City of Ventura


Public Works Department
Recruitment #17-A16-001
Salary:  I: $55,784-$67,806/year II: $61,637-$74,919/year

Do you have experience maintaining and repairing traffic signals, street lighting or related equipment? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Traffic Signal Technician I/II opportunity on the innovative traffic control team in the Public Works Department.  To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity, apply online at by the 3/13/2018 filing deadline!
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Under general supervision, performs general maintenance and repair work on traffic signals and street lighting. Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame.  Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.
This classification is flexibly staffed and the position may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the incumbent and the staffing needs of the city.


  • Has experience testing electrical equipment and determining necessary repairs
  • Is a team player who is willing to assist and work collaboratively with others
  • Has a strong customer service background with the ability to tactfully hand citizen concerns
  • Is comfortable with heights and follows safe work practices for traffic control and flow
  • Knows how to operate heavy duty trucks ad can safely perform heavy lifting
  • Has a valid IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control certificate

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Performs routine and emergency repair and installations of traffic signals, street lighting and overhead illuminated signs; locates underground electrical utilities in response to Digalert notices.  Coordinate coverage of USA notifications and responses with coworkers when needed.
Installs and maintains a wide variety of traffic control devices, including but not limited to traffic signal controllers, traffic signal LED modules, flashing beacons, pedestrian signals and pushbuttons, crosswalk flashers, underground electrical conduit and wiring, battery backup systems and above ground service cabinets, video detection cameras, cabling and hardware, cabinet and service pedestal replacements and repairs.
Repairs and maintains lighting poles and fixtures with voltages ranging from 12 volt DC solar or battery power to 120/480 VAC circuits in parking lots and roadways.
Install and maintain concrete pullboxes, conduits and assist in  setting pole foundations for 10 ft or smaller signal poles and/or pedestrian crossing poles.  Provide assistance with sign installations on mastarms and elevated areas when needed.  Assist in sign postings as needed for other departments or special events.
Provide traffic control as needed for a safe working environment in and above public roadways. Provide emergency and after hours response to signal problems including but not limited to replacing traffic controllers, inputs and analyzes signal timing, video or loop detection issues,  conflict monitor and load switch malfunctions, signal pole and traffic signal hardware repair or replacement due to collision, age, or inadvertent weather.
Checks traffic signal controller and all controller/cabinet internal components (detectors, load switches, conflict monitor, power supply, modems, CPU, input and output boards, output files, etc.) for proper operation; analyzes signal timing and makes minor adjustments as needed.
Replaces controller and analyze internal components for routine and emergency repairs as needed; performs testing and repair to the circuit board and/or component level for 170/2070 type controllers, conflict monitors, and associated controller cabinet accessories.
Installs, tests, troubleshoots, maintains and adjusts all traffic signal components including but not limited to the following:  170/2070 controllers, conflict monitors, program diode cards, opticom system, new video and/or loop detector equipment, signal interconnect, time based coordination system components, traffic signal battery backup power systems and DCV solar powered bus shelter lighting, and all types of flashing beacons, and ADA compliant navigator pushbutton systems as needed.
Prepares reports and tracks work history including a monthly preventative maintenance schedule for city assets.  Oversees and inspects contractors work to ensure compliance with specifications and City standards and regulations.
Maintains computerized records using Access database; uses PC and laptop, and/or mobile device for record keeping, emailing and interacting with the traffic signal and flashing beacon networks.  Read and interpret blueprints, basic schematics and wiring diagrams for electrical equipment such as traffic signal controls, lighting circuits, electrical disconnects, service pedestals and intersection layouts.
Operate and maintain an aerial lift truck with outriggers and material handling capability.  Operates a variety of electrical and construction industry hand tools. Performs other related work as required.

Traffic Signal Technician I: A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment including signal lights, street lights or related equipment.  Two years of training as an electrical apprentice or in a trade school may be substituted for the required experience.
Traffic Signal Technician II: A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience in maintenance and repair of traffic signals or traffic control equipment.  Completion of related courses in a recognized trade school or of military courses in advanced electronics may be substituted for one year of required experience.

License:  Possession of a valid California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.
Traffic Signal Technician I:  Possession of an IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control certification is desirable.
Traffic Signal Technician II:  Possession of an IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control certification and an IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II certification are required.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to department selection interviews being held in April 2018, date to be determined.

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