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Performs skilled technical work involving the construction, installation, maintenance, modification, and repair of computerized traffic signals, traffic control mechanisms, roadway lighting systems, and all electronic components to operate traffic control devices. Performs utility locates.  May act as a lead worker.


  • Installs, maintains, and calibrates sophisticated electronic traffic signal controllers, on street masters, conflict monitors, fiber optic cable and communications equipment, video cameras, inductive, video and microwave vehicle detector units, and pedestrian facilities.
  • Performs routine preventative and emergency maintenance on all traffic control devices to ensure continuous and safe operations:  changes displays; checks wiring connections; paints signal housings; levels signal mounting hardware; repairs/replaces damaged mounting hardware; cleans signal control cabinet; locates and/or raises pull boxes; verifies detection; replaces signs, etc.
  • Investigates complaints of damaged or malfunctions traffic control and school warning devices: conducts site visits; diagnoses problems; and makes needed repairs to restore safe operations.
  • Performs routine installation, repair and maintenance on roadway lighting systems: changes lamps, fuses, and ballasts; locates and corrects underground faults; installs light poles; and troubleshooting high voltage electrical service distribution points.
  • Services and operates a variety of electronic traffic signal control repair tools and testing equipment: troubleshoots electronic components using diagnostic test equipment, volt/ohm meters, oscilloscope, logic probe, power meter, test cabinet, and personal computers with sophisticated diagnostic programs.
  • Monitors contracted workers installing and repairing traffic signals, street lighting, school flashers, or fiber optic facilities: monitors work in progress; inspects completed work; monitors, tracks and approves materials used and change orders; and prepares and submits related reports and documentation.
  • Develops training aids and test equipment to assist with training new employees and troubleshooting problems.
  • Locates underground utility lines: receives and responds to work tickets and locate requests; travels to site; reads maps; locates depth and length of lines; marks locations of utility lines; updates maps and computer databases; and maintains related documentation.
  • Operates vehicles and equipment such as bucket truck, crane truck, and forklift on a routine basis in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Performs general maintenance on equipment.
  • Prepares routine reports and paperwork including trouble reports, and purchase requisitions.
  • Participates in rotational on-call program as required.
  • May act as lead worker, when appropriate, with a team of subordinates and/or peers.
  • Provide exceptional customer assistance, problem-solving, and/or complaint resolution by all forms of communication.


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED with some vocational or technical training in electronics.
  • Three (3) years of experience in traffic signal installation or repair, electronics or electrical trade.
  • Or an equivalent combination of relevant training, education, and experience.

Licenses and/or Certificates:

  • Must maintain a valid “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), including appropriate endorsements.
  • Must possess and maintain International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level II Traffic Signals or Electronics in Traffic Signals certification and Florida Department of Transportation Temporary Traffic Control certification (formerly Maintenance of Traffic).
  • Must obtain and maintain IMSA Level I Roadway Lighting Certification within one (1) year of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of electronics and electricity as they apply to the traffic signal control field.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of traffic signals, signal systems, fiber optic communication systems, video systems and related equipment, street lighting, school zone warning devices, draw bridges, and boat locks.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations concerning the installation or placement of traffic signal devices and roadway closures.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the above described work. 
  • Ability to work effectively and safely around electrical wires and from an aerial bucket.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electronic trouble shooting and computer circuitry. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot fiber optic communications and video systems related problems.
  • Read, comprehend and follow blueprints, plans and schematic diagrams of electrical, roadway and sketches of electronic-based traffic signal control equipment. 
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and aerial lift device and other construction equipment required by the work.
  • Ability to make recommendations and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving new problems.
  • Ability to act as lead worker, when appropriate, with a team of subordinates and/or peers.
  • Ability to follow technical and complex written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to ascertain priorities and meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard office computer equipment and software applications; ability to maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to perform manual labor, sometimes under unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to provide internal/external guidance and customer assistance via all forms of communication.


Stooping, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception.  Frequent lifting of 10 to 25 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.


Work requires moderate exposure to environmental changes (e.g., outdoor weather and/or field conditions, warehouses, covered loading docks, garages, etc.) or irate customers, extreme noise, odors, heights and/or dust.


The position requires moderate exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, assault and battery, heavy equipment, communicable disease, etc.).

Charlotte County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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