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Traffic Signal Technician

Street Department · Bentonville, Arkansas

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: $21.70-$23.87/HR Starting Wage

SUMMARY Installs, maintains, and repairs all types of traffic control and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices. Implements changes resulting from study findings. Communicates with state and federal highway officials on behalf of the City concerning needed signalization funding and future projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.

Maintains and repairs traffic signals and beacon, including performing electrical and electronic diagnoses of problems.

Investigates complaints and reports of malfunctions relating to traffic signals and pedestrian crossings.

Oversees the installation of traffic signals, from initial design to final installation of devices in compliance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Maintains inventory and order supply, maintenance, and repair equipment for signals, beacons, and over ITS devices.

Operates, sets up, and maintains all equipment from traffic signal to the Traffic Management Center (TMC) including encoders, Ethernet switches, fiber connectivity, etc.

Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and assists Information Technology (IT) department with repairing and upgrading a variety of specialized software, servers, fiber communications, and miscellaneous networking hardware.

Locates and marks underground traffic signal utilities, cables, conduits, and all City of Bentonville fiber cabling to prevent damage and maintain functionality.

Assists IT Department in locating trouble spots throughout the City of Bentonville fiber optics cabling.

Maintains records on signal maintenance and ensures regular maintenance is performed according to schedules.

Works with design engineers for best traffic signal operations.

Achieves and Maintains ISMA Traffic Signal Inspector Certifications.

Inspects traffic signals during construction to ensure adherence to City, ARDOT, IMSA, and FHWA standards.

Operates the TMC for data collection, traffic counts, and video recordings.

Assists the police department with accessing video recordings and monitoring BBS status and video detections.

Maintains TMC communications links to all signals and servers.

Keeps records of intersection diagrams and timing plans.

Communicates and works with state and federal highway officials, contractors, design engineers, and traffic engineers for traffic signal issues or reviews as needed.

Operates bucket truck during installation or repair of signals, as well as numerous hand tools, and various electronic and electrical test equipment.

Troubleshoots electronic and electrical problems.

Ability to maintain considerable knowledge of traffic signalization, maintenance, testing and repair of components.

Maintains program controllers, detectors, conflict monitors, video detection equipment, preemption, battery backup systems, video encoders, Ethernet switches, various software, and various IT components.

Working knowledge of advanced computer and networking skills associated with traffic signals.

Ability to operate equipment such as bucket truck, pavement saw and other machines in the performance of job duties.

Work “On-Call” as scheduled.

Performs other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of various types of pedestrian crosswalks, in-street, solar, 110V, beacons, HAWK Signals, programmable school zone flashers, etc.

Knowledge of tools, equipment, practices, and methods used in installing, maintaining, and repairing traffic signals, ITS devices, and associated equipment.

Knowledge of principles and practices of traffic control guidelines, both state and local.

Knowledge of video detection configuration, troubleshooting, and repair experience.

Knowledge of fiber cable and networking equipment.

Knowledge of preemption system installation, maintenance, and testing.

Ability to interpret design schematics, site plans, maps, and engineering drawings.

Ability to troubleshoot and repair data communication equipment and cables.

Ability to work independently.

Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Works directly with engineers, contractors, and members of the public.

Periodically attends meetings representing the Street department.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associate’s degree (A. A.) from four-year college or university and five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Ability to obtain a Class “A” Commercial Drivers License
  • Traffic Technician I Certification
  • Traffic Technician II Certification
  • Traffic Signal Inspector

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The City of Bentonville is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees who work 30 hours per week. This year’s benefits package can be viewed here:

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed during all seasons within an office or outdoor environment and in heavy traffic conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The work requires the use of protective devices as needed.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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