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Electrician, Traffic Signal

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: October 27, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Announcement # 06276029389
Salary Range: starting at $21.47 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

Idaho Transportation Department:

Our Mission.  Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

Are you interested in working for an award-winning, dynamic, professional state agency? This opening may be your opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to promote the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). This announcement will be used to fill a current Traffic Signal Electrician opening in our District 2 office in Lewiston.

The purpose of this position is to install, program, maintain, trouble shoot, repair, and inspect electrical and electronic systems in traffic signals, highway and sign lighting and buildings, structures and specialized equipment. Successful incumbent will be required to respond to emergencies at any hour, work in all types of weather conditions, around high-speed and high-volume traffic, with high voltage, and at heights up to 50 feet.


This position requires:

  • Ability to obtain a Class A CDL within 60 days of hire.
  • Pre-employment drug testing and Random Drug & Alcohol tests.
  • Obtaining credentials as a certified Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor in the state of Idaho within 1 year of hire.


  • Install, maintain and repair traffic signal systems including wiring, conduits, and traffic signal hardware.
  • Install, maintain and repair vehicle and pedestrian detection systems and intersection cabinets and their associated components and peripheries.
  • Program engineering traffic timing data into intersection controllers and other associated devices.
  • Respond to emergency callouts to locate causes of malfunctions and make repairs as needed, 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays to any traffic signal or traffic control device in the district including but not limited to electrical issues at rest areas, ports of entry, buildings and roadway lighting fixtures.
  • Install electrical and electronic systems in various devices, including traffic signals, traffic control devices, closed circuit TV, highway and overhead sign lighting, building service panels, building lighting, lab trailers, motors and controls, heating/cooling systems, brine/ magnesium chloride pumps, generators, and various communication and other equipment.
  • Review construction plans and inspect new installations to assure compliance with all electrical requirements and codes.
  • Write specifications to organize contract work, including purchase orders.
  • Organize projects, including determination of installation and repair methods, materials, manpower, equipment, and costs.
  • Operate specialized electrical testing and power equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on service and bucket trucks to include testing, oil changes, cleaning and lubricating.
  • Pull electrical permits and schedule electrical inspections through DBS.
  • Make safety presentations, provide work direction, technical instruction, and demonstrate electrical procedures to state maintenance staff, city and county traffic personnel, contractors, and others.
  • Design and set up safe work zone traffic control during maintenance operations.


  • Work in all weather conditions.
  • Work on energized equipment, around loud noise and construction equipment.
  • Stand and walk on level and uneven surfaces. Kneel, squat and stoop in the performance of installation and inspection duties.
  • Duties also require the incumbent to climb in and out of a boom bucket and balance while working at a height of a maximum of 50 feet.
  • Incumbent will regularly be required to lift equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposed daily to electrical hazards and perform installation and repair work near moving traffic in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to work in confined spaces.


  • Licensure: licensed as Journeyman Electrician in accordance with Idaho Code, title 54, Chapter 10.
  • Experience: installing, repairing and maintaining industrial electrical systems and equipment; troubleshooting and repairing electronically-controlled circuits and multiphase high-voltage/current circuits and control equipment; using specialized electrical tools, meters and testing equipment and electronic testing equipment to troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Physical requirement: lift items overhead weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license.
    • Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination
    • A minimum rating of 85 is needed to pass this examination
    • Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete

To preview the exam:

  • Click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page
  • You will not be able to take the exam from this screen
  • If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided
How to Apply:
  • Click on any Apply Online button
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift
  • Lewiston under "Cities"

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!




The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is required to implement an Alcohol and Controlled Substance Program to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Part 382. See Regulations and Policies at the following web site:

If you are selected:

You must undergo a controlled substance test. The results of the controlled substance test must indicate a verified negative result
You must give consent to ITD to obtain alcohol and controlled substance testing information for the prior 2 years from prior employers
After satisfying the above conditions and being formally appointed to the position, you will be subject to the following FMCSR testing requirements:

Reasonable suspicion
Post accident
Return to duty

Please note: Employees are responsible to understand and comply with the Idaho Transportation Department's drug and alcohol procedures.

A refusal to submit to the above testing requirements will result in ineligibility for the position due to the inability to perform the Commercial Motor Vehicle driving functions required.

A copy of the requirements can be obtained at ITD's Headquarters Human Resource Office or the nearest ITD District Office.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.