City of Medford - Traffic Counter

*Six (6) part-time positions available!

The City of Medford Public Works Department - Traffic Engineering Division is looking for several attentive and dependable temporary workers to fill immediate vacancies. The primary duty is to observe traffic at intersections while counting vehicle turning movements using a hand-held computerized counting board. Employees will be required to drive to/from/between multiple work locations.

Applicants should be available to work between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, up to 20 hours per week. Temporary summer positions begin in late May and are expected to run 3-4 months.

Benefits include:

Paid sick leave
24 hour fitness center

**Hiring will be subject to a favorable criminal history background check and driving record. Must be able to pass a drug screen.


Typical Job Duties

  • Monitor traffic and manually tally vehicle movements using traffic counting device (TDC - Ultra or similar).
  • Working primarily outdoors in Right of Way areas.
  • Performing testing to ensure equipment is in working order.
  • Detailed note taking.
  • Driving.
  • Assisting engineering staff in a variety of daily tasks or special projects.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school and/or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license by date of hire.
  • Requires completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the City.
  • Employees will be required to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time in various weather conditions including weather extremes.
  • Acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to:
    • Work with minimum supervision.
    • Ability to follow oral, written, and drawn instructions.
    • Establish and maintain harmonious relationships with others.
    • Relate to the general public in a positive manner.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

      Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

To Apply: City of Medford employment application must be completed online via the City's website Position is open until filled, first review of applications will be on Friday, April 19, 2019.

The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and desire assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department by telephone: (541)774-2010 or email:

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Public Works Department - Engineering Division. Candidates most closely meeting the City's needs will be referred for interview with final appointment by the City Manager. Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country. Hiring will be subject to a favorable background check, driving record, and drug screen. Selection procedures and time lines subject to change.