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City of Eugene Traffic Signal Technician 2 in Eugene, Oregon

Traffic Signal Technician 2

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Traffic Signal Technician 2


$30.01 - $37.38 Hourly


Eugene, OR

Job Type

Full-Time Regular


Public Works Department

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General Statement of Duties

The Public Works Maintenance Traffic Section has an opening for a Traffic Signal Technician 2!! This position fills a critical role in the Traffic Light/Signal structure within the City of Eugene.

Open Until Filled

Next review of applications - October 1, 2021.

Performs highly technical work on the traffic signal and traffic control device systems. Performs complex analysis of traffic modeling and develops traffic signal timing solutions. Coordinates with others to work on the most complex traffic systems devices. Designs and installs unique traffic systems equipment such as digital traffic simulators, software applications, and special purpose electronic circuits. Participates in planning, assigning and reviewing the work of lower-level technicians in the installation, inspection, maintenance and testing of traffic systems.

Accepting on-line applications only.

The City of Eugene offers a great benefit package including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits and a range of insurance benefits as well as training and advancement opportunities. To view more information about the benefits (http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1817) and current insurance premium rates (http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1811) , click the respective links. While these positions operate in a challenging and fast - paced environment, they are part of a supportive, collaborative team that is flexible and values work-life balance.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following

Use of Modeling software to analyze and create timing plans for traffic signals and corridors. Analysis of software model solutions to determine those which work within standards for multimodal level of service and safety.

Implement traffic signal timing, coordination and system management including bus rapid transit system corridors under the direction of an Engineer. Create, troubleshoot and adjust complex signal timing plans for the corridor.

Create new signal timing plans and alter existing signal timing plans to implement multimodal safety improvements as part of Vision Zero Action Plan work.

Software testing of traffic signal controllers. Comprehensive testing of various traffic signal configurations.

Assign and coordinate the work of Traffic Signal Technician 1 employees.

Provide training for field crew members on traffic signal equipment such as use of computer systems for traffic signal troubleshooting and repair proce­dures.

Provide work direction to others for specialized technical projects. Collaborate with different entities on developing or researching new technologies.

Performs bench repair of microprocessor controlled, solid-state and electro-mechanical traffic signal controllers and related equipment.

Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctioning traffic signals and lighting in the field.

Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs the traffic signal computerized signal system including all hardware, telephone communications lines, and software applications.

Installs and modifies traffic signals and lighting.

Designs and constructs electronic devices and components such as control equipment, test panels, and wiring harnesses.

Construction inspection and contract enforcement for public and city owned projects.

Maintains written work records and prepares reports; maintains shop inven­tory and inventory records.

Directs and performs set-up of traffic control devices using established standards to provide safe working conditions and public safety; oversees flagging of traffic.

Participates in plan review process for traffic signal and traffic device projects.

Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and procedures of traffic signal and lighting operation and repair, including electrical and electronic components and circuits.

Standards parameters for traffic system capacity, existing physical infrastructure, transportation system use and expectations of user behavior.

Hazards and safety precautions involving traffic signal equipment repair work, heavy equipment operation, and working in moving traffic.

Data communication technology including protocols, wiring, and interfaces.

Electronic theory.

Electrical knowledge per National Electric Code.

State and local traffic signal and streetlight specifications.

Traffic signal theory.

Traffic signal software platforms; Traffic signal central management systems; Traffic modeling software, including setup, and troubleshooting.

Base level knowledge of Computer Aided Drawing programs

Base level knowledge of Access.

Video detection, radar detection, and inductive loop systems

Communications protocols (serial, ethernet).

Boolean logic for developing and testing logic scripts for traffic signal controller programming for special operation.

Traffic signal design and Traffic signal inspection requirements.

Modem communications both FSK and Radio.

GPS priority detection.

Infra-red emergency vehicle detection.

Use of tools and equipment for troubleshooting, configuring, testing, and aligning the traffic signal related equipment and infrastructure.

This would include, volt/ohm meter, Time domain reflectometer, ground tester, oscilloscope, Fluke Microprocessor tester, Solder and desolder station, signal Generator, DB meter, as well as hand tools.

Ability to:

Compile data and combine with modeling software and then adapt the local signal software to implement it.

Work independently and exercise sound judgment.

Keep accurate records and prepare written reports.

Prioritize and organize work assignments.

Work well with co-workers.

Provide training and assistance in traffic signal maintenance.

Perform physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

Provide and wear personal protective equipment as required.

Be available and respond for emergency call-back as necessary.

Skill in:

Troubleshooting electrical malfunctions, troubleshooting Traffic signal software operation/configurations.

Asset management through documentation of signals of infrastructure.

Technical writing for document creation for the training of others.

Utilizing databases for managing traffic signal information.

Clear communication with contractors, vendors, coworkers, and citizens.

Adapting various software applications for traffic signals for specific operation.

Testing traffic signal software/timing to prove operation and discover deficiencies.

Using various tools both manual and technical to test and troubleshoot traffic signal systems.

Operate, maintain and apply the tools, materials and equipment used in the electronics trade.

Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Talk to others to effectively convey information.

Read and interpret blueprints, electrical and electronic specifications, plans and drawings.

Install equipment, machines, wiring or programs to meet specifications of the electronics trade.

Apply electronic and microprocessor theories in order to conduct tests and inspections of electronic products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Accurately and quickly diagnose electrical and electronic malfunctions.

Experience and Training Guidelines - Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Minimum of four years of licensed traffic signal maintenance experience (at the Limited Maintenance Electrician level or Journey Electrician level or higher) which includes electronic troubleshooting and repair.


Some specialized training in electronics theory and troubleshooting; an Associate’s Degree in electronics or equivalent is preferable and will meet one year experience.

License or Certificate:

State of Oregon Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) License or Limited Manufacturing Plant Journeyman License (PJ), or General Journeyman Electrician License (J)

IMSA Traffic Signal Technician II certification, IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level III certification is desirable. IMSA Bench Testing certification is desirable.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Oregon driver’s license; a commercial driver’s license with appropriate endorsements is required.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process

Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT JOB POSTINGS IS AVAILABLE BY going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting “Job Posting Status”.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If a job posting indicates this position is temporary (not limited duration) then the employee serves at will. Temporary employees do not receive benefits through the City of Eugene unless required by City, State or Federal code/statute.


Employees in this classification are represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and their salaries may be subject to a monthly payroll deduction after 31 days of employment.

Salary and Benefits

The normal starting salary is the first step shown on the posting. Other placement in the salary range may be considered depending on qualifications and experience. Periodic advancement through the salary range is dependent upon merit. The City provides a full range of benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefit, and life insurance. Health, dental, and vision benefits are available.

To view a summary of benefits (http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1813) , benefit premium rates (http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1811) , and/or the AFSCME contract (http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=1966) click the respective link. Click here to view information about Total Worker Health. (https://secure.neogov.com/images/AgencyImages/jobposting/658/jobpostings/image/BeWell_Handout.png)