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HNTB Arterial Traffic Management Center Operator in Bradenton, Florida

What We're Looking For

Arterial operator position that ensures safe and efficient traffic movement and monitors roadways including detecting, confirming, updating and responding to scheduled and unscheduled traffic incidents, congestion and travel time imbalances.

  • The Arterial Operator II is responsible for the direct monitoring of arterial performance, discovery of operational issues and the reporting of such issues to the appropriate local maintaining agency. The Arterial Operator II is stationed within the RTMC/STMC, interacting with and as part of the freeway team to ultimately provide a seamless oversight of the District’s roadway facilities.

  • Monitors the status of traffic signal and system operations, arterial corridor congestion, and traffic flow, etc. by technology tools, including advanced traffic management systems, travel time monitoring, and CCTV cameras.

  • Transmits event information to appropriate personnel and suggests appropriate signal timing adjustment as directed.

  • Identifies traffic congestion along the arterial network, based on pre-defined performance measures, then developing and implementing traffic mitigation measures in a timely manner.

  • Logs all activities into the Arterial Operator event log and ensures that the quality of information is complete and concise.

  • Detects, confirms and tracks equipment faults affecting arterial operations.

  • Coordinates with STMC/RTMC and other operations management personnel with regard to external agency communications and general control room coordination, and other personnel from signal maintaining agencies to obtain a full understanding of all arterial activity status.

  • Produces daily shift, equipment malfunction, activity and phone logs that shall be disseminated to District management in a structure that shall enable weekly, monthly, and yearly analysis.

Required Qualifications

  • Arterial Operator II shall be experienced in the field of arterial traffic operations, with the following basic requirements:

  • Knowledge of local intersection controller operations, phasing, detection, and infrastructure, and arterial signal timing pattern development, implementation, and fine-tuning.

  • Ability to prepare detailed technical reports with understandable non-technical summaries.

  • Ability to communicate clearly with co-workers on technical issues related to the program.

  • Ability to work with peers, superiors, and subordinates in an office environment.

  • Ability to clear the security requirements necessary to work within the STMC/RTMC.

  • Ability to drive automobiles and small trucks, with a valid Florida driver’s license.

  • Skills in the use of Windows-based applications.

  • Skills in interpersonal relationships.

  • Possess, or ability to possess within six months, IMSA Level 1 Traffic Signal Field Technician certification.


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Senior level operator position performing functions under close supervision and to established procedures.

  • Performs all duties and may defer the most complex issues to a supervisor.

  • May serve as “shift team leader”.

  • May train new operators and provide guidance to more junior operators.

  • Operates various computer-based traffic management systems to manage traffic and incidents on roadways and improve traffic conditions.

  • Monitors roadways via CCTV surveillance cameras and detection systems.

  • Monitors all traffic devices and computer equipment associated with the system.

  • Maintains advanced knowledge on the operation of all traffic equipment, computers and software associated with the traffic systems.

  • Utilizes traffic equipment for incident management and the improvement of travel time, safety, and quality of life of the traveling motorists and toll customers.

  • Continually checks the accuracy and validity of the messages displayed on all DMS and 511.

  • Aware of all 511 messages broadcasted on a particular system.

  • Enters incident information into computer systems using traffic software.

  • Becomes familiar with the roadways and understands the purpose and location of each traffic device (i.e. detector stations, CCTV, and 511).

  • Alerts operator staff to new and existing memos.

  • Uses SOG to detect, dispatch, monitor, and document roadway incidents.

  • Confers with partners (highway patrol, Road Rangers, Local Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, etc.) as well as adjacent Traffic Management Centers or other DOT Districts to coordinate resources for incidents that may affect regional travel.

  • Dispatches Road Rangers and assists Road Rangers with other tasks, such as phone calls, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

  • 2 years experience as Traffic Management Operator II level or directly comparable experience

  • Excellent working knowledge of traffic management systems

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

Applicants for U.S. based positions with HNTB Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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