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Traffic Data Analyst

Company: Oregon Department of Transportation
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Initial Posting Date:

09/07/2022Application Deadline:


Department of TransportationSalary Range:

$3,721 - $5,775Position Type:

EmployeePosition Title:

Traffic Data AnalystJob Description:

Engineering Specialist 2 - Traffic Data Analyst
Oregon Department of Transportation
Policy, Data & Analysis Division
Transportation Data Section - Transportation Systems Monitoring Unit

The role:

We are recruiting for a traffic data analyst to support our Transportation Systems Monitoring Unit. This position is responsible for quality checking, analyzing, computing and summarizing traffic count data from the Statewide Traffic Monitoring Program. Apply today and join us in making a difference.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 09/28/22.We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying. If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through youremployee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

Access traffic data from roadside equipment such as automatic traffic recorders or access traffic recorder via the automated data extraction programs.
Quality check data and spot anomalies in large datasets.
Coordinate with field technicians, troubleshoot automatic/access traffic recorder sites remotely to verify traffic volume and working order of automatic/access traffic recorders.
Record and investigate traffic disruptions such as construction or traffic crashes.
Develop and prepare monthly traffic trends for distribution to internal and external stakeholders.
Research and evaluate new traffic counting products and software.
Answer customer requests for traffic data.
Work is 90% using a computer in an office environment with occasional field work.
This position may require lifting up to 50 lbs. and climbing ladders - some bending, stooping and lifting may be required.
To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please


What's in it for you:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, 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:

Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.


An associate's degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school of engineering and two years of experience directly related to engineering.


An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor's degree in engineering plus six months' engineering experience).

Note: If you are currently a transportation maintenance specialist 2 (TMS2) or have been one in the past, in addition to your completed application, please attach section three of your TMS2 position description to receive full credit for your related work. If your experience includes work in multiple maintenance disciplines (e.g. highway, sign, bridge, striping or landscape) please attach section three of the position description for each of the relevant disciplines.

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.

What we'd like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It's how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.

Experience extracting, analyzing and manipulating data using databases Excel, SQL or Python.
Ability to spot trends and anomalies and present them to stakeholders.
Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
Experience effectively troubleshooting field equipment and or learning telecommunication systems.
Excellent time management skills and work tasks with limited guidance.

How to apply:

Before applying,click hereto visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
Complete the following required steps:Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the 'Need help?' section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.
Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.

After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans' preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

Need help?

For questions, call 503-383-8854 or

The fine print:

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 09/14/2022, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.
We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
Don't attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Keywords: Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem , Traffic Data Analyst, Professions , Salem, Oregon

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