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Spokane, WA


Traffic Signal Technician 1 - Seasonal

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Traffic Signal Technician 1 - Seasonal


$39,051.36 - $52,694.16 Annually


Public Works Building 1026 W Broadway Spokane, WA

Job Type



Public Works

Job Number



2/26/2021 4:30 PM Pacific

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Job Summary

This is Semi-technical, technical and skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of varied traffic control, warning and illumination equipment.


Examples of Duties

Traffic Signal Technician 1

Assists in installation, maintenance and repair of traffic control, warning and illumination systems and their components; is a lead worker to temporary summer help and/or seasonal employees; operates all equipment and motor vehicles including a man lift truck used in the completion of this work.

Completes less complex electronic work (tests and times signal controllers, emergency preemption systems and auxiliary components; troubleshoot electronic systems, detect and replace defective parts).

After appropriate training, locates underground street light and traffic signal conduit wiring for contractors and utility companies.

Is available for on-call status to make emergency repairs.

Maintains logs and records

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Traffic Signal Technician 1: High school diploma or GED and satisfactory completion of a one (1) year basic electrical technician's course through an accredited and approved program. Please note: One (1) year of applicable electronic work experience may be substituted for the required one (1) year of basic electrical technician's course work. A combination of One (1) year technical work and computer related experience may be substituted for the electrical or electronic coursework or experience, and the probationary period may be extended until satisfactory completion of on - the – job training as determined by the Department Head.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

Note: Will be expected to work in and around heavy traffic and/or adverse weather conditions, often in the presence of dangerous electrical voltages.

Selection Factors

Traffic Signal Technician 1

Ability to:

· the standard practices, materials, instruments and tools used in the installation and maintenance of electronic or electrical systems and equipment;

· in compliance with all safety requirements, occupational hazards and applicable precautionary measures related to work assignments including traffic control in construction and maintenance work areas.

· interpret and apply provisions of the National Electrical Manufacturers' Association Codes (NEMA) and the Washington State Manual on Uniform Traffic Control devices;

· work from blueprints, sketches, schematic diagrams, timing instruction charts and specifications;

· follow written and verbal instructions and to express ideas effectively verbally and in writing;

· establish and maintain effective working relationships;

· perform moderate to heavy physical tasks.

Skilled in:

· the use of tools and testing devices used in electrical and electronic trades;

· locating and repairing defects in electronic or electrical systems;

· the use of personal computers and familiar with various hardware and software programs.


Employee Benefits Summary

The following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees. Complete information is available from Human Resources Department. This information is subject to change.


Spokane County Observed Holidays

Up to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.


Non-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank. There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.


For employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year. After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time. (Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language).

Sick Leave

Sick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.

Other Leaves

Spokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.


Medical Insurance

Two plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).

2020 Rates:


Employee Only: $17.18 per pay period

Employee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay period

Employee & Family: $94.70 per pay period

Employee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay period


Employee: $16.23 per pay period

Employee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay period

Employee & Family: $88.58 per pay period

Employee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay period

Dental Insurance

Two plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

2020 Rates:

Delta Dental Willamette Dental

Employee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per pay

Family: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per pay

Group Life Insurance

The County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690. The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Long Term Disability Coverage

Provides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.


Retirement Plan (401a)

Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System. Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.

Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)

Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.



Supplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium.

Travel Assistance

Provides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)

Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance. New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.


Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.

Reduced Cost Bus Pass Program

Spokane County participates in a program with STA which discounts bus passes to $5 a month.

Wellness Programs

There are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.


There are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees.


Spokane County


824 N Adams
Spokane, Washington, 99260