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Engineering Assistant / Intern IOC 19-4-1

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Will operate and maintain multiple pneumatic traffic counters simultaneously to include field installation, preventive maintenance, and small repairs. Will collect traffic counts, measure sight distance, and place information on paper forms. Requires the driving and navigation of rural county roads, placement of safety equipment, and operation of field measuring devices. Communications with other workers by operating a two-way radio; must stand for long periods of time in various types of weather; must ensure equipment is maintained and ready daily. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as supervise/manage the work of additional crew members.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: (Required prior to employment)
1. Basic knowledge of Engineering and/or Construction Science at an undergraduate student level.

2. Knowledge of and ability to perform safe driving practices.*
3. Ability to read maps and orient locations in the field.*
4. Ability to generate sketches and measure distances in the field.*
5. Knowledge of department policies and procedures, including safety.
6. Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions.*
7. Knowledge of basic computer system operations and techniques.
1. Operate independently with minimal supervision within supervisor-established guidelines.
2. Discusses with supervisor work priorities and schedules.
3. Able to make timely decisions and exercise appropriate judgment in various situations.
4. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, crew, and public.
5. Liaison with citizens on work activities or questions during flagging duties.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Operate a motor vehicle.
2. Install traffic counters on county roads.
3. Computer data entry.
1. Approximately 60% of work is performed outside with placement of traffic counting equipment on active roadways with exposure to all weather conditions.
2. Ability to withstand exposure to outdoor environment for entire workday in any weather.
1. Must possess and maintain a valid Kansas Class C Driver’s License.
2. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
3. Must meet requirements outlined in Knowledge and Skills section marked with an *.
1. Vision Must be adequate for driving passenger cars from one site to
another and for using miscellaneous hand held tools. Must be able to see sight distance targets and approximately 1000 feet.
2. Hearing Must be adequate for telephone communications, two-way
radio communications and normal conversations.
3. Speech Must be able to speak English clearly to give instructions and
communicate ideas and problems to foreman and supervisors.
4. Standing 60% of the time – performing flagging duties and directing
5. Walking 40% of the time – walking to and from vehicles and while
performing sight distance checks.
6. Sitting 15% of the time – while driving from one location to another or
filling out paperwork.
7. Lifting/Carrying 50 pounds – must be able to lift heavy items.
8. Pushing/Pulling 50 pounds – pushing and/or pulling carts, racks, and hoist.
9. Climbing/Balancing Minor climbing/balancing.
10. Stooping/Kneeling Stooping required as well as crouching to install counters.

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