Occ. Code 7341810

 

                                                                                           

 

TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN 1, GRADE 13

7341810

TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN 2, GRADE 16

7341820

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Traffic Systems Technicians perform technical work requiring specialized training and experience to install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of electrical systems and electronic and computer equipment utilized to monitor and control traffic systems and to ensure the safety of the traveling public on the State highway system.  Work is performed in a field setting along State highways and in traffic signal shops.  Incumbents are on call 24 hours a day, seven days per week on a rotational basis and spend the majority of their work time in the field.  These positions are classified in the regional offices of the Department of Transportation and are assigned to Traffic Operations.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS 1: full performance level; under the general supervision of a Traffic Systems Technician 2, are responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of traffic signal and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) communications and software systems utilized to manage traffic.  Incumbents work independently and frequently alone in the field.  They may work with a team of Traffic Systems Technicians 1, or other support staff, and may be assigned as a team leader on a project-by-project basis. 

 

          TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS 2: supervisory level; under the general direction of a Civil Engineer 1, oversee and direct the work of a subordinate crew of at least six Traffic Systems Technicians.

  

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

          TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS 1

Install, maintain, and repair traffic signal and ITS communications and software systems.

 

·       Program traffic signal microprocessor computers.


·       Troubleshoot and repair ITS devices such as traffic signals, video surveillance systems, variable message signs, and fiber-optic signs.

·       Perform major modifications, such as re-timing and adding signals, to existing traffic signal systems.

·       Inspect traffic signals and ITS systems installed by private contractors to ensure conformance to agency standards.

 

Perform support tasks in the administration and development of regional signal, traffic control devices, and ITS programs.

 

·       Prepare legal documents which define the operations of traffic control devices.

·       Review and modify design plans for new and modified traffic signals and equipment.  

·       Maintain databases of repair records, equipment condition, and equipment inventory.

 

May serve as team leaders for assigned projects:

 

·       Assign work to team members.

·       Ensure that work performed by the team is completed in a timely manner and consistent with agency safety and operational standards.

         

          TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS 2 

 

Oversee and direct the work of a subordinate crew.

 

 

Assist in the administration and development of a regional traffic control program.

 


 

May perform all the task and activities of a Traffic Systems Technician 1.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

         

          TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN 1

 

Open Competitive: an Associates Degree in electronics, engineering science, civil engineering technology, or electrical technology, which includes at least 15 credit hours in electronics or electricity OR two years of experience assisting in the installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic control devices and/or intelligent transportation systems and meet physical/medical standards.  Must obtain and maintain a Class B CDL with no air brake restriction.

 

          TRAFFIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN 2

 

Promotion:  one year of service as a Traffic Systems Technician 1.  Must maintain a Class B CDL with no air brake restriction.

 

 

 

Date:  3/15

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.