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 TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICAN - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$50169 - 82950
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Environmental/Safety
Service/Skilled - Other
Service/Skilled - Security
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2758939 / Latpro-3735665 
Date posted: Apr-03-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$50,169.60 - $82,950.40 Annually


Arlington, VA

Job Type

Full-Time Permanent


Department of Environmental Services

Job Number




Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an experienced Traffic Signal Technician to support the construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic signal devices throughout Arlington County.

The Technician will perform highly skilled work including electrical and electronic maintenance and repair work of over 300 intersections and a multitude of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) support devices. The incumbent will be required to assist with the repair and maintenance of streetlights and with call-back and emergencies as directed.

Traffic Signal Technician I Duties:

  • Repairing, maintenance, and routine installation of traffic signals and streetlights devices;
  • Conducting routine field inspections to determine functional level of equipment and investigating complaints regarding outages, and the brightness levels of streetlights, etc.;
  • Assisting with maintenance and installation of traffic signal and streetlights equipment using aerial lift truck;
  • Pulling cables, performing preventive maintenance to streetlight and traffic control equipment and ensuring all safety requirements are met;
  • Utilizing programs/systems, including work order systems for data entry, Cartegraph, MS Office applications, PublicStuff, 311-Report-A-Problem or similar software packages to generate reports and review system performance data on streetlights and traffic signals.
  • Reconstructing and refurbishing traffic signal equipment or defective electrical equipment;
  • Consulting with traffic operations staff or vendor representatives to identify and resolve technical problems;
  • Removing and programing temporary traffic control signage, cones, and barricades to safely complete installations and repairs; and
  • Advising management if continued inoperability of equipment could pose a safety hazard.

Traffic Signal Technician II Duties:

  • Installing, repairing, and maintenance of traffic signal devices, including but not limited to controllers, cabinets and associated wiring, signal heads, vehicle loops, detection systems, emergency pre-empt equipment, video equipment, and flashing beacons;
  • Installing all or part of signalized intersections and maintenance of traffic signal devices and streetlights;
  • Investigating complaints, including troubleshooting, repairing, replacing or modifying traffic signal and streetlight equipment;
  • Performing electrical system wiring and installations, including handholes, junction boxes, pulling overhead and underground cables, locating conduit, cables and other underground devices;
  • Evaluating proposed new equipment, including participating in designing and constructing tests;
  • Installing new overhead traffic signal, streetlight equipment and devices using a commercial aerial lift truck;
  • Inspecting and testing equipment installed by contractors and providing documented feedback to manager;
  • Conducting preventive maintenance for overhead signal, cabinet, school flasher and other ITS related devices and ensuring all safety requirements are met; and
  • Utilizing programs/systems, including work order systems for data entry, Cartegraph, MS Office applications, PublicStuff, 311-Report-A-Problem or similar software packages to generate reports and review system performance data on streetlights and traffic signals.

The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise in the installation, maintenance and repair of streetlight and traffic signal systems and other electronic control devices. Experience working in an operational environment where emergency response is a key component with a proven track record of successfully working within a team .The candidate will possess excellent communicational skills to facilitate superior customer interactions.
Selection Criteria

Minimum Qualifications:

Traffic Signal Technician I : High School Diploma/equivalent. Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of ITS equipment.

Traffic Signal Technician II : High School Diploma/equivalent. Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of ITS equipment.

Substitution : Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional years of relevant education may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement.

Desirable : Preference may be given to candidates with an Associate Degree in Electronics/Electrical Science and experience one or more of the following:

  • Using the National Electrical code (NEC);
  • Using Microsoft Office applications and asset management applications;
  • Using traffic management systems;
  • Traffic Signal Experience
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Special Requirements

Work Environment:   Work will be performed in all types of weather conditions and often near moving traffic.

Licenses/Certifications :

  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Driver License according to the Arlington County Driver Policy.
  • Must possess the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Intermediate Work Zone Certification.
  • Traffic Signal Technician I : Must possess the Traffic Signal Technician Level I certification from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) or the Roadway Lighting Technician Level I certification from IMSA.
  • Traffic Signal Technician II : Must possess the Traffic Signal Technician Level II certification from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) and the Roadway Lighting Technician Level I certification from IMSA.

Additional Information

This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of Friday April 24, 2020 . Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a continuous basis.   If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when an enough qualified applications have been received.
The official title of this position is Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technician.

The position may be filled at either ITS Technician I or II level. These positions are part of a multi-grade pay band. The salary range at the top of this job announcement encompasses entry level for ITS Technician I to the maximum level for ITS Technician II. Following the guidelines for this pay band, employees may earn increases and are eligible to progress through the band after acquiring additional skills, training, and/or certifications or licenses.

Salary Range Information:
ITS Technician I : $50,169.60 - $76,627.20
ITS Technician II: $54,329.60 - $82,950.40

Successful candidates will be placed in areas of need based on experience, aptitude, and interest as demonstrated in the application and interview process.

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm, call-back hours are required and in emergency situations there might be alternative schedules.
Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required as part of the application process for this position. You may further describe your experience by attaching a resume. However, please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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