Traffic Services Specialist I/II/III

City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #31
Sunday, September 12, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Under immediate supervision (Traffic Services Specialist I, Traffic Services Specialist II) or general supervision (Traffic Services Specialist III), to perform a variety of skilled work involved in the installation, construction, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of solid-state electronic/micro-processor based traffic control equipment and traffic control devices, associated equipment to include communication, detection, street marking, signage and street lighting related to transportation in accordance with applicable City and State codes.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED


Traffic Services Specialist I – Exercise no technical oversight or supervision.


Traffic Services Specialist II – Assist and train lower level employees with technical oversight but exercise no supervision.


Traffic Services Specialist III – Exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level staff and train lower level employees.


IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES


  1. Perform preventive maintenance and installation of traffic signal equipment and regulatory, warning, construction, and guide signs as well as all pavement markings in accordance with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD).


  1. Perform troubleshooting, repair, and servicing of traffic signal equipment, signs and pavement markings; assist in the installation, and modification of these assets and equipment.


  1. Interpret blueprints, City maps, manuals, schematics, and street measurements when preparing sites for pavement markings, sign location and signal equipment written in English language.


  1. Place channeling devices and warning signs for on-street work for lane closures and transitions in accordance with the TMUTCD.


  1. Operate computer laptops and tablets with specialized software including but not limited to: traffic sign and signal management database, traffic sign making software proprietary signal software, and but not limited to other applicable programs.


  1. Operate various equipment including light and medium duty trucks with bucket lifts, hydraulic dump bed and lift gate, forklift, striping equipment, stripe remover, adhesive applicator, squeeze roll applicator, sign fabricator, letter cutter, banding tool, jack hammer, chain saw, parking meters, power tools, drill press, cutting torch, welder, and plasma cutter.


  1. Operate various electronic test equipment and analyzers to include but not limited to: networking, copper and fiber optic installation troubleshooting equipment, radio, wide area network, and local area network.


  1. Perform traffic counts with both video and / or radar and utilize traffic count software.


  1. Install, maintain, and repair street light components.


  1. Perform on-call duties independently with minimum supervision after a one to six month training period dependent on experience and position level.


OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


Knowledge of:

Traffic Services Specialist I, II, III

Principles of occupational hazards, safe work practices specifically in traffic operations, electrical hazards, and safety typical of maintenance work i.e., lockout, tag out practices.


Electronic circuit troubleshooting, computer networking and IP addressing.

Practices, methods, and use of equipment, tools, and materials used in traffic operations, brush abatement and maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment.


Principles, practices, occupational hazards and, safety precautions of general maintenance work.

Operating characteristics of the City of Abilene Traffic Engineering & Operations Division and the TMUTCD.

Safe driving principles and practices as well as safe use of tools, equipment, and safety at elevated working positions.


Traffic Services Specialist II, III

Reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints.


Routine repair and maintenance activities.


Traffic Services Specialist III 

Advanced practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment.


Skill to:


Traffic Services Specialist I, II, III


Safely operate a variety of tools and equipment including but not limited to: air compressor, portable generator, meters, test equipment, hand tools and, electric- powered tools, hand, and/or bench mounted.

 

Operate office equipment and technical equipment including but not limited to computer laptop, desktop, tablet, and signal controllers/equipment. 

Utilize software to include but not limited to databases, spreadsheets, documents, and email. 

Utilize technical programs for signal equipment, sign and marking equipment, and vehicle count and classification.  

Operate a motor vehicle safely including bucket trucks with various boom lengths.


Traffic Services Specialist II, III

Demonstrate proficiency in skills required of the Traffic services Specialist I.


Traffic Services Specialist III 

Troubleshoot advanced systematic errors in systems using diagnostic equipment   and products.  

Repair and fabricate equipment from scratch. 


Read and interpret schematics and blueprints at an advanced level.


Perform advanced repair and maintenance activities.

Ability to:


Traffic Services Specialist I, II, III

Preform on-call duties independently with minimum supervision after a six month training period.


Understand and accurately carry out oral and written instructions in English language.

Maintain and accurately complete daily and ongoing detailed records and reports for traffic signs and signals using a computerized management database.

Learn to interpret blueprints, City maps, manuals, and schematics; read and understand technical instructions in English language.


Obtain knowledge of methods, materials, manuals, and equipment used in traffic services device maintenance and repair.


Learn to preform maintenance and repair of signals, signs and pavement markings.


Understand electronic fundamentals and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems.


Learn safety hazards associated with electrical work i.e., lockout tag out. 


Learn specialized manual and technical tasks.


Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in English language.

Establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


Traffic Services Specialist II, III 


Apply all of the knowledge and skills of a Traffic Services Specialist I with minimal assistance.


Interpret blueprints, City maps, manuals, schematics and street measurements with minimal assistance.


Read and understand technical instructions in English language.


Perform, on a rotating basis, on-call duty for the repair of traffic services systems   after normal working hours and on weekends and holidays. If employee hired outside of City of Abilene staff a one to three month training period will be required.


Communicate effectively with City of Abilene staff, outside vendors, and public citizens both orally and in writing. 


Operate characteristics of the City of Abilene Traffic Services Division and the TMUTCD.


Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.


Traffic Services Specialist III 

Apply basic construction activities for Traffic Services.


Program software for Traffic Services equipment.


Use and work on network equipment, utilizing but not limited to Windows or Lunix server environment.


Analyze complex multi-level system errors and formulate repair procedures as part of a group effort.  


Operate a variety of highly technical and complex servers and computer equipment.


Apply the principles and practices of information technologies.


Troubleshoot and repair hardware and software problems.


Read, interpret, and apply complex technical publications, manuals, and other documents in English language.


Understand the operation characteristics of the City of Abilene Traffic Services Division and the TMUTCD.


Experience and Training Guidelines:


Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Experience:


Traffic Services Specialist I

This is an entry-level position.  


Previous experience in outdoor manual work environment and labor is required.  


One (1) year of previous experience in preventive maintenance, electronic troubleshooting, and traffic control is preferred.


Traffic Services Specialist II

One (1) year of experience as a Traffic Services Specialist I with the City of Abilene or three (3) years of verifiable experience in a Traffic Services position is required.


Traffic Services Specialist III

Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Traffic Services Specialist II with the City of Abilene or five (5) years of verifiable experience in a Traffic Services position is required.


Education/Training:


Traffic Services Specialist I, II, III

A high school diploma or GED is required.  



Traffic Services Specialist I

College course work in Electronics Systems Technology or a related field is preferred. 


Two (2) years of training in a technical electronics field is preferred.


Traffic Services Specialist II, III

Three (3) years of training in a technical electronics field is preferred.

Work Zone Traffic training is preferred. Candidate must be able to obtain this training at first available offering.


Traffic Services Specialist III

A college degree in Electronics Systems Technology or a related field is preferred. 


License or Certificate:


Traffic Services Specialist I, II, III

A valid Texas driver’s license, the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.


Traffic Services Specialist II

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I in Signs or Signals is required.


Traffic Services Specialist III

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level II in Signs or Signals is required.


Special Requirements:


Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:


With or without accommodation, the ability to lift up to 75 pounds. 


Perform, on a rotating basis, on-call duty for the repair of traffic services systems after normal working hours and on weekends and holidays after a one (1) to six (6) month training period (dependent on experience and position level).

Sit or stand (prolonged periods of time), walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb and work at elevated working position.


Ability to assess and cope with  exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoor environments, vibration, confined workspace in accordance with applicable regulations, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.


Ability to travel to work sites as applicable in and around the City of Abilene.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.72
  • Max Hiring Rate $24.85
  • City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America