City of Myrtle Beach

South Carolina
Posted 4 weeks ago

Why work for the City of Myrtle Beach?

The reason we exist is to serve our residents and tourists. By combining our unique talents to
ensure the preservation of the natural beauty of our area, we are committed to building and
sustaining a safe community where economic development and neighborhood enrichment can
flourish while creating an unparalleled experience for all.

How we accomplish our mission:

Leveraging the diversity of our workforce to continually think and do things differently, the City of
Myrtle Beach invests in the development of our employees by providing them with a working
environment that serves to enhance their personal happiness and elevate their professional
goals allowing them to create connections and innovations that can address some of the
challenges our organizations faces.


The purpose of this classification is to perform technical work in the installation, maintenance,
and repair of traffic signals, electronic systems, and related components of traffic control devices.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of
the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a
logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Inspects and maintains traffic signals, caution lights, school flashers, speed zone flashers, and
vehicle approach cabinets/lights; installs traffic counting equipment, pedestrian signals, ground
and aerial traffic signs and related equipment.
Tests equipment; tests traffic cabinets prior to installation to ensure safe operation; prepares
foundations and installs electrical devices for traffic cabinets; tests traffic cabinet and electrical
disconnect grounding system; tests conflict monitors and malfunctioning management units;
programs and tests traffic controllers;
Repairs or replaces equipment as needed, such as traffic controllers, detector amplifiers, load
switches, relays, and related equipment; assembles, adjusts, replaces and cleans traffic signals,
broken wires and missing visors; repairs signal on flash and communication problems; maintains
a signal preventive maintenance program; replaces electronic parts; moves signals for road
widening.; changes out traffic signal boxes; maintains related documentation.
Adheres to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety
equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; flags and directs traffic and
places markers, signs and cones around project/work site to ensure safety of crew and the
traveling public; and follows safety practices and wears protective gear; initiates any actions
necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Receives and responds to questions, requests and/or complaints from City employees and
residents regarding traffic signal operations.
Maintains inventories of supplies, forms, and equipment; ensures availability of adequate
supplies to complete work activities; packs and ships equipment for repair; prepares purchase
requisitions for needed materials, equipment, and supplies; receives/distributes incoming supply
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, schedules, time sheets, traffic cabinets log, work
logs, tests, repair requests and logs, controller re-write programs, training logs, or other
documents; forwards as appropriate.
Receives various forms, reports, work orders, vehicle forms, traffic cabinet drawings, intersection
drawings, controller timing charts, electrical drawings, equipment and material specifications,
school zone schedules, operations manuals, policies, procedures, or other documents; reviews,
completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals
as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve
Maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional
literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Operates a personal computer, bucket truck, loop saw, pipe saw, hydraulic drill, battery drill, or
other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word
processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.

Provides emergency response for malfunctioning traffic signals.
Periodic on-call status for malfunctioning traffic signals or other damaged traffic control devices.
Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma supplemented by three (3) years of experience in electrical work, traffic
signal repair or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and
experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess
and maintain a valid Class E South Carolina driver’s License with appropriate endorsements or
appropriate operator credentials to operate bucket truck. IMSA Level I and II Traffic Signal
Certifications preferred or the ability to acquire upon employment.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze
data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such
analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive
effects and relationships.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation
to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate,
maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in
performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or
advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of
fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent
judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in
situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


Job Features

Job CategoryTraffic Signal, Traffic Systems