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Traffic Signal Technician Sup

Date Posted:  Nov 18, 2022
Requisition ID:  415502

Vincennes, IN, US, 47591


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $53,222.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


CDL Positions: Candidates with a current CDL will earn an additional $1 per hour for this position. Candidates without a CDL will be given 90 days to obtain their CDL, with training provided by INDOT, and will then earn an additional $1 per hour upon successfully obtaining their CDL.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Vincennes.


Role Overview: Candidates who have not completed the INDOT District Signal Technician Training Certification may be hired at a lower minimum salary and will then be eligible for a promotional increase upon achieving their certification.

About the Job:

As the Traffic Signal Technician Supervisor, you will be responsible for directing and managing the district traffic signal section, supervising the Traffic Signal Technician’s. In this position, you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, flashers, and roadway lighting, as well as performing maintenance, repair, and installation of traffic signal/flasher control devices and components either at the intersection or in the shop. You will be responsible for ensuring all signal activities are planned, coordinated, and completed in the safest and most efficient manner possible.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Perform electrical work on traffic control devices (e.g., traffic signals, flashing beacons, and street and detour lights, detectors, signal controllers, messenger cable, relays, meters, conduits, housings, highway and sign luminaries and other related devices). 
  • Perform more complex electrical and electronic repairs, diagnose or evaluate. (i.e., such activities include but are not limited to programming controllers and components for time-based coordination, fire and emergency vehicle preemption, time of day function changes and makes changes to signal coordination settings to effect traffic flow and other similarly complex functions). 
  • Supervise the work of other employees to ensure adherence to quality standards and proper procedures. Provide guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or in resolving escalations. 
  • Prepare and issue work schedules and duty assignments. 
  • Test and analyze entire signal system to ensure system is synchronized and functioning as designed. 
  • Rebuild and repair traffic signal controllers (e.g., pre-timed, actuated and traffic density types). 
  • Respond to external complaints, dealing with and responding to the public on inquiries and requests for information, including directing after hours callouts.  
  • Prepare and manage annual signal work plan, budget, and inventory. 
  • Schedule necessary training with vendors on signal components. 
  • Maintain and update electronic files of all traffic signals for signal timing, emergency callouts, and equipment inventory. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High School Diploma or High School equivalent (HSE). 
  • Preferred: Associates Degree in Electronics, Computer Programming.  
  • Five (5) years’ experience in traffic signal systems maintenance or related experience.  
  • Be willing to travel with reasonable accommodation. 
  • Ability to obtain Valid Class B Commercial driver's license (CDL) with air brake endorsement. 
  • Must have and maintain International Municipal Signal Association Level 2 and INDOT Signal Technician Certification. 
  • Ability to work with public to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations. 
  • Ability to read and analyze diagrams, electrical drawings, and manuals. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot electronic equipment along with reading and interpreting manuals.  
  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather. 
  • Must be available for Winter Operations Duty.  
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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