Traffic Signal Technician I



JOB CODE: 1238

PAY GRADE: 1120

SALARY RANGE: $25,246 - $42,971

LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Transportation & Drainage

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, traffic signal control systems and associated electronic equipment. Work involves the performance of routine tasks in locating and correcting solid state, electronic, electrical and mechanical defects in traffic signal systems. Incumbents in this position receive guidance from an employee of a higher classification as needed, but as experience is gained, freedom of work methods and actions are enlarged. Assignments are usually given orally, but may be in writing and may be accompanied by sketches or blueprints. Incumbents may be required to attend or complete other courses of instruction if it is deemed necessary by a superior. Employees of this class may be required to be on twenty-four (24) hour a day call. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Installs a variety of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal controllers, cabinets and associated equipment. Makes field repairs to electrical motors and solid state, electronic, electromechanical and digital traffic signal controllers and lights; tests, repairs and completes field level rebuilding of traffic signal controllers, flasher units, time clocks, relays, switches, control boxes, and other related components. Installs traffic signal pole foundations, traffic signal poles, overhead span wire and traffic control signs; installs, maintains and repairs lights, lamps, ballasts, circuits, fixtures, lenses and reflectors, illuminated overhead signs and traffic signal heads; installs, programs and maintains school zone flashers and school flasher controllers. Troubleshoots overhead wiring problems; cuts and splices cable, runs conduit, installs new cable above and below ground. Assists with the diagnosing, testing, repairing and rebuilding of a variety of electromechanical traffic signal equipment. Performs duties necessary to the installation and repair of loops systems, including the use of concrete saw, compressors and loop sealant pumps; operates and works in aerial lift equipment and other motorized construction equipment. Performs construction duties including but not limited to: digging and setting poles and cabinet foundations, and installation of conduit, span wire, signal cables and other traffic signal system cables and junction boxes. Assists in emergency response service for traffic signal system installations due to malfunctions and signal system damage from traffic accidents and weather. Cleans, paints and realigns overhead traffic signals. Assists technicians of a higher classification in other traffic related functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the solid state, electronic and electrical trades. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved. Knowledge of the principles and theories of electricity. Knowledge of the component parts of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Skill in the repair of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Ability to distinguish color-coded wires and components in making repairs to solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Ability to install, alter, repair, maintain and locate defects in a variety of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment and systems. Ability to use computer operating systems for monitoring and downloading of data to traffic signal controllers and systems. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and to work from wiring diagrams and sketches. Ability to use and operate a variety of diagnostic equipment in the repair and maintenance of a variety of solid state, electronic, electrical, electromechanical and digital traffic signal equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public contacted in the course of the work. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and one year of experience in electrical or electronic work.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Attainment of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Work Zone Safety certification within six (6) months of date of appointment. Attainment of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I Traffic Signal Technician certification within two (2) years of date of appointment. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license or a valid Louisiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A, B, or C with appropriate endorsements. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.