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Traffic Signal Technician - City of College Station, TX (ID: 291224)

Title Traffic Signal Technician
Type Public Works - Operations
Date Posted December 7, 2017
City / Organization City of College Station, TX
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Job #: 1700849
Job Title: Traffic Signal Technician
Opening Date/Time:   Wed. 11/15/17 12:00 AM Central Time
Salary: $17.51 - $19.26 Hourly
$36,420.80 - $40,060.80 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: College Station, Texas
Department: Public Works Department
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the maintenance, operation, repair, and testing of electrical/ electronic traffic control devices, various communication devices, and ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) components, to include but not limited to, maintaining signal structures, overhead indications, and all hardware related to traffic signalization devices.
 Principal Duties:
  1. Perform a variety of all tasks related to the maintenance, installation, repair, and testing of a variety of electrical/electronic traffic signal equipment from underground cables, traffic signal cabinets, and overhead signal component, in accordance with city policy, national electric code, and the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices "T.M.U.T.C.D." to ensure work is performed in a safe, prudent, proficient, and in a professional manner.
  2. Troubleshoot signal systems in order to locate all malfunctions such as shorts, open or grounded circuits, and reason for equipment failure.
  3. Prepare and/or complete necessary all work orders, reports, and forms.
  4. Maintain and repair School Zone Flasher System and Warning Flasher components.
  5. Upload and download data between computer, signal controllers, and other traffic signal / ITS equipment.
  6. Assist with inspections and help identify traffic signal equipment needed within the Traffic Division.
  7. Utilize utility locate request software and cable locator to identify and locate underground signal cables and mark with paint and/or flags any energized/de-energized electricals cables and conduits to prevent damage by any construction activities.
  8. Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

High school graduate or GED.  Minimum two years working experience with electrical / electronic circuitry with a minimum of one year traffic signal experience. Must possess a valid Class C Texas Driver License and maintain a good driving record. Availability and willingness to work rotation schedule for Standby and On Call after-hour support which includes evenings, holidays, and weekends.  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to read, comprehend, and analyze blue prints and schematics. Knowledgeable of and the ability to perform work on energized circuits. Ability to properly setup a traffic control work zone within six months of hiring.

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level 1 Traffic Signal Technician Certification.
 Supplemental Information:
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Work is performed in an outside environment in which incumbents are required to operate an aerial bucket truck, must be able to utilize hand tools and electronic test equipment, and may be exposed to physical hazards, health and safety risks while working in and around moving/high speed vehicular and high volume pedestrian traffic.
  • Routine work assignments typically involve working in extreme weather conditions; heat, rain, and frigid temperatures for an extended period of time.
  • Routine work assignments typically involve some combination of walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling, as well as standing for extended periods of time; and requires the necessary physical strength/ability/dexterity to lift up to 80 pounds.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching), Deferred Compensation, Term Life AD&D, Dependent Life, Flex Benefits, an Employee Health Clinic & Tuition Reimbursement.

All applications must be received online at:

We are an equal opportunity employer

Job Post Expiration Date   January 21, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .