Traffic Sign & Signal Technician - Military veterans preferred

Town of Herndon Government (

43,000 - 60,000 /yr

  full-time   employee

United States

As a centrally located local government, the Town of Herndon boasts a unique balance of strong sense of community and being a next generation small town that welcomes innovators, risk takers, history seekers and family-keepers. Each employee is pivotal in providing exceptional services to our citizens, such as public safety, community development, recreational activities and much more ensuring Herndon continues to provide the charm of a small town while fostering and developing the ideas of tomorrow.

The Town of Herndon has an immediate need for a Sign and Signal Technician I in the Public Works, Traffic Engineering department. The Department of Public Works is responsible for construction and land development, building inspections, water and sewer maintenance and street maintenance, and coordinates trash and recycling collection, snow removal and municipal building and park maintenance. As a Sign and Signal Technician I, you will repair and maintain town traffic signals, signs and pavement markings, assist in gathering traffic count data and conduct traffic control flagging.

In this position, you will support the Town of Herndon by:
Repairing and maintaining town traffic signals, assisting in safety inspections of signal poles and mast arms, inspecting pedestrian push buttons to ensure proper operation, and identifying and replacing plastic signal lenses and check junction boxes.

Preparing and installing temporary signs and assisting in the removal of non-town posters and other signs.

Assisting street crews in the application and maintenance of pavement markings, to include temporary markings.

Flagging traffic during signal repair.

Collecting traffic data.

Assisting in snow removal and with town special events and street cleanup.

Assisting in temporary fence installation.

To be successful in this role, you will need:
High school diploma or GED.

2 years of experience or training involving electronics repair and maintenance, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Flagging certification from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.

Valid driver's license with acceptable record.

Ability to lift, carry, and/or push and pull moderately heavy objects and material (20-50 pounds) and may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Ability to identify, arrange, compare, count, differentiate, and measure and sort a variety of data and information.

Ability to utilize established policies, procedures, and standards to obtain and clarify details.

Ability to properly operate equipment, machinery, tools, and materials used in performing the essential functions of the role.

Proven ability to carry out written or oral instructions.

Proven ability to exercise good judgement.

Work Location:
â?¢ 1479 Sterling Road, Herndon, VA 20170; Town Shop
â?¢ Due to the nature of a government providing services to the public, all duties of this position are required to be fulfilled at the designated worksite in the town. No remote work is available.

Essential Personnel Notice:

This position is considered "essential personnel"; defined as staff who are required to report to their designated work location during weather-related or other emergencies, even when town offices are closed or normal operations are suspended.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice:

Duties involve the ability to exert physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Duties may also require coordinated movements to operate light and heavy equipment; some duties require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, tastes, odors, depths and textures; some duties require suitable, visual perception and discrimination, as well as oral communications ability. Tasks may risk exposure to adverse, environmental conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease and pathogenic substances.