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TRAFFIC OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN I/II/III job in Thornton

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Job Ref:  14211
Organization:  City of Thornton
Job Category:  Transportation
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Thornton
Post Code:  80229
Salary and Benefits:  $18.10 - $31.65 Hourly, plus excellent benefits
08/15/2014

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN I/II/III
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY JOB # 14211

SALARY $18.10 - $31.65 HOURLY
PLUS EXCELLENT BENEFITS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM (Position Opened: Thursday, August 14, 2014)

STATUS: REGULAR FULL-TIME FLSA NON-EXEMPT/CAREER SERVICE INCLUDED

WORK HOURS: STANDARD 40 HOUR WORKWEEK

PROBATION: ONE YEAR (IF NOT CURRENTLY A CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE)

SUMMARY: Under specified supervision, performs functions related to the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, street lights, and other traffic control devices including, but not limited to, speed monitoring signs, flashing lights and signs, internally lit signs, and other traffic control devices.

Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled internally by advancement from level I to levels II and III or, when filled from the outside, require previous directly related experience. Level and starting salary will depend upon the successful candidate’s education, knowledge, training, experience, and certifications.

Traffic Operations Technician I:

Under immediate supervision, this is the entry-level in the Traffic Operations Technician series. Incumbents in this class typically have limited work experience. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion.

Traffic Operations Technician II:

Under general supervision, this is an intermediate-level class in the Traffic Operations Technician series. The classification is distinguished from the Traffic Operations Technician I class by having three years’ increasingly responsible work experience in the performance of traffic operations functions. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to be fully proficient in the operation of all equipment within the Division, have the required certifications, and perform the full range of work assigned to this class with considerable independence and initiative.

Traffic Operations Technician III:

Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Traffic Operations Technician series. The classification is distinguished from the Traffic Operations Technician II class by having six years’ increasingly responsible work experience in the performance of traffic operations functions. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform lead worker duties, be fully proficient and efficient in the operation and use of all equipment within the Division, have the required certifications, and perform the full range of work assigned to this class with considerable independence and initiative. May train less experienced technicians and exercise functional supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Installs, maintains, and repairs traffic signals, traffic signal poles, traffic cabinets, and speed monitoring signs and flashers. Installs, repairs, and maintains street lights; fabricates, installs, and repairs traffic control signs, reflective markers, and barricades. Fabricates specialty signs. Installs sign posts. Responds to and installs devices for incident management. Assists in planned and unplanned incidents including: flagging traffic, road closures, diversions, and routing and directing traffic. Assists in traffic counts and traffic studies. Maintains appropriate inventory of pre-made signs; maintains sign fabricating equipment and materials, and repairs and maintains lighted street name signs. Lays out, paints, tapes and maintains pavement markings; paints City parking lots. Recommends items for purchase and completes accurate daily reports of work performed. Operates various equipment and power tools including: flatbed truck, aerial bucket and platform trucks, paint striper, pavement grinder, air compressor, power washer, spray gun, sand blaster, torch, concrete saw, jack hammers, drill and hand tools. Participates as part of a rotating team to respond using a 24-hour on-call status for traffic-related issues and emergency situations. May be required to work overtime, holidays, and during weather-related emergencies. Responds to questions and concerns from the general public by providing appropriate information. May lead or assist in a variety of traffic control device repairs, maintenance and installations. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Experience:

High school diploma or GED required for all levels.

Traffic Operations Technician I:

One year of general maintenance experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Traffic Operations Technician II:

Three years’ experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, street lights, and other traffic control devices including, but not limited to, speed monitoring signs, flashing lights and signs, internally lit signs, and other traffic control devices.

Traffic Operations Technician III:

Six years’ experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, street lights, and other traffic control devices including, but not limited to, speed monitoring signs, flashing lights and signs, internally lit signs, and other traffic control devices.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record required for all levels.

Traffic Operations Technician I:

IMSA Signs and Markings I certification or an IMSA Level I Traffic Signal certification within one year of employment.

Traffic Operations Technician II:

IMSA Signs and Markings II certification or an IMSA Level II (field) Traffic Signal Certification. Must be able to obtain the Level I IMSA certification of the opposite category (Traffic Signal or Signs and Markings) within 12 months of hire.

Traffic Operations Technician III:

IMSA Signs and Markings III certification or IMSA Level III (field) Traffic Signal certification. Must be able to obtain the Level II IMSA certification of the opposite category (Traffic Signal or Signs and Markings) within 12 months of hire. Traffic Signal Inspector certification and Roadway Lighting Level I certification desired.

TESTING PROCEDURES: Applications are used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important!
Review and screening of applications/resumes; Oral Board Examination - Passing Point of 70%; Background Investigation - acceptable/unacceptable; Physical Examination to be administered by a City-designated physician - acceptable/unacceptable; Drug Test - acceptable/unacceptable.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofthornton.net Job #14211 TRAFFIC OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN I/II/III AA
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 



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