Aurora, Colorado
Posted 2 months ago


15740 E 32nd Ave Aurora, Colorado 80011-1518


City of Aurora, Colorado

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we’re growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces



Salary to be Commensurate with experience

The hiring range for this position is $22.69-$28.37


**This job announcement is for collecting candidate applications for current and future Traffic Signals Technician. Applicants will be contacted only when a position need is identified, and qualifications match the needs of the position. **


The Traffic Signals Technician performs skilled manual and technical work involved in the control, maintenance, and operation of the city traffic control system and assists with work planning by scheduling, organizing, and securing materials and equipment for the accomplishment of assigned tasks for the Traffic Signals workgroup.


  • Operates or uses a variety of tools and equipment related to traffic control maintenance function.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance inspections and makes minor repairs of traffic control equipment.
  • Coordinates and schedules routine maintenance activities.
  • Assists in performing skilled maintenance and construction tasks including the installation and testing of traffic signal control equipment.
  • Operates diagnostic equipment.
  • Maintains various records such as equipment, time, supplies, and parts inventory.
  • Assists in training other employees in routine maintenance tasks.
  • May act as lead worker.
  • Performs additional duties as required.




An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.



  • High School Diploma or GED



  • Two (2) years of traffic signal maintenance



  • Knowledge of practices and techniques of traffic maintenance functions.
  • Applicable safety practices and procedures.


  • Use of tools, specialized equipment, methods, and safety practices common to assigned maintenance function.
  • Proficiency in operating aerial lift equipment.



  • Ability to inspect and make minor repairs to traffic signal equipment.
  • Perform manual labor for extended periods of time, outside and in all weather conditions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees.
  • Understand oral and written instructions.
  • Operate or receive training on various types of maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Work overtime and call back duty.
  • Train and instruct other employees.
  • Keep and maintain accurate records.
  • Organize and schedule tools, materials, and equipment to accomplish tasks.
  • Supportive team player with a positive attitude and ability to adapt to change.
  • Strong commitment to safety.


Licenses and Certifications Required: 

  • Colorado Class B Commercial Driver’s License
  • IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Certification.
  • Must obtain RTD On-Track Safety Training Certification within six (6) months of employment in the position.
  • Must obtain ATSSA safety certificate within six (6) months of employment in the position.



Essential Personnel:

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the city, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Heavy physical work requiring the ability to lift 100 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Considerable walking and standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing (including work from an aerial lift to 40 feet high)
  • Frequent pushing, pulling, and bending.
  • Hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of mowing and other motorized equipment.
  • Some speech communication to give information.
  • Clear vision to read operating manuals and instruction.
  • Hearing/listening for receiving and interpreting information and warning signals.


Work Environment:

  • Works primarily outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Exposure to noise, dust, fumes, street traffic and materials used in traffic maintenance such as paint and chemicals.
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays in emergency situations including snow removal.


Equipment Used:

  • Operate heavy equipment common to traffic signal maintenance.
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.


Job Features

Job CategoryTraffic Signal, Traffic Systems