Job Details

Traffic Signal Electrician

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/25/2019

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on March 25th, 2019.
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BENEFITS

Pay and Benefits:
Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
Generous benefits and paid time off package include:
• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month (assuming FT)
• 8 hours of sick leave accrued per month (assuming FT)
• 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contributions
• A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefits
• Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on March 25th, 2019.
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BENEFITS

Pay and Benefits:
Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
Generous benefits and paid time off package include:
• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month (assuming FT)
• 8 hours of sick leave accrued per month (assuming FT)
• 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contributions
• A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefits
• Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
Hourly: $32.51 - $41.03 / Annually: $67,639 - $85,359
Work Schedule: This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday typically from 7:00am-3:30pm.
Union Representation: This is a full time County position represented by AFSCME.
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JOB INTRODUCTION

Clackamas County is currently looking for a Traffic Signal Electrician to join their small team of Electricians. This position is located in the Traffic Control Section of the Department of Transportation and Development(DTD) and is responsible for the construction, maintenance and placement of traffic control devices on County roads. This Section performs activities involved in the design, layout, construction, installation and maintenance of all traffic control devices including traffic signs, traffic signals, traffic control lines and symbols, pavement marking and channelization.
The ideal candidate will be a licensed Journeyman-Level Electrician with a background in traffic signal maintenance and repair, will possess a strong mechanical and electrical aptitude, will bring a willingness to learn new skills, and will exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an eye for the details.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
1. General Journey Level Electrician's License issued by the State of Oregon
2. Ability to obtain Certification as Traffic Signal Level 1 issued by International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) within one (1) year of hire.
3. Knowledge of Oregon and National Electrical Codes
4. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions involving electrical work and exposure to moving traffic
5. Experience reading, understanding and explaining technical sketches, diagrams, and blueprints
6. Ability to take direction
7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills that translate into the following:
o Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis
o Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances positively and professionally with experience maintaining composure in stressful situations
o Ability to work well independently, as well as have a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work
o Experience exercising tact, good judgment and diplomacy
o Strong active/reflective listening skills
8. Must be available for after hours on-call emergency response to traffic signal and intersection warning beacon failures
9. Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with no restrictions in order to drive manual transmission and full air brake vehicles and Hazardous Materials endorsement required within 6 months of hire. Incumbents must possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
10. Must pass a pre-employment DOT drug test
11. Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
1. Possession of Class A or B CDL at time of hire
2. IMSA Traffic Signal Level 1 or Level 2 Certification at time of hire
3. ODOT Traffic Signal Inspector Certification
4. IMSA FOA Certification in Fiber Optics for Intelligent Transportation Systems(ITS), Traffic, Fire Alarm and Communication Systems – Level I
5. Experience working with traffic signal controllers, poles, detectors (inductive loops, video detection, radar) and other hardware system
6. Previous experience operating and working with bucket trucks on signal poles

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

The Traffic Control Section within the Transportation Engineering and Surveying Division is responsible for the traffic control devices on County roads. This section performs activities involved in the design, layout, construction, installation and maintenance of all traffic control devices including traffic signs, traffic signals, traffic control lines and symbols, pavement marking and channelization.
The Traffic Signal Electrician designs and installs electrical circuitry and performs preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical equipment and systems. The incumbent may be required to respond to emergencies at any hour of the day or night and in inclement weather.
The Traffic Signal Electrician differs from the Supervising Electrician which provides functional supervision over electrical projects and requires a Supervising Electrician's License. It further differs from the Traffic Signal Technician which maintains and repairs electronic components and systems and does not require a General Journeyman Electrical License.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
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1. Installs, alters and maintains signals and wiring systems, electrical circuits, fixtures and equipment; interprets electrical schematics, plans and specifications; tests continuity of circuits to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components.
2. Diagnoses malfunctioning traffic signals and other electrical equipment; tests circuits and electric components to locate broken connections and defective current-control mechanisms; detects, replaces and repairs defective parts or modules and electronic relays, switches and circuits to the modular and/or component level.
3. Develops and implements a preventive maintenance schedule; inspects signals for proper operation; tests and adjusts timing functions of traffic signal controllers, emergency preempt systems and auxiliary components.
4. Evaluates and reviews contractor's construction plans and subcontractor installations and repairs of traffic signal equipment and street lighting systems; inspects quality and safety of work for compliance with specifications and local electrical codes.
5. Leads the work of traffic control workers assisting with signal maintenance; provides daily work direction; assigns and checks completed work; trains employees to install and maintain the electrical and structural components of traffic signal and street lighting systems.
6. Prepares and maintains accurate electrical and signal repair and maintenance records and reports; orders and/or purchases necessary repair materials, parts and components; documents compliance with local and national electrical codes.
7. Installs and maintains building and commercial electrical circuits and equipment as necessary.
8. Operates a variety of specialized equipment, including but not limited to: underground locating equipment, aerial bucket trucks, and/or computers with various traffic signal software programs.
QUALIFICATIONS

Thorough knowledge of:
Standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical trade; local, state and national electrical codes; occupational hazards and safety precautions involving electrical work and exposure to moving traffic.
Working knowledge of:
Traffic signal and lighting construction and maintenance techniques; electrical, solid-state and electromechanical practices and theory, including solid-state circuitry as applied to traffic signal maintenance and repair; basic supervisory techniques.
Skill to:
Maintain and repair wiring and electrical systems and equipment; operate electrical testing and measuring devices; operate power and manual tools standard to electrical trade; use computers with a variety of signal industry software; use pole and line construction equipment; understand and interpret drawings and specifications; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; understand verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; assign, review and train traffic control personnel, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with County staff, other agency personnel, subcontractors and the public.

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WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties require squatting, kneeling, bending, balancing, climbing, digging, fine motor control, accurate color perception, and the ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds, push 50 pounds, and pull 90 pounds. Duties also involve frequent exposure to electrical hazards, confined spaces, loud noises, exhaust fumes and dust, moving traffic, slippery and/or uneven surfaces, working at heights, and adverse weather conditions.
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EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to provide transportation maintenance and construction, land use planning, permitting, materials management and dog services to residents, property owners, businesses and the traveling public so they and future generations can experience and invest in a safe, well-designed and livable community.
DTD assists citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative, responsive public service. DTD provides a broad range of County services, including land use planning and permitting, building permits, code enforcement, solid waste and recycling management, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration, dog services, and urban renewal programs.
The Transportation Maintenance Division
Transportation Maintenance includes the Road Maintenance, Bridge Maintenance, Traffic Maintenance and Equipment Maintenance sections, along with the Adopt-A-Road Program. We maintain the integrity and safety of nearly 1,400 miles of County roads, 180 bridges, approximately 1,400 miles of road striping, 2,400 miles of rock shoulder and 26,450 road signs, and we operate the Canby Ferry that serves more than 85,000 vehicles a year. We also respond to over 5,000 public service maintenance requests every year; provide 24-hour snow removal on major county roads during winter storms; maintain more than 9,300 catch basins, nearly 8,200 cross culverts and over 240 dry wells; sweep almost 380 miles of curbed roads, and maintain over 111,300 feet of guardrail.
APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts fully completed online applications
VISA SPONSORSHIP
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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