ELECTRICAL TRADES II- Denver Traffic Signals

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Electrical Trades II - Denver Traffic Signals


This position is located in the Aurora Traffic Signal and Ramp Metering Section and supports the Denver Metro Area.

Typical responsibilities:

Plan, schedule, participate and impart training in the construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of electrical components and structures. Install, maintain and inspect traffic control devices for the region. Install, calibrate, and test new traffic control equipment and systems. Assure work is performed safely and installed according to applicable Statutes, policies, procedures and guidelines, such as the MUTCD, local city, county, state and federal regulations and the National Electrical Code (NEC). Perform tasks related to new construction, re-construction, and scheduled maintenance of traffic control equipment. Provide oversight and instructions to journeyman and apprentice electricians within the unit. Provide assistance to internal and external customers regarding current and planned highway lighting locations, operations, impact and design. Check service calls, reports and electronic work orders for accuracy, legibility and possible follow-up. Verify pricing of all materials used, enter program changes in computer. Review plans, specifications, and estimates from maintenance and operations perspective. Update electrical as-build plans, applicable. Track overtime calls by Emergency Service which includes record keeping, checking response timelines and corrective procedures. Cross check with State Patrol records. Update signal database for on call technicians. Contact utility companies, contractors, cities/counties in securing locations of utilities and Right-Of-Way. Schedule installations of equipment and devices as needed. Plan, supervise, participate and train in electrical work for power source distribution for setting poles, mast arms, overhead span wire, underground conduit, pull boxes, control wiring, etc.. Monitor and order supplies and materials as needed for work unit. Track and record vehicle mileage. Schedule lube, oil changes and other maintenance work equipment may need. Perform safety engagements and conduct Performance Plan Reviews as required. Participate in, or lead various tasks and/or projects on behalf of the Traffic Signal and Ramp Metering Section. Other duties as assigned.

Typical qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Current, valid licensure as a journeyman electrician from the Colorado Electrical Board.

Conditions of Employment:
A current valid CDL A or B license and current DOT Med Card is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.Candidates selected for this position will be expected to obtain their CDL A or B within six months of hire as a condition of employment.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced electrician and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success performing the duties as listed in the description of the job section;
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
  • Traffic signal experience and/or experience in electrical control circuit maintenance;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and best practices of the National Electrical code;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in installing, repairing, replacing, and troubleshooting a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of fiber optic (wireless and hardwire), cabling handling, termination and splicing;
  • Strong leadership, training, and supervisory skills;
  • Knowledge and experience effectively dealing with human resources and personnel issues/complaints;
  • Strong planning, time, and project management skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Strong commitment to safety;
  • Excellent reasoning, analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving ability;
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

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