Transportation Systems Technician B, C, or D- Wenatchee, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is currently seeking to fill a Transportation Systems Technician B, C or D level position in Wenatchee, WA. This position performs skilled electrical and electronic work in more than one discipline of the TST program. This position will consist of installing, maintaining, modifying, and repairing Traffic Signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Communications, Highway Lighting systems and related electrical services and distribution equipment in and around North Central Region. This position is responsible for ensuring that all electrical devices are installed, and work completed by the crew, is done per all applicable state and national codes and that all work on electrical systems is performed in a safe manner consistent with WSDOT safety policy.

This work is performed in all weather conditions and will require utilizing standard and specialized test equipment in accordance with all applicable safety standards to safely perform essential job functions. These positions make critical decisions as to the degree of hazard to the traveling public and determines the nature of the problem(s) and make recommendations or repairs as quickly and safely as possible. Transportation System technicians work to enhance the safety and efficiency of the highway system through proactive maintenance and timely repairs of malfunctions of Traffic Signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Highway Lighting Systems.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Perform installations, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting or testing for repairs of traffic signal systems, flashing beacons, roadway illumination, sign lighting, navigation lights, electrical services, and underground wiring.
- Perform installations, and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting or testing for repairs of all roadways intelligent transportation systems.
- Read, interpret, and apply all applicable WSDOT standards and specifications, The National Electric Code, and all RCW and WAC codes.
- Operate computer programs, and/or reading of and interpretation of plans, schematics, and drawings of electrical/electronic systems or equipment manuals necessary for operations or troubleshooting of ITS/Signals/Electrical/Communications equipment.
- Work safely with live electricity and within electrical systems utilizing appropriate PPE
- Locate underground utilities.
- Maintain, build, and operate the regions ITS/Signal/Electrical infrastructure.
- Documentation and record keeping.

Qualifications
This position may be filled at the Transportation System Technician B, C, or D Levels:
Salary levels for each are:
Transportation Systems Technician B: $62,748-$76,416 Annually
Transportation Systems Technician C: $65,928-$80,292 Annually
Transportation Systems Technician D: $69,264-$84,396 Annually

Transportation Systems Technician (TST) B level:
Three (3) years of experience and satisfactory job performance as a TST A or equivalent classification with a state, municipal, or county government.
OR
An AA degree in electrical/electronics engineering, or graduation from an approved/accredited training or apprenticeship program.
AND
Two (2) years related work experience in the electrical/ electronics field.
OR
Five (5) years related work experience in the electrical/ electronics field, with at least three (3) years of the five (5) years being directly related to Traffic Signal/ITS/ Highway Electrical work.

(Any applicant who has received training and worked in the electrical /electronics fields in the Armed Services of the United States may be eligible to apply armed service work experienced towards qualification for related work experience.)

Transportation Systems Technician (TST) C level:
Two (2) years of experience and satisfactory job performance as a TST B or equivalent classification with a state, municipal, or county government that has qualification requirements closely matching that of those required here in for the TST B level.
OR
An AA degree in electrical / electronic engineering, or graduation from an approved/accredited training or apprenticeship program.
AND
Three (3) years related work experience in the electrical/ electronic field, with at least two (2) years of the three (3) years being directly related to Traffic Signal/ITS/ Highway Electrical work.
OR
Five (5) years related work experience in the electrical/ electronic field, with at least three (3) years of the five (5) years being directly related to Traffic Signal/ITS/ Highway Electrical work.

*(Any applicant who has received training and worked in the electrical /electronic fields in the Armed Services of the United States may be eligible to apply armed service work experienced towards qualification for related work experience).

Transportation Systems Technician (TST) D level:
Two (2) years of experience and satisfactory job performance as a TST C or equivalent classification with a state, municipal, or county government that has qualification requirements closely matching that of those required here in for the TST C level.
OR
An AA degree in electrical / electronic engineering, or graduation from an approved/accredited training or apprenticeship program.
AND
Five (5) years related work experience in the electrical/ electronic field, with at least three (3) years of the five (5) years being directly related to Traffic Signal/ITS/ Highway Electrical work.

OR
Seven (7) years related work experience in the electrical/ electronic field, with at least five (5) years of the seven (7) years being directly related to Traffic Signal/ITS/ Highway Electrical work.

*(Any applicant who has received training and worked in the electrical /electronic fields in the Armed Services of the United States may be eligible to apply armed service work experienced towards qualification for related work experience).

Candidates at any level are also required to have:
Current Valid Driver License.
Class B CDL without Airbrake Restriction or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
Current Washington State Traffic Control Flagger certification or the ability to get one within 6 months of hire.
Possess a strong commitment to personal and co-worker safety.
Experience in reading, interpreting, and understanding electrical and electronic schematic diagrams.
Familiarity with national and state construction standard manual s including MUTCD and NEC.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
CDL Class A/B w/o Airbrake Restriction.
WA State LNl (EL0 I/ME01) Journey/Master level Electrical certification.
Degree / Certification from and accredited Electronics / Electrical technology / Telecom / Information Technologies/ Instrumentation and Industrial Automation program.
Electronics Certification by Washington State CET or International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).
IMSA certification.
General Radio Operators License
Previous traffic industry experience.
NCCCO Crane certification or equivalent.

Important Notes
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
In additional to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.

Why WSDOT
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 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 15 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 Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
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.
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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, S. Fields, at fieldss@wsdot.wa.gov Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NCR-20441r in the subject line.

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Location: Wenatchee, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3531065/transportation-systems-technician-b-c-or-d?page=13&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $62,748 - $84,396/ YR

Posted on April 27, 2022

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