WSDOT is eager to hire multiple apprentice level ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) electronics technician/and or electrician, who has the ambition and skills to support the vast electrical infrastructure of Washington State's Northwest Region. The technician will perform work installing, maintaining, and repairing the electronic/electrical traffic equipment with an assigned duty station in Everett. The work may be performed from the Canadian border to the King County border. There must be assurances that the work is performed efficiently, with safety first as the focus. Critical decisions need to be made in the field as to the degree of hazard to the site users and the motoring public, so strong initiative and responsibility is necessary.
The work will be on various Electrical and ITS equipment, but not limited to, Traffic systems and cabinets, Variable Message Signs, CCTV, Data Stations, Lighting, electrical services, Communications including wireless, networking systems and various other traffic/ITS systems. The majority of the work will be in the field alongside state roadways.
Our ideal candidate will have two (2) years (apprentice level) of current experience working on/maintaining Traffic Signal and ITS equipment that is equal to what WSDOT maintains. This position offers a career path and on-the-job training, allowing you to progress through the Transportation Systems Technician field advancing up to journey and subject matter expert levels.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Electrical Specialist will:
- Partner with a crew to troubleshoot and repair ITS equipment, illumination systems, cameras, signal systems on the ground and out of a bucket truck.
- Repair third party motor vehicle damaged equipment
- Troubleshoot and locate circuit wiring with megger, power tracer, induction field tracer, and metal detector.
- Diagnose electrical problems in ITS control systems including various cabinets, ramp metering, traffic signals, cameras-detection and CCTV, fiber optics, data stations, changeable message signs and tolling systems.
- Perform repairs within guidelines of NEC and WSDOT codes and regulations.
- Schedule and perform preventative maintenance on ITS equipment that includes, cabinets, controllers and various aerial equipment.
- Work hands-on performing maintenance and repair of existing field inventory.
- Review drawings, prints, schematics and as-built prints as needed.
- Possess trouble-shooting skills to work on control system malfunctions and be able determine the best choice of repair or replacement.
- Trouble-shoot analog and digital I/O components while in the field
- Work on ladders and work out of the bucket of manlifts 60' or higher.
- Set and retrieve traffic control devices on high speed, high volume traffic roadways.
- Install, remove, and maintain both electrical and electronic roadway equipment, both pad mounted and aerial.
- Re-Install streetlight poles alongside high speed roadways that have been knocked down
- Perform locates on WSDOT Signal and ITS equipment accurately and timely
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Two (2) years of technician experience installing and maintaining Traffic ITS equipment or equivalent experience in a related field.
Two (2) years of experience working out of a bucket truck around traffic and setting up traffic control preferably to the M54-44.
Two (2) years of experience using test equipment for power and communication.
Possess a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (minimum) without air brake restriction (prefer class A) or able to obtain within 6 months of employment.
In addition to:
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people, including, staff, peers, vendors, contractors, engineers, etc.
- Ability to work well with a wide variety of people of all ages from academically, culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
- Experience using electrical and electronic metering and testing equipment.
- Ability to see and differentiate colors to perform electrical and electronic maintenance and repair work.
- Ability to work from and interpret blueprints, plans, and sketches.
- Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment and move about unrestricted while climbing stairs/ladders/inclines and uneven surfaces.
- Knowledge of power distribution, branch circuits, and high voltage (up to 480 VAC) distribution systems.
- Able to communicate using a 700 MHZ radio network.
- Ability to learn from verbal, written and electronic formats
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
4 + years of experience with an Electrical or Electronic/Control background, knowledge and skills with networking,
Certification Electronics certifications/degree.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
The information provided on your application profile, any supplemental material attached to your application, and the responses to the supplemental questions will be used to determine qualifications for interview selection. Therefore, it is to your advantage that your application packet be completed in as much detail as possible.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
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. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Our 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.
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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:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
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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.
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-11684m in the subject line.
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Location: Everett, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3470553/electrical-specialist-tst-b?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $76,416/ YR
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903