Posted 2 months ago

Do you have a passion for electrical systems and hands-on work? The City of Medford is hiring a Traffic Signal Electrician to ensure the safety and functionality of our traffic signals and street lighting.
What We Offer:

  • Make a real impact on Medford’s safety and convenience.
  • Join a dynamic, collaborative team of professionals.
  • Hands-on work with cutting-edge electrical systems.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Expertise in traffic signal and street lighting maintenance.
  • Dedication to community safety.
  • Team player attitude

Ready to shape Medford’s future? Apply today for this rewarding opportunity!

Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or GED; and
  • Three (3) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of traffic signals and traffic controllers.
    • Associate degree in electronic technology may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
  • Requires possession of licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment, such as:
    • Class A Oregon Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one (1) year of hire date. Maintaining a CDL is a condition of employment.
    • Oregon Journeyman Electrician’s License within 180 days of hire date. Maintaining this license is a condition of
  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s license by date of hire. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Inspectors: possession of licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment, such as:
    • Oregon Inspectors Certification (OIC)
    • Oregon Electrical Inspectors License (EI)
    • ODOT Traffic Signal Inspectors Certification

Available Schedule:
Monday – Thursday, 4/10

The anticipated hiring range for the Traffic Signal Electrician position is $32.29 (first step) to $33.91 or $35.60 (second or third step). Directly related experience and qualifications will be evaluated alongside others who perform work of comparable character as required by Pay Equity Law. Six steps are included in this salary range, allowing opportunity for annual movement through the steps.

Healthcare Benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental benefits for employee and family, paid at 100% by the City with the opportunity to buy-up to a lower deductible plan
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance – policy value of $50,000 paid by the City
  • Long-term disability insurance provided by the City
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA-VEBA) contributions provided by the City

Retirement Benefits:

  • Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) lifetime pension after retirement at no cost to employee
  • PERS is 100% fully paid as the City pays both the employer and the employee’s (6%) contributions
  • Deferred Compensation retirement plan (Section 457 Plan) for employee’s retirement planning

Additional Benefits:

  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • The City’s Wellness Program promotes physical, social, emotional, intellectual, financial and environmental wellness with various goals and challenges to participate in throughout the year. Employees may qualify for wellness incentives by completing milestones set within the program up to $200 annually
  • Access to the City’s fully equipped fitness center 24/7

Examples of Job Duties
Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Installs pole foundations and underground or overhead circuits and sets poles; runs underground cables and strings overhead wires.
  • Employs a variety of electrical, electronic, and mechanical techniques to hook up installations.
  • Tests circuits, wiring, switches, transformers and other components to ensure proper functioning and troubleshooting problems that may occur.
  • Works with staff to establish standards for electrical/electronic components and installations.
  • Reviews the installation and design of new electrical equipment by outside contractors and provides comments and feedback to project managers.
  • Re-lamps traffic signals and streetlights.
  • Maintain and repairs electrical and electronic malfunctions in traffic signals, streetlights and other electrical circuits and equipment in the field or in shop situations as required.
  • Program signal components.
  • Troubleshoots traffic signal and street lighting circuits.
  • Prepares records and reports of work done.
  • Performs all work under traffic safety precautions.
  • Maintains inventory records of repair parts and equipment.

Other Functions of the Position:

  • Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation.
  • Handles job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Is an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates regular, reliable, and punctual attendance


Active Listening – Effective performers offer their full attention when others speak. They listen actively, giving verbal and nonverbal cues of their interest. When the speaker has finished, they paraphrase what was said to ensure understanding.

Communicativeness – Effective performers recognize the essential value of continuous information exchange. They actively seek information from a variety of sources and disseminate it in a variety of ways. They use modern technologies to access and circulate information. They take responsibility for ensuring that their peers and supervisors have the current and accurate information needed for success.

Functional/Technical Expertise – Effective performers are knowledgeable and skilled in a functional specialty. They add organizational value through unique expertise in a functional specialty area. They remain current in their area of expertise and serve as a resource in that area for the organization.

High Standards – Effective performers establish and model standards that guarantee exceptional quality and necessary attention to detail. They continually seek to improve processes and products and hold staff accountable for quality. They find best practices, share them, and then improve upon them.

Team Management – Effective performers create and maintain functional work units. They understand the human dynamics of team formation and maintenance. They formulate team roles and actively recruit and select to build effective workgroups. They develop and communicate clear team goals and roles and provide the level of guidance and management appropriate to the circumstances. They reward team behavior and foster a team atmosphere in the workplace.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work such as noise, heat, and wildfire smoke. Regularly works in high traffic areas and within traffic control work zones. Works at heights found with traffic signal repair and street illumination repair; often in a bucket truck 20-25’ above the street. Ability to work outdoors for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions including rain, high winds, snow, freezing temperatures, heat, and to be available for 24-hour on-call duty. Drives frequently to and from sites.

Supplemental Information

IMPORTANT (Please read):
1. It is important your application shows all the relevant experience you possess.
2. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
3. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application; an application will be considered incomplete with a “see resume” response.
4. Please complete the application and answer the supplemental questions thoroughly to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience as we compare applicants.

How to Apply:
1. Applications are only accepted online and must be received by the posted closing date/time.
2. Selection procedures and timelines subject to change.
3. Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country.

Hiring will be subject to successful completion of the following:

  • Criminal history background investigation
  • Favorable driving record
  • Physical and functional examination
  • Clear drug screen following federal law (which includes testing for cannabis)
  • Professional reference check

Questions or Assistance:
If you have questions about the job posting, please contact the Human Resources department at (541) 774-2014.
For technical assistance completing your online application, please contact Government Jobs at (855) 524-5627.

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Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference during the hiring and/or promotional selection process. As verification of eligibility, a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) must be uploaded with the online employment application. Disabled veterans must also upload a copy of the veteran’s disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

The City of Medford is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, ancestry, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and require assistance in the application process, please contact (541) 774-2074 or email: ada@cityofmedford.org.

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Job CategoryElectrician, Engineering, Traffic Signal