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Traffic Electrician 1 at City of Eugene

Traffic Electrician 1

City of Eugene Eugene, OR Full-Time
General Statement of Duties


The Public Works Maintenance Division is looking for a skilled Electrician to join their Traffic Unit.

The Traffic Electrician 1 performs Journey level electrical and electronic systems work to maintain street lighting systems and traffic signals, including service installations, and upgrades to equipment.

Salary Range: $33.24 - $41.44/hourly; $69,139.20 - $86,195.20/annually

Benefits: Please click the Benefits Tab to view the City of Eugene's competitive benefit package options.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.

Accepting on-line applications only.

Must reside in the state of Oregon and be able to report onsite for work as needed in Eugene, OR to meet business needs.

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Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Installs, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of electrical equipment, power distribution systems, communication, instrumentation, and control equipment.

Repairs, modifies, and installs new electrical circuits, lighting, street lighting, traffic signals, and alarms controls. Performs routine and preventative maintenance.

Be available and respond to emergency after hours. These calls may require performing utility locates.

Responds to emergencies involving electrical systems and equipment.

Performs a variety of electrical construction and structural installation or maintenance; operates a variety of hand and power tools to perform work, including aerial and crane trucks.

Maintain accurate and detailed records and tracking systems.

May lead the work of other staff at a work site assisting on a specific project.

Ensures that repairs and installations are safe and operate properly; evaluates installation for safety operation; reviews the work of contractors and ensures compliance with specifications and standards.

Plans and organizes assigned jobs; estimates time, materials, and equipment; orders and purchases materials; coordinates job activities with other trades, professionals, and inspectors on suggested changes and modifications.

Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Introduction to qualifications: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience and Training Guidelines


Two years journey-level experience in the electrical trades.


Specialized training program in electrical construction and maintenance.

License or Certificate:

State of Oregon General Journeyman Electrical license.

* Traffic Signal ODOT certified Traffic Signal Inspector certification, or ability to obtain.
* IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 certification, ability to obtain within three years of hire.
* IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 2 certification, ability to obtain within four years of hire.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain a valid Oregon State Driver's License with appropriate classification or endorsement as determined by the equipment operated.

Knowledge of:

The current National Electric Code and Oregon Specialty Code.

Traffic Signal Theory.

State and local traffic signal and streetlight specifications.

Related computer programs, software, and technology.

Standard electrical trade maintenance, construction, and design techniques.

Hazards and safety precautions involving electrical work and working in Right-of-Way.

Aerial and electrical high voltage work zone safety.

Ability to:

Exercise considerable independent judgment in coordinating and performing work.

Operate computer control software and peripherals.

Keep accurate records and prepare written reports.

Read electrical construction drawings and/or wiring schematics.

Plan, organize, assign, and review the work of others.

Provide training and guidance to other employees.

Establish effective working relationships with City employees, local utilities, and vendors.

Perform physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

Provide and wear personal protective equipment as required.

Be available and respond for emergency call-back as necessary.

Skill in:

Electrical repair work and maintenance of electrical systems.

The use of a variety of power and manual tools standard to the electrical and mechanical trades.

The use of a variety of electrical testing and troubleshooting procedures and the operation of related test equipment.

Supplemental Information

What You Can Expect from Our Application Process:

1. Submit your application materials.

2. Your application is reviewed by a person for relatable skills and experience that can be used to meet the minimum requirements of the role.

3. Your application supplemental question answers are reviewed and scored. Take your time on your answers, they are really important!

4. Interview invites are extended. (There can be more than one round of interviews.) We use panel interviews where all interviewees are asked the exact same questions to provide the same opportunity to each candidate.

5. Finalists are discovered, and references and backgrounds are checked.

6. Pay equity reviews are performed to avoid any pay gaps or inequities. Oregon Pay Equity Act (OPEA)

7. Offers are made.

Once the posting closes, the process can take 4-6 weeks to complete.

Our recruiting goal is the find the best candidate to help us grow and serve. In order to do that, we are very intentional and mindful throughout each element of the process. We know that means a little more time to get to the end, but we believe that making sure each employee is in a role that they can succeed in is important to our community's success.

Selection Process

Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at
(541) 682-5061

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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