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Class Title: TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNCIAN II
Under general supervision, performs skilled installation, maintenance and repair duties in maintaining the safe and proper operation of the County’s signalized intersections and other automated traffic signal devices and systems. Includes maintenance of overhead and underground fiber optics communication cables and the equipment that compliments the control devices. Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, sketches and drawings of equipment and systems.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Installs, repairs and maintains electronic traffic control devices, including all traffic signals, school flashers, and four-way flashers; performs preventive maintenance on all traffic signal controllers and devices.
Installs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground steel messenger and fiber optic cable; includes reading schematics, determining appropriate buffer tubes and cables to splice, and lashing the fiber optic to the messenger.
Maintains closed circuit cameras; includes installation of fiber optic receivers in the field and in the Traffic Management Center (TMC).
Installs closed loop controllers in fiber optic and dial up closed loop systems; includes setting up dip switches and addresses, baud speed rates, and parity in the controller for proper communications transmission (e.g., linking telephone lines to equipment).
Tests traffic signal controllers on a testing board; replaces worn or defective units; adjusts timing to charts, wiring diagram, and plan specifications.
Troubleshoots digital and analog circuits, timing circuits, power supplies, clock circuits, and timers; performs electronic bench repairs of solid state, electro-mechanical, and microprocessor traffic control devices.
Inspects completed work for proper operation and safety.
Ensures adherence to established preventive maintenance principles and schedules to detect wear and tear and prevent equipment and operational malfunctions.
Ensures the safe and proper operation of trades tools and power equipment; adheres to prescribed safety standards and regulatory requirements.
Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field for application to functional areas of responsibility.
Functions on rotating standby to ensure appropriate coverage in the event of emergency.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Trades Hand Tools Trades Power Tools Trades Diagnostic / Testing Tools
Personal Computer Standard Office Equipment Standard Software Applications
Vehicles / Equipment
High School diploma or GED; supplemented by three years progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience in traffic control device installation, maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Valid State of Georgia Commercial Driver’s License Class B.
State of Georgia Flagging Certification.
International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA) Certification II is preferred or must obtain within twelve months from the date of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the safe and proper use and care of manual and power hand tools and equipment utilized in the water/wastewater preventative maintenance and repair field.
Knowledge of the semi-skilled to skilled tasks associated with traffic signal and control device installation, maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of intermediate level mathematical computations, including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, ratios and percentages.
Skills in the generally accepted principles, methods and techniques applicable to traffic control device installation, maintenance and repair.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and related documentation.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to provide lead worker training and guidance to lesser skilled staff.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with other employees, contractors, and the public.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to lift, move or carry objects up to 50 pounds; ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles; utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to push and/or pull over 100 pounds.
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, temperature extremes, and dampness/humidity. While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock; falling from high, exposed places; wildlife, and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.