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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 544J
Category: Science & Engineering


Under general direction, performs skilled technical duties in the field involving routine analysis of planning data or leading data collection teams; or in the office performs classification, summarization and routine analysis of planning data; OR, in Motor Carrier Services (MCS) performs the work of the TPT2 class and is a lead over lower level TPTs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the journey level class within the Transportation Planning Technician series. Assigned duties may call for the leading and training of lower level technicians.

Typical Work

In the field leads in state highway and county road inventories, traffic counting, truck weight, speed, photolog, pavement evaluation and other similar studies. May perform individual assignments in traffic counting or speed monitoring involving high traffic volumes and/or complex traffic patterns;

In the office may lead or be responsible for updating, maintaining, assimilating and analyzing roadway geometrics, mileage, road life, accidents, control sections, traffic volumes and characteristics; develop basic input for pavement thickness determination and perform basic traffic analysis for location in design purposes;

Performs other work as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years as a Transportation Planning Technician 2 or equivalent classification.


An Associate degree in civil engineering technology, surveying, drafting, computer science or other closely related field, or equivalent vocational technical program consisting of at least 1200 instructional hours in the above fields and three years of experience performing basic technical engineering or transportation data collection work equivalent to a TPT 2.


A Bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, transportation, engineering or computer science.

Experience may substitute year for year for education.

Class Specification History

New class: Adopted 11-08-79, Effective 1-01-80
Revised minimum qualifications: 11-13-00
Revised definition: 9-19-03
Revised new class code: (formerly 67820) effective July 1, 2007