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Atlanta, Georgia City of Atlanta

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs maintenance and repair tasks for the Department of Public Works. Duties may include but are not limited to installing new traffic signs; recycling old or damaged signs; painting crosswalks, stop bars, and fabricates signs.

Supervision Received

Works under minimal supervision.

May assist in training, orienting, or observing lower level associate, apprentice, or semi-skilled employee in the group.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs standard maintenance and repairs to traffic controllers; troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains microprocessor-based controllers and other electronic traffic control devices such as switch packs, flashers, detectors, conflict monitors, video detectors using electronic test equipment.

Performs cabinet burn-in tasks; tests cabinet for defects and/or malfunctions before installation; downloads signal timing to traffic controllers.

Assists Timing Engineer; assists with timing development and implementation; adjusts controller timing in the field.

Assists crews with construction, maintenance, and signage of intersections; places lane assignment lights and car approaching signs.

Assists contractors with testing of equipment before installation in the field; inspects work performed by contractors.

Maintains equipment in the field; troubleshoots, repairs and/or determines if equipment needs to be replaced.

Assists in evaluation of new equipment.

Maintains Radio-Controlled School Flasher System.

Provides training to the personnel on existing and new equipment; mentors employees to develop troubleshooting skills.

Maintains employee training records; evaluates employee performance.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Makes purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines.

Leadership Provided

Has formal supervisory authority over work group (typically at least 3-4 employees) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of: equipment used in traffic service, such as Volt-ohm meter, Frequency Generator, Oscilloscope, RF Watt Meter, Surge Suppressor Tester, Meter Tester, Conflict Monitor Tester, Multi-Switch Tester, Loop Tester, Detector Tester, and Signal Generator; electronic technology and traffic control terminology; supervisor methods and practices.

Skill in use of computers. Ability to: read and understand various manuals and schematics; to effectively use written and verbal communication to convey or exchange information with management, employees, members of the general public and other groups involved in the activities of the City as they relate to the needs of the department.


Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

An Associate Degree in Electronic Technology or Certificate of Completion of 2-year Vocational School in Electronic Technology. 4 years of related work experience.

Preferred Education & Experience

An Associate Degree in Electronic Technology or Certificate of Completion of 2-year Vocational School in Electronic Technology and 6 years of related work experience.

Licensures and Certifications

FCC General Radiotelegraph with radar endorsement is desirable. International Municipal Signal Association Certification is desirable.