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HOURLY WAGE RANGE: $26.83 - $34.32
JOB SUMMARY: Under the daily supervision of Public Works Field Supervisor and general direction of traffic operation engineers, perform skilled work in the wiring, installation, maintenance and repair of electronic apparatus and auxiliary equipment related to traffic signals and controllers, video camera equipment, and street lighting systems; and perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate possesses the ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values problem solving and the development of partnerships; the ability to work effectively as a member of a team or individually; and the desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork.
·        Plan, organize, coordinate and participate in the maintenance, repair, modification and construction of traffic signals and signal systems and City owned street lighting.
·        Maintain and repair electrical systems and machinery located in City operated facilities.
·        Install and repair cable for networking; and troubleshoot and repair failed connections.
·        Repair live electrical circuits working with 48 volts DC and voltages ranging from 12 volts AC to 440 volts AC.
·        Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
·        Move or direct movement and handling of materials, equipment or supplies.
·        Measure product or material dimensions & verify information or specifications.
·        Clean facilities or work areas.
·        Respond to internal and external questions and requests.
·        Initiate cross training for self and others to provide support to other departments or divisions.
·        Perform snow and ice control operational duties.
·        Ensure and reinforce the proper use and compliance of safety protocols for self and others.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions related to traffic signal devices and street lighting systems; relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of computer operations, TS2 Type I cabinets and fiber options communications, processors, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including diagnostics, applications and programming.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes reading and interpreting specifications, diagrams and blueprints; and applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Traffic Signal and Lighting Systems – Knowledge of the tools and equipment used for repair and maintenance; electrical and electronic principle and theories; solid state circuitry; electrical and electronic principles and theories related to traffic signal devices and street lighting systems including solid state circuitry; national electrical code MUTCD Manual and NEMA Traffic Signal Standards and practical applications; traffic signal detection
·        Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to maintain records and prepare reports; and understand and follow oral and written policies, procedures and instructions.
·        Supervision and Leadership – Skilled at supervising, training, evaluating and coordinating the work of employees.
·        At least two years of electronics-related experience and/or training.
·        Possession of and the ability to obtain and maintain Class A CDL with airbrakes, combination, and tanker endorsements within 6 months of hire date.
·        Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a Level II ISMA Certification as a traffic signal technician within 3 years of hire date.
·        1 year experience in data entry
·        Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain the following certifications within 18 months of hire:
o   Certification for respirator use in confined spaces
o   Work Zone Safety Certification
·        Associates degree in Electronics or related field or higher in relevant field.
·        At least 2 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of traffic signal and solid-state electronic systems and street lighting systems
·        Certification as a Journeyman Electrician
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employee shall establish their principal place of residence within thirty (30) miles of the corporate limits of the city of Dubuque as soon as practicable after appointment, but within two years of appointment.
WORKING AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: Duties require the ability to lift and maneuver heavy objects, tools and equipment; operate heavy trucks and equipment; work at heights up to 50 feet; work outdoors in extreme weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or snow; to hear radios, alarms and software trigger warnings (with or without corrective devise); to work with power and noise-producing tools and equipment; and to drive motorized vehicles. Position requires sitting, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, grasping and repetitive motions; near and far vision (with or without corrective device); and lifting, dragging and pushing vehicles, motors, engines and other equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Work is performed in all weather conditions, including wet, hot and cold, indoors and outdoors; covers a range of shifts including regular, evening and weekend; works outdoors, responds to weather related emergency operations and serves on call during holidays and weekends.
FLSA  STATUS: Non-exempt
APPLICATION: To learn more and apply, please visit: by the August 7, 2022 deadline. Questions regarding the position or recruitment process may be directed to the Human Resources Department via email at
The City of Dubuque does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The City of Dubuque encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.