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Contract Position Summary

Title: Data Collector
Location: Orange, Osceola and Seminole County
Reports to: Bike/Walk Central Florida Program Manager
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Kayla Mitchell: [email protected]

Summary: Seeking person to fill contract (1099) position to measure the number of motorists who do/do not yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks. This person will go to specified crosswalks to cross the street a minimum of 20 times, repeating at three different times of the day. He/she will document driver behavior, following clearly defined instructions for consistent data collection.

Data collection takes place three or four times each year per county for two weeks leading up to and following a scheduled law enforcement operation. The schedule of data collection is flexible but must be completed by the agreed-upon deadline. On average, the data collectors work about 20 hours per week for the two weeks before and after each operation.

DESCRIPTION

Responsible for:

  • Measuring the number of motorists who do/do not yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks in the designated region.
  • Collecting and documenting data gathered at specified crosswalks for a two-week period prior to and following law enforcement operations three or four times a year.
  • Communicating observations in writing and verbally to data collection supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate verbal and written observations from crosswalk locations.
  • Ability to snap and send photos at crosswalk locations.
  • Able to capture data at two to four crosswalk locations per day during collection period.
  • Work a flexible schedule at different times throughout the year.
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout the designated region to selected crosswalks.
  • Valid Florida Driver License and insurance.
  • Reliable vehicle to drive to each crosswalk.
  • Physically able to cross street 120 – 240 times each day of data collection.

Safety precautions:

Safety is a primary consideration at all times for data collector. The following safety precautions are recommended:

  • Receive proper training so that data collector does not unduly put themselves at risk while attempting to cross.
  • Never undertake data collection in inclement weather conditions when visibility is limited.
  • Daytime collection is required.
  • Wear bright clothes (but not reflective vests) to maximize their visibility to approaching traffic.
  • Always have an unobstructed view of traffic in both directions to ensure they can cross safely. Do not conduct operations on roads that are curved or banked.
  • Data collection not be undertaken on roadways where high-speed limits or a large number of lanes make it unsafe to cross.
  • Avoid crossing in front of large trucks or busses which require additional stopping distance.
  • Do not confront any unruly motorists that you may encounter.

Contract Hourly Fee: $12.50/hour plus mileage

To be considered:

  • A current resume (attached as PDF recommended).
  • A cover letter expressing your interest (attached as a separate document – PDF recommended)

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Kayla Mitchell: [email protected]

About Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Program

The Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety program is administered by the local non-profit Bike/Walk Central Florida and first launched in Orange County and the City of Orlando in 2012. It expanded to Osceola County, Kissimmee and St. Cloud in 2017 and Seminole County in October 2019. Best Foot Forward is now made up of some 38 coalition partners across Central Florida.

Best Foot Forward was created to reverse the conflict between pedestrians and drivers by focusing on one specific behavior change – getting more drivers to yield for pedestrians at marked crosswalks as Florida law requires. More than a campaign, Best Foot Forward is a behavior change-based program designed to improve road safety through consistent and persistent education, high-visibility crosswalk enforcement and low-cost engineering at marked crosswalks in close proximity to elementary schools and LYNX bus stops, in urban areas and cross-sections of low and high-speed roads.

Best Foot Forward Coalition

Initiated and administered by Bike/Walk Central Florida, the Best Foot Forward coalition includes:

Region-wide: MetroPlan Orlando, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Health, LYNX

Orange County: Orange County Government, City of Orlando, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Police Department, Orange County Public Schools, Orange County Walk-Ride-Thrive, Orlando Stops, Orlando Health

Osceola County: Osceola County Government, City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, School District of Osceola County

Seminole County: Seminole County Government, City of Casselberry, City of Longwood, City of Oviedo, City of Sanford, City of Winter Springs, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Altamonte Springs Police Department, Casselberry Police Department, Longwood Police Department, Oviedo Police Department, Sanford Police Department, Winter Springs Police Department, Seminole County Public Schools, Seminole County School Crossing Guards
To learn more, visit www.iyield4peds.org.

Bike/Walk Central Florida is managed by Day Communications, Inc., a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm.

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