Supervisor/Traffic Signal Repair

Alexandria, VA
$60,283.86 - $106,087.54 Annually
Jul 08, 2023
Jul 12, 2023
Full Time

An Overview
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) is seeking a Traffic Signal Supervisor to manage the day-to-day maintenance and operation of the City’s traffic signals and ITS equipment. The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the operation of the City’s traffic control devices, parking meters and streetlights. The Traffic Signal Supervisor’s key responsibility is to maintain the City’s traffic signals, CCTV cameras, communications systems, and other related equipment in a good state of repair. This involves planning what work needs to be done, responding to emergency calls, managing a staff of four, and procuring equipment. The City has over 250 traffic signals, about 30 CCTV cameras, and over 30 miles of fiber optic and twisted pair copper communications cable that the Traffic Signal Supervisor is responsible for maintaining.

What You Should Bring
A mind for innovation, an appetite for challenge and a drive for meaningful work. The ideal candidate is forward thinking with the courage and ability to take risks to improve operations. Of equal importance is excellent management and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to self-learn as new technologies and equipment evolve. The Traffic Signal Supervisor receives minimal direction so the ability to self-manage is vital as well as the ability to lead and manage staff.

The City is looking for a candidate that embraces the core values of the City: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. The candidate should be open minded and treat others with dignity, embrace diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions, listen well and always exhibit civility. The ideal candidate is accountable for decisions and actions and follows through on commitments and works well with others.

The Opportunity
  • Helps develop policy and standards pertaining to the Traffic Signal and ITS programs.
  • Seeks to improve program effectiveness by evaluating existing operations and making changes as appropriate.
  • Supervises a staff of four people.
  • Manages multiple new signal and signal upgrade projects
  • Manages the ongoing maintenance of the City’s traffic signals, CCTV cameras, communications system as well as other ITS devices.
  • Coordinates with other divisions and City Departments to align the goals of the Traffic Operation’s Division with other City programs.
  • Works with contractors, developers, and others to implement projects.
  • Coordinates traffic signal and streetlight repair with staff.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs traffic signals, CCTV systems, communications systems, and other equipment.
  • Supervises and manages a staff of four.
  • Plans and monitors daily work of staff.
  • Develops long and intermediate term plans to maintain the City’s traffic signals in a good state of repair.
  • Reviews and pays invoices.
  • Monitors budget and expenses
  • Procures equipment and supplies.
  • Performs related work as required.
About T&ES
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess High School Diploma or GED with courses in electronics and microprocessor equipment repair; three years of experience and troubleshooting state-of-the-art microprocessor-type equipment; and five years of experience in a supervisory position; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should also possess experience building, repairing, and maintaining traffic signals and related infrastructure. Graduation from a community college or trades school in a related field is desirable as well as experience in the armed forces working on similar equipment, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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