Waterway Traffic Checker

Observe vessels passing inland-waterway checkpoint.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Waterway Traffic Checkers do?

Observes vessels passing inland-waterway checkpoint, using binoculars, to verify identity and ascertain speed and direction. Telephones observations to designated control point, such as drawbridge or lock station. Reports movements of overdue vessels to estimate arrival time at specified points along waterway. Notifies waterway officials or other authorities of accidents, distress signals from passing vessels, obstructions, and other unusual conditions observed from checkpoint. Records observations in log.

Should I be a Waterway Traffic Checker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

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