Applications are now being accepted for approximately 45 summer jobs completing the statewide Traffic Survey.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of employment and possess a valid driverís license. Employment will be from May 20
until mid-August with several positions starting early April. Statewide, overnight travel from Sunday afternoons through Friday mornings
is required for the manual counter and recorder operator positions. The 45 positions represent several different types of duties:
Manual Counters -
study traffic at a different intersection each day, Monday through Thursday. The
majority of the studies are conducted in three shifts; 6:45am to 9:00am, 10:45am
to 1:00pm, and 2:45pm to 6:00pm. Several continuous 24-hour special studies are
conducted throughout the summer. An additional 45 minutes is allowed each day to
draw a map of the intersection and the surrounding area. Vehicles are provided
during the work week. A significant portion of the work will be in the
quadrant of Iowa.
Recorder Operators -
expected to travel to defined locations to set the portable traffic recorders
and 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 northeastern
quadrant of Iowa.
Automatic Traffic Recorder Calibration -
expected to travel to defined locations to verify automatic traffic recorder
(ATR) data collection. The ATRs collect traffic and speed data continuously and are calibrated regularly to ensure
integrity for this data. Statewide, overnight travel is required.
Videolog Assistant - assist in operating a vehicle that collects GPS data and electronic images of the Iowa highway system. Statewide, overnight travel is required.
Communication Shop Workers -
assist the Office of Communications in installing and maintaining
permanent automatic traffic recorder (ATR) equipment in the right-of-way and
embedded in the pavement. These statewide ATR sites utilize electronic equipment
to count, classify, gather speed data and weigh vehicles. Applicant should have limited
knowledge of construction tools and methods. Statewide, overnight travel three days a week is
expected. Residence in Ames or local area is beneficial when weather limits travel.
These positions all pay $11.39 per hour and employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses for lodging and food.
To complete and submit an application for these traffic positions,
and select "Traffic Count" on the area of interest on the application. If you are interested in the "Communication Shop Worker" positions, please select "Construction"
on the area of interest on the application.