STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
HUMAN RESOURCES


CLASSIFICATION:  TRAFFIC OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

 

Class Code:  9454-20                                       Date Established:  06-03-80           

 

Occupational Code:  5-2-7                               Date of Last Revision:  12-28-01

 

BASIC PURPOSE:  To supervise the location and maintenance of traffic control devices on the state and interstate highway system.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

        Lays out intersections to include traffic controls and reviews them with supervisor to determine that all traffic controls conform to federal and state standards.

 

        Makes inspections of areas of proposed construction and those under construction to insure proper location of control devices.

 

        Recommends or selects proper traffic control devices and supervises installation and maintenance as required.

 

        Investigates complaints in connection with improper or inadequate traffic controls.

 

        Reviews traffic control devices and applications of a non-routine nature.

 

        Assists city and town officials in decision-making regarding type and placement of traffic signals to meet maximum safety.

 

        Maintains inventories regarding the location of signs and beacons for specific purposes.

 

        Coordinates with other work units to institute traffic controls involving pavement marking and electronic traffic controls.

 

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DISTINGUISHING FACTORS:

 

Skill:  Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.

 

Knowledge:  Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.

 

Impact:  Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies.  Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.

 

Supervision:  Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods.  The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.

 

Working Conditions:  Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.

 

 

 

Physical Demands:  Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.

 

Communication:  Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action.  This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.

 

Complexity:  Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems.  This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.

 

Independent Action:  Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:  Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical school with major study in engineering.  Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

 

Experience:  Five years' experience in traffic operation work, at least two years of which shall have been as a crew supervisor.  Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

 

License/Certification:  None required.

 

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS:  Extensive knowledge of traffic control devices and standards.  Some knowledge of maintenance work to include the operation of traffic control devices.  Some knowledge of the problems of road construction and conditions requiring the use of traffic control measures.  Knowledge of general mathematics.  Knowledge of report writing.  Ability to make accurate measurements.  Ability to organize and supervise the work of traffic operation crews throughout the state.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and municipal authorities.  Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.

 

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:  This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.

 


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