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Traffic Field Investigator

Date Posted:  May 2, 2022
Requisition ID:  351822

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


The salary for this position typically starts at an annual salary of $39,884.



About the Job:

The Traffic Field Investigator performs technical engineering assignments in collecting, correlating & analyzing vehicle and volume turn count counts, radar speed observations, pavement marking and sign inventories, topographic information, accident data & photographs for use in various traffic & safety studies (Traffic Signal, Flashing Beacon, Speed, Parking, School zones, Warning and Regulatory sign requests). Investigates traffic related complaints using special measuring devices & prepares data for inclusion in final reports; makes factual determination of causes & contributing conditions for fatal accidents along with preventative recommendations; prepares reports & recommendations on changes/additions of traffic control based on field observations & analysis, handles complaints from public & officials regarding study locations & other traffic related matters.

A Day in the Life:

  • Collect, correlate, and analyze field data for assigned projects;
  • Conduct various traffic studies; count traffic; take roadway measurements, draw sketches, and take photographs of locations being investigated;
  • Use Microsoft Office software, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and graphics software to produce reports;
  • Recommends proper course of action to supervisor from collected information and reports;
  • Prepare work orders;
  • Maintain traffic control device inventory;
  • Work with public to answer questions and to clarify requests;
  • Participate in snow removal activities.

What We're Looking For:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent;
  • Must possess valid driver’s license;

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain a CDL within 90 days;
  • Basic knowledge of Computer Aided drawing drafting skills;
  • Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office programs;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; develop complex reports;
  • Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organization skills;
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Must be able to work independently;
  • Must be available for snow and ice removal and report in a timely manner.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis