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Traffic Signal Technician - Part-Time

at The City of Boca Raton

Pay: up to $22.84/hour
$22.84 - $
Posted: 7/22/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2743772
Keywords: repair

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Overall Job Objective

Job Description

ATTENTION: To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous employment history, if applicable. In the event the applicant has not been employed for ten (10) continuous years, all time for the ten (10) year period prior to the date of application must be accounted for including periods of school, unemployment and retirement.

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK
:
Performs difficult technical work in the repair, maintenance, and installation of traffic signals, various traffic control devices, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) components and street lighting; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision. 
 
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
Tests, installs, repairs, and maintains traffic signal infrastructure components including controllers, amplifiers, vehicle/pedestrian detectors, switches, relays, flashers, conduit, signal wire, support poles, cabinets, signal heads and related equipment on a scheduled or emergency basis;
Performs street light wiring, installation, and maintenance;
Checks coordination of the signal system and makes adjustments as required;
Inspects, cleans, and replaces lenses and frayed wiring; elevates and aligns signal heads; changes burnt out lamps; Makes routine operational checks on traffic signals and prepares reports on activities;
 
RELATED TASKS:
Maintains aerial truck; checks fluid levels, tires, etc.; ensures truck is adequately equipped and supplied;
Performs related tasks as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electronic digital/microprocessor based traffic control and alarm equipment; thorough knowledge of the basic principles and theories of electricity and the operation of electronic equipment; thorough knowledge of the safety precautions and occupational hazards related to the electrical trades; ability to follow oral and written instructions and to work from rough sketches or detailed specifications; ability to work outside under inclement weather conditions; ability to read and interpret plans and specifications; ability to respond to emergency situations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) year of experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic components necessary to operate traffic control devices.

CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Must obtain International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Level I Certification within two (2) years of hire.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of valid State of Florida Class "B" CDL driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to lift, carry and push articles weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to wear safety glasses, hard hat/helmet, safety shoes/boots, safety harness, face shield, dust mask, and gloves.  Exposure to extreme temperatures, animals/insects, heights, electricity, noise, vapors, fumes, poisons, irritants, mist, gases, moving mechanical parts, and heights.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:
The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Certification/License Verification
  • Physical
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen