Intelligent Transportation Technician (ODOT18-2636OC)

State of Oregon - Portland, OR3.9

Full-time$3,900 - $5,700 a month
ODOT18-2636OC – Portland
Traffic Systems Technician 2 – Intelligent Transportation Technician

Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division
Maintenance and Operations Branch

Are you looking for a job where you can use your electronics skills and training? Do you have training or experience with technology such as Ethernet, Windows, computer hardware, and software? If you answered yes to either of these questions and have a valid electrical license, ODOT has the job for you!

As the intelligent transportation technician, you will be responsible for keeping a wide variety of systems located on the highway system operational. Highway cameras, electronic signs, weather stations, vehicle detectors, and miles of fiber optic based networks are a sampling of the kinds of technology ODOT uses to keep traffic moving and provide information to the public.
This position requires timely and expert application of electronic and software theories, principles, and standardized practices to extend the life and usefulness of existing systems and improve design for future systems.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details
This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a traffic systems technician 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a traffic systems technician 1 ($3188 - $4710) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a traffic systems technician 2. Under-fill training will not exceed three (3) years.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. We will begin screening the first round of applicants on Friday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30am, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying. The next screening date is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Oregon state government is excited to announce its recruitment system transition from NEOGOV to Workday. This change will take place in February 2019. For more information on how the transition will affect you, please visit the Applicant FAQ. (Download PDF reader)

Duties & Responsibilities
Perform periodic preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic field devices.
Troubleshoot, repair, calibrate/align and modify of equipment or systems.
Troubleshoot, align, and repair data communication media and terminal equipment.
Respond to reports of system outages and perform or coordinate repairs.
Provide technical assistance to field workers.
Calibrate microcomputers and terminal equipment to data communication lines.
Work with engineering personnel to raise and/or resolve problems related to the performance and function of electrical and electronic systems and components.
Develop specifications for nonstandard apparatus.
Draw sketches, review and update plans and blueprints to reflect changes made to equipment and systems.

Working Conditions

Work outdoors more than 70% of the time, in all extremes of weather.
Regularly climb steep roadside embankments which can be covered by tall grass, mud, or snow.
Regularly climb ladders to access pole mounted equipment.
Periodically climb to the top of very tall bridges, which can have hundreds of feet of stairs or ladders.
Periodically work inside one or more bridge cells, including moving through one or more short horizontal runs of typically small diameter portals that exist at the entrances to the bridge and between cells.
Work in low light, enclosed spaces.
Be subject to on-call during all off duty shift hours.
Be subject to overtime.
Travel to work locations throughout the state with occasional overnight stays.
Work at heights of three meters or higher above ground or water, occasionally.
Work in enclosures containing exposed voltage potentials of 120 volts AC or greater, to ground.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications
Four (4) years of experience maintaining, testing and repairing electronic equipment.
Two (2) of the four (4) years must have been in maintaining, testing and repairing electronic traffic signal control equipment or electronic data collection and management equipment.
An associate's degree in electronic technology from an approved school
Two (2) and a half years (30 months) of experience maintaining, testing and repairing electronic traffic signal control equipment or electronic data collection and management equipment.
Must possess at least one of the following Oregon approved electrical licenses at the time of application.
Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME)
Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician (PJ)
General Journeyman Electrician (J)

Underfill Qualifications
Two (2) years of experience maintaining, testing, and repairing electronic equipment or electronic data collection and management equipment
An associate's degree in electronic technology from an approved school
Six (6) months of maintaining, testing, and repairing electronic equipment or electronic data collection and management equipment.

NOTE: You must qualify for and successfully complete an approved apprenticeship program for Limited Maintenance Electrician or Inside Wireman.
Out-of-state applicants - To verify if your state has a reciprocal agreement with Oregon, and to apply for reciprocity, click here.

VETERANS – If you received training in electronics in the military, be sure to clearly describe your skills and experience in your work history. Please list each military rank or position as a separate job to ensure your experience is properly applied.

Special Qualifications

Employee will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business; you must possess and maintain a current, valid driver license and acceptable driving record.

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria

In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure you have clearly demonstrated the attributes you do have in your application materials. We may grade your application on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Experience with technology (i.e., Ethernet, Windows, computer hardware, software, and electronics).
Additional Information

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
Complete the supplemental questions.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points

We will give eligible veterans who meet the qualifications, veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Work Authorization

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

For questions about the job announcement or application process, call 503-378-8139 or email
For technical help accessing your account, call 1-855-524-5627 (support hours are M-F, 6am-5pm PT) or email
Oregon Department of Transportation
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax 1-503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Core benefitsMedical, vision and dental insurance Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members $5,000 in employee basic life insuranceRetirement benefits
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year Ten paid holidays a yearThe state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits
Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Flexible spending accounts Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.