To coordinate and oversee the City’s traffic systems; to perform a variety of work in the design, installation and maintenance of traffic control systems.
This job functions at an advanced journey level of classification and receives limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures, and is expected to act as a working full supervisory level which includes training, directing, coordinating, and formally evaluating the work of subordinate work crews.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives limited supervision from the Principal Engineer responsible for traffic engineering.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned work crews
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Analyzes traffic problems; formulas solutions; makes recommendations
Serves on the City’s Traffic Committee and implements its recommendations
Oversees the annual street striping contract
Communicates with business and property owners regarding parking and traffic issues
Communicates with other public agencies to coordinate traffic signal operations
Develops and implements an on-going testing and preventative maintenance program for the traffic signal systems
Tests, locates, repairs or replaces malfunctioning circuits and components in traffic circuits and components in traffic signal and street lighting systems
Installs solid state and electrical components included in traffic signal controllers
Conducts tests of signal progression, timing and phasing; tests alternative timing strategies and phasing sequences; makes timing adjustments
Operates hydrolic aerial devices to replace street and traffic signal lights and signage
Maintains records of all inspections, repairs and adjustments made; prepares reports as required; uses the City’s database traffic management system
Conducts employee evaluations
Prepares budget for traffic system
Maintains an adequate stock of replacement parts, materials, equipment and tools
Performs as a working supervisor, coordinating work crew assignments
basic methods of tools used in general construction and maintenance work
principals and methods used in the installation and maintenance of traffic signal systems including digital solid state components and electronic control equipment
materials, tools and equipment used in the installation and maintenance of traffic signal systems
standard safety precautions necessary in electrical work
provision of local, state and national codes applicable to the maintenance of traffic signals
principles and practices of supervision
database, spreadsheet and word processing software
safety programs and practices
perform a full range of work in design, installation and maintenance of traffic control systems
understand and follow oral and written instructions
perform physical tasks involving frequent bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of weights up to 50 pounds
use a keyboard
drive an automobile
hear and distinguish various sounds, such as voices of co-workers in noisy environments, pager, cell phone, etc.
effectively train others to safely and correctly perform tasks
prepare and maintain accurate records and reports
work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
communicate effectively with other public agencies, business and property owners
establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties
speak both Spanish and English highly desirable
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities is to possess the equivalent of the following:
Five years of work experience comparable to that of the Utility Worker III with the City of Watsonville
Three years of work experience in the design, installation and maintenance of traffic control systems
LICENSE & CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid Class B California Drivers License and a safe driving record
APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS
Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department located at 275 Main Street, Suite 400, Watsonville, CA 95076, by the filing deadline. No postmarks accepted. An application may be obtained by calling (831) 768-3020 to apply online visit www.cityofwatsonville.org. All candidates will receive written notification after applications have been screened for requirement compliance. Interview dates will be announced at a later time.
APPOINTMENT AND BENEFITS
The position benefits include vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The City offers Public Employees Retirement System benefits. Employees shall pay the full employee share of CalPERS contribution.
The candidate selected will be appointed for a 12-month probationary period. Names of successful candidates who do not receive a job offer will be placed on an employment list which normally remains effective for one year. The Human Resources Department may abolish an Employment List at any time the needs of the City so require. The position is represented by the Mid-Management bargaining unit.
Prior to appointment to the position of Traffic Systems Coordinator, a medical examination and Department of Justice LiveScan fingerprinting will be required.
The City of Watsonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages workplace diversity. The City of Watsonville is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by including people with disabilities in all of its programs and activities.
NOTE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ANY PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVISED WITHOUT NOTICE.
About City of Watsonville
Watsonville, California is known all over the world for its long and rich heritage as a center for agriculture – especially berries. Watsonville is located 95 miles south of San Francisco at the southern end of Santa Cruz County, covers 6.6 square miles, and has a population of 52,087 (January 2015). Watsonville is also a proving ground for entrepreneurs and businesses from all types of industries and emerging technologies. Its central location, nestled between the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz mountains, offers growing companies quick and easy highway access. Watsonville’s location is topped only by its ideal climate and the rustic, small town charm of a close-knit rural community. The Watsonville area offers many amenities to visitors and tourists, including beaches, mountains, wine, food, activities and more!