Research Technician III - Center for Transportation Research (Multiple Positions)

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Research Technician III - Center for Transportation ResearchRegular, Full-time, Market Range 03

The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is seeking a technician to collect traffic data under a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The primary duties of this position include field collection of traffic data, data entry and reporting, and support for other sponsored or university activities. Typical traffic data collection activities include:

    ensure the assigned data collection vehicle is supplied properly with equipment and supplies (traffic counters, road tubes, chains, locks, clamps, nails, etc.)travel to designated locations where traffic counters are to be placedproper placement and setup of pneumatic count tubes and electronic traffic counterreturn to previous sites in a timely manner to collect count equipment and retrieve dataforward traffic count data to TDOT staff on a weekly basisconduct other traffic data collection activities, including manual intersection turning movement counts, on an as-needed basis
This position will require daily travel with frequent overnight and statewide travel. The position holder will report to a supervisor within CTR but must also communicate and coordinate activities with multiple TDOT staff members.

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications and Skills

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Two years of prior full-time work is experience is required. Prior traffic data collection experience is preferred but not required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    the ability to perform labor-intensive fieldwork in a variety of weather conditionsknowledge of Windows-based computers and common office productivity software including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and email clients such as Microsoft Outlookthe ability to read and translate printed road mapsthe ability to travel on a daily basis with frequent overnight travelstrong communication skills attention to detailthe ability to work independently without frequent interaction with supervisors
Other Conditions of Employment: Valid driver’s license

Job: Research Technical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Transportation Center
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 9, 2022, 5:19:21 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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