Electrical/ Electronic ITS Technician- TSTD- Lacey, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is currently seeking to hire an Electrical/Electronic Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technician to perform skilled senior-level electrical and electronic work on electrical systems throughout the Olympic Region. This position can be designated as lead and is responsible for performing, leading, and directing diagnosis, maintenance, installation, repair, and testing of technical monitoring and control systems. In this role, you will coordinate work and equipment needs with other leads therefore excellent communication skills are paramount. This position is critical in fostering an inclusive and healthy work environment that challenges all staff to be respectful and professional.

What to Expect
This position requires the ability to work alternate and emergency shifts as needed. Therefore, responding to emergency situations in all weather conditions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; scheduled and nonscheduled overtime are also required.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Electronics ITS Technician will:
- Be responsible for electrical, electronics, and communications installations and maintenance.
- Perform senior level preventive maintenance (PM), repairs, and installation.
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronics, and communication equipment.
- Test voltages, electrical connections, and grounding.
- Operate electrical construction equipment.
- Remove and replace video cameras, microwaves, radar detection equipment, weather information sensors, antennas, and VMS boards utilizing manlifts, scissor lifts, snorkel lifts, and JLG lifts.
- Construct new or temporary electrical, electronics, and communication equipment infrastructure.
- Perform programming, configurations and firmware on network switches, servers, routers, and roadway radar sensors.
- Review project contract plans and specifications, material submittals.
- Work at heights up to 100 feet in a bucket truck, and/or other lift equipment and at various heights on a ladder and heights of up to 600’ above water on region bridges.

To be considered for this opportunity, one of the following are required:
- A Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) without air brake restriction or a valid driver’s license with ability to obtain Class B CDL within six (6) months of hire. AND
- Completion of two (2) years of satisfactory service as a Transportation Systems Technician C, successful completion of the training for Transportation Systems Technician C, and passing a written and practical examination, incumbent will advance to the Transportation Systems Technician D level. OR
- A Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) without air brake restriction or a valid driver’s license with ability to obtain Class B CDL within six (6) months of hire. AND
- Six (6) years of experience in the electrical construction industry, or an equivalent Electronics ITS Technician classification in another city, county, or state government. (This experience must be within the ITS devices, communications, and other Traffic monitoring equipment).

In addition to one of the above, the following are also required:
- Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people, including, staff, peers, vendors, contractors, engineers, etc.
- The ability to work at heights of up to 100 feet in, around, and over live traffic from various man lifts/boom trucks and heights of up to 600 feet above water on Region bridges.
- Experience operating various power and hand tools; and equipment such as man lifts, forklifts, or scissor lifts.
- The ability to manipulate and move up to 50 pounds of equipment and move about unrestricted while climbing stairs/ladders/inclines and uneven terrain.
- The ability to respond to emergency callouts 24 hours a day; 7 days a week.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Possession of Electrical/Electronic Licenses: ME01, EL01, EL02, EL07, CET, or FOSP Certification.
- Associates degree in Electronics.
- Electronics Certification by Washington State CET or International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).

Important Notes
This position is not eligible for remote work.
This position may 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.
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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 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:
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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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. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-OR-31070 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Lacey, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3472871/electrical-electronic-its-technician-tstd?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $69,264 - $84,396/ YR

Posted on March 17, 2022

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