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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/13/24

Applications Due03/09/24

Vacancy ID150977

NY HELPNo

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleTraffic Systems Technician 1/Trainee 2/Trainee 1 NY HELPS (Region 5)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $64693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address Traffic Safety and Mobility Group, Region 5

75 Evans St.

City Hamburg

StateNY

Zip Code14075

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). *

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

Traffic Systems Technician Trainee 1

Either 1. 30 college semester credit hours including at least 9 college semester credit hours in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical technology, computer technology, automotive technology, electrical construction and maintenance, or electronic technology.

Or 2. one year of experience assisting in the installation, repair, or maintenance of traffic signal equipment and/or intelligent transportation systems; commercial, industrial, or military
electronic/electrical integrated system components.

Or 3. military training in an electronics field including completion of an electronic/electrical school program.

Or 4. graduation from a high school technical electricity/electronics education program or a BOCES program.

Traffic Systems Technician Trainee 2:

Either 1. Successful completion as a Traffic Systems Technician Trainee 1.

Or 2. 60 college semester credit hours including at least 15 college semester credit hours in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical technology, computer technology, automotive technology, electrical construction and maintenance, or electronic technology.

Or 3. two years of experience assisting in the installation, repair, or maintenance of traffic signal equipment and/or intelligent transportation systems; commercial, industrial or military electronic/electrical integrated systems components.

Or 4. military training in an electronics field including completion of an electronic/electrical school program AND one year of experience as described above.

Or 5. graduation from a high school technical electricity/electronics education program or a BOCES program issues by a recognized education authority AND one year of experience as described above.

Traffic Systems Technician 1:

Either 1. Successful completion as a Traffic Systems Technician Trainee 2.

Or 2. 60 college semester credit hours including at least 15 college semester credit hours in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical technology, computer technology, automotive technology, electrical construction and maintenance, or electronic technology AND 1 year of experience as described above.

Or 3. two years of experience assisting in the installation, repair, or maintenance of traffic signal equipment and/or intelligent transportation systems; commercial, industrial or military electronic/electrical integrated systems components.

Or 4. military training in an electronics field including completion of an electronic/electrical school program AND two years of experience as described above.

Or 5. graduation from a high school technical electricity/electronics education program or a BOCES program issues by a recognized education authority AND two years of experience as described above.

Upon successful completion of 12 months as a Traffic Systems Technician Trainee 1, you will automatically advance to a Traffic Systems Technician Trainee 2. Upon successful completion of 12 months as a Traffic System Technician Trainee 2, you will automatically advance to a Traffic Systems Technician 1.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.


Duties Description Duties Description:

The duties for Traffic Systems Technician 1/ Trainee 1 include but are not limited to:

• Install, maintain, test, modify, adjust, overhaul, troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical systems, electronic, magnetic devices and computerized equipment used to monitor and control traffic signal systems and ITS devices.

• Perform major system modifications, such as traffic signal phasing and timing, signal head modifications, intersection infrastructure construction, traffic signal system integration and system networking.

• Review, modify and prepare documents, which define the operations, design and construction of traffic signal systems and ITS devices.

• Stand-by and overtime availability are required; candidates will be expected to respond after hours for service and repair callouts.

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the Department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments NOTES:

• Within three months of appointment, you must obtain and maintain a valid NYS Class B CDL permit. Within twelve months of appointment, you must obtain and maintain a valid NYS Class B CDL license with no airbrake restriction. Failure to obtain and maintain either will result in termination.

• All candidates must pass a pre-employment physical/medical examination and drug test prior to beginning employment. Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment.

*For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date, within one year of permanent appointment, it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.



Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Michelle McCarthy, Program Aide

Telephone

Fax

Email Address michelle.mccarthy@dot.ny.gov

Address

Street New York State Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety and Mobility Group

100 Seneca Street

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14203

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R5-24-12 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 9, 2024.

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