TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$45,801.60 - $82,950.40 Annually
Posted
Mar 30, 2021
Closes
May 04, 2021
Ref
2726-21B-DES-TT
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Note: The official title for this position is ITS Technician Trainee/I/II. This position may be filled at the Trainee level, or full performance at either the I or II level depending upon on the qualifications, experience, and certifications of the candidate as outlined in the selection criteria.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is hiring an ITS Technician to perform skilled work related to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) such as traffic signal construction, installation, repair, and maintenance.

ITS Technicians primarily support the electrical and electronic maintenance and repair work of over 300 intersections as well as a multitude ITS equipment and support devices. This employee is available to assist with the repair and maintenance of streetlights at all times of day and weather which may include call-backs and emergency repairs.

Specific duties for each level:

ITS Technician Trainee:
  • Performing entry-level work related to the routine installation, repair, and maintenance of ITS equipment, traffic signal, and streetlight devices while under general supervision;
  • Assisting in troubleshooting device operational performance to determine and confirm correction procedure by using advanced tools and technology such as iPads and laptop computers;
  • Assisting in implementing operational correction procedure to maintain proper performance of field devices;
  • Following Virginia Work Area Protection Manual to establish proper work zone within traveled way or near traffic so that maintenance work can be performed safely;
  • Adjusting field device settings to assist system operational diagnose work; and
  • Working near traffic, cramped spaces, and using aerial bucket trucks within established work zones to perform device maintenance work.
ITS Technician I:
  • Performing entry to journey-level work related to the routine installation, repair, and maintenance of ITS equipment, traffic signal, and streetlight devices including using heavy equipment such as an aerial truck;
  • Conducting routine field inspections to determine functionality of equipment and investigating complaints regarding outages and brightness levels of streetlights;
  • Performing preventive maintenance to the streetlight and traffic control equipment such as pulling cables and ensuring all safety requirements are met;
  • Reconstructing and refurbishing traffic signal equipment or defective electrical equipment;
  • Consulting with traffic operations staff or vendor representatives to identify and resolve technical problems;
  • Setting and removing temporary traffic control signage, cones, and barricades to safely complete installations and repairs;
  • Advising management if continued inoperability of equipment could pose a safety hazard; and
  • Entering information into the work order system using Cartegraph, MS Office applications, PublicStuff/311-Report-A-Problem or a similar software package to generate reports and reviewing system performance data on traffic signal and streetlights.
ITS Technician II:
  • Performing highly skilled senior-level work related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of signalized intersections and a wide variety of traffic signal devices including controllers, cabinets, signal heads, vehicle loops, detection systems, emergency pre-empt equipment, video equipment, and flashing beacons;
  • Investigating high-level complaints and troubleshooting, repairing, replacing, or modifying traffic signal and/or streetlight equipment based upon customer feedback;
  • Performing electrical system wiring and installations, installing handholes and junction boxes, pulling overhead and underground cables, and locating conduits, cables, and other underground devices to perform work;
  • Evaluating proposed new equipment by participating in the design and construction tests of new equipment;
  • Inspecting and testing equipment installed by contractors and providing documented feedback to manager; and
  • Conducting preventive maintenance for overhead signals, cabinets, school flashers, and a variety of other ITS devices and ensuring all safety requirements are met.
The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise in the installation, maintenance, and repair of streetlight systems and other electronic control devices including traffic signal systems. Experience working in an operational environment where emergency response is a key component and having a proven track record of successfully working within a team are all desired traits for this position. The candidate will possess excellent communication skills to facilitate teamwork and superior customer interactions.

Selection Criteria

Minimums :

ITS Technician Trainee :
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of ITS equipment;
  • Valid driver’s license from place of residence; and
  • Ability to receive the following licenses and certifications within one year of hire:
    • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Certification; and
    • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I or IMSA Roadway Lighting certifications.
ITS Technician Level I :
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of ITS equipment; and
  • The following licenses and certifications:
    • Valid driver’s license from place of residence;
    • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Certification; and
    • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I or IMSA Roadway Lighting certifications.
ITS Technician Level II :
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of ITS equipment; and
  • The following licenses and certifications:
    • Valid driver’s license from place of residence;
    • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone certification;
    • ISMA Traffic Signal Technician Level II certification; and
    • ISMA Roadway Lighting certification
Desirables : Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Associate Degree in Electronics or Electrical Science;
  • Training or experience using the National Electrical Code (NEC);
  • Experience using Microsoft Office or asset management applications;
  • Experience using traffic management systems; and
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from place of residence.


Special Requirements

The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of his or her official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Candidates hired at the trainee level must receive the following licenses or certifications within one year of hire:
  • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Certification; and
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I or IMSA Roadway Lighting certifications


Additional Information

Work Hours : Work is generally performed Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call-back hours in emergency situations and alternative schedules.

The position may be filled at either ITS Technician Trainee, I, or II levels. These positions are part of a multi-grade pay band. The salary range at the top of this job announcement reflects the bottom of the salary range for ITS Technician Trainee to the top of the salary range for ITS Technician II. Following the guidelines for this pay band, employees may earn increases and are eligible to progress through the band after acquiring additional skills, training, certifications, or licenses.

Salary Range Information:
  • ITS Technician Trainee: $45,801.60 - $69,971.20
  • ITS Technician I: $50,169.60 - $76,627.20
  • ITS Technician II: $54,329.60 - $82,950.40
Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required as part of the application process for this position. You may further describe your experience by attaching a resume. However, please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
  • Yes
  • No


02

Do you have a valid driver's license in your place of residence?
  • Yes
  • No


03

How many years of experience do you have maintaining and repairing intelligent transportation systems (ITS) equipment, such as traffic signals and streetlights?
  • None
  • less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years or more


04

Which of the following certifications do you currently possess?
  • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Certification
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level II
  • IMSA Roadway Lighting Level I
  • None of the above


05

Which of the following desirable qualifications do you possess?
  • Associate's Degree in Electronics or Electrical Science
  • Training or experience using the National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office to generate reports and edit documents
  • Experience using asset management applications such as Cartegraph
  • A current, valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from your state of residence
  • None of the above


06

If applicable, please briefly describe your experience or training using the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Required Question

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