Traffic Signal Technician

SALARY     $49,771.49 - $91,811.41 Annually

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The Transportation Department has an exciting opportunity for a Traffic Signal Technician! The incumbent will perform a variety of traffic signal maintenance and electrical work in support the Highway Operations Division by identifying, correcting, maintaining, and repairing traffic signal systems and highway lighting. This responsibility includes checking, servicing, repairing, troubleshooting and installing controllers and other components for traffic signals to ensure proper operation, and may require work in a group setting with a work crew or independently. The incumbent will also be responsible for producing and maintaining daily records related to installation and service work that is performed.  The Department highly desires candidates with comparable experience servicing traffic signal systems in the field. The incumbent will work a 4/10 schedule with overtime as needed, and will operate out of the Riverside Transportation Department yard.

• Check, service, troubleshoot, and repair traffic signal controllers to insure correct timing and operation, make minor adjustments and repairs, or replace controller when necessary.
• Check and repair intersection and sign lighting, and test and replace traffic signal lamps; paint and repair signal and lighting hardware; pour and finish concrete bases for traffic signals.
• Set traffic counters to obtain traffic volumes, speeds and vehicle classifications; use computer software to obtain data.
• Perform a variety of other electrical repairs and installations; maintain routine daily records, and prepare reports as necessary.

Experience: One year of experience in traffic signal systems maintenance.
Knowledge of: The principles of electrical circuitry and electronics as they relate to traffic signal and lighting equipment; the tools, materials, and methods used in installing and maintaining traffic signal equipment; state and other standards governing placement of traffic signals, signs, and street lighting.
Ability to: Understand traffic lighting installation plans and specifications and inspect construction projects for compliance; use computers and software programs; maintain detailed inventory records and prepare reports; train others in the operation, repair, and maintenance of traffic signal equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work after hours and on weekends on emergency repairs.
License: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required at time of employment. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a non-restricted Class A or a Class B Commercial Driver's License within four months of hire.  

All applicants must apply for this position by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 6, 2019.

**All applicants must include a detailed resume/application with relevant work history. **

For questions regarding this recruitment or the on-line application process, please contact Silvia Trammell at (951) 955-3725 or email


Note: Riverside County does not accept paper resumes or employment applications.