Senior Traffic Recorder Technician

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Senior Traffic Recorder Technician


Bend, OR 



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Engineering Specialist 2 – Senior Traffic Recorder Technician
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 4
Technical Center/Traffic Unit

The role:  
Join our team in Bend as a senior traffic recorder technician! You will conduct field studies and compile data for traffic movement, vehicle usage and vehicle distribution. You will maintain and troubleshoot automatic traffic recorder (ATR) equipment and provide training and guidance to other staff. Apply today!
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an engineering specialist 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 1 ($2,944- $4,521) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 2. Underfill training will not exceed three years.
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
A day in the life:
  • Schedule and collect data for annual coverage count programs.
  • Verify the accuracy of traffic data collected and prepare reports.
  • Install and maintain traffic monitoring equipment at automatic traffic recorder (ATR) stations.
  • Program and calibrate traffic recorder settings.
  • Verify data collection settings and lane designation.
  • Perform diagnostic testing on ATR counting equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose faulty components.
  • Assist with locating and reviewing potential ATR sites.
  • Coordinate with utilities and contractors for ATR construction activities and scheduling.
  • Schedule and monitor work for the manual traffic counting program. 
  • Oversee traffic survey technicians.
  • Work is performed in heavy traffic conditions 70% of the time and may require working early or flexible hours, working in adverse weather conditions, driving for long periods of time and overnight travel.
  • Work may involve bending, stooping, climbing ladders and lifting up to 60 pounds.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
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.
  • Live, work and play in Bend, Oregon!
What we need for an engineering specialist 2:
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.
What we need for an engineering specialist 1 (underfill):
Eighteen (18) months of experience directly related to engineering.
An associate's degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
What we need for both:
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 using computers for collecting and entering data.
  • Experience working outdoors along the roadside or with telecommunications equipment.
  • Experience using electronic testing equipment.
  • Experience managing work assignments and working with minimal supervision.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022.
Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employe