Traffic Signal Technician II

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $49,296.00 - $69,035.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope

Performs skilled and semi skilled work of moderate difficulty in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signal and intelligent transportation systems equipment, the testing of signal cabinets and the locating of signal and communication lines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Constructs new signalized intersections including installation of underground conduit, pull boxes and intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment, the preparation and installation of poles, mast arms and luminaries; the wiring of cabinets, signal heads, pedestrian signal heads and terminal boxes.
  • May learn to assist ITS Technicians in operating, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, testing, replacing and repairing malfunctioning fiber optic, microwave communication system devices, closed circuit television cameras, dynamic message signs, electronic and computer equipment.
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance checks (Class A) at signalized intersections including testing equipment in the signal control cabinet for proper operation and time setting; testing and recording voltage and current usage; and checking field equipment for proper head alignment, pole plumbness, missing material or visible damage.
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance checks (Class C) at signalized intersections including cleaning signal heads and lenses; checking heads, frame works, poles and mast arms for wear and alignment; anchor bolts and mast arm bolts for proper tightening; push button stations for proper operation and for proper intersection operation.
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance checks (Class D) at signalized intersections including removing deteriorating paint, patching holes and applying new paint.
  • Performs modifications and operational tests in the shop on traffic signal cabinets received for stock or field installation; completes and files completed test forms.
  • Locates and marks underground traffic signal and fiber communication lines and equipment citywide at signalized intersections for blue stake requests.
  • Repairs or replaces equipment in the field on an emergency basis due to storm or accident damage, faulty equipment, burned out lamps or other electrical or equipment problems.
  • Modernizes or revamps existing intersections by installing new equipment while existing signals are still in operation.
  • Operates construction and maintenance equipment such as platform trucks, bucket trucks, concrete saws, underground piercing drills and electrical test meters.
  • Hang overhead signs, banners and lights for other departments.
  • Places barricading and traffic control devices to provide for a safe work environment.
  • Inspects traffic signal and intelligent transportation systems work performed by contractors.
  • Coordinates with contractors when construction activities impact traffic signals or intelligent transportation systems infrastructure.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements


Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED and two years experience as a certified International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Technician Level I; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced (Journeyman level) course work in electricity and construction preferred.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Methods, materials and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signal equipment.
  • Electricity and electrical systems common to traffic control devices.
  • Hazards and necessary safety precautions involved in working with electricity.

Skill in:
  • Operations of various types of construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Performing electrical wiring and traffic signal maintenance.

Ability to:
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and to work from plans and drawings.
  • Carry out an effective preventive maintenance program.
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work.

Additional Information
Special Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License Class B (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s). Must be a certified International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, including all prerequisites. Additional certification as an IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I is desired.

Work Schedule:
Generally Monday - Thursday
Work hours to be established based on department needs.
On-call after hours, weekends, and holidays required.

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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