Overall Job Objective
|Job Title:||Signal Technician|
|Salary:||$5,536.00 - $6,733.00 Monthly|
$66,432.00 - $80,796.00 Annually
|Job Type:||Regular Full-time|
|Location:||220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington|
Do you possess experience as a Traffic Signal Technician? The City of Kent has an exciting job opportunity for someone whose background is in electrical/electronic systems. If you enjoy performing technical work in a fast-paced environment, you may be interested in applying for our Signal Technician position.
**Please note that you must attach your cover letter and resume to your application in order for your application to be considered complete. Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not substitute for attaching it to your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our office Monday-Friday, between 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
This is a full-time, non-represented position.
The selection process for this position will consist of a technical knowledge test and an interview. The position is open continuously at this time, but a first review of applications will take place at the end of June. A tentative interview date of July 10 has been scheduled, but may change depending on the number of applications submitted prior to July 1.
Under the direction of the Traffic Signal System Supervisor or designee, program, inspect, install, test, repair and maintain all types of traffic signals, video cameras and related equipment for traffic studies and street lighting equipment; maintain files and records; direct or perform emergency repairs as needed.
Work is characterized by a substantial amount of technical work involved in the repair and maintenance of traffic signals, video cameras and related equipment, and street lighting equipment hardware. Incumbent works primarily in an outdoors environment, subject to climbing and lifting; exposed to various weather conditions and moving traffic; also subject to 24 hour call back for emergency repairs.
Work is performed under general supervision. Supervisor defines objectives, priorities, and deadlines; and assists incumbent with unusual situations, which do not have clear objectives or precedents. Incumbent plans and carries out assignments and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, procedures and/or accepted practices. Work is evaluated for technical soundness and conformity to practice and policy.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:|
Analyze and evaluate the performance of traffic signal and street lighting equipment according to established procedures; troubleshoot, repair or replace damaged equipment as needed.
Repair, replace or install signal heads, preemption detectors, luminaires, and related equipment on mast arms and poles using lift truck.
Perform periodic observations of City traffic signals to assure effective and efficient operation and appearance; locate street lighting malfunctions; troubleshoot and repair as necessary; report major malfunctions to proper authority.
Perform preventive maintenance program, annual conflict monitor testing, and modifications of signals and related equipment; provide input to traffic engineering personnel regarding design of systems.
Install video cameras and related equipment at various locations for video surveillance used for traffic studies such as traffic movements and violations, traffic counts, and hearing mitigation; perform a variety of signal-related traffic studies; and compile and analyze data to determine traffic movement.
Prepare and maintain legible and accurate records, reports and logs including signal work logs, timing and inventory sheets, work orders and repairs.
Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools including, but not limited to, lift truck, multi-meter, amp probe, meg ohm meter, oscilloscope, inductive locater, loop analyzer, automated test equipment, fiber optic tester, soldering gun, and assorted power and hand tools.
Attend various meetings as assigned regarding signal or traffic responsibilities.
Assist in the inspection of traffic signal and street lighting systems.
Respond to public inquiries related to traffic signals and street lights.
Actively support the vision, mission, values and goals of the department and the City.
Perform related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:|
|Education, Experience and Other Requirements:|
Education: Graduation from high school supplemented by two (2) years of college level course work or vocational training involving electronics technology; and
Experience: Two (2) years of experience installing, diagnosing and repairing traffic signals, video cameras and related equipment used for traffic studies, and street lighting equipment; or experience with electronic control systems and lighting equipment; or one (1) year of experience as a Signal Technician in Training with the City of Kent;
Or: In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: