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Traffic Sign/Signal Technician

City Of Bellevue Bellevue, NE

Job Description



Responsible for performing skilled work in the traffic control system involving the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic control equipment and signs.




This position is not conducive to telecommuting.


Performs field and shop repairs on computer operated traffic signal control equipment including, but not limited to, locating and correcting power and traffic controller signal failures.


Inspects, maintains and repairs electrical motors, controllers, signal lights, flasher units, time clocks, relays, switches, control boxes, tubes, fuse boxes and other components of traffic signals.


Replaces and repairs signal poles, signal bulbs and cables.


Checks timing of signal intervals and performs complex adjustments to equipment.


Operates a lift truck in changing signal lights.


Operates machinery used to fabricate and replace signs.


Lays out and cuts the materials necessary to create traffic signs.


Replace and/or repairs signs, sign hardware, and sign posts.


Paints street markings, pavement lines and cur markings.


Maintains record of performed work, purchase orders, sign locations and inventories of signs and materials.


Utilizes the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) in order to properly perform job duties.


Makes modifications to existing equipment when necessary.


Fabricates unavailable parts and circuitry when possible.


Conducts traffic count studies by using automated machinery and associated software programs.


Utilizes proper equipment to locate and mark underground utilities.


Operates snow removal equipment and operates other departmental vehicles and equipment as needed.


Operates various hand and power tools in the performance of job duties.


Performs duties on an on-call basis as needed.


Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the general public, governmental officials, supervisors and co-workers.


Works with department head regularly to plan division schedules, goals for any given work week, plus outline long-range objectives for division personnel.


Ensures departmental compliance with applicable local ordinance and code, state statute and federal laws and regulations that govern the activities of the department.


Accurately prepares and maintains various records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents, particularly sign locations and sing material inventories.


Promotes a safe working environment for all employees through various activities.


Attends various training courses, seminar and conferences to maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in job-related skills and techniques.


Provides guidance in various departmental tasks, including but not limited to, correcting field operating problems and ensuring the maintenance of departmental performance standards.


Operates a City vehicle, safely and incompliance with traffic laws and regulations and City safety regulations.


Operates standard office equipment in the performance of job duties, i.e. fax machine, copier, personal computer, calculator etc.


Coordinates work and assignments with seasonal workers, other departments, outside agencies and private contractors.


*Attendance at the assigned work location is an essential function.




Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates. 


Performs miscellaneous duties, such as trimming trees for visibility around signs.


Occasionally operates equipment, such as a backhoe and front-end loader in snow removal operations.   




Knowledge of the assembly and operation of computer-operated traffic signal equipment.


Knowledge of tools, materials, methods and practices of equipment used in the repair of traffic signal systems.


Knowledge of traffic signal functions and standard practices in the field of traffic control. 


Knowledge of the occupational hazards and ability to apply safety precautions of electrical work.


Knowledge of and ability to utilize the English language, proper grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.


Ability to safely operate equipment, including, but not limited to, hand tools, power tools, machinery used to fabricate and replace signs, machinery used to locate underground utilities and snow removal equipment.


Ability to safely and effectively perform job duties at various heights while working from a truck mounted lift apparatus.


Ability to read and interpret technical sketches and blueprints.


Ability to operate City vehicles and lift trucks, safely in and compliance with traffic laws and regulations, in the performance of job duties.


Ability to work independently with little direct supervision.


Ability to apply the MUTCD and departmental policies and procedures in the performance of job duties.


Ability to accurately prepare and maintain various records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents.


Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations in the performance of job duties.


Ability to learn the geographical layout of assigned areas throughout the City.


Ability to deal with the general public in a courteous and tactful manner.


Ability to plan and organize a personal work schedule set priorities and meet deadlines.


Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.


Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, governmental officials, supervisors and co-workers.


Basic computer operation skills for checking email, reviewing time sheets, printing documents, etc.




Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of hire and maintain it throughout the course of employment.


Must obtain a Class B commercial drivers’ license with air brake endorsement within 6 months of hire and maintain it throughout the course of employment.


Must obtain the following IMSA certifications within 24 months of hire and maintain throughout the course of employment:

? Work Zone Traffic Control Safety

? Signs and Markings Level I

? Signs and Markings Level II

? Traffic Signal Technician Level I

? Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II


Work Zone Traffic Control Safety, Signs and Markings Level I, Signs and Markings Level II, Traffic Signal technician Level I and Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II.




The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


Work is performed indoors and outdoors and requires a considerable amount of physical activity, including extended periods of sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, bending, crouching, reaching, stooping and climbing.  An incumbent must have the ability to transport themselves to and from various locations throughout the City and surrounding jurisdictions, and must have the ability to maneuver over rough terrain and construction sites on foot.  Duties also require the ability to tolerate an indoor and outdoor work environment that includes contact with or exposure to dirt, dust, noise, poor lighting, various heights, fumes or air borne particles, risk of electric shock, vibrations, and inclement weather conditions.


An incumbent must have the ability to frequently lift, carry, push and pull equipment, tools and other materials weighing up to 50 lbs., and to occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull equipment, tools and other materials weighing up to 100 lbs.  An incumbent must also possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to use hands and arms to reach, finger, handle, grasp and feel; climb in and out of vehicles; and operate the following: vehicles, computers, tools, and any other equipment that is used to perform the essential functions of the job.


Work hours may occasionally be required in times of darkness.  Noise level may be moderate to intense depending on the activity performed.  Vision abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges.


Work requires interaction with the general public, and may be stressful when dealing with irate customers and/or time constraints.




Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.


*Updated 1/2017

Revised 12/9/16

Revised 9/10/12

Revised 8/27/12 

Approved 2/27/01


The City of Bellevue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  If specific accommodations are needed in order to apply for this position, please contact the Personnel Office at (402) 293-3009.


Job Details

Date Posted December 20, 2018
Date Closes January 19, 2019
Located In Bellevue, NE
Department Street
Function Traffic Sign/Signal Technician
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 53-6041.00 Traffic Technicians
Zipcode 68005
Name Michelle Bagby
Address 1500 Wall Street
City, State and Zip Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone 402-293-6595
FAX 402-293-6597

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Other - Repairs
At a Glance
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
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