City of Lakeland Traffic Signal Technician I or II in Lakeland, Florida

Traffic Signal Technician I or II



Traffic Signal Technician I or II


$38,750.40 - $67,912.00 Annually


Lakeland, FL

Job Type

Full Time Regular


PW 11

Job Number



12/13/2018 4:00 PM Eastern

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General Description of Class

This is a highly technical position in the installation, maintenance and repair of Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS). An employee in this classification is responsible for maintenance and performance of the network operations of the ATMS system. Work assignments are outlined by a superior using material provided by work orders, but the employee has some opportunity for independent action in carrying out assignments. Technical assistance and supervision is provided during the course of assignments and worked is checked during the progress and evaluated upon completion by a supervisor. During emergency call-outs employee must use independent judgment and initiative within the scope of job responsibilities.

This position is for a Traffic Signal Technician II; however, it may be filled at the lower level of Traffic Signal Technician I.

Example of Duties

  • Assists in the maintenance, upgrade and monitoring of Traffic signal systems.

  • Assists the Traffic System Operator in monitoring and troubleshooting network problems pertaining to both data and video.

  • Construct traffic signals to include erecting mast arm poles and foundations, install vehicle loop detectors (inductive, video and radar), signal fixtures and control equipment.

  • Ability to use laptop computer in the programming and maintenance of an ATMS system.

  • Understand standard construction procedures, policies and practices to evaluate and inspect signal projects being constructed by others.

  • Completion of work orders as assigned by the division and maintains call-out and repair records.

  • Performs standby on a recurring basis, respond to emergency call-outs on traffic signal malfunctions, storm damage and critical sign replacement.

  • Participates in all required training, both technical and safety for the work place which may occur locally or out- of- town and may require overnight stays.

  • Supervise less experience technicians.

  • Performs basic testing of fiber optic cable.


  • Performs minor drafting, makes new drawings and provides as-builds as required.

  • Performs other related as required.

This posting reflects the essential functions and knowledge, skills, and abilities for Traffic Signal Technician II; however, applicants may view the complete job description for Traffic Signal Technician I on the City of Lakeland's employment page.


Traffic Signal Technician I

  • A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.

  • Courses in basic electronics or computer repair are preferred.

Traffic Signal Technician II

  • A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent. Courses in basic electronics or computer repair are preferred.

  • Four (4) years of experience in maintenance and repair of traffic control related equipment.

  • Must possess an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level II Traffic Signal Technician Certification.

Required Documents: GED, High School Diploma, College Diploma or Unofficial Transcripts, and Certification.


  • Must maintain a valid telephone number for standby requirements.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license (Class "B" CDL) and the ability to drive a city vehicle.

  • Must obtain and maintain a State of Florida Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Certification within six (6) months of date of hire.

  • Must be required to pass and maintain qualification for:

  • Respiratory Protection Physical

  • Pulmonary Function

  • Qualitative and Quantitative fit test(s)

  • Position is required to be on rotating paid standby

  • May be required to work overtime as necessary for the efficient operation of the department

  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director

  • Must reside within the Lakeland Electric service territory.

Supplemental Information

  • Strong working knowledge of traffic signal industry with necessity in the area of internet addressing, network protocols and fiber.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and applications that are used in the setup and testing of systems used in the Intelligent Transportation Industry.

  • Ability to quickly solve problems as they arise.

  • Possess exceptional interpersonal abilities, oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to utilize test equipment such as power meters, ground fault testers, computers and power and light meters.

  • Experience in understanding and implementing network work orders as they pertain to ring topology of an ITS system.

  • Ability to maintain proficiency on new equipment and devices as technology evolves.

  • Skill in using hand tools and precision test instruments used to install and maintain network attached devices.

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.

  • Ability to prepare technical reports.

  • Knowledge of ATC 2070 and TS2 Traffic Controller Platforms.

  • Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, other city employees, and general public.

  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals for all types of computer and network devices used in the system.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering.


  • Requires manual labor work that involves walking or standing most of the time and exerting up to 100 pounds of force on a recurring basis, keyboard operations, manipulating tools and wires.

  • The job risks exposure to heights, toxic/caustic chemicals, traffic, moving machinery, extreme cold or heat, electrical shock, adverse weather conditions, bright/dim light, fumes, noxious odors, dusts, pollen, wet humid conditions, and extreme noise levels.

  • The job requires normal visual acuity, good manual dexterity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.


