Electronics Technician II -Traffic Signal - Revised - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/17/2024

The City of Portland is seeking an Electronic Technician II

within the Portland Bureau of Transportation!

Job Appointment: Full-Time
Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday. Flexible; can go to a 9 hours a day/80 hours per pay period if desired.
Work Location:
City Fleet location 2835 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefits for this position.
Union Representation: This job classification is represented by District of Council Trades Union (DCTU). To view labor agreements, current and future, please visit the Current City Labor Agreements page. Applicants start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU represented employee, see labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and complete a Work History Form.

Position Summary: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking an Electronics Technician II-Traffic Signal within the Traffic Signals, Street Lighting & ITS Division. This division specifically plans, designs, builds, and maintains the city's traffic signals, street lighting systems, and ITS systems, which consist of approximately 1,150 traffic signals, 55,000 street lights, 70 rectangular rapid flash beacons, 170 school beacons, radar feedback signs, CCTV cameras, Variable Message Signs, Communication equipment and various other electrical elements throughout the City of Portland.

What you’ll get to do:
  • Install, configure, monitor, and maintain PBOT’s roadside CCTV camera systems.
  • Manage PBOT’s traffic signal interconnect communication network, including outside plant fiber optic, copper VDSL, wireless radios.
  • Maintain electronic variable message signs and other low voltage roadside Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices.
  • Assist with inspection of joint-use utility pole attachments on capital improvement projects.
  • Identify and address NESC code violations during maintenance activities.
  • Maintain, test, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of traffic signal equipment.
  • Collaborate with electricians and engineers to test traffic signal controllers and cabinets in the shop before field implementation
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance on traffic signal controllers and ITS devices.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Execute other tasks, as assigned.
An ideal candidate will have experience with electronics maintenance and testing. Experience with traffic signal controllers or communications is a plus. They will also be able to self-organize and complete testing and projects with minimal supervision. Open communication with other staff is essential.

The starting pay for this position is $40.35 hourly; after six months, the pay will be $45.90 hourly; at one year, the pay will be $48.93 hourly.

About the Bureau:

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit Transportation | Portland.gov. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

Have a question?
Contact Information:
Anna Morgan, Senior Recruiter

Applicants should specifically address and demonstrate in their work history form, and answers to supplemental questions how their education, training, and/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Ability to perform, understand, and document layout and sketch designs for communications, electronic installations, and modifications including your ability to ensure compliance with established codes, standards, laws and policies.
  2. Experience providing technical expertise regarding electrical and communications equipment.
  3. Ability to maintain records, supplies, and equipment.
  4. Ability to work with hand and power tools.

Applicant must also possess:
  • Limited Energy Class A or B License; or Higher level/broader electrical license may be substituted
  • Valid State Driver's License with an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, and in and around traffic
  • Ability to work while exposed to electric currents
  • Ability to work during emergencies
A Prehire Evaluation Exam may be required after employment offer.

STEP 1: Apply online starting June 17, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Work History Form
  • Answer the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)
Application Tips:
  • The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes once per month. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training, and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your Work History form responses should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Do not attach materials not requested.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Staring the week of July 8, 2024; then every 2 weeks until position is filled

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your work history form and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required before the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: First eligible list - week of July 15, 2024 then every 2 - 3 weeks until position is filled

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): TBD

  • The hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: TBD

Step 6: Start Date: TBD

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

**Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice**

Click here for additional information regarding the following:

  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary40.35 Hour
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