Open only to City of Montgomery Traffic Eng. Dept. Employees

Recruitment #19-CI5751-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to serve as a lead worker to other ITS Electronic Technicians while also performing advanced, highly skilled technical work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of the City of Montgomery’s electronic traffic control devices and their operation systems.  Work requires a broad range of electronics technical knowledge and is performed with considerable independence of judgment. Primary work responsibilities may include: performing field supervisory duties; performing the duties of the ITS Manager during absences; monitoring traffic from the Traffic Management Center (TMC); installing and programming electronic traffic control devices and supporting equipment; responding to service requests and calls; and performing diagnostic checks and repairs to electronic traffic control devices, fiber optic cables, and supporting equipment.  The ITS Technician II is distinguished from the ITS Technician I in that the ITS Technician II serves as the lead worker onsite and typically performs more complex technical duties.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Electronics from an accredited technical school and two (2) years of experience in electronic equipment repair and/or traffic signal equipment repair.  Must possess and maintain an IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) Level I Certificate in Traffic Signal.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and insurable driving record as needed to operate City vehicles.  Must be able to attend specialized training or classes as needed to maintain or increase skills and update equipment.  Must be willing to be on call for 24 hours a day/seven days a week at least once a month. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical ability to lift from 50 to 150 pounds (assisted or unassisted) such as the traffic controller cabinet. Physical ability to stand, stoop, bend and crouch as needed to make repairs, replacements or adjustments to equipment. 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 in a variety of uncontrolled work environments including but not limited to: at heights up to 50 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 50 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. 

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Traffic Engineering Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely, providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be scored to rank the qualified applicants on the eligible register and tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.  

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

This position is open only to City of Montgomery Traffic Engineering Department employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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