance, repair, and work assignments of Traffic Operations crews; assures that quality standards are met, appropriate services are provided, and programs are in compliance with departmental, state and federal regulations.
  • Manages staff through appropriate delegation, mentoring and work supervision; assigns duties, responsibilities, resources and scope of authority; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload, technical and safety issues.
  • Monitors work assignments for quality, completion, and safe work practices;
  • Ensures equipment, supplies, and a sufficient work crew is available at assigned job sites;
  • Sets procedures, methods, techniques, and equipment for projects;
  • Maintains records, documentation, and logs of work orders, including materials, tools, supplies, equipment, and labor for work assignments;
  • Reads and interprets work assignments, job orders, plan sets and specifications;
  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, dump trucks, front end loaders and attachments, scissor lifts, bucket trucks, backhoes, skid steers and attachments, cranes and related equipment;
  • Ability to operate a variety of hand tools and power tools, including but not limited to, sledges, hammers, picks, air compressors, air hammers, jacks, sprayers, and related equipment;
  • Supervises scheduled and assigned maintenance, repair, and service work on City streets, rights-of-ways, sidewalks, curbs, alleys, medians, and structures;
  • Supervises erection of and maintenance and repairs of traffic signs and signals;
  • Supervises asphalt and concrete repair and replacement, including operation of cutters and saws, setting forms, and finishing s needed to install loop detection or other traffic control devices;
  • Supervises placement of erosion and sediment control devices;
  • Coordinates work zone traffic control devices and performs flagging duties;
  • Schedules routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment and maintains service and maintenance records;
  • Works with the Engineering Manager on coordinating traffic control for special events.
  • Supervises collection and reporting of operational and financial data; coordinates with the Public Works Financial Officer as a source for financial and resource information; manages Traffic Department's budgets and monitors revenues and expenditures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state and local code requirements; participates in safety programs, promotes safe working habits, and encourages the use of protective equipment;
  • Trains, motivates and evaluates the work of new employees;
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Responds to all internal and external customers (City employees, other governmental representatives, business organizations, community groups and/or the public) in a courteous and friendly manner to promote a service orientation;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices.
  • On call after regular hours to respond to emergency situations;
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as required.
  • Driving is essential.

  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Maintenance and repair standards for traffic furniture and other infrastructure.
  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in traffic and street construction, repair and maintenance projects.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
  • City safety rules and regulations and safety standards.

  • Analyzing traffic infrastructure and maintenance issues, evaluating alternatives and developing logical recommendations based on findings.
  • Interpreting technical standards and procedures, federal and state rules and regulations and City policies and procedures.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Compiling maintenance, repair and construction data, maintaining accurate records and generating reports.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
  • Using a personal computer and specialized software applications.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


  • Associate's Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Business or Public Administration, or a related field and seven years' experience in infrastructure management and project management in the public sector; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver's License with a Tanker Endorsement required within 180 days of employment.
  • According to the needs of the City, additional training and certifications may be required.


  • Experience in Traffic related work.

Physical Demands

Medium Work:
  • Requires e xerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

EEO Statement
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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Job Address

300 Austin Ave, Waco, Texas 76701 United States View Map