Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the temporary, full time (up to two (2) years) position of Traffic Analyst in Traffic Management, Transportation and Public Works. We encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Reporting to the Traffic Services Supervisor, the Traffic Analyst provides support to the Municipal Traffic Authority in the establishment of all aspects of traffic control within the municipal roadway network. The Traffic Analyst is responsible for providing technical support in relation to all types of traffic control devices including traffic signals, on-street pavement markings, traffic signs, traffic calming devices and parking control zones. Traffic control requests are received from and information is provided to Council, the public, internal business units and external agencies.


  • Assesses requests for traffic and parking control devices (such as traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings); makes recommendations on safe and effective traffic control measures; prepares the traffic control regulation; initiates implementation by municipal crews or others and confirms completion of the work;
  • Analyses data and drafts functional sketches for implementation of intersection design and traffic control;
  • Arranges and leads traffic engineering surveys related to traffic and pedestrian volumes, travel patterns, and speeds;
  • Reviews development and construction proposals and prepares recommendations pertaining to traffic implications;
  • Prepares reports and presentations related to traffic control for Council and others;
  • Maintains records, including control device inventories on both electronic databases and paper files;
  • Answers public inquiries concerning traffic matters;
  • Works with other Public Works staff, other business units, other levels of government, consultants, and private industry on traffic matters;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (two year program), with emphasis on transportation infrastructure or traffic operations / analysis or equivalent Diploma or Degree;
  • Two years’ experience as a traffic technician or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • A valid Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence or the ability to obtain one and requirement for use of personal vehicle.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of traffic operations, pedestrian and roadway safety and application of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada;
  • Working knowledge of geometric roadway design;
  • Thorough knowledge of the geographics of the Halifax Regional Municipality;
  • Thorough understanding of provincial and municipal policies and regulations (i.e., NS Motor Vehicle Act, Municipal Streets By-Law, HRM Charter, other applicable By-Laws, etc.);
  • Functional knowledge of national, provincial and municipal standards and policies related to transportation design and traffic management (i.e., TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads, TAC Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide, HRM Neighbourhood Short-Cutting Policy, HRM Traffic Calming Policy, Truck Route By-Law, etc.);
  • Ability to work with computers, with proficiency in word processing, spread sheets, and data bases;
  • Working knowledge of GIS applications, statistical methods, and analysis.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact your HR representative or [email protected]

Competencies: Customer Service, Teamwork and Cooperation, Communication, Analytical Thinking, Valuing Diversity, Organizational Awareness, Values and Ethics.

WORK STATUS: Temporary, full time (up to two (2) years)

HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; 35 hours per week

SALARY: Level 7, $33.08 per hour as per NSUPE Local 13 Collective Agreement

WORK LOCATION: 21 Mount Hope Avenue, Dartmouth

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted up to 11:59pm on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.
(position #72285983)

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