The fundamental reason this classification exists is perform skilled work in the installation and maintenance of electronic traffic signal systems, street lighting systems, and fiber optic communication systems. Work requires practical knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and involves the application of electrical and electronic knowledge and skills in the field and in the shop. Primary work responsibilities may include: assisting to install traffic control cabinets, traffic signals, and vehicle detection systems; assisting to repair traffic control cabinets, traffic signals, and vehicle detection systems; assisting to perform regular and preventative maintenance on traffic signal and street lighting systems; performing manual work; and operating equipment as experience allows. The Traffic Control Technician I is distinguished from the Traffic Control Technician II in that the Technician Is perform the more entry-level and routine tasks while gaining on-the-job training on more technical tasks and equipment operation. Incumbents may perform more routine maintenance and repair independently, but more difficult work is performed under the guidance of the Traffic Control Technician II or the Traffic Control Supervisor. Work is typically performed as a member of a small crew. Supervision is received from the Traffic Control Supervisor.
High School diploma or GED. Three years of experience in commercial/industrial wiring and electrical systems. A two year degree in Electrical Systems or closely related field from an accredited technical college can substitute for two years of required experience.
Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record. Must have (or obtain within the six-month probationary period) a Commercial Driver’s License Class B (Airbrakes). Must be on emergency standby duty afterhours on a scheduled rotating basis.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed with exposure to both low- and high-voltage electrical outputs. Work is performed in a variety of uncontrolled work environments including but not limited to: at heights up to 100 feet above ground, in unkempt areas with tall weeds and exposure to local wildlife, and in close proximity to heavy traffic traveling at speeds exceeding 65 miles per hour. Work is performed in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements to include extreme heat, cold, rain, and lightning. Work will require some overtime, night, weekend, and holiday hours as well as afterhours on-call duty.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Physical ability to bend, stoop, crouch, squat, kneel and work in restricted and/or confined spaces for extended periods of time (up to ten hours). Physical ability to lift or carry heavy objects up to 50 lbs. for a short duration, unassisted. Physical ability to work from ladders and bucket (of bucket truck) at heights up to 100 feet for extended periods of time. Physical ability to distinguish between colors as needed to differentiate between color- coded wires and signal lights in order to make repairs.