132-004 - TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST
|Class Title: Traffic Control Specialist|
Grade Number: 13N
Department: Public Works
Bureau: Traffic Planning & Control
Performs a variety of technical work of traffic engineering and roadway lighting nature both in the field and in the office. Work involves responsibility for collecting, analyzing, and developing reports and recommendations with respect to pedestrian and vehicle safety, flow and control of traffic and design, placement, and operations of the traffic signal system.
Works under the supervision of the Traffic Control Superintendent
Supervision over the Traffic Control Foreman, the Traffic Signal Technicians and Maintenance Worker II under the bureau of Traffic Planning and Control.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan for the preventive maintenance, emergency repairs, modification of existing traffic signals, roadway markings, and roadway lighting.
2. Oversee construction of new traffic signals, new electrical sign installations, new street light installations, sign installations and pavement markings.
3. Perform the flashing warning devices and traffic signal revisions/designs on Auto CAD.
4. Coordinate with PennDOT Traffic Unit to revise the traffic signal permit revision and Flashing warning devices timing changes and make recommendations for changes to the City's traffic signals
5. Coordinate with private contractors working under the City or State contract, to make sure they are following the contract specification and following the PennDOT specification and regulations.
6. Maintains records on aspects of traffic signal maintenance for all the signalized intersection, electrically operated signs, and roadway lighting work, per PA-DOT specifications all sign installations and pavement markings.
7. Develop and updates computerized maintenance and timing forms for all traffic signals.
8. Troubleshoot, repair, modify, program and assist in the installation of traffic signal equipment and streetlights
9. Obtain quotes and complete requisition for equipment and materials.
10. Assist the Traffic Control Superintendent in preparing various reports.
11. Train Traffic Signal/Lighting Technicians in the proper operation and maintenance procedures of the City's electromechanical, solid state and microprocessor signal equipment and all aspects of street lighting.
12. Prepare cost for reimbursement for parts and work completed by City employees as a result of a vehicle accident.
13. Prepare time sheets for all employees in the Bureau
14. Review all Pennsylvania One Call requests to determine if bureau must respond to mark our underground wiring.
15. Provide quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens, and internal departments.
16. Perform related work as may be required.
Education and Experience:
While Allentown is more interested in what you can do than where you learned to do it, this is a highly technical job with some experience requirements:
" Minimum six (6) years electronic maintenance and repair experience with traffic signal and street lighting including two (2) years as crew leader.
" Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
" Knowledge of the design and manufacture of traffic signals including timers, controllers and related hardware
" Knowledge of the type of traffic signal equipment currently in place throughout the City.
" Knowledge of the basic principles of electricity
" Knowledge of traffic signal programming timers
" Ability to supervise and participate with Traffic Signal/Lighting Technicians in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires intensive daily use of personal computer with software experience in Excel, Microsoft Office Word, Auto CAD, Arc GIS. Knowledge of Adaptive System software, solar control system setup Telensa lighting control system, Gridsmart system, and traffic controller firmware.
The following tools are used; voltmeter, transistor checkers, oscilloscope and digital test probes, computer-based monitor tester, power drill, underground wire and loop detector locator, tar vat, tone line tester.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. NA (Insert here if required to walk frequently, etc.)
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. (Insert here quiet or loud).
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.