Job Openings

Traffic Manager

Duties:  The Traffic Manager reports to the Director of Public Works, oversees the Traffic Operations Division, and performs the following essential functions:   

  • Administers the Neighborhood Traffic Control program;
  • Manages the annual traffic signal maintenance contract;
  • Acts as the staff liaison to the Transportation and Parking Commission;
  • Establishes methods to determine the relative level of traffic safety problems; qualifies problems based on data;
  • Serves as the liaison between the Village and the local school districts with respect to traffic and parking plans in the vicinity of schools; 
  • Identifies elements of traffic safety concerns; develops solutions which incorporate appropriate and effective traffic mitigation treatments;
  • Acts as the Village's point of contact for bicycle and pedestrian system improvements and operations;
  • Implements traffic improvements; design changes through traffic control devices, signage, pavement markings, signal timing, capital improvement projects and sight distance improvements;
  • Coordinates the operational activities of the Traffic Division for repair and maintenance of street signs, traffic signals, traffic control markings, and parking revenue units; prepares bid specifications for services or equipment; monitors contracts, inspects work, processes payments; plans traffic work;
  • Recommends and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for Traffic Division; identifies resource needs; recommends and implements policies and procedures;
  • Provides ongoing training and support for, assigns work to and evaluates performance of assigned personnel;
  • Responds to inquiries from the public and provides technical advice;
  • Reviews traffic control plans for engineering projects;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Basic theories and applications of traffic engineering.
  • Principles and applications of traffic safety.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
  • Skill in communication, both oral and written.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors' degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or traffic engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in civil or traffic engineering or any combination of education and experience which produces the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Illinois Professional Engineering license preferred
  • Valid Illinois Class D Driver's License

Working Conditions:  Office and highly variable field conditions. This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform any tasks as assigned, with emphasis on appropriate customer services.

Salary: $74,077 - $88,893 Annually (mid-point); Full-Time position

Application Period: Open until filled. E.O.EApplications will be accepted online, only. 

Crossing Guard

The Village of Downers Grove is accepting applications for the position of Crossing Guard to assist school children at assigned crossings before and after school. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to work in all weather. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact CSO Supervisor Timothy Sembach at the Downers Grove Police Department; Monday - Friday, 7:00 am- 3:00 pm at (630) 434-5636. 

Wage: $10.00 per trip ($20.00 a day) Position open until filled. Applications will be accepted online, only. E.O.E.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Village is looking for volunteers to work on special projects as needed, such as electronics recycling events, general office assistance, building improvements and emergency response.

If you are interested in becoming a Municipal Volunteer, please fill out the Online Application, which identifies your skills and availabilities. Applicants will be kept on file and called upon, as needed, or may apply for specific posted volunteer opportunities.

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