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Traffic Signal Technician I - G115

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities

This position performs technical duties in the installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic signals.   

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs cabinet controllers, conflict monitors, detector systems, support poles, and overhead equipment.
  • Installs and repairs traffic signal equipment; performs preventative maintenance on all traffic control devices and related equipment.
  • Inspects vehicles and equipment for daily operation.
  • Performs complex field and bench repairs on electronic, mechanical, and solid state traffic signal control equipment.
  • Operates and interprets readings from oscilloscopes, VOM, VTVM meters, and other diagnostic test equipment.
  • Performs emergency repairs after normal duty hours.
  • Programs timing data into local controllers.
  • Operates aerial lift equipment vehicle.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic control devices.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic signal construction and electronic microprocessor equipment repair.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of directing traffic.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in the operation of aerial lift equipment.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle for equipment operated.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while standing or walking. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office or in the field. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee must work in the vicinity of moving traffic.