Street Lighting Technician I

Recruitment #22-CI5700-01

Salary Information

Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.

**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to install, maintain, and repair of roadway and street lighting as well as related electrical systems and equipment.  Classification incumbents are required to perform field and shop maintenance on City owned/maintained street lights and related equipment.  A variety of tasks performed requires practical knowledge of electricity. Primary work responsibilities may include: assisting in the installation, repair, and maintenance of City-owned/maintained roadway lighting fixtures as well as roadway lighting and traffic signal structures; performing manual labor; operating and working from a bucket truck; operating a digger/derrick truck; and assisting in the performance of routine equipment maintenance.  The Street Lighting Technician I is distinguished from the Street Lighting 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 work independently on more routine maintenance and repair tasks but more difficult work is performed under the guidance of the Street Lighting Technician II or the Traffic Control Supervisor. Supervision is received from the Traffic Control Supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

G.E.D. or High School diploma.  Two (2) years of experience working on 480-volt electrical systems OR four (4) years of experience working on 120/240-volt electrical systems. 


NOTE:  Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.


PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to applicants with 6 months or more of experience operating digger derrick trucks

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 with air brakes.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Physical ability to bend, stoop, crouch, squat, kneel, climb, and work in restricted and/or confined spaces for extended periods of time (up to ten hours).  Physical ability to work from a bucket (of a bucket truck) at heights up to 160 feet for extended periods of time as needed to install, repair, and maintain roadway lighting devices and equipment.  Physical ability to lift or carry heavy objects up to 50-60 lbs. for short duration, unassisted, as needed to install, maintain and repair roadway lighting 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 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 160 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 70 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 vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Traffic Maintenance Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and attached 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 there are more than five (5) qualified applicants, a selective procedure will  be administered to rank applicants on the eligible list. 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 11:59 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 may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment 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).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

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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