Job position / title
Traffic Worker IV
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
Closing Date/Time: Tuesday, 12/3/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Starting salary is at Step 1 ($4,299/month) for full-time positions. The current full salary range for this position is $4,299 – $5,232/month.
This recruitment process will create a register that will be used to fill anticipated vacancies. This register will be used to fill part-time or full-time vacancies should they occur. The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for six months. This position is represented by a union.
NATURE OF WORK:
This classification performs skilled labor in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, operation and repair of traffic control devices such as traffic signal and street lighting systems, school zone and crosswalk warning systems, regulatory roadway signs and markings and parking control equipment.
The Traffic Worker IV represents experienced employees who regularly apply special expertise to more difficult or specialized assignments. Employees apply in-depth knowledge and well-developed skills to a broad variety of tasks associated with the work of a crew or for specialized assignments.
1.Performs skilled work in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, operation and repair of the City’s traffic signal and street lighting systems, roadway signing and marking programs, electrical infrastructure both above and below ground, fiber-optic and CCTV/Ethernet communications systems and software, and automated parking payment equipment and applications.
2.Assists supervisor in the planning and execution of major projects.
3.Plans and executes small projects individually or as a lead worker, including initiating and completing work orders, requisitions, monitoring work performed and completing associated reports. Notifies the “one-call” system as appropriate.
4.When assigned to field projects, serves as lead worker providing on-site supervision and hands-on training for less experienced employees and/or temporary personnel. Ensures field project safety including traffic control throughout the work zone.
5.Investigates Citizen inquiries, initiating and/or recommending corrective action to the Traffic Operations Engineer.
ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED:
1.Performs tasks of Traffic Worker I, II, and III classes as needed.
2.Assists Traffic Operations Engineer in developing, implementing and evaluating the annual work plan for the unit.
Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions on City streets and rights-of-ways and in close proximity to roadway traffic, noxious fumes, heavy equipment and occasionally in confined spaces. This work involves moderate risks which require special safety precautions. In this environment, employees are required to wear protective clothing and other safety gear. The ratio of indoor and outdoor work will vary depending on the assigned tasks and activities.
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the job including but not limited to:
•Manual dexterity sufficient to operate hand and power equipment safely and efficiently;
•Correctable vision to read instructions and work safely around equipment;
•Adequate hearing to effectively hear voice radio and crew communications, roadway traffic and alarms in a noisy environment;
•Physical ability to continuously stoop, bend, climb, occasionally work in confined spaces or from heights, and frequently lift and carry heavy objects in the 50 lb. range, and occasionally weights of approximately 100 lbs. utilizing proper body mechanics, mechanical and other assistance;
•Ability to operate a computer and read a typewritten page.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
•Six (6) years of experience performing semi-skilled labor in the construction, maintenance and service work of facilities such as roadway signage, pavement markings, minor repair of electrical systems or similar.
•Two (2) years of demonstrated experience leading and motivating employees
•Experience using computers,
•Must secure and maintain the following certifications , based on the requirements of the unit to which assigned, within three years of promotion or hire into the position:
Signal and Roadway Lighting:
-IMSA Roadway Lighting Level I & II
-Traffic Signal Technician Level I
Signs and Markings
-IMSA Signs and Markings Level I
-IMSA Signs Level II & III
-IMSA Pavement Markings Level II & III
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check and child and adult abuse records check.
•Valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record. Candidate considered for hire must submit an abstract of his/her driving record for the past three-years; with biennial submission of driving abstract to department, to be forwarded to Human Resources (Policy ADM 10.03.02.4).
•Must be able to report to Operations Division for emergency in accordance with bargaining unit agreement.
•Must possess and maintain a valid first aid/CPR card throughout term of employment.
•Must possess and maintain a valid Flagging/Traffic Control Card.
•Must possess and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (Class A CDL) with air brake endorsement throughout term of employment.
•Failure to obtain and maintain appropriate certifications within established time limits will result in demotion to the lower classification for which qualified, until such time as the required unit certification is achieved
Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
Days and hours of employment
Person or department to contact
104 W. Magnolia St., Bellingham, WA 98225
How to apply
**You are encouraged to print a copy of this job announcement for your reference as the process moves along**
Please ensure your application is complete and all required information has been provided. Standard completeness means all application fields (contact information, personal information, education, work experience, references, and required supplemental questions). The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questionnaire. Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training.
Cover letters and resumes are not reviewed to determine if your application meets minimum qualifications. Supplemental Questionnaire responses not supported in your application will disqualify you from consideration for this position.
Application Review process:
1.Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must provide specific, detailed information so an initial determination can be made regarding your level of qualifications for this position. Applicant status will be updated on or around December 4, 2019.
2.Supplemental Question Review: The applicants that meet minimum qualifications will go through a Supplemental Question Review. Relevancy of your experience and training, together with composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation will be considered when evaluating responses. Applicant status will be updated on or around December 12, 2019.
3.The top six (6) scoring candidates from the Supplemental Question Review will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview, tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2019.
4.Candidates will be notified via email of Final Scores & Ranks. The final ranking of the register will be based on total scores for the following: Supplemental Question Review (40%) and Oral Board Interview (60%).
The final candidates will be referred to the department for additional assessment.
The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for 6 months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.
Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.