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15 Dec 2023

Full-Time Traffic Signal Technician – Public Works

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

The Traffic Signal Technician is an entry level technician for those seeking to become Traffic Signal Technician, Senior qualified. Incumbents in this position have other skill sets that have been determined to be useful for career success. Workers in this position will contribute to traffic signal, railroad, and ITS operations and maintenance while advancing skills toward the senior level. The position reports to the Senior Traffic Signal Technician. The Senior Traffic Signal Technician is responsible for in-box signal repairs while the Traffic Signal Technician is responsible for general maintenance of the traffic signal such as replacing bulb and vacuuming the signal box. The Traffic Signal Technician position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Incumbents will remain at the Traffic Signal Technician until they meet the minimum qualifications for the Traffic Signal Technician, Senior level, or have been evaluated by the team for demonstrated higher level competency.

Please note: this position may be filled at the level of Traffic Signal Technician Senior based on qualifications, skills and abilities.

Engineer positions are represented by PROTEC17, Professional and Technical Employees.




Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years experience in traffic signal installation, operation and maintenance and must obtain the international Municipal Signal Association (I.M.S.A.) Level I Certification for Traffic Signal Technician within one year of date of employment.


A valid flagger certification recognized by the state of Washington is required on date of hire.


Knowledge of: traffic control systems including the installation and maintenance procedures for traffic signals.


Ability to:  Read and use construction plans; resolve traffic signal safety and efficiency problems in the field; prepare written reports, and maintain logs and records systems performance and work performed; to review drawings and plans to help identify and design traffic signal systems necessary to meet legal requirements, control traffic, and meet safety requirements; monitor and maintain a parts inventory and to compute quantities and costs of supplies; follow written and oral instructions and to express ideas effectively orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external personnel.


Work environment and physical demands:

Ability to prepare for and work in the occupational hazards using all safety precautions applicable to the work environment.


Ability to work outdoors for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions, and to be available for 24-hour on-call duty.


Hold a valid driver’s license, recognized by the Washington State at time of hire.


Selection Process:


Resume and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.


Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.


Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.


It is general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.


First review of candidates will be January 10th. This recruitment may close at any time on or after the first review date.



Examples of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

 Operate a variety of tools, circuit testing and motor vehicle equipment including a ladder truck to install, maintain and repair traffic signal, railroad crossing, and flashing school sign systems, set wood poles and guy anchors, install guy and span wire cables.

 Maintain an inventory of parts and supplies in support of street and railroad traffic signal maintenance and emergency repair, recommends adequate inventory levels and orders supplies as necessary.

 Locate street light and railroad traffic signal wiring for contractors and utility companies.

 Prepare written reports and maintain logs and records on a variety of traffic safety and statistical data in support of established monitoring programs and projects.

 Provide routine traffic data and information to internal and external personnel concerning street and railroad traffic signal and flashing school speed limit sign maintenance and operational activities.

 Operates a variety of equipment (man-lifts, trucks, tools, etc.) to perform installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signal systems, makes approved splices, pulls cable, solders, hangs and terminates cables.

 Assists in the design and construction of specialized traffic signal devices and systems to meet traffic control and safety concerns presented by County roadways either in existence, being constructed, or proposed in land development, annexation, and related applications.

 Performs other related duties as assigned.




Salary Grade

Local 17 Engineers.9 – Local 17 Engineers.10



Salary Range

$29.84 – $43.80- per hour


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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 12 days.

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