Traffic Signal Technician
|Filing Deadline||1/25/2013 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$39.98 - $39.98/hour; $83,158.40 - $83,158.40/year|
Permanent Full-Time Employment
|HR Analyst||Monique Hill|
ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AGENCY MISSION STATEMENT:
Enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda County by providing a safe, well-maintained, and lasting public works infrastructure through accessible, responsive, and effective services.
THE PUBLIC WORKS AGENCY AT A GLANCE:
Public services provided by the Alameda County Public Works Agency include flood and storm water pollution control, transportation planning and design, roadway and flood control maintenance and inspection, and construction and building inspections.
The goals of the Agency are to keep roads safe and well maintained, provide the highest level of flood protection, provide service levels that optimize infrastructure life cycles, minimize deferred maintenance ensure that development and construction adhere to applicable State and County rules, optimize disaster preparedness, response and recover, ensure that the Agency's operations and services minimize negative impacts on the environment, and sustain and advance County and Agency programs through a vital business and administrative support system.
For more information about the Alameda County Public Works Agency, please visit their website at www.acgov.org\pwa.
THE EXAMINATION: THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION. The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you are currently on the list and you choose to reapply you will forfeit your current rank and score. Your new score/disposition will replace your current score and rank. This list may be canceled at any time without notice to candidates. Please contact human resources if you would like additional information.
Under general supervision, to install, maintain, and repair all types of traffic signals and any other electronic or electric traffic control devices; and to do related work as required.
Traffic Signal Technician is a journey-level position responsible for the installation, maintenance and repairs of traffic signals and other electronic or electrical traffic control devices. This position is distinguished from the next higher level classification, Traffic Signal Supervisor, in that the latter has overall supervision responsibility over Traffic Signal Technicians.
The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience as a Traffic Signal Technician Trainee in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)
Graduation from an accredited electrical or electronic trade school. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electric and electronic traffic control devices.
Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Electrical and electronic theory.
• Tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment.
• Traffic signal installation inspection techniques and procedures.
• Schematics, plans and specifications.
• Traffic Safety Regulations.
• Safe work practices.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO:
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Work alone with minimal supervision.
• Work at heights.
• Work on live electrical equipment.
• Distinguish colors.
• Lift 100 lbs. correctly.
• Operate lift vehicle.
• Repair and test electronic equipment.
• Read and interpret plans and specifications.
• Supervise the installation of traffic signal systems.
• Operate and maintain a variety of electric and electronic measuring devices.
• Inspect electrical and electronic portions of traffic signal systems installed by private contractors.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Subject to 24-hour call out.
• Work in all weather conditions.
The examination will consist of the following steps:
- A review of applications and supplemental questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those applicants who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step, a written test.
- The written test will be weighted as Pass/Fail. Those individuals who pass the written test will move forward to the final step in the examination process, an oral interview.
- The final step in the examination process, the oral interview, will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.
Candidates must attain a qualifying rating of each portion of this examination.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT PLAN:
THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION. The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you are currently on the list and you choose to reapply you will forfeit your current rank and score. Your new score/disposition will replace your current score and rank. This list may be canceled at any time without notice to candidates. Please contact the Human Resources Analyst listed below if you would like additional information.
**Recruitment Closes (LDF) (Open Continuous) - To Be Determined
**Screening of Applications and Supplemental Questionnaire for Minimum Qualifications - (Open Continuous) - To Be Determined
**Written Test - (Open Continuous) - To Be Determined
**Oral Interviews (weighted at 100% of final score) (Open Continuous) - To Be Determined
**Promulgation of Eligible List - The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you are currently on the list and you choose to reapply you will forfeit your current rank and score. Your new score/disposition will replace your current score and rank. This list may be canceled at any time without notice to candidates. Please contact the Human Resources Analyst listed below if you would like additional information.(Open Continuous) - To Be Determined
**WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN.
ABOUT THE COUNTY
Alameda County, located on the east side of San Francisco Bay, is California’s seventh-largest county. The County employs 9,080 full-time employees and operates on an annual budget of $2.39 billion. Oakland, the County seat, is California’s eighth largest city. One and a half million people call Alameda County home and live in a variety of incorporated cities, unincorporated communities and rural areas. As a major urban county, Alameda provides a full range of services to its citizens. The County is a blend of culturally and ethnically diverse communities, and its mixture of cosmopolitan and suburban areas provides the perfect environment for families and their active lifestyles. The County offers extensive cultural resources, countless recreational opportunities and an array of fine public and private colleges and universities.
BENEFITS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
The County offers HMO and PPO medical plans. The County has two contributions structures, 1) County contributes 100% of the lowest cost HMO; or 2) County contributes 90% of the HMO plans and 90% of the lowest cost HMO towards the PPO. The County contribution can be prorated based on the number of work hours up to 50% of the standard hours in a pay period. If an eligible employee waives all medical coverage through the County, a monthly stipend may be provided.
