Traffic Signal Technician and Electrician II
Snohomish County is currently under a Declaration of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The County has put in place initiatives to protect the health of its employees, and as result, this position may temporarily be assigned to telework. There may be occasions when this position may be required to come into the office to perform certain job duties. Safety guidelines in compliance with the state, CDC and Snohomish County Health District are required to be followed during those times.
This is an open continuous position
First review of applications will be July 27, 2020
Are you an electrician with a Journey Level Electrician License (EL01) and knowledge of electrical and electronic theory as it pertains to traffic signals and street lighting systems? Are you interested in job stability, competitive pay and work-life balance? Start your path towards a bright future by joining Snohomish County Public Works!
We are seeking a Traffic Signal Technician and Electrician II to join the Transportation and Environmental Services (TES) Division's Traffic Operations team. This team is responsible for operations, safety and mobility of Snohomish County's roads, operating and maintaining traffic signal systems for the County and several other local agencies, and providing traffic engineering support for projects and developments within the County. Other divisional responsibilities include planning and prioritizing County road activities, performing environmental reviews of projects and keeping the public informed of Public Works' projects.
Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and offers the following benefits to our employees:Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.
Vacation Leave: you will start out accruing 6.7 hours of vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
Holiday Pay: The County observes 10 paid legal holidays per year, and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS enrollment.
Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, and dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
Pay Increases: The salary range for this position is $6,217.84 to $7,553.05 per month. You will be eligible for a 5% annual step increase until you reach the top step.
Schedule: Employees usually work Monday - Friday, either a 4x10-hr day shift or 5x8-hr day shift. Employees may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays, to cover emergencies, as needed.
Equipment: The Division supplies all tools, equipment, a take home vehicle, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform electrical work.
Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We offer competitive wages; job flexibility and stability; pension opportunities; and employer paid ORCA cards.
Public Works is the largest department in the Snohomish County government with approximately 600 employees. Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents, and monitoring surface water issues. Visit the Public Works webpage to learn more.
When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement is highly encouraged and supported. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.
To serve as advanced worker in the performance of journey level electrical and electronic work in the design, inspection and servicing of traffic signal and related data communication networks and in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, conduit, and equipment.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Maintains daily work records and prepares written reports as required, coordinates the preparation and purchase of materials, equipment and labor requirements for needed repairs and maintenance work; resolves technical problems encountered in the work; enforces safety rules and regulations; may provide onsite direction and oversight to subordinate employees as required to ensure that work is carried out according to plans, specifications, work orders and applicable codes.
Installs, maintains and repairs traffic control systems; tests and adjusts signal controllers including the phasing, sequencing and timing of signal controllers; tests adjusts and maintains auxiliary components including ITS and other technological improvements.
Participates in the design and construction of traffic signal systems including laying out signal head conduit runs and conduit size for roadways intersections, wiring, phasing, timing and loops of traffic signals.
Reviews traffic systems designed by consultants for technical adequacy; makes periodic inspections of contractor's work to ensure signal installations are constructed according to plans and specifications.
Maintains Public Works electrical machinery and equipment, including radio system equipment.
Cleans, paints, repairs and relamps signal heads as necessary; repairs and relamps pedestrian signal heads as necessary; repairs and replaces overhead and underground wires and fiber optic cables as necessary; installs overhead street signs as necessary.
Installs, maintains and repairs electrical distribution circuits in a variety of structures including all integral parts such as wiring, switch boxes, light fixtures, outlets and distribution panels.
Interprets blueprints, sketches and other instructions; may draw or sketch work to be performed.
Installs, tests, terminates and repairs fiber optic cable and auxiliary components.
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
May be assigned administrative support responsibilities, as needed.
Performs related duties as required.
Four (4) years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals including the electrical, electronic, and mechanical components of traffic signal systems; OR, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must pass job related tests.
A Commercial Driver's License is preferred.
A valid Washington State Driver's License is required.
A job offer will be conditioned on satisfactory results of a driver's license abstract.
International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level III Field Certification or Bench Certification is required.
A valid Washington State Department of Labor Journey Electrician License (EL01), or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment, is required.
Possession of Certification by Fiber Optic Installer Association (FOA) or Building Industry Consulting Services International (BISCI) equivalent, or the ability to obtain one within the first year of employment, is required.
Possession of a valid State of Washington Traffic Flagging card, or ability to obtain and maintain one, within six (6) weeks of employment, is required.
Possession of a valid First Aid/CPR Card, or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment, is required.
All Traffic Signal Technician and Electrician II's are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
the design and construction of traffic signal systems
tools, materials, methods and techniques associated with the electrical trade
installation, maintenance and repair practices and procedures associated with traffic signal systems
relevant electrical codes
the hazards associated with the work
safety rules and regulations
basic first aid methods and procedures
analyze and determine resource requirements for a variety of signal installation, repair and maintenance work
layout, coordinate and direct the work of subordinate employees
perform all phases of electrical work
diagnose and troubleshoot defects in traffic signal systems and equipment and perform needed repairs
design, maintain and repair traffic signal and auxiliary components including various communication and data systems
use a wide variety of hand and power tools skillfully and safely under a variety of working conditions
perform strenuous physical work
read, interpret and apply relevant codes
read, interpret and work from a variety of blueprints, drawings, sketches and work orders
understand and follow oral and written instructions
read, understand and follow safety rules and regulations
establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates and co-workers
deal courteously and tactfully with the general public
maintain accurate and complete written records and prepare reports as required
communicate effectively both orally and in writing
install, terminate, test and repair fiber optic cable and auxiliary components
The employee is required to walk when maintaining signal systems. Lifts up to fifty (50) pounds on a daily basis. Must be able to work at heights up to forty five (45) feet when climbing ladders and working in man lift buckets. Required to bend when looking into signal cabinets and getting in and out of man lift buckets. Must be able to see when reading plans and specifications. Physical dexterity is required to handle small electronic components and to splice wire.
The work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior as assigned and requires considerable independent judgment by the employee. The work is reviewed through status reports, staff meetings, and results obtained which maybe spot checked for technical adequacy, and conformance with work orders, plans and specifications. The employee may be assigned the responsibility for the direct day-to-day oversight of Traffic Signal Technicians and Electricians and other Public Works Electricians
The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather at work sites throughout the county. Employees are exposed to a variety of hazards such as working near traffic, around heavy equipment or high voltage power lines, and are exposed to dust, fumes, grease, inclement weather, etc. This position is on call 24 hours per day, on a rotational basis, responding to traffic signal emergencies and emergencies involving other electrical assets operated and maintained by Snohomish County. The work may involve working at considerable heights, in confined spaces such as crawl spaces and manholes, or from ladders, or a hydraulic boom truck.
Employees are required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.