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Traffic Investigator

By November 17, 2022


The New JerseyDepartment of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking candidates for the position of Traffic Investigator
within the Division of Capital Program Management, Highway& Traffic Design. Traffic Investigators are assigned a 40 – hour
work week. Current starting salary is $41,756 to $47,358, based on experience. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a
comprehensive benefits package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care), Pension, Deferred
Compensation, 13 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 3 administrative days).
Under the close supervision of a Principal Traffic Investigator or other supervisory official in the Department of Transportation,
performs the work involved in investigating and evaluating the efficacy and desirability of traffic control devices and methods
under specific circumstances; does other related duties as required.
Traffic investigators will apply the portions of Title 39 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes and NJDOT procedures and policies
and dealing with traffic regulations, N.J.A.C. 16:27 (Traffic Regulations and Standards for Traffic Control Devices), and reference
N.J.A.C. 16:32 (Truck Access) and N.J.A.C 16:47 (State HighwayAccess Management Code) in their investigations.
Investigations include conducting traffic surveys including parking practices, speed, driver behavior practices, and traffic counts;
performing field investigations and studies on a variety of traffic problems related to signs and pavement markings for pedestrian
crossing, school crossings, midblock crossings, parking restrictions, commercial vehicle restrictions, posted speed limit, advisory
travel speed, various regulatory and warning signs.
During an investigation, a traffic investigator may be required to work with other NJDOT staff, state and local government officials
to alleviate different traffic problems, be requested to assist in conducting field investigations for complex traffic conditions, assist
on the investigations to determine the efficacy of operation for various types of traffic regulatory and control methods and devices,
and be asked to make reasonable and feasible recommendations concerning their improvement, continued usage, or discontinuance.
As part of the investigative work, the traffic investigator will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or other NJDOT units. The investigative work will be objective
and reflected on satisfactorilywritten reports, and the supporting data, findings and observations, and related correspondence will
be well maintained and properly filed.
This position is a Civil Service competitive title, meaning that candidates must file for, pass and be reachable on a
Civil Service Commission administered examination priorto being appointed permanently. Due to current urgent need,
NJDOT is hiring individuals in a provisional, non – permanent capacity, pending examination.


Education: No formal education required
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the area of traffic regulations, traffic investigation, and/or traffic control.
License Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey.
For more information regarding this position, please refer to:
Preferred Qualities/Skills:
• Knowledge of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and traffic signing and striping.
• Experience with drafting software such MicroStation, AutoCAD or similar.
• Knowledge of the methodology and procedures required to establish highway traffic regulations
including speed limits, turn prohibitions, weight restrictions, parking prohibitions, etc.
• Knowledge or familiarity of traffic signing, New Jersey Traffic Laws; Title 39, Title 40
Manual on uniform traffic control devices and drafting traffic related ordinances and resolutions.
• Traffic engineering related college courses or related traffic training from previous law
enforcement work, construction work or government and private sector.
• Technical and report writing skills and experience.
Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year
from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the
provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 – 7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act.”
Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department
of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship
or accept student/OPT program, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.

To apply for this job email your details to dot.njdotjobs@dot.nj.gov

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