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Traffic Signal Technician I
 
Work Location:Department of Public Works
 
Starting Salary:11.8972 Hourly / $24,746 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1120
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
This classification has a special recruiting rate of step 6 starting salary $13.79 hourly)For Public Works new hires only.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, traffic signal control systems and associated electronic equipment. Work involves the performance of routine tasks in locating and correcting solid state, electronic, electrical and mechanical defects in traffic signal systems. Incumbents in this position receive guidance from an employee of a higher classification as needed, but as experience is gained, freedom of work methods and actions are enlarged. Assignments are usually given orally, but may be in writing and may be accompanied by sketches or blueprints. Incumbents may be required to attend or complete other courses of instruction if it is deemed necessary by a superior. Employees of this class may be required to be on twenty-four (24) hour a day call. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Installs a variety of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal controllers, cabinets and associated equipment. Makes field repairs to electrical motors and solid state, electronic, electromechanical and digital traffic signal controllers and lights; tests, repairs and completes field level rebuilding of traffic signal controllers, flasher units, time clocks, relays, switches, control boxes, and other related components. Installs traffic signal pole foundations, traffic signal poles, overhead span wire and traffic control signs; installs, maintains and repairs lights, lamps, ballasts, circuits, fixtures, lenses and reflectors, illuminated overhead signs and traffic signal heads; installs, programs and maintains school zone flashers and school flasher controllers. Troubleshoots overhead wiring problems; cuts and splices cable, runs conduit, installs new cable above and below ground. Assists with the diagnosing, testing, repairing and rebuilding of a variety of electromechanical traffic signal equipment. Performs duties necessary to the installation and repair of loops systems, including the use of concrete saw, compressors and loop sealant pumps; operates and works in aerial lift equipment and other motorized construction equipment. Performs construction duties including but not limited to: digging and setting poles and cabinet foundations, and installation of conduit, span wire, signal cables and other traffic signal system cables and junction boxes. Assists in emergency response service for traffic signal system installations due to malfunctions and signal system damage from traffic accidents and weather. Cleans, paints and realigns overhead traffic signals. Assists technicians of a higher classification in other traffic related functions.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the solid state, electronic and electrical trades. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved. Knowledge of the principles and theories of electricity. Knowledge of the component parts of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Skill in the repair of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Ability to distinguish color-coded wires and components in making repairs to solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Ability to install, alter, repair, maintain and locate defects in a variety of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment and systems. Ability to use computer operating systems for monitoring and downloading of data to traffic signal controllers and systems. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and to work from wiring diagrams and sketches. Ability to use and operate a variety of diagnostic equipment in the repair and maintenance of a variety of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public contacted in the course of the work. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, and two years experience in electrical or electronic trade.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Attainment of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Work Zone Safety certification within six (6) months of date of appointment. Position(s) of this classification may require an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I Traffic Signal Technician certification. Position(s) of this classification require at the time of application or within the six month probationary period (or date of appointment), possession of a valid Louisiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B with appropriate endorsements. Thereafter, CDL must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
JOB CODE:151624
 
EXAMINATION
Traffic Signal Technician Series Exam required. Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:00 -8:30 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:00 -8:30 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing. *Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants will begin prior to noon in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please detail all electronic, electrical, electromechanical and solid state experience including tools, equipment, materials and methods used, installation and troubleshooting functions, technology used, and other details that will make your knowledge, skills and abilities clear. Present driver's license and original education and certifications with application.