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This is a supervisory position involving responsibility for the installation; maintenance and repair of electrically operated traffic signals and related devices. Under general supervision, an employee in this class leads and participates in semi skilled and skilled work in the fabrication, erection, maintenance and repair of electrically operated traffic signal heads, controllers, foundations, signal poles, and so on. The nature of the work requires considerable strength and agility. All work is subject to inspection in progress or upon completion by supervisory personnel. The nature of the work may require employees to work emergency situations at odd hours and to be scheduled for emergency calls during non working hours. An employee in this class is distinguished from Traffic Signal Repair Workers I and II by the ability to function at full performance and the supervisory responsibility. Does related work as required.


Is accountable to supervisory personnel for traffic signal maintenance.

Leads in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrically operated traffic signals and related devices by assigning work and supervising the performance of this work.

Specifies, installs, troubleshoots, tests, repairs, and maintains electronic amplifiers, timers, programmers,time and frequency division multiplexing equipment, analog and digital controllers and so on.

Leads in and performs emergency traffic signal work without supervision.

May inventory materials and supplies and requisition or rent materials and supplies as necessary,

Leads and may participate in tasks associated with traffic signal repair work which involves applications of welding, carpentry or masonry,

Leads and may participate in the operation of motor equipment.

Reads and interprets plans, manuals and diagrams.

When Assigned to Onondaga County:

May lead and participate in the fabrication, erection, maintenances and repair of traffic signs.

May lead and participate in the operation of machines used to paint centerlines on roads and crosswalks.

Operates necessary motor equipment in snow removal activities.


Good knowledge of methods, materials, and tools used in installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals and related control devices.

Good knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices relating to traffic signals and related traffic control devices.

Working knowledge of binary numbering systems and digital logic; controller interface techniques; magnetometer, wire loop, radar, and sonar vehicle detectors; microprocessed and other solid state and electromechanical controllers; hard wire and duplex communication devices, and multiplexing.

Mechanical aptitude.

Skill in the manipulation and care of hand tools used in the work.

Ability to apply basic principles of electricity, electronics, and mechanics to installation, maintenance, and repair of electrically, operated traffic signals.

Ability to read and understand detailed schematics of electronic power supplies, timing circuits, interface modules, vehicle detection devices, and so on.

Ability to convert engineering sketches, plans, Charts, and Schedules into traffic signal timings, displays, phases, and so on.

Ability to learn new techniques of traffic signal repair as well as understand new equipment.

Ability to work independently or with a helper.

Ability to operate motor, power, and manual equipment.

Ability to perform work safely for benefit of fellow employees and passersby.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Open Competitive:

A. Three (3) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic signals and their ancillary control devices; or,

B. Three (3) years work experience, or its part time equivalent in the maintenance and repair of commercial electronic equipment; or,

C. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's Degree in Electronic Technology or a field closely related to the aforementioned and one (1) year of work experience or its part time equivalent, as described in (A) and (B) above; or,

D. A satisfactory equivalent combination of the above described education and work experience. Substitution of experience for education may be made on a year for year basis. Work experience of less than one (1) year or less than full time may be credited on a pro rats, basis. In all cases, candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of the appropriate post secondary education and/or work experience.


Possession of a valid New York State Class III Chauffeur’s License at the time of appointment.

7/87 Revised