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Friday, November 19, 2010
OPENING DATE:November 2010 SALARY RANGE:Mid $30,000s to Low $40,000s (position level and salary commensurate with education and experience) LOCATION:Office of Travel Monitoring, Planning Division CLOSING DATE:When position is filled AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:All sources
This is technical work assisting Transportation Planning Engineers in initiating a comprehensive transportation planning program, traveler behavior and traffic demand analysis.
The incumbent collects data to prepare statistical estimates used in a transportation planning program and project studies. Work includes collecting and recording traffic volumes and turning movements at highway intersections; conducting special traffic studies in the field, including video data-logging, travel time data collection; collecting pedestrian and bicycle volumes either manually or with counting equipment; and survey activities. Work is reviewed and evaluated by an administrative supervisor. A high level of independence is expected in carrying out daily tasks and responsibilities.
Drive and maintain a van provided by DVRPC, installing traffic counting machines on roadways in the Greater Philadelphia area within Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Place automatic counting machines at designated sites, assure counting machines operate accurately; and collect data from machines.
Participate in special traffic engineering surveys.
Perform classification of vehicular traffic; record vehicle occupancy counts; conduct highway and transit surveys; and manually count pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as required.
Carry out road inventories including the measurement of road mileage within a defined area.
Collect data for inventory of physical characteristics of highway systems. Survey and report physical and operational features of readings and intersections for inclusion in technical reports, as required.
Conduct travel time surveys and other transportation surveys.
Collect and record traffic turning movements at highway intersections.
Maintain traffic counting equipment.
Follow established state and federal guidelines for working safely on roadways.
Perform related work as required.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Ability to become knowledgeable regarding the techniques and operation of devices used in collecting comprehensive data for a wide variety of transportation planning surveys and studies.
Thorough knowledge and skill in interpretation of highway maps.
Ability to become knowledgeable regarding techniques used in conducting various types of traffic surveys.
Ability to use and care for automatic and manual traffic recording instruments.
Ability to supervise a group of employees engaged in traffic survey work.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to perform regular maintenance work on traffic count equipment.
Ability to work outdoors in all adverse weather conditions.
Sufficient physical stamina required for strenuous activities including but not limited to: lifting and relocating boxes up to 55 pounds; use of a sledgehammer in frigid conditions; and snow shoveling on road sides.
Ability to squat, bend, kneel and stand frequently, as well as sit in a vehicle for extended periods of time.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a responsible and safe manner.
Minimum Experience and Training
THREE YEARSof traffic or survey work, and such training as may have been gained from graduation from a standard high school, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.