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Street Lighting Technician II
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of street lighting, electrical systems, and equipment. The employee in this class will oversee and work with crews performing construction and maintenance activities on various City projects involving street lighting. The essential functions are: oversees and participates in the work of constructing, installing and repairing lighting structures; oversees and participates in manual work as required; documents activities on projects; and maintains inventory of all material, supplies and equipment. Work is performed under general supervision of the Traffic Control Supervisor and may be reviewed for the effectiveness of repairs and operations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following list was developed through a job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned. A person with a disability which is covered by the ADA must be able to perform the essential functions of the job unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions is to be used as a starting point to determine essential functions for a specific position at a specific location at a specific time. The ADA was intended to be applied on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that one position may differ from another similar position. The performance of "non-essential functions" is not optional for employees not covered under the ADA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Oversees and participates in the work of constructing, erecting, installing and repairing lighting structures and fixtures using calculator, various electrical hand and power tools, bucket and digger/derrick trucks following International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) guidelines and the National and Local Electrical Codes in order to ensure proper working condition of City street lighting.

Plans and lays out the work of Street Light Technician I's based upon assigned priorities.
Determines equipment and materials needed to complete project.
Sets or removes poles including timber, steel and concrete material.
Installs pedestrian crossing signals at intersections to assist with pedestrian safety.
Installs video cameras for monitoring traffic and vehicle detection to assist in proper and efficient traffic flow.
Installs traffic signals and Civil Defense sirens.
Repairs lighting structures and fixtures, to include, ballast, replacing lamps, replacing damage lighting poles and replace or repair concrete pole bases.
Monitors the work of the crew to insure safety of workers and completion of project.
Demonstrates the proper way to perform tasks to crew members.
Calculates amperage, voltage, resistance, circuit and wire size and load size on different equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Oversees and participates in manual work as required using shovels, jack hammers, post hole diggers, sledge hammers, lopping shears, and ditch diggers following the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control devices and the Work Zone Traffic Control handbook in order to prepare work area for installation, repair and maintenance of street lighting equipment.

Sets up work zones for working areas according to guidelines established in the work zone traffic control handbook by setting out barricades, safety cones and arrow panels around the work areas.
Digs ditches using ditch digger to install conduit and various wiring needed to operate traffic signals and street lights.
Digs holes with equipment or by hand to reach conduit and locate problems with branch circuit wiring.
Marks area with marking paint for line locating and to indicate the areas to dig.
Clears areas around street lighting equipment using lopping shears for overgrown weeds and bushes.
Performs daily routine maintenance on vehicle to include cleaning and putting away all tools upon completion of use.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Documents activities on projects using log books and daily report forms following departmental policy and procedure in order to ensure that a record exists of the activities performed by the crew.

Completes log books which documents the daily activities, problems, materials used, etc. of the crew.
Completes daily reports which documents what assignments were completed, where the assignments were, what was done, how many employees, how much of the materials were used, and the equipment used.
Documents injuries of the crew and reports to supervisor.
Prepares sketches or drawings of changes or rerouting of all underground wiring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Maintains inventory of all materials, supplies and equipment used for electrical maintenance activities.

Maintains inventory of equipment in supply yard to include poles, and other materials used in street lighting activities.
Maintains inventory of light fixture components such as, lamps, ballast, igniters and capacitors.
Notifies supervisor of need to order supplies.
Knowledge of the principles of basic electricity and electrical circuits to include AC and DC voltage, secondary and primary voltage, and how to distinguish between high and low voltage as needed to complete circuits, determine size of wire for different amperages and to install and maintain the street lights.

Knowledge of line transformers and safety requirements necessary to work with electrical systems up to 480 volts as needed to install, repair and maintain street lighting equipment.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and precautionary methods relating to the electrical trade and traversing of light poles as needed to install, maintain and repair street lighting equipment.

Knowledge of the National Electrical Code, State and Local Electrical Codes applicable to the wiring of traffic signals, street lighting and Emergency Management sirens as needed to install, maintain and repair street lighting equipment.

Knowledge of methods, procedures and control devices used in setting up work zone areas to include applicable safety precautions and occupational hazards and the use of barricades, cones, and arrow panels as needed to reroute and direct traffic in order to ensure the safety of the public and the technician.

Skill in operating a jackhammer as needed to install or repair street lighting equipment.

Skill in operating a digger/derrick truck to include operating levers, controls, safety measures, capabilities and limitations as needed to maneuver truck in traffic, and heights to install, maintain and/or repair street lights.

Skill in use of basic electrician's hand tools and equipment to include pliers, screw driver, adjustable wrench, channel locks and bolt cutters as needed to install, maintain and repair street light equipment.

Skill in performing basic mathematical computations manually to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as needed to calculate amperage, voltage, resistance, circuit and wire size and load size on different equipment.

Ability to read and work from blueprints, specifications and diagrams as needed to install electrical wiring, troubleshoot or repair street light equipment.

Ability to verbally communicate to include being clear and concise as needed to provide and exchange information with the public, supervisors and co-workers.

Ability to maintain accurate records of work performed on a daily work report to include time received call, time arrived, time job completed and time to get back to the office as needed to document records of daily work activities.

Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with supervisors, co-workers and the public as needed to perform job duties and to provide a positive image of the department.

Ability to use a two-way radio as needed to give and receive instructions while in the shop and in the field and to communicate with the Traffic Engineering and the Police Department's personnel.

Ability to troubleshoot electrical problems with various street lighting applications and equipment as needed to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Ability to work without supervision and make independent decisions as needed to install and maintain street lighting equipment.

Ability to lead crews in the installation, modification, repair and maintenance of street lighting equipment.

Ability to work with schematics, pencil layouts, plans and specifications as needed to perform installation, maintenance and repair of street lighting equipment.

Physical ability to bend, stoop, crouch, squat, kneel and work in restricted and/or confined spaces for extended periods of time (up to ten hours).

Physical ability to lift or carry heavy objects of at least 30 lbs and up to 50-60 lbs. for short duration, unassisted, as needed to install, maintain and repair street lighting equipment.

Physical ability to work at heights up to 160 feet as needed to repair, maintain and install street lighting devices and equipment.

Physical ability to distinguish between colors as needed to differentiate between color-coded wires and signal lights in order to make repairs.
High school diploma or GED. Must have three (3) years of experience working with electrical systems up to 480 volts, to include one (1) year of experience in a lead capacity (e.g., lead technician or crew foreman) and two (2) years of experience operating digger/derrick trucks. Note: An Associate's Degree in Electronics or closely related field from a Technical College is preferred.
Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver's license. Must be available to work nights, weekend and holidays and be on call as needed. Must be willing to work in harsh weather conditions such as cold, lightning and rain as needed to repair, maintain or install street lighting devices and equipment. Must have a Commercial Driver's License Class B with air brakes or the ability to obtain one within the six-month probationary period.
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