It is that time of year again! We are looking for 50 individuals to join our team this summer and help us complete the statewide traffic survey with the department’s Systems Planning Bureau. Traffic data is a critical component utilized in roadway planning, engineering and maintenance decisions.
- Duration: May 18th, 2020 – mid August
- Wage: $14.10/hour
- Employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses, such as food and lodging
- Vehicles are provided
- At least 18 years old at the time of employment
- Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license
- Must travel statewide and stay overnight from Sunday afternoons through Friday mornings
Application deadline is February 28, 2020. When applying, please note the position(s) you are interested in.
MANUAL TRAFFIC COUNTER
Studies traffic at a different intersection each day, Monday through Thursday. The majority of the studies are conducted in three shifts: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Employees are required to draw a map of the intersection and surrounding area. Other traffic counts conducted throughout the summer are continuous 24 hour special studies where three people count traffic during their eight hour shift. Vehicles are provided during the work week. A significant portion of the work will be in the southwestern quadrant of Iowa. Statewide, overnight travel from Sunday afternoons through Friday mornings is required. Ten manual counter positions will be in the office as mostly non-travel positions counting traffic from Miovision traffic collection video systems.
TRAFFIC RECORDER OPERATOR
Travels to defined locations to set the video traffic collectors or portable traffic recorders with rubber pneumatic tubes, draw recorder location site maps, and download the traffic data after the predetermined count time. This requires working in all areas within the road right-of-way, near traffic, and in all weather conditions. Vehicles are provided during the work week. A significant portion of the work will be in the southwestern quadrant of Iowa. Statewide, overnight travel from Sunday afternoons through Friday mornings is required.
COMMUNICATION SHOP ASSISTANT
Assists the Iowa DOT’s communications section with installing and maintaining permanent automatic traffic recorder equipment in the right of way and embedded in the pavement at continuous count stations (CCS). These CCSs use electronic equipment to count, classify, gather speed data, and weigh vehicles. Applicant should have basic knowledge of construction tools and methods. Statewide, overnight travel required Monday through Thursday. Residence in Ames or local area is beneficial when weather limits the ability to work and travel.
CONTINUOUS TRAFFIC COUNT STATION CALIBRATOR
Travels to continuous count station (CCS) locations to verify automatic traffic recorder data collection. The CCSs collect traffic and speed data 24 hours a day and are calibrated regularly to ensure integrity for this data. Vehicles are provided during the work week. Statewide, overnight travel required Monday through Friday.
RAILROAD CROSSING DATA COLLECTOR
Travels to defined railroad crossings to inventory the characteristics of the crossing per Federal Railroad Administration mandates. This requires working in all areas within the road right-of-way, near railroads and traffic, and in all weather conditions. Vehicles are provided during the work week. Statewide, overnight travel required Monday through Friday.
If you need further assistance or have any questions, call Mark Hansen at 515-239-1990.