Traffic Technicians

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

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.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Reading Comprehension: 4
  • Active Listening: 3.62
  • Complex Problem Solving: 3.62
  • Critical Thinking: 3.5
  • Systems Analysis: 3.5
  • Operations Analysis: 3.38
  • Speaking: 3.38
  • Systems Evaluation: 3.25
  • Writing: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Time Management: 3.12
  • Monitoring: 3.12
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 3.12
  • Active Learning: 3.12
  • Mathematics: 3.12
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3
  • Coordination: 3
  • Science: 2.88
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 2.88
  • Instructing: 2.88
  • Service Orientation: 2.88
  • Negotiation: 2.88
  • Persuasion: 2.88
  • Learning Strategies: 2.88
  • Operation Monitoring: 2.75
  • Operation and Control: 2.75
  • Quality Control Analysis: 2.5
  • Troubleshooting: 2
  • Technology Design: 1.38
  • Programming: 1.25
  • Equipment Selection: 1.25
  • Management of Financial Resources: 1.12
  • Management of Material Resources: 1.12
  • Repairing: 1
  • Equipment Maintenance: 1
  • Installation: 0.12
CORE TASKS
  • Interact with the public to answer traffic-related questions, respond to complaints or requests, or discuss traffic control ordinances, plans, policies, or procedures.
  • Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
  • Prepare graphs, charts, diagrams, or other aids to illustrate observations or conclusions.

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