Electrician/Electronics Technician - Transportation Systems Technician - Vancouver, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a senior-level technician who has the ambition and skills to support the vast electrical infrastructure of Washington State's Southwest Region. The Signal shop located in Vancouver is currently seeking to hire an experienced technician to assist with maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing of lighting, traffic signal systems, flashers, and ITS assets throughout the Region. This Region-wide position is critical in ensuring that our traffic signals and electrical equipment are operating at their best to keep our highways free of hazards and open to the traveling public year-round.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

Troubleshoot, diagnose, and perform preventive maintenance on illumination systems, electrical services, traffic signals, variable message signs, traffic cameras, road & weather information systems, highway advisory radios, flashing beacons and school zone advisory equipment.
Troubleshoot and repair equipment and circuit problems employing various pieces of common electrical and electronic test equipment.
Diagnose electrical problems in control systems, ramp metering systems, weather stations, variable message signs, data stations, cameras, communication systems and traffic signal systems.
Schedule and perform preventative maintenance on highway electrical systems.
Perform repairs within guidelines of NEC and WSDOT codes and regulations.
Perform aerial repairs employing a bucket truck.
Inspect signal heads for alignment, tightness, wear and drain holes.
Construct new and install new equipment.
Maintain records of maintenance activities, equipment used, and inventory consumption.
Traverse various ground surface conditions, including kneeling, bending, pulling and reaching (i.e. slopes, ditches, gravel, guardrails, etc.).
Use tools and test equipment standard to the electrical/electronic industry.
Safely operate motor vehicles up to and including a Class A CDL truck with trailer during all hours of the day and night.
Interpret contract plans, electrical drawings, federal, state, and local statutes and/or specifications, and equipment manuals.
Perform traffic control.
Work at heights up to 125 feet in a bucket truck and various heights on a ladder.

The Hiring Authority wishes to hire at the TST D Level, however, in absence of qualified candidates at the Transportation Systems Technician D level, others will be considered at the B or C Level. To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required at each level:

Transportation Systems Technician B:

Valid driver's license.
Three (3) years of experience in the electrical or electronics field.

Transportation Systems Technician C:

Valid driver's license.
Four (4) years of electrical construction experience, to include experience within the traffic signal and illumination fields.

Transportation Systems Technician D:

Valid driver's license.
Six (6) years of electrical construction experience, to include experience within the traffic signal and illumination fields.

In addition to the above qualifications, following are also required at any level:

High School Graduation or GED.
The ability to interpret, understand, and work with computer hardware and software for many various applications and/or equipment.
The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions at all times of the day and night during the year.
The ability to complete WSDOT Flagger and First Aid training and certification.
The availability to be subject to a 24-hour stand-by shift on a rotational basis, emergency call out and shift changes as needed.
A Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50lbs from one location to another in safe manner.
Proven skills to communicate effectively.
Ability to work as a team with other technicians.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Journey Level Electrician (EL01, EL02, EL04, or EL09).
Electronics Certification by Washington State CET of International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).
Experience working in the traffic industry.
Experience as a repair technician.
Electrical license.
Electronics technical degree/certification.
CDL Class A at the time of hire.

Important Notes

This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.


Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

Contact details for a minimum three (3) references. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese at GieseR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-SWR-40623 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Vancouver, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/2952348/electrician-electronics-technician-transportation-systems-technician
Base Pay: $62,748 - $84,396/yr

Posted on January 13, 2021

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