Traffic Signal Technician I
Originated: 11/02 Salary Grade: 1274 Revised: 01/09 EEO Code: 26 HR Ordinance Status: Classified
Job Code: 0274
FLSA: Non-exempt Supervisory: No General Workforce
CLASS SUMMARY The fundamental reason the Traffic Signal Technician I position exists is to perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of signalized intersections, intelligent transportation systems and street lighting equipment in the Traffic Operations Division of the Municipal Services Department. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Traffic Signal Technician I is the first level in the Traffic Signal Technician class series performing the more routine work and does not supervise. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: Performs the construction and maintenance of the City's traffic signals and street lights by installing underground conduit; constructing foundations; and installing poles, mast arms and traffic signal equipment. Installs electrical conductors and makes electrical connections. Performs routine maintenance by changing bulbs, cleaning lenses and reflectors, and inspecting components; responds to trouble calls and troubleshoots traffic signal control systems; fabricates and installs electrical services, installs vehicle and pedestrian detection systems. Paints traffic control hardware; checks light output and alignment of signal heads; and may revamp or modernize existing intersections by installing new equipment while existing signals are still in operation. Operates jackhammers, lift trucks, concrete saws, hoists, cranes, auger truck and bucket truck. Acts as a team player who works effectively with City staff and citizens. Performs other duties as assigned.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: Hazards and safety precautions associated with electricity. Microprocessor based electronic equipment. Ability to: Understand and work from plans and drawings. Interpret assignments from blueprints, sketches and work-orders. Perform electrical and electronics work and work safely around heavy traffic and electricity. Operate a variety of related heavy equipment including dump trucks, backhoes and loaders. Operate a personal computer to check e-mail, enter productivity information and complete timesheets. Operate telephone and radio communications equipment properly. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other Departments and the general public. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with co-workers, supervisors, contractors and the general public. Complete work orders, routes, time sheets and safety checklists in a complete and readable manner. Education and Experience Any combination of training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work, including a high school diploma or GED, some construction experience and at least two years experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, or similar electrical equipment. Licensing and Other Requirements Individuals in this classification must possess a valid Arizona Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement with no major driving citations within the past 39 months at the time of hire or promotion date. Must be able to obtain Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one year of employment. As a condition of continued employment, an individual in this classification must maintain a valid Arizona CDL with appropriate endorsements and is subject to random, unannounced drug and alcohol testing to comply with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 382. Individuals in this classification must have I.M.S.A. Traffic Signal Technician Level II Certification. Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.
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SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Work is performed under general supervision of the Traffic Signal Supervisor in the Traffic Operations and Municipal Services Department and within standard operating procedures. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Use visual and manual dexterity skills. Work in extreme weather conditions. Lift up to 75 pounds or more on an occasional basis. Visually distinguish the full range of the color spectrum. Climb up and down ladders. Bend and stoop repeatedly. Skillfully maneuver small objects and operate a variety of field equipment. Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Must be able to work an emergency call out schedule on nights and weekends.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.