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State of Massachusetts Traffic Data Collection Specialist in 10 Park Plaza, Massachusetts

_About MassDOT_ An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure. _Position Summary_ Incumbents of positions in this series recommend, develop and implement transportation plans, guidelines and programs; conduct studies and analyze data concerning transportation programs; respond to inquiries; maintain liaison with government authorities & others; develop materials for the dissemination of information; & perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to conduct planning activities for the development and implementation of transportation programs in conformance with sound planning principles, applicable laws, regulations and standards. _Duties and Responsibilities_ MassDOT is looking for a technologically savvy candidate who enjoys a combination of office work and field work as a Traffic Data Collection Specialist. This position would primarily be based out of 10 Park Plaza, Boston,but may require travel statewide as necessary to inspect and support field operations staff in maintaining, installing, and retrieving data from traffic data collection devices. An ideal candidate would have an interest in all aspects of legacy and emerging traffic data collection technologies and analytics, be able to understand issues with various traffic collection devices, and support office related tasks for quality control and data processing needs. 1. Work with Transportation Technology Group (TTG) to meet the goals of the Highway Division and the Federal Highway Administration to meet annual data collection requirements. 2. Conducts traffic studies and analyzes data concerning transportation programs to determine progress and effectiveness, makes recommendations for changes in procedures and guidelines and devises methods of accomplishing program objectives. 3. Understands Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS) and can assist in creating GIS layers to represent permanent and portable traffic count station assets. 4. Understands traffic data analytics tools to visually represent traffic data and trends. 5. May assist with uploading collected traffic data using proprietary software on a computer/laptop/tablet. 6. Assist with identifying and coordinating the installation of new permanent count station installations. 7. May assist the Traffic Data Operations/Construction Coordinator with quality control reviews to the traffic count web-based database (MS2) and the FHWA Travel Monitoring Analysis System (TMAS). 8. Makes recommendations on emerging technologies for traffic data collection equipment. 9. Recommends develops and implements transportation plans, guidelines and programs. 10. Supports the efforts of the Transportation Technology Group (TTG) initiatives for congestion mitigation efforts as needed. 11. Proficient in various office related software programs utilized within the TTG (i.e., Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel). If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Felis DePina, Human Resources atfelisberta.depina@dot.state.ma.us. First consideration will be given to applicants that apply within the first 14 days. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Minimum Entrance Requirements:* * Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in urban planning, regional planning, land use planning or transportation planning, and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning or transportation, civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning or transportation, civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required. *For Non-MassDOT Applicants: Applicants for this position must possess a bachelor’s degree, or higher, in urban or regional planning, transportation, civil or environmental engineering for this position. For MassDOT Employees: Applicants for this position must possess a bachelor’s degree, or higher, in urban or regional planning, transportation, civil or environmental engineering for this position, or hold a position in the department in the next lower title than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder. For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo (617) 851-9447. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Science* *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *Traffic Data Collection Specialist Location: Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza Requisition ID: 200008FS

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