A traffic incident manager will detect, monitor, and respond to various traffic management data sources and incidents to maintain safety and efficiency on local roadway systems. Real-time sources of traffic data may include CCTV cameras, other video detection sources, traffic sensors (weather, speed, and volume), traffic flow systems, alarms, police scanners, public phone calls, etc. A traffic incident manager may be asked to analyze or assess traffic events like construction zones, special events, congestion, traffic incidents, evacuations, or traffic equipment malfunctions. A traffic incident manager may also be asked to develop or implement response scenario plans for such incidents, including traffic control plans that indicate sign placement and traffic management plans at the scene. A traffic incident manager may help clear or manage major traffic incidents by providing information like the approximate duration of the traffic disruption, number of injuries or fatalities, number of lanes blocked, as well as to confirm or coordinate the arrival of emergency first response teams. Through coordination with local response teams and use of dynamic message signs and other ITS devices, the traffic incident manager will help mitigate traffic congestion by providing clear and concise safety information concerning local traffic incidents in roadway systems.
The data science analyst or logistician is responsible for extracting, organizing, integrating, analyzing, and communicating information obtained from a variety of transportation or supply chain data sources. The analyst/logistician will analyze data using SQL, SAP, and other standard statistical software and tools to inform business decisions and drive efficient performance across supply chain and logistics operations. The work of the analyst/logistician might also support inventory and asset management, cost savings, internal strategic analysis, mode selection/freight consolidation efforts, product tracking, customer service initiatives, and metric reporting to promote operations performance. The analyst/logistician that also serves as a project or program manager oversees all aspects of a project, supervising progress over the entire project life cycle.
Computer & Information Systems Managers are responsible for effectively setting and managing the overall information technology agenda for a company or organization. These professionals oversee all computer systems and network architecture, and may also be responsible for system security protocols.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Promoting technical implementation at the architecture level, implementing technical solutions, and providing technical support to other users.
- Performing security testing and assessment, developing mitigation plans, and documenting results.
- Assessing, reporting on, and communicating risk and vulnerabilities in computer system architecture.
- Leading security or IT initiatives across multiple teams, communicating with engineering managers or other disciplines along the way.
- Coordinating complex or large-scale projects, estimating work efforts, establishing deadlines and priorities, and managing resources.
- Managing or coordinating the work of other computer-related positions including analysts and programmers.