The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform highly 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 the National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and involves the application of electrical and electronic knowledge and skills in the field and in the shop. Primary work responsibilities may include: installing electrical traffic control cabinets, traffic signals, and vehicle detection systems; repairing traffic control cabinets, traffic signals, and vehicle detection systems; performing regular and preventative maintenance on traffic signal and street lighting systems; serving as lead worker and/or crew leader; operating bucket trucks, backhoes, and trenchers; and performing manual labor. The Traffic Control Technician II is distinguished from the Traffic Control Technician I in that the Technician IIs perform the more advanced-level, complex installation and maintenance duties, serve as team leaders for work crews, and train less experienced workers on advanced level tasks. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Traffic Control Supervisor.
Must have a High School diploma or GED and a minimum of two years’ experience in the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices. A degree in Electrical Systems or closely related field from an accredited technical college is preferred.
NOTE: 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.
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 50lbs. 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.
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.