Traffic Signal Repair Worker

Alexandria, VA
$44,538.52 - $73,207.80 Annually
Feb 12, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Full Time
Traffic Signal Repair Worker

An Overview
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) is seeking a Traffic Signal Repair Worker in the Traffic Operations Division. A Traffic Signal Repair Worker performs skilled work in field repair, maintenance and installation of traffic signals and related electrical and electronic equipment. The Traffic Signal Repair Worker also installs and wires traffic control cabinets, pedestal poles, signal indications, vehicle detection devices, CCTV cameras, city owned streetlights, overhead illuminated street name signs, overhead signage, and troubleshoots the system when the intersection is all out or in flashing operation. The Traffic Signal Repair Worker will be required to be on call after normal business hours for emergency situations involving traffic signal problems on a rotating basis. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Traffic Signal Repair Supervisor. Work will be performed under adverse weather and traffic conditions. This position is considered essential during emergency operations.

The Opportunity
  • Performs work involving a variety of specialized tasks, including but not limited to the operations, installation and maintenance of traffic signals and street illuminated signs;
  • Investigates complaints and reports of malfunctions;
  • Replaces defective equipment, along with other electrical systems such as communication components, cabling and diagnose and resolve electrical problems;
  • Operates a hydraulic bucket truck, perform pre-trip inspections and maintains trip tickets for operation of the truck;
  • Responds to knockdowns and/or malfunction of traffic and pedestrian signals, or any other emergency issues related to traffic safety, including overtime and emergency work as required;
  • Programs and tests controller, MMU (Malfunction Management Unit), load switches, and relays;
  • Repairs, replaces, modifies and installs traffic signal equipment and street lighting equipment, including signal heads, control cabinets, controllers, circuitry, switches, fuses, audible pedestrian push buttons, electrical wiring, loop detection, communication modems, LED vehicle and pedestrian signal indications, street light fixtures, and photocells;
  • Sets up cabinet for the simulation of a working intersection in shop prior to installation in the field;
  • Maintains school zone speed limit flashers, radar speed feedback signs, and rectangular rapid flash beacons to help achieve the City’s Vision Zero and Safe Routes to Schools goals;
  • Performs related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED; completion of high-school-level courses supplemented by technical courses in the repair and maintenance of electronic and microprocessor equipment, or a related field; and some experience in computerized and microprocessor-type traffic signal; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; employee must possess a valid driver's license.

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should also possess a two-year college degree; with an emphasis in engineering, science, computer science, or closely related field, and five years of experience in the maintenance and repair of traffic control equipment. In addition, the ideal candidate should have the ability to accommodate a typical work schedule that includes evening hours (anticipated work schedule for this position is 2 PM to 10:30 PM, Monday - Friday).

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.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background and medical fitness for duty.

The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is a first response department and as such all T&ES employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and may be required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies.

The nature of this position may require working an evening shift, with regularly scheduled hours of 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM Monday through Friday.

This position will be required to be on call after normal business hours for emergency situations involving traffic signal safety issues on a rotating basis.

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