Traffic Technician II - Signals

City of Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land, TX4.7

Full-time
At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land "One of America's Best". The Public Works Department has an opening for a Traffic Technician II- Signals.

This position will assist the City Traffic Engineer and Traffic Operations Manager in the operation and maintenance of Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) equipment in the City. The position will also respond to traffic service requests generated by citizen inquiries. Additional duties will include adhering to Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) when working on any assigned tasks, set traffic counters, assist in collection of travel time data and participate in Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).

Summary of Duties:
Assist in maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and setup of ITS equipment which includes but not limited to traffic signals hardware, traffic controllers, MMUs, battery backup systems, railroad monitoring devices, portable/permanent dynamic message signs, luminaires, in-pavement lights, preemption devices, point tilt zoom cameras, wayside horns, school zone beacons, magnetometers, and radar speed signs.
Performs yearly maintenance on all devices per division standards. Install and repair equipment and perform duties such as pulling cable, digging, concrete core drilling, and hanging hardware 20 feet to 40 feet high.
Assist with special events in coordination with Traffic Management Center (TMC) to help move traffic by manual traffic signals.
Utilize Advanced Traffic Management System(ATMS) software to troubleshoot issues and assist in monitoring of all ITS systems; Assist in Traffic Management Center as needed to help monitor traffic for special events.
Document work reports in the asset management system and help track inventory of material used.
Setup/configure ITS devices using serial or Ethernet connections. Stay abreast in learning multiple software configuration programs to complete tasks.
Attend training classes to learn MUTCD guidelines that relate to typical duties such as proper traffic control placement, proper traffic signal head configurations and traffic signal signage.
Collects traffic data including turning movement counts, 24-hour counts, travel time studies, delay studies, gap studies, and other data as needed. Sets and retrieves automatic traffic recorder machines, dumps data, and prepares reports.
Assists in inspection and completion of traffic signal construction projects in the City.
Assist in management of High Mast Lighting contract. Issue and supervise contractor to insure all work is completed per City standard.
Assist in ROW permit process by locating and marking traffic infrastructure as needed.
Responds to inquiries/complaints regarding traffic control devices.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
Required to work as an essential employee before, during and after an emergency or disaster, whether natural or acts of war.
Stay abreast of, and comply with, all City and departmental policies and procedures.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned to assist Field Supervisor in completing assignments that are given by City Traffic Engineer or Public Works Management.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED.
Two years of experience or similar experience with Electronics or Traffic Signals.
IMSA Work Zone Traffic Control Safety Certification or the ability to obtain within 1 (one) year of hire.
IMSA Traffic Signal II Certification or the ability ot obtain within 1 (one) year of hire.
Valid Texas Class A Commercial Texas Driver's License or ability to obtain within 6 months from date of employment - must obtain the Class A CDL Permit within the first 90 days of employment and receive the Commercial Driver License with tanker and air brake endorsements by the end of the six months.