TRAFFIC SURVEY UNIT MANAGER CLASS PURPOSE To manage staff involved in collection and analysis of traffic survey data; perform related work. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Unit management. Typical responsibilities: plans, organizes, directs and controls staff involved in collecting and analyzing traffic data used in short- and long-range highway and urban planning; establishes unit goals and schedules; hires and evaluates staff; develops budget and monitors expenditures; determines project priorities and selects sampling and project sites; develops procedures and methods for conducting research studies and collecting data; directs staff in compilation, classification summarization, validation and reporting of data; analyzes data to determine traffic growth, trends, traffic projections and impacts on the highway systems; conducts training or arranges training for staff in conducting studies of origin, destination, truck weight and commodity flow; evaluates and recommends data-gathering and traffic-monitoring equipment purchases; confers with vendors in developing and modifying equipment; plans, coordinates, and directs installation of equipment; administers and oversees contracts for consultants, vendors and private contractors for traffic monitoring and equipment installation; conducts calibration tests to monitor accuracy of equipment; coordinates data gathering efforts and research projects with headquarters, field, and port-of-entry staff; uses computer programs to collect and retrieve data; revises computer programs to summarize data and produce reports. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Good knowledge of: digital electronic equipment. Experience: supervising staff; applying data gathering and sampling techniques; applying statistical analysis to a variety of data; determining traffic volume and trends and making projections relating to the highway transportation system; using a personal computer for data management and statistical analysis.