City of Tulare
Tulare, CA, United States
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Performs preventative maintenance checks on traffic controllers operations and timing plans; conducts walking surveys and visual checks of signal hardware.
Coordinates signal operations; troubleshoots, maintains, and oversees traffic signal installation.
Performs skilled electrical and electronic work on traffic signal and related equipment; adjusts and replaces electronic, electrical, and mechanical components.
Inspects, removes, and repairs street light standards and auxiliary equipment such as control boxes, light fixtures, lamps, and circuitry.
Prepares reports and maintains schematic drawings, operations manuals, accurate work records, and problem and repair logs on related equipment.
Assists Traffic Engineer in the design of localized traffic signal systems.
Performs field inspections of electrical work in new, modified, or relocated traffic signal controllers and appurtenances to ensure compliance with the City electrical code, and with the intended operations of the signal.
Investigates complaints of malfunctioning or improper timing of traffic signals.
Assists in adjusting timing of traffic signals.
Makes minor repairs to traffic signals.
Repairs, installs, and maintains traffic loops.
Maintains all signal timing records stored in cabinets.
Meets with contractors, manufacturers' representatives, engineers, and field inspectors to resolve problems related to traffic signal operations; ensures adherence to plans.
Sets signals and traffic loops on temporary safe timing at construction sites.
Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools.
Utilizes aerial lifts to perform required installation and repair of devices and equipment.
Responds to complaints and answers questions from public or escalates to supervisor, as necessary.
Responds to maintenance and repair emergency situations as required.
Provides information to the public concerning traffic related activities.
Orders and maintains traffic controller replacement parts inventory; participates in quoting, bidding, ordering, and purchasing of equipment and materials.
Maintains all City owned streetlights, parking lot lighting, and school flashers.
Maintains records and logs of daily activities; prepares reports as necessary.
Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Principles, methods, materials, tools, and practices used in the troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, and minor repair of electronic, electrical, and mechanical devices used in street lighting and traffic control.
Components and parts of electronic and electrical devices used in traffic control equipment.
Principles, methods, and practices in the design of traffic signals, timing plans, and signal phasing.
The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment.
Basic traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations.
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Basic arithmetic related to electrical and electronic components.
Safety equipment and practices related to the work.
Safe driving rules and practices.
Basic computer software related to work.
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Inspect, test, repair, and adjust complex traffic control devices.
Safely and effectively use, operate, and maintain the full range of equipment and tools required for the work.
Perform routine equipment maintenance.
Work with equipment requiring good motor coordination and physical strength.
Perform inspections and maintenance for extended periods of time in all types of weather.
Read and interpret plans, wiring diagrams, blue prints, and technical regulations.
Use computers and software used in traffic signal controllers.
Apply technical knowledge and follow proper traffic signal operation practices and procedures.
Determine priorities and make independent judgments in emergency situations.
Coordinate and review the work of traffic signal contractor in the field.
Bring a cabinet/controller on-line.
Test and troubleshoot communication cable.
Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work.
Perform routine equipment maintenance.
Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confining spaces, around machines and to climb and descend vehicles, and to operate varied vehicles, tools, and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 75 pounds.
Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical, and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical and chemical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.