It is that time of year again! We are looking for approximately 50 individuals to join our team this summer and help us complete the statewide traffic survey. Traffic data is a critical component utilized in roadway planning, engineering and maintenance decisions.
- Duration: May 21, 2018- mid August
- Wage: $13.67/hour
- Employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses, such as food and lodging.
- Vehicles are provided.
*positions will remain posted until filled*
- at least 18 years old at the time of employment
- possess a valid U.S. driver's license
- Manual traffic counter: These employees study 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 southeastern quadrant of Iowa. Statewide, overnight travel from Sunday afternoons through Friday mornings is required. Six manual counter positions will be in the office as mostly non-travel positions counting traffic from Miovision traffic collection video systems.
- Continuous Traffic Count Station Calibrator: With this position, employees are expected to travel 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. Employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses for lodging and meals.
- Communication shop assistant: These employees assist 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. Employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses for lodging and meals.
- Railroad crossing data collector: Applicants are expected to travel 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. Employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses for lodging and meals.
Transit Facility Assessment: This employee is expected to travel to and conduct condition assessments for approximately 25 public transit facilities across Iowa. These condition assessments are required as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s asset management rules that went into effect July 2016. Vehicles are provided during the work week. Statewide, overnight travel is required. Employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses for lodging and meals.