City of Lakeland

Benefits for All Regular Full-Time and Regular Part-Time Employees


Annual Leave

Annual leave is accumulated monthly and based upon years of service as follows:

Annual leave may be taken as earned by employees hired after January 1, 1989. Employees hired prior to that date use annual leave within the calendar year following the year the leave is earned. All employees may carry over up to a maximum of 20 days at the end of the calendar year. Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week accrue annual leave at the rate of 4 hours per month.*

Sick Leave

Unlimited accrual at the rate of one day per month. Eligible for use as soon as earned. Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week accrue sick leave at the rate of 4 hours per month.

*NOTE: REGULAR employees with a working day other than 8 hours, please contact your supervisor regarding these policies.

Sick Leave Pool

Allows employees to receive sick leave benefits in cases involving catastrophic or long-term illnesses or injuries after all personal leave time has been depleted. Regular full-time employees contribute 8 hours and Regular part-time employees contribute 4 hours on an annual basis. Employees must have completed one full year of service on or before December 31st of the calendar year enrollment; and have accumulated at least 40 hours of sick time (20 hours for Regular part-time employees). Participation in this program is voluntary.

For more information, contact Kristina Hunt at 834-6019.

Family & Medical Leave

Federal legislation guarantees up to 12 weeks per year off work under certain circumstances outlined in the policy manual. The employees must have been employed by the City for at least 12 months and have at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12 month period before the requested leave. The City will continue its group life and health insurance for an employee on leave at the same level and under the same conditions that existed while the employee was working.

Pension Plan

Provision for retirement income requiring mandatory participation for full-time regular employees.

Defined Benefit Plan:

Plan C

Employee 6.49%

Employer 19.75%


Defined Contribution Plan:

Executive and new hires over age 52

Employee 8.5% or 10.732% per election upon hire

Employer 15.39%

Deferred Compensation 457 Plan:

A voluntary plan that is invested in mutual funds. The Employees' Pension Board performs the due diligence on the mutual funds. Employees may reallocate their account at any time.

Maximum contribution for 2019 is $19,000; employees age 50 or older can also add a "catch-up" amount of $6,000. Additionally, a match of up to 5% of salary is offered by the City in Plan C.


Eleven (11) holidays, includes one personal floating holiday to be used at any time after three months of employment and prior to the end of the calendar year.

Funeral Leave

Up to three days off with pay due to death of an immediate family member (as defined in the policy manual). Up to four hours off with pay may be obtained through supervisor approval to attend local funeral services of persons other than immediate family.

Jury/Witness Duty

Employees required to serve on jury duty will be relieved of responsibility for their regular work shift or portion thereof and receive full pay while serving. All fees received for such service may be retained by the employee. Employees subpoenaed to any civil or criminal court proceeding, which employee is not personally or monetarily interested, shall be paid as if engaged in regular work activities.

Military Leave

Allows for up to 240 hours in any one calendar year for annual military training without loss of pay or benefits for any employee in some type of reserve status for the United States Armed Forces. (see policy manual for additional information).

Maternity Leave

Refer to Family & Medical Leave for those employees who qualify. Others may take up to three months leave of absence available upon approval of the Department Head. Employees may opt to utilize any combination of paid (sick or annual leave) or unpaid leave.

Leave of Absence Without Pay

Written requests are subject to approval by Department Head and City Manager or designee for less than 90 days. Requests for more than 90 days also require Civil Service Board approval for employees in a Civil Service classification.

Longevity Pay

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligible after one year of employment. Program provides employees up to $2,000 per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) for reimbursement of tuition of approved college, university, vocational, or correspondence classes upon completion with a grade of "C" or better in credit courses only. Full reimbursement is given for courses and fees, upon approval. The program does not include reimbursement for cost of books, supplies or other related expenses.

For more information, contact Sue Cook at 834-6844.

Suggestion Awards

A program designed to provide a consistent and organized method for employees to submit and be rewarded for constructive ideas for improvement. Maximum award is $1000.

For additional information, contact Kathy McNelis at 834-6348.

Direct Deposit of Paycheck (refer to handout in new employee folder)

An account must be established with the institution of your choice prior to signing up for direct deposit.


Uniforms issued at no cost to employees for those job classifications which require them. Equipment is issued to employees at either no cost or discounted cost depending upon job classification.


Free while at work.

Break Periods

Employees may be permitted two 15 minute breaks during the work day. The time shall be at the discretion of the supervisor.

For Information on Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance please contact Benefits at 834-6797.

For Information on Retirement Benefits, contact the Retirement Services Department at 834-8784 or 834-8794.

For Information on Firefighter and Police Officer Retirement Benefits, contact Benefits USA at 800-452-2454 x205


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Lakeland, Florida, 33801-2097