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TRAFFIC TECHNICIAN
Organization:    Ministry of Transportation
Division:    Northeastern Region, Traffic Section
City:    North Bay
Job Term:    1 Temporary for up to 6 months with possible extension
Job Code:    12944 - Technician 3, Traffic
Salary:    $741.91 - $867.60 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    54468
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Are you interested in providing traffic data collection services by conducting various vehicular and pedestrian surveys on the provincial highway system throughout the region? If yes, then please consider this exciting opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• carry out traffic movement studies, speed studies, ball banking studies, and sight distance reviews
• apply your knowledge of mathematics to code and verify input data and assess validity of collected data
• process traffic data by downloading data to microcomputer and using appropriate software program
• observe and record traffic behaviour at specific locations and prepare comprehensive field notes, complete with photos and videos
• provide input into the location of permanent data collection loops, the type of installation and the inspection of loop installation
• access computer data bases and input and extract information in order to provide assistance to Traffic Analysts
• Maintain equipment, perform minor repairs, and calibrate measuring devices such as radar speed measuring devices and slope metres

NOTE: Occasionally required to work overtime and on weekends during the summer months.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
• Valid Class G Ontario Driver's License

Knowledge of Traffic Data Collection:
• You have knowledge of collection methods and procedures for collecting traffic data including traffic movement studies, speed studies, ball banking studies and sight distance reviewes

Knowledge of Software Applications:
• You have knowledge of traffic data software programs such as Traffic Engineering Software (TES) and TrafMan
• You have working knowledge of computers, e-mail and word processing software

Technical Knowledge:
• You have knowledge of electronic counting equipment and devices; traffic counters, classifiers, gretchboards, laptop computers, radar, video cameras, and distance measuring devices
• You have knowledge of traffic sensing devices and loop installation methods
• You have knowledge of relevant health and safety acts, policies and practices (such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7, etc.) to provide traffic control and to operate vehicles and equipment

Soft Skills:
• You have good judgement, planning, organization and problem solving skills to determine when or where counts should be conducted and equipment to be used
• You have good oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to deal with public
• You have good communication skills to prepare field notes and sketches
• You are able to work independently

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 5.29 months, 447 Mckeown Ave, North Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4
Category:   Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 
Note:
  • N-MT-54468/13
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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