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“Traffic Monitor Specialist” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #537 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-6041.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 48,650.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 23.00
- Currently, there are 6,410 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Traffic Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Traffic Technicians
- Transportation Technician
- Transportation Planning Technician
- Traffic Technician
- Traffic Survey Technician
- Traffic Signal Technician (TST)
- Traffic Investigator
- Traffic Control Technician
- Traffic Analyst
- Field Traffic Investigator
- Engineering Technician
- Traffic Engineering Technician
- Survey Field Technician
- Permit Technician
- Highway Traffic Control Technician
- Collection Technician
Tasks for “Traffic Monitor Specialist”
- Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
- Place and secure automatic counters, using power tools, and retrieve counters after counting periods end.
- Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
- Lay out pavement markings for striping crews.
- Interview motorists about specific intersections or highways to gather road-condition information for use in planning.
- Monitor street or utility projects for compliance to traffic control permit conditions.
- Develop plans or long-range strategies for providing adequate parking space.
- Time stoplights or other delays, using stopwatches.
- Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
- Provide traffic information, such as road conditions, to the public.
- Establish procedures for street closures or for repair or construction projects.
- Prepare graphs, charts, diagrams, or other aids to illustrate observations or conclusions.
- Maintain or make minor adjustments or field repairs to equipment used in surveys, including the replacement of parts on traffic data gathering devices.
- Prepare drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices, using drafting instruments or computer-automated drafting equipment.
- Review traffic control or barricade plans to issue permits for parades or other special events or for construction work that affects rights of way, providing assistance with plan preparation or revision, as necessary.
- Compute time settings for traffic signals or speed restrictions, using standard formulas.
- Interact with the public to answer traffic-related questions, respond to complaints or requests, or discuss traffic control ordinances, plans, policies, or procedures.
- Measure and record the speed of vehicular traffic, using electrical timing devices or radar equipment.
- Plan, design, and improve components of traffic control systems to accommodate current or projected traffic and to increase usability and efficiency.
- Operate counters and record data to assess the volume, type, and movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic at specified times.
- Visit development or work sites to determine projects' effect on traffic and the adequacy of traffic control and safety plans or to suggest traffic control measures.
- Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
- Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
- Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
Related Technology & Tools
- Electric timing devices
- Radar guns
- Data collectors
- Notebook computers
- Portable weight scales
- Total stations
- Desktop computers
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Ramp meters
- Pneumatic traffic counters
- Digital plotters
- Drafting instruments
- Portable two way radios
- Dynamic message signs
- Personal computers
- Digital cameras
- Traffic counters
- Pavement cutting saws
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Microsoft Access
- Traffic signal software
- Microsoft Office
- Traffic control software
- Microsoft Word
- Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
- Pd' Programming Intersection Magic
- ESRI ArcView
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- JAMAR Technologies PETRAPro
- Microsoft Excel
- Trafficware SimTraffic
- Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
- Autodesk AutoCAD