Title:  AOT Technician III - Traffic Investigator

Application Deadline Date:  07/23/2024
Req ID:  50366
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.57


The Traffic Operations team at the Agency of Transportation (AOT) is seeking a Technician to fill the role of Traffic Investigator on our team.

The Traffic Investigations Unit is responsible for performing a variety of Traffic Investigations including but not limited to: evaluation of existing traffic control devices (mainly signs and pavement markings), recommendation of proposed new traffic control devices, and review of project plans and work zones. Traffic Investigation also includes performing Engineering Studies on behalf of the Traffic Operations Engineer for Traffic Committee.

This position may eventually be assigned a region as a Regional Traffic Investigator. Regional boundaries will depend on team needs. Incumbent will mentor under one or more Regional Traffic Investigators for a period of time before being assigned a region. Official work duty station will be out of Berlin. 

Telework and alternative work schedules may be available as outlined in the current State policy.

This position is currently limited service, funded through 09/30/2026, but it is possible this position will become permanent in the future.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Technician III (Job Req #50356), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • AOT Technician III (#50366)
  • AOT Technician IV (#50347)
  • AOT Technician V (#50367)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kristin Driscoll at kristin.driscoll@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in an office, laboratory, and field setting for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Class incumbents may be required to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, traverse rough, wooded, and steep terrain, travel in boats or work on structures above ground level. Duties may also require exposure to extreme weather conditions. Out of state travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering technology, environmental technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture, construction management, or related technical field AND one (1) year of experience performing engineering support tasks involved in one or more of the following: planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, maintenance or construction of various types of civil engineering projects.


Associate degree in civil engineering, environmental technology, engineering technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture, or related field AND three (3) years of experience as described above.


High school graduation or equivalent AND five (5) years of experience as described above.


One (1) year as an AOT Technician II with the State of Vermont.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to execute clear, concise communication orally and in writing.
Familiarity with MUTCD; AASHTO publications; VTrans Standards, Specifications and policies.
Familiarity with pavement marking and/or sign layout and installation.
Ability to read, understand and review construction plans.
Ability to determine priorities among simultaneous competing requests and requirements, and track progress on multiple tasks. 
Ability to interact politely and professionally with the public on a variety of sensitive issues regarding traffic control devices and highway safety.

Special Requirements

Some positions in this job class may require possession of a valid driver’s license.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.