Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501


Job Title:

Announcement #:2686
Location: Engineering
Beginning Salary:      $2,172.00 bi-weekly
Closing Date:

Open until filled






Performs complex and professional engineering under general direction: manages a comprehensive City-wide program of long range and short range transportation implementation, and controls; directs studies of traffic flow, traffic volume, road capacity, circulation patterns, and similar information; reviews developments, meets with developers and directs the appropriate study of development traffic impacts, reviews and provides professional comments on traffic/transportation reports; schools regarding traffic concerns; coordinate and otherwise works with City departments and outside agencies regarding transportation issues that effect the City of Lawton.  Works with the Public Works Department, Street Division in the preparation and installation of traffic signs, pavement: markings, barricades, safety and regulatory devices and other work and performs other related duties as assigned.




  • Receives and investigates traffic related complaints and requests for signs, signals, speeding, parking, etc.
  • Prepare agendas for Traffic Commission with field review results and applicable warrants, codes, policies or statutes.
  • Hold Traffic Commission Meetings monthly and recommend traffic improvements in an advisory capacity.
  • Prepare traffic agenda items for City Council and provide additional information if requested.
  • Conduct traffic studies such as signal warrant studies, delay studies, speed studies, etc.
  • Issue work orders for installation of signs, signals, etc to Street and Electronic Maintenance Divisions.
  • Review work order installations for compliance with the associated Council Resolution and MUTCD. 
  • Attends Transportation Technical Committee meetings and serves as member at meetings.  
  • Reviews street closures and traffic control plans for building permits, subdivisions, parades, etc.
  • Maintains correspondence with City, State and Federal agencies regarding traffic related issues
  • Writes proposed engineering policies and ordinances for City Council review related to traffic engineering.
  • Coordinate and recommend signal timing improvements to optimize signal efficiency.
  • Conduct traffic counts required for studies with pneumatic counters and road tubes.
  • Maintenance, storage and tracking of traffic counting equipment.
  • Review median opening and turn bay requests utilizing Council Policy 8-2.
  • Receive and investigate requests for installation of new streetlights.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; considerable knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities.
  • Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects.
  • Skill in operating the following: personal computer, including word processing, electronic spreadsheet, data base programs and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment including level, theodolite and electronic distance measuring devices; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with others.
  • Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports




  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or closely related field and a minimum of two years professional civil engineering experience with municipal infrastructure improvements or closely related experience.
  • Registration in Oklahoma as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain registration in Oklahoma by reciprocity within six months of employment.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions.


EOE, AA Employer/Vets/Disability




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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.