City of Lone

Posted 1 month ago

Position Title Traffic Signal Technician

Location Lone Tree

Salary $55,000 – $68,700

Job type full time, on call, non-exempt

Shift & schedule Ability to work a flexible schedule and to work a rotating on-call schedule which requires after-hours response.

Job category Public Works

Expected hire date As soon as possible

Number of hires 1


This is a safety-sensitive position in the Public Works Department, functioning as a front-line provider of services in performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of the City’s traffic control and street lighting equipment.


  • Provides technical expertise in the following areas: traffic signal installation, construction and repair, outdoor lighting, traffic control, and utility locates. 
  • Performs routine to complex traffic signal, streetlight, and school beacon maintenance, troubleshooting and repair functions related to signal software, electrical systems, and hardware. Makes field level decisions regarding the operation of traffic signals. Operates or uses a variety of tools and equipment in performance of these duties.
  • Assists Field Manager and Field Inspector in maintaining, repairing, or installing traffic signals, luminaries, illuminated street names signs, school zone flashers, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Monitors supply inventories and will replenish stock to maintain adequate levels to meet operational needs.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance inspections and performs routine maintenance of traffic control and street lighting equipment, and oversees contractor for annual maintenance inspections. 
  • Investigates and responds to complaints regarding traffic signals and street lighting.
  • Maintains record of daily work events for each signal and lighting visit through the work order and asset management system. 
  • Performs or coordinates emergency and after-hours repair operations.
  • Services and maintains assigned equipment and makes minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on related equipment such as checking/servicing fuel, oil and coolant levels; tire pressure and general appearance; takes necessary steps to bring equipment up to operating standards; prepares and maintains usage records.


  • Knowledge of tools, techniques, and best practices used in performing traffic control maintenance functions and applicable safety procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as it relates to traffic signal, work zone safety and traffic control.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including responding appropriately to complaints about signal operation.
  • Ability to troubleshoot traffic signal systems including software, electrical systems, and hardware.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions.
  • Ability to perform activities that require considerable muscular exertion and/or physical strain, as well as continuous mental and/or visual demand where duties are potentially hazardous and require continuous alertness and/or activity. 


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License (Class R) and a good driving history required.
  • 3-5 years of traffic signal experience or substantially equivalent positions with other public agencies or private contractors. 
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Level I (Field, Bench or Construction Technician) certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician certification or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and driving record check prior to commencing employment. 


Who We Are

Lone Tree, located just south of Denver, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after cities for change makers. A hub for innovation, the city is home to several major corporations and is considered a leader in transportation infrastructure, making it easy for residents to get around and access all the city has to offer.

Money Magazine named it the 7th Best Place to Live in the US, while Outside Magazine included it in its Best Towns list. These accolades are a testament to Lone Tree’s commitment to providing its residents with the best possible amenities and services.

The Lone Tree Arts Center is a popular destination for local arts and culture, offering a diverse range of events and performances throughout the year.

The City’s future is bright with thoughtful planning of the east side of the City, nearly tripling the City’s residential population and adding 20 million square feet of commercial space. Planning for and guiding the development of this area is a major focus of the City organization.

What We Offer

We believe in hiring talented and driven individuals and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. The City offers a rich spread of benefits, medical (Kaiser), dental, vision and tuition reimbursement. Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability is 100% paid for by the City. PERA pension or FPPA pension/retirement plans, optional 401K and 457 plans, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, RTD Eco Passes, rec center privileges, a well-loved wellness program and lots of pot-lucks and team building. Lone Tree is an eligible employer for public service student-loan forgiveness program.

Job Features

Job CategoryTraffic Signal, Traffic Systems