Associate in Engineering 2 – Traffic Investigator Oregon Department of Transportation Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
Technical Center / Traffic Unit Portland
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Our Region 1 Portland Metro Technical Center is recruiting for a traffic investigator to join our team! In this role, you will investigate and analyze traffic data to improve transportation operations and safety! Apply today!
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Measure and analyze vehicle speeds on highways and streets.
Research information on state laws and prepare speed zone reports; recommend speed zones on local streets and state highways.
Order and coordinate the installation of new speed zone signs.
Review speed zone reports, conduct traffic engineering studies and investigations, research and collect necessary data.
Evaluate traffic operations and safety conditions; recommend type and placement of traffic control devices to improve traffic operations and safety.
Advise agency management, local jurisdictions and staff on speed zone policies and guidelines.
Answer inquiries and participate in meetings related to traffic control questions and proposals.
Review and prepare reports for operational and safety improvement projects.
Respond to or coordinate our unit’s response to claims and public record requests.
Work in a general office environment—may work at the Region 1 Headquarters building in downtown Portland, at modern shared workstations in other ODOT facilities or remotely at your own home with approval.
Some travel may be required, including occasional overnight travel.
Field work may involve exposure to heavy traffic and working at night.
Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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What we need:
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.