TRAFFIC AND LIGHTING SUPERVISOR

City of Torrance | Torrance, CA

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Posted Date 9/17/2020
Description

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO READ THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION.

The City of Torrance is recruiting a
TRAFFIC AND LIGHTING SUPERVISOR 
(Public Works Department)

Salary: $6,708.00 - $8,571.33 Monthly

Closing: 10/8/2020 5:30 PM Pacific

The Department
The Public Works Department is a dynamic organization that readily adapts to the needs of the Torrance Community in providing quality and reliable service to the public. The department is made up of over 200 employees within five distinct divisions who provide service to our residents, businesses, and other City departments to improve and maintain the City's streets, sidewalks, landscaping, traffic, sewers, waste collection, and water systems.

The Division
The Traffic and Lighting Unit of the Street Operations Division maintains over 120 traffic signals; maintains pavement & curb markings on over 540 miles of streets; and maintains, installs, and inspects over 70,000 traffic signs at over 2,000 intersections. 

The Position
The Traffic and Lighting Supervisor reports to the Street Operations Manager and supervises 10 employees. The Supervisor plans, coordinates and supervises the installation, maintenance and repair of City traffic signals, outdoor overhead lighting, traffic signs, pavement markings and other assigned traffic control devices.  Work involves interactions with City Officials, contractors and residents.  The Supervisor's role includes scheduling delivery of materials; supervising, evaluating and training work crews engaged in daily operations; reviewing and approving completed activity; obtaining, allocating and maximizing resources; and preparing and maintaining operational and administrative records. The incumbent will work closely with the engineering division of Public Works on modification of field conditions and assists with the design of traffic control plans.  

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QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

High School Graduation or equivalent; and a Vocational/Technical degree or certificate with an emphasis in traffic engineering, traffic control and signal devices; supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in traffic control installation, repair and maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

License or Certificate
Must possess and maintain the following:

  • An appropriate, valid California Driver's license. 
  • A Level 1 or 2 International Municipal Signal Association Traffic Signal Certification is desirable.


Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Strong technical experience in electrical and electronics;
  • Public sector experience with paint, signage usage and outdoor lighting;
  • Good recordkeeping and documentation skills;
  • Good understanding of OSHA guidelines, safety procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Effective communications skills both verbal and written;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to read, understand  and interpret specifications, diagrams, and schematics;
  • The ability to work independently, be proactive in developing traffic and lighting programs and contribute to future development with those programs.

 

HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS

The application filing period closes on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs

Only those candidates who best meet the City and Department's needs will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of the following components:

Written Test: Weighted 50% (Tentatively scheduled on October 27, 2020)
Panel Interview: Weighted 50% (Tentatively scheduled on November 10, 2020)

SPECIAL NOTES

The City of Torrance Conflict of Interest Code requires that employees in this classification file an annual Financial Disclosure Statement.  Information about this requirement may be obtained from the City Clerk's office.

Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (310) 