Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation...
Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability – are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT’s core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,200 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle’s public mobility.
The Transportation Operations Division (TOD) of SDOT presents an exceptional opportunity to join a highly successful Signal Maintenance team. TOD has a Journey Level Signal Electrician to help build and maintain the largest inventory of municipal traffic signals in the State of Washington. The position will install, maintain, and modify the City of Seattle's traffic signal and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) system, and will report to the ITS Maintenance Manager.
• Install, repair, and maintain traffic signal systems and other related electrical and overhead systems, detection systems, communication networks including fiber optic, CCTV cameras, dynamic message signs, overhead signs, flashing devices, support systems (including poles, mast arms and spans) and ITS systems.
• Implement work plans and perform technical work to ensure compliance with electrical codes, City specifications and standards, and State safety laws.
• Identify and diagnose maintenance and repair needs and recommend corrective action to the Crew Chief; submit requests and specifications for equipment and supplies.
• Respond to emergency signal malfunctions, and customer service requests and inquiries regarding traffic signals.
• Install, maintain, and repair traffic signal systems including wiring, conduits, traffic signal hardware, intersection controllers, intersection cabinets and their associated components and peripheries, and vehicle and pedestrian detection systems.
• Operate and maintain various electronic measuring and testing devices, to troubleshoot and repair signals, signal components and related signal equipment.
• Perform bench work including testing, fault finding, and repair of all equipment associated with traffic signal equipment or ITS related devices, repair or replace components, as necessary.
• May provide training to other Traffic Signal Electricians on specialized electrical and electronic components, software, or equipment associated with traffic operations.
• Prepare and maintain accurate reports and records.
• Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.
• Three (3) years journey-level electrical or electronic experience installing, maintaining and calibrating control or measuring devices comprised of solid state electronic or computer systems in the signal trade or an equivalent combination of related education and experience (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
• Must possess valid Washington State driver’s license.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain CDL endorsement within nine (9) months of hire.
• Certification as a Level II Traffic Signal Technician by the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) is required within twelve (12) months of eligibility to take the examination.
• Must obtain a Digger Derrick (specialized equipment used to dig holes, set poles, and work with a variety of materials) certification within 120 days of employment.
• May also require appropriate crane certification as required by law.
Successful candidates will possess many of these additional qualifications or be able to demonstrate comparable experience and expertise:
• Demonstrated responsibility for traffic signal maintenance capacity to include installing andrepairing various types of traffic signal control systems.
• Current experience in the Traffic Signal Maintenance or Construction field, especially as aforeman or on-site lead worker.
• Licensed as a Washington State Journeyman Electrician (EL01), a plus.
• Experience constructing traffic signals.
• Experience in bench traffic signal controller construction and installation.
• Experience as electronics technician or industrial control technician.
• Extensive knowledge of transportation standards (e.g. MUTCD, NEMA, IMSA) and electricalcodes (e.g. NEC, NESC