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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 544I
Category: Science & Engineering


Under general supervision performs semiskilled technical duties in transportation planning involving the classification and summarization of various types of field information for data bank retention for further analysis by others. In a field crew configuration, performs as the assistant to the team leader; OR, in Motor Carrier Services (MCS), has approval authority for "superload" permits which includes coordinating with state patrol, local law enforcement agencies, pavement and bridge engineers, regional maintenance offices and customers to ensure that the infrastructure will support the routing of the superloads, these positions also collect, validate, summarize and analyze road usage data necessary for the design, construction and maintenance of the state transportation system.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Assignments at this level involve performance of field and office duties with variety of data types, collection and summarization techniques.

Typical Work

Performs technician duties in the collection, summary and validation of multi-modal transportation data relating to facilities and systems;

Participates in studies of system characteristics and performance such as speeds, volume, accidents, vehicle types, weights, occupancy origins and destinations and other similar data;

Prepares, refines, and maintains summaries of system data pertaining to mileage, classification geometrics and other similar factors;

Collects, summarizes, and refines data relating to social, economic and environmental factors relating to transportation systems;

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

One year of experience as Transportation Planning Technician 1 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.

Experience performing basic technical engineering or transportation data collection work equivalent to a Transportation Planning Technician 1 will substitute year for year for education.

NOTE: Employees shall be advanced to Transportation Planning Technician 2 after completing one year of satisfactory service as a Transportation Planning Technician 1 and passing a qualifying examination.

NOTE: A valid driver's license may be required.

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 67810) effective July 1, 2007