Traffic Signal Technician I or II

Okaloosa County Crestview, FL
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Benefits Supplemental Questions

Installs, maintains and operates traffic signals and signal systems in compliance with regulations and code.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Installs, maintains and repairs traffic signals and related signal systems, ensuring all work is conducted in accordance with applicable statutes and directives.

Prepares and maintains records and documentation concerning work performed (i.e., time sheets, work orders, equipment utilization reports, issue slips, cost sheets, leave requests, safety meetings).

Performs trouble-shooting.

Responds to emergency situations.

Ensures utility companies and other services are properly notified in reference to items such as buried cables.

Inspects the performance of electronic devices and equipment for proper working order, and to schedule maintenance and repairs as needed (i.e., controllers, conflict monitors, flashers, load switches, time switches).

Performs preventive maintenance and ensures preventive maintenance schedules are adhered to in the maintenance of traffic signals and signal systems, and in the proper use, care and cleaning of equipment under the technicians' charge.

Ensures sufficient supply inventories and schedules equipment maintenance/repair as needed.

24/7 on call responsibilities as required.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Traffic Signal Technician I Minimum Training & Experience: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by a minimum of two (2) years progressively responsible experience in electronics; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Work Zone Traffic Control Safety Certification within one (1) year of employment. Requires IMSA Traffic Signal Level I within one and one-half (1 ½) years of employment. Requires IMSA Traffic Signal Level II within three (3) years of employment. Experience with traffic signal systems installation, maintenance and repair preferred. Must be computer literate. Requires valid driver license. Must obtain a valid, class "B", commercial driver license within five (5) months of employment.

Traffic Signal Technician II Minimum Training & Experience: High school diploma or GED; supplement by a minimum of three (3) years experience in electronic traffic signal systems maintenance and repair, to include knowledge of centralized system file maintenance, skilled identification of malfunctions and inefficiencies in systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires certification levels I, and II of the International Municipal Signal Association (Level III preferred), and Work Zone Safety Certification. Must be computer literate. Requires valid class "B", Commercial Driver License.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of hand held and electrical equipment and tools including bucket hoists, road saws and generators. Must be able to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 20 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to perform manual tasks and remain on feet for extended periods of time. May be subject to a certain degree of danger or risk when working in adverse environmental conditions (i.e., rain, extreme heat or cold, high humidity), heavy traffic, falling from high places and electrical currents. May be subject to irate citizens, reptiles, spiders and vegetation.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of records, signal systems and all applicable components of such systems.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions and/or directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc., ranging from moderately complex to highly technical terminology. Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, diction and punctuation. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Requires the application of principles of influence systems and synthesis functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used within the parameters of the job.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; use decimals and calculate percentages; determine weight; compute discount and loss, ratio and proportion; interpret graphs.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape; identify degrees of similarity in form; and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in manipulating small items and components of electronic devices and equipment.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergencies and frequent deadlines. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.