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TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNICIAN
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS
TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNICIAN - 0321 Salary

$32,177.60 - $46,654.40 Annually


Location

26 Woods Lake Road - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PUBLIC WORKS



Job Number

00538


Division

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING






Closing

4/9/2021 11:59 PM Eastern




Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job
Installs, wires, and maintains traffic signals, detectors, overhead signs, pedestrian signals, and related equipment. Assists with installation of traffic signal cabinets. Sets and wires power meters and disconnects. Performs annual maintenance of overhead signal equipment and pedestrian features. Installs and maintains ground-mounted signs and posts, cleans signs as needed, and assists with traffic sign fabrication and emergency replacement of signs. Lays out, installs, and maintains pavement markings on City streets and parking lots. Distributes and picks up barricades, message boards, and various other traffic equipment for special events and/or lane closures. Operates various types of machinery, including bucket trucks, hot plastic and paint machines, grinding machines, concrete saws, etc. Completes maintenance and inventory on material, supplies, and equipment. Responds to after-hours emergencies when on call.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Install and Maintain Traffic Signals (40%): Install signal wire, steel, and hang signal heads, internally illuminated street name signs, and static signs. Wire traffic signals when power is on and/or off. Prepare cabinet installation by digging hole, setting form, installing conduit, and pouring concrete for cabinet base. Install and wire power meter and disconnect. Lay out, cut, and wire detector loops. Install and maintain video detection equipment. Install pedestrian poles, buttons, and signals. Perform annual preventive maintenance on overhead and pedestrian signal equipment. Operate bucket truck as necessary to complete assignments.

Install and Maintain Traffic Signs (25%): Install new signs and posts, as well as, remove old posts. Clean sign faces and surrounding right-of-way. Perform preventative maintenance. Distribute and pick up barricades, cones, and message boards for special events.

Install Markings (25%): Layout and paint markings for parking lots, intersections, and roadways. Install hot and cold plastic markings. Refresh, remove, or grind old markings. Utilize hot plastic, paint, and grinding machines in performance of duties.

Perform Maintenance and Inventory (10%): Clean and stock trucks and warehouse. Repair, clean, and maintain all tools and equipment. Complete inventory on materials and supplies notifying Traffic Control Supervisor of items in need of ordering. Use forklift to off-load deliveries as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma required.

Experience: Entry level position for which training will be provided.

Driver`s License Required: Must have or obtain South Carolina Class B CLP within 3 weeks of hire. Must have or obtain South Carolina Class B CDL within 3 months of hire.

Certifications and Other Requirements: Must have or obtain International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certifications for Work Zone Safety, Sign and Pavement Marking Level I, and Traffic Signal Level I or equivalents within 9 months of hire or as soon as practical, based on the exam schedule of IMSA.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work requires a comprehensive practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and the ability to conceptualize and develop new or improved procedures, techniques or ideas appropriate to the work environment. Work product primarily affects processes and program/functional areas within the department.

Reading: Intermediate Level: Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.

Math: Intermediate Level: Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.

Writing: Intermediate Level: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, summaries, meeting minutes, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Bucket and lift trucks, hot plastic and paint machines, road marking grinding machines, hand held and walk behind concrete saws, drills and saws (hydraulic and electric), various tools, including hand, shop and pneumatic, heat application equipment, computer. Traffic signal software for downloading controllers, iPad, work management software.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and physical danger or abuse (vehicles). Occasional exposure to fire hazards. Rare exposure to chemical hazards.

Protective Equipment Required: Steel toe boots, hearing protection, safety glasses, hard hat, safety vest, gloves, respirator, flags, cones, warning signs, and safety harness.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires vision. Frequently requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, climbing, foot controls, balancing, bending, hearing, and talking. Occasionally requires sitting, handling, and kneeling. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

Mental Demands
Frequently requires working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.




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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
 
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