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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN B

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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN B
594N
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Class Series Concept

This class is designed for the Transportation Systems Technician to advance within the job class after satisfactory service, successfully completing a specific training program, and passing the appropriate exams for each level within the job class.

Definition

The Transportation Systems Technician will work the majority of their time in one or more of the following functions within WSDOT:

  • Traffic Signals.
  • Highway and other lighting systems owned and/or operated by WSDOT.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
  • Electrical and/or electronic systems associated with tunnel operations.
  • Fire control system for the Washington State Trade and Convention Center and tunnel structures.
  • Electrical and/or electronic systems associated with operable and floating bridges.
  • Fixed bridges with navigation lights, aviation lights, foghorns, and weather information.
  • Communication systems and associated equipment within WSDOT.
  • Perform electrical and electronic work pertaining to WSDOT to the codes and standards set by National Electrical Code (NEC) and/or Chapter 296-46 WAC, Chapter 296-401A WAC and Chapter 296-403 WAC.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Transportation Systems Technician A:  This is the entry level. Works under the direct supervision of higher level Transportation System Technicians assisting with installation, maintenance and testing in one or more areas listed in the definition.

Transportation Systems Technician B:  Works independently within specific instruction installing, maintaining, and testing in one or more areas listed in the definition. Work is subject to quality control review by higher level Transportation Systems Technicians.

Transportation Systems Technician C:  Journey-level technician. Acts in a quality control capacity to ensure all applicable codes are met. Performs repairs and diagnoses on equipment, systems, beacons and signals in one or more areas listed in the definition. May be assigned lead duties.

Transportation Systems Technician D:  Senior-level technician proficient in one major area of work with a high level of knowledge in other areas listed in the definition. Performs repairs and diagnoses on equipment, systems, beacons and signals in three or more areas listed in the definition. May be assigned lead duties.

Typical Work

Responds to reports of malfunctioning traffic, bridge, tunnel, communications systems, ITS equipment, and all electrical/electronic equipment within the state highway right of way on a 24-hour emergency call-out basis.

Makes decisions as to the degree of hazard to the traveling public, determines the nature of the problem(s), effects repairs as quickly and safely as possible.

Diagnose electrical/electronic problems in control systems, signal systems, flashing beacons, pedestrian signals, highway illumination systems, detection systems, overhead and underground wiring systems and changeable/variable message sign (CMS/VMS).

Performs repair of all ramp meter signal outages.

Perform underground locates.

Monitors VMS and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) signs, coordinates needed repairs and installations to the signs, relocate signs and power to signs; assist electronic shop in their troubleshooting needs;

Communication with Traffic Management Center (TMC) for field problems, progress and future design work on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment.

Update and use appropriate contract plans.

Perform repairs within guidelines of WSDOT and NEC codes, regulations and policies.

Coordinate with other agencies to ensure compliance and operation of above listed equipment within State and Regional policies and standards.

Provides input for scheduling and planning of crews in the accomplishment of maintenance, construction and repair of all traffic, bridge, tunnel, telecommunications systems, ITS equipment, and all electrical/electronic equipment within the state highway right of way and facilities. This includes planning and preparing schedules; estimates of labor, materials and equipment required for jobs to be accomplished, laying out individual jobs with the crews involved for assigned project work.

Installs, maintain/repair, calibrate statewide network of Traffic Data Systems including Weigh-in-motion (WIM) and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) systems.

Installs, maintain/repair, and calibrate equipment in Video, GPS, and Range Tracking vehicles.

Work on High voltage systems as defined by the National Electrical Code.

Install, maintain, and repair Motor Control Centers in support WSDOT bridges and tunnels.

Provides input and/or data for WSDOT standard specifications, standard plans, and preventative maintenance program, regional and/or statewide policies/procedures.

Provide input and/or data for responses to inquiries from superintendents, the public, and other agencies and within WSDOT. May respond directly to the requestor.

Set up and maintain safe work zone per WDOT safety policy. Use proper flagging methods and backup assistance if needed.

Fill out daily work reports/dairy, time sheets, and Preventative Maintenance worksheets, provide job cost estimates and review contracts.

Check truck stock, replace used inventory, and gather materials needed for each job.
Keep truck job-ready at all times.

Daily and weekly truck inspections. Attend monthly safety meetings and safety classes are required.

Other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Transportation Systems Technician A:

High School Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license.

Transportation Systems Technician B:

High School Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license. Upon completion of 3 years of satisfactory service as a Transportation Systems Technician A, successful completion of the training program for the Transportation Systems Technician A, and passing a written and practical examination, an incumbent will advance to the Traffic Systems Technician B level.   

OR

High school Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license   

AND

3 years experience in the electrical/electronic field

Transportation Systems Technician C:

High School Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license.

Upon completion of 2 years of satisfactory service as a Transportation Systems Technician B, successful completion of the training program for Transportation Systems Technician B, successful completion of the training program for Transportation Systems Technician B, and passing a written and practical examination, an incumbent will advance to the Traffic Systems Technician C level.   

OR

High School Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license   

AND

4 years of experience in the electrical/electronic field

Transportation Systems Technician D:

High School Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license. Upon completion of 2 years of satisfactory service as a Transportation Systems Technician C, successful completion of the training program for Transportation Systems Technician C, and passing a written and practical examination, an incumbent will advance to the Traffic Systems Technician D level.   

OR

High School Graduation or GED and possession of a valid drivers license   

AND

6 years of experience in the electrical/electronic field

Note: Some positions may require one or more of the following licenses or certifications:

Class A or B CDL without the air brakes restriction (CDL may be obtained within 6 months of hire or advancement to that level).

An FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License.

Journey Level Electrician (EL01, EL02, EL04, or EL09).

Electronics Certification by Washington State CET or International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).

A+ certification for computers and electronics.

NOTE: All incumbents must pass the appropriate exam to advance to a different level within the class.

Class Specification History

New class adopted March 9, 2001.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted March 15, 2002.
Revise class. Revises class codes (formerly 7284A-D), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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