The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on 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

Job Description

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 YEARS of 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.

To Apply

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