Summer employment opportunity
The Iowa DOT is accepting applications for approximately 45 summer jobs to assist in the 2022 statewide traffic survey. Traffic data is a critical component used in roadway planning, engineering, and maintenance decisions. Employment begins mid-May until mid-August, with several positions starting as early as April. The wage is $15.29 per hour, employees are reimbursed for eligible incurred expenses for food and lodging and vehicles are provided. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of employment, be able to travel statewide with overnight stays in hotels and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
- 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
southeastern 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
southeastern 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.
TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS ABOVE:
Complete the Summer Traffic Count Program Application.