The County offers two Dental Plans: PPO and Dental Maintenance Option (DMO). The County contributes 100% of the family coverage for both plans as long as the employee works at least 50% of the standard hours in a pay period. The PPO option plan design is 100% Preventative, 80% Basic Care, 80% Major Care with a $45 per individual deductible and annual maximum up to $1,450 per year. The DMO option has an orthodontic benefit for children as well as adults.
The County offers two Voluntary Vision Plans through Vision Service Plan (VSP) for eligible employees. The two plans consist of a low option and a high option that offer annual eye exams and coverage for various frames and lenses. The Voluntary Vision Plan is 100% employee paid and is available for employees and their dependents. In addition, an annual eye exam is covered for participants in the HMO Medical Plans with corresponding co-pay.
A Vision Reimbursement Plan is available for some union bargaining units who have a provision in their Memorandum of Understanding that after six months of continuous service, Vision Reimbursement for eye lenses or contacts is provided up to a set dollar amount. This vision reimbursement benefit is available to employees only.
COUNTY ALLOWANCE DOLLARS
The County provides up to $300 of flex dollars annually, dependent upon the eligible employee's represented or unrepresented classification. These flex dollars can be used to pay for medical premiums. The unused portion of these flex dollars are deposited into a Health Flexible Spending Account for the employee, which can be used for unreimbursed medical expenses.
HEALTH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
Employees may opt to salary contribute on a pre-tax basis up to $5,000 for eligible out of pocket medical, dental and vision expenses such as: prescription co-pays, office visit co-pays, prescription eye glasses or contact lenses.
DEPENDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
For employees who have either children under age 13 or dependents (parent, sibling or in-law incapable of self-care) that are dependent upon the employee for care can salary contribute on a pre-tax basis up to $5,000 annually. These pre-tax dollars can be used to pay for day care expenses provided by a licensed facility.
The County pays for a Basic Life Insurance policy of $9,000 up to $20,000 for an employee based on the affiliation with their appropriate union.
For the 2011 Plan Year, an employee can set aside up to $230 a month in pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified work-related parking and commuting to and from work transit fees.
Most employees are provided 11 paid holidays plus four floating holidays dependent upon the union bargaining unit.
VACATION AND SICK LEAVE WITH PAY
Vacation accrual ranges from two weeks to five weeks depending upon years of service and the union bargaining unit to which the position is assigned. Sick leave accruals are based on the union bargaining unit and are defined in the corresponding Memorandum of Understanding.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
The County has an EAP available for employees, spouses/domestic partners and eligible dependents. This program provides services such as: counseling, financial consulting, child and elder care consulting and some legal counseling.
DISABILITY or INCOME REPLACEMENT
Two voluntary plans are offered: Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability can be purchased through a payroll deduction or with accrued vacation hours depending upon the union bargaining unit.
LONG TERM CARE
This voluntary benefit extends care for yourself and/or your spouse and/or your parents who experience a serious accident, chronic illness or frailties of old age. Places where care can be provided are: in one’s home, at a nursing home, at an assisted living facility or adult day care center.
The County retirement program is a Defined Benefit plan and is governed under the provisions of the 1937 Act systems. The County’s retirement is based on one’s age upon entrance, compensation, years of service and specific percentage of employee/employer contributions with the County’s portion vesting after five years of employment.
The County offers a Deferred Compensation program where an eligible employee can voluntarily contribute on a pre-tax and/or after-tax basis, a minimum of $20 per pay period up to the total annual contribution limit.
Those claiming additional preference points as a VETERAN must submit a copy of the DD214 form on the day of the oral examination. Those claiming additional preference points as a DISABLED VETERAN must submit a copy of the DD214 form and a letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs confirming eligibility for additional points on the day of the oral examination.
The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773. To request reasonable accommodation, you must notify the Human Resource Representative listed on this bulletin as soon as possible and before the last day to file, in order to make the necessary arrangements during each step of the examination process. (510) 272-3703 (TDD)
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100. In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.
An applicant’s previous employment may be investigated. Results of this investigation may be cause for disqualification. Also, all convictions will be reviewed and may result in a request for additional information or termination of employment. A conviction record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment. Each case will be given individual consideration, based on job-relatedness.
All prospective county employees must pass a medical examination before beginning employment. For positions which require a commercial driver’s license and the performance of functions defined as “safety sensitive,” Federal law and County policy requires that the examination include a drug screening process. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, ethnic and racial minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor.
Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.
NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.
___________________________________________________________________________________________ For additional information, please contact: Monique Hill| Human Resources Analyst II Human Resource Services Division, Alameda County 1405 Lakeside Drive | Oakland, California 94612 Office 510-208-4841| Facsimile 510-272-6424
For additional information, please contact:
Monique Hill| Human Resources Analyst II
Human Resource Services Division, Alameda County
1405 Lakeside Drive | Oakland, California 94612
Office 510-208-4841| Facsimile 510-272-6424