TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$48,110.40 - $87,110.40 Annually
Posted
Mar 24, 2022
Closes
Apr 23, 2022
Ref
2726-22A-DES-SD
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is hiring a Traffic Signal 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 of ITS equipment and support devices. This employee will 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
Minimum Requirements for each level :

ITS Technician Trainee :
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of ITS equipment;
  • Valid driver's license; and
  • Ability to receive the following 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;
  • Valid driver's license; and
  • The following certifications:
    • 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
  • Valid driver's license; and
  • The following certifications:
    • 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).

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.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, reference check, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

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.

Covid Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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