Traffic Signal Technician I

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City of Chesapeake
Chesapeake, VA, United States

Phone: 757-382-6492
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Traffic Signal Technician I


Chesapeake, VA 



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The City of Chesapeake is currently seeking an energetic and dedicated team player to fill an entry-level Traffic Signal Technician I position within our Public Works/Traffic Operations Division. Traffic Operations focuses on 24/7/365 installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of the City’s 204 traffic signals and emergency signals at Fire Stations, emergency vehicle preemption systems, and operation and maintenance of 34 school zone flashers. This position is part of a team consisting of seven (7) Traffic Signal Technicians responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of all city-owned traffic signals. The successful candidate needs to have a high-school diploma or GED; must have industrial electrical experience; can tolerate heights; work in inclement weather conditions; possess a valid driver’s license that is in compliance with the City’s Driving Standards; possess the ability to acquire a CDL license and fall protection certification within one year of hire; an IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) certification is preferred; and possess the ability to learn and understand new technologies in vehicle detection and communication systems as it relates to signal operations;

If you want to be part of a team in keeping Chesapeake’s intersections and citizens safe, then we want to discuss with you your qualifications for this position.

Typical tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Assist Traffic Signal Technician II’s in the fabrication, erection, installation, repair and operation of the City’s traffic signals, related control devices and other ITS equipment.
  • Maintains city owned street lighting and provides responses to underground traffic signal utilities location requests.
  • Assists in meeting with various contractors when directed to discuss equipment installation and repairs.
  • Maintains record system for assigned area, processes daily paperwork including reports, requisitions and personnel information, and investigates citizen inquiries.
  • Stays abreast of new technology and advancement in the traffic signal field and makes recommendations for changes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.