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Traffic Signal Technician/Electrician

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/24
Posting End Date: 2024/06/07
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Shoshone, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 17.55
Maximum Salary: 38.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho
Idaho Transportation Department

NOTICE: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.

STATE OF IDAHO EMPLOYEES: If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State of Idaho’s external career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new position.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation? At the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), every employee is critical to the mission, and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is looking to fill a key traffic signal position in District 4 located in Shoshone, Idaho.

**The incumbent that fills this position will be hired as either an Traffic Signal Technician or a Traffic Signal Electrician based on education and experience as stated below.

Traffic Signal Technician: {Wage Range $17.55 - $19.55}

Although all applicants with electrical knowledge will be considered, applicants currently enrolled in an electrical apprenticeship program will be given extra consideration. This position will work under a licensed Electrician and will follow State of Idaho Code pertaining to Electrician Apprenticeship training, schooling, on-job-training. The incumbent will progress to becoming a licensed electrician for ITD.

Example of Duties

  • As an Electrician Apprentice you will work directly under the supervision of a qualified Journeyman Electrician while learning to install, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic systems in traffic signals, highway lighting, signs, buildings, structures and specialized equipment; and perform related work.
  • Responsibilities also include researching and troubleshooting equipment issues with permanent count devices, communications equipment, and short term count devices.
  • If criteria is met, this position is eligible for tuition reimbursement. 

Working Conditions: Same as Traffic Signal Electrician working conditions listed below. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Some knowledge of electrical safety practices;
  • Experience: reading electrical wiring, schematics and blueprints; troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining electrical circuits; using hand tools, meters and test equipment used to repair electrical and electronic systems.
  • Valid driver's license.

This position requires:

  • Eagerness to learn;
  • Ability to work well under the supervision of a Journeyman Electrician following electrical code manuals;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
  • Respond to emergencies outside of normal working hours;
  • Knowledge in traffic signal systems is a bonus.

Traffic Signal Electrician: {Wage Range $25.00 - $38.00}

The purpose of this position is to install, program, maintain, trouble shoot, repair, and inspect electrical and electronic systems in traffic signals, highway and sign lighting and buildings, structures and specialized equipment. The successful incumbent will be required to respond to emergencies at any hour, work in all types of weather conditions, around high-speed and high-volume traffic, with high voltage, and at heights up to 50 feet.


  • Install, maintain and repair traffic signal systems including wiring, conduits, and traffic signal hardware.
  • Install, maintain and repair vehicle and pedestrian detection systems and intersection cabinets and their associated components and peripheries.
  • Program engineering traffic timing data into intersection controllers and other associated devices.
  • Respond to emergency callouts to locate causes of malfunctions and make repairs as needed, 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays to any traffic signal or traffic control device in the district including but not limited to electrical issues at rest areas, ports of entry, buildings and roadway lighting fixtures.
  • Install electrical and electronic systems in various devices, including traffic signals, traffic control devices, closed circuit TV, highway and overhead sign lighting, building service panels, building lighting, lab trailers, motors and controls, heating/cooling systems, brine/ magnesium chloride pumps, generators, and various communication and other equipment.
  • Review construction plans and inspect new installations to assure compliance with all electrical requirements and codes.
  • Write specifications to organize contract work, including purchase orders.
  • Organize projects, including determination of installation and repair methods, materials, manpower, equipment, and costs.
  • Operate specialized electrical testing and power equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on service and bucket trucks to include testing, oil changes, cleaning and lubricating.
  • Pull electrical permits and schedule electrical inspections through DBS.
  • Make safety presentations, provide work direction, technical instruction, and demonstrate electrical procedures to state maintenance staff, city and county traffic personnel, contractors, and others.
  • Set up safe work zone traffic control during maintenance operations.
  • Locate State owned underground utilities.

Working Conditions:

  • Work in all weather conditions.
  • Work on energized equipment, around loud noise and construction equipment.
  • Stand and walk on level and uneven surfaces. Kneel, squat and stoop in the performance of installation and inspection duties.
  • Duties also require the incumbent to climb in and out of a boom bucket and balance while working at a height of a maximum of 50 feet.
  • Incumbent will regularly be required to lift equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposed daily to electrical hazards and perform installation and repair work near moving traffic in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to work in confined spaces.


  • Licensure: licensed as Journeyman Electrician in accordance with Idaho Code, title 54, Chapter 10.
  • Experience: installing, repairing and maintaining industrial electrical systems and equipment; troubleshooting and repairing electronically-controlled circuits and multiphase high-voltage/current circuits and control equipment; using specialized electrical tools, meters and testing equipment and electronic testing equipment to troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Physical requirement: lift items overhead weighing up to 50 pounds. Valid driver's license.

This position requires:

  • Ability to obtain a Class A CDL within 60 days of hire, ITD will provide training.
  • Pre-employment drug testing and Random Drug & Alcohol tests.
  • Obtaining credentials as a certified Flagger in the state of Idaho within 1 year of hire.

To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho! Contact an ITD Recruiter at: [email protected] or call 208-334-8664. The Idaho Transportation Department does not sponsor work visas.

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information, please visit


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email[email protected]. (If you have a contact for applicant accommodations at your agency, please replace the contact information).

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.