Traffic Control Technician I

Recruitment #18-CI5780-01

Nature of Work

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. 

Minimum Qualifications

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.   

Special Requirements

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.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any 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 and supplemental questionnaire form 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, a selection procedure will be administered to rank applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). 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

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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