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City of Colorado Springs Engineering Technician II in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description / Position Overview

Engineering Technician II

In this position, you will construct, maintain, and repair traffic signals. You will also ensure that signals are constructed according to the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and City Engineering standards and specifications.

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*Essential Job Functions - *the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair traffic signal device malfunctions, and evaluate equipment problems by interpreting blue prints, schematics, and wiring diagrams
  • Coordinate with outside contractors, locating services, and other agencies, including Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Establish schedules for projects; estimate time, materials, and equipment; order materials; and complete work orders
  • Respond to, investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve inquires and complaints regarding traffic control systems and peripheral equipment
  • Conduct traffic control activities to ensure worksite safety; complete complex testing and repairs to traffic controls, intelligent traffic systems, and fiber optic interconnects
  • Establish schedules for projects; estimate time, materials, and equipment; order materials; and complete work orders
  • Ensure proper implementation of traffic control plans submitted by private contractors and City agencies involving construction in the City right-of-way
  • Maintain logs and records relating to project activities
  • Monitor construction activity and traffic control in construction zones
  • Notify agencies of compliance standards
  • Testify in court on a variety of traffic related cases We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of principles and applications of transportation and traffic engineering

  • Knowledge of principles and applications of traffic and pedestrian safety
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in the design of street lighting plans
  • Ability to conduct a variety of traffic studies and analyze resulting data
  • Ability to coordinate various special events to ensure traffic and public safety
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships Successful candidate will have

  • A high school diploma or GED supplemented by specialized training in engineering technology related to the area of assignment

  • Three years of full-time engineering technology experience related to electronic/electrical and/or traffic signal construction and maintenance
  • Possess, or obtain within twelve months of hire, IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) Level II Signal Certification
  • Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver’s license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges Ideal candidates will also have

  • An associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electrical/electronic engineering or a related field OR completion of electronics trade school

  • ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) or equivalent traffic control certification
  • Possess a valid, non-probationary Colorado CDL Class B or higher, not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges Additional Information

Physical Demands:This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally.

Environmental Conditions Primary Work Environment - Office and outdoors with some travel from site to site and possible exposure to extreme weather conditions Extreme Temperature - Seasonally Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally Respiratory Hazards - Never Noise and Vibrations - Never Physical Hazards - Never Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Never Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Never

NOTE: This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

The City does not sponsor applicants for work visas. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.

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**Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: $4,353.00 - $5,225.00 Monthly

Location: Public Works - City of Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type: Classified - Full Time

Division (Level 4): Public Works

Job Number: 13746

Closing: 10/27/2020 4:00 PM Mountain

Agency: City of Colorado Springs

Address: 30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 301 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903

Phone: 719-385-5171 719-385-5171