(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Maintains the City's computerized traffic signal system; modifies the system's programming. Prepares traffic signal timing charts and makes timing adjustments to signals; inspects traffic signals to ensure accurate operation.
Approves traffic control permits submitted by contractors. Prepares traffic control plans for private contractors and City-related construction. Inspects the work of contractors relating to traffic control system construction, traffic control signage and pavement markings.
Performs traffic engineering field studies; produces statistical reports related to traffic counts, signals and other traffic engineering applications.
Prepares summary reports of signal damage from accidents and vandalism. Maintains vehicular and pedestrian accident records. Updates annual vehicular volume maps.
Assists in developing City policies and procedures for traffic control system operations and planning. Responds to requests for information and assistance related to traffic, parking and safety.
Prepares layouts or approves submitted layouts of streetlights in subdivisions and on major arterial streets.
Assists with traffic control for annual events and emergency situations.
Responds to rotating on-call standby schedule.
May perform installation and maintenance duties as needed.
May work a varying schedule and/or shift.
May be required to work overtime and holidays.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED; two years' experience in electrical or electronic installation and troubleshooting. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Possession of a level 1 or level 2 IMSA Signs and Marking Certification or a level 1 Signal Certification is desirable.
Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department. Knowledge of the organization, purpose, current issues, projects, and employee responsibilities of the department. Knowledge of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Model Traffic Code, and applicable Thornton Standards and Specifications. Knowledge of basic road and traffic design principles and practices. Knowledge of the proper work zone set up requirements. Knowledge of the safe and proper use of the division's equipment, machinery, tools and vehicles. Knowledge of database and spreadsheet applications, report writing and program development. Skill in quickly and efficiently performing complex traffic and electrical installation, replacement, and repairs to avoid traffic problems. Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail. Ability to perform basic statistical and mathematical calculations. Ability to analyze and evaluate information accurately and to express ideas clearly in oral and written reports or recommendations. Ability to understand and follow complex directions and instructions. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment as appropriate. Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, contractors and the general public.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear and make repetitive motions. This position is mostly medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is required to have close visual acuity. The employee is subject to both inside and outside conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin.
Our mission as a community is to ensure the availability of a broad range of services using all available public and private resources. Thornton will provide for a high quality of life by being responsive to the physical and human requirements of its citizens through innovative leadership and planning.