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File #: 19-1224    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/8/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Department of Transportation and Human Resources recommending the Board: 1) Adopt the new class specification of Transportation Engineer/Traffic Engineer; 2) Adopt the revised class specification of Sr. Traffic Engineer (Title change from Sr. Traffic Civil Engineer); and 3) Approve the Chair to adopt and sign Resolution 153-2019 to: a) Adopt the new salary range, job class number, and bargaining unit for the new class of Transportation Engineer (Traffic Engineer is an existing class); b) Delete 1.0 FTE Traffic Engineer and add 1.0 FTE Transportation Engineer/Traffic Engineer in the Department of Transportation; c) Adopt the title change from Sr. Traffic Civil Engineer to Sr. Traffic Engineer; and d) Delete 1.0 FTE Sr. Civil Engineer and add 1.0 FTE Sr. Traffic Engineer in the Department of Transportation due to an upward reclassification where the retention of the incumbent is approved by the appointing authority; and 4) Waive the competitive recruitment and selection process for 1.0...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue, 2. B - Resolution, 3. C - Transportation Engineer-Traffic Engineer, 4. D - Sr. Traffic Engineer, 5. Executed Resolution 153-2019
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Department of Transportation and Human Resources recommending the Board:
1) Adopt the new class specification of Transportation Engineer/Traffic Engineer;
2) Adopt the revised class specification of Sr. Traffic Engineer (Title change from Sr. Traffic Civil Engineer); and
3) Approve the Chair to adopt and sign Resolution 153-2019 to:
a) Adopt the new salary range, job class number, and bargaining unit for the new class of Transportation Engineer (Traffic Engineer is an existing class);
b) Delete 1.0 FTE Traffic Engineer and add 1.0 FTE Transportation Engineer/Traffic Engineer in the Department of Transportation;
c) Adopt the title change from Sr. Traffic Civil Engineer to Sr. Traffic Engineer; and
d) Delete 1.0 FTE Sr. Civil Engineer and add 1.0 FTE Sr. Traffic Engineer in the Department of Transportation due to an upward reclassification where the retention of the incumbent is approved by the appointing authority; and
4) Waive the competitive recruitment and selection process for 1.0 FTE Sr. Traffic Engineer in the Department of Transportation in accordance with Personnel Rule 507.1.2.d.

FUNDING: Various sources.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Department of Transportation (Transportation) has had a difficult time attracting and hiring qualified candidates in the Transportation Planning Group.

There is a very limited number of licensed Traffic Engineer’s in Northern California and, due to the recent focus on transportation infrastructure, there is a high demand for traffic engineers; therefore, Transportation is competing with other local jurisdictions with higher paying local agency salary ranges and private firms that also offer more generous compensation packages.

Transportation Engineer / Traffic Engineer

In order to help facilitate Transportation’s recruitment efforts, Human Resources created a new Transportation Engineer classification and combined it with the Traffic Engineer to make a new flex class specification. The new flex class sp...

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