Idaho Transportation Department3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
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Electrician, Traffic Signal
Open for Recruitment: February 23, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Announcement # 06276089734
-Plus Competitive Benefits!
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 4 office in Shoshone. 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.
- Learn and become proficient with existing and emerging traffic control technologies.
Clearly communicate field issues and solutions to engineers.
Learn new, specialized traffic signal electrical, electronic, and computer systems and become proficient in trouble-shooting, inspecting, and repairing or upgrading these systems.
Respond to emergency callouts for problems 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.
- 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.
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Idaho Transportation Department!
ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TESTING PROGRAM INFORMATION
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: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/FmcsrGuideDetails.aspx?menukey=382.
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:
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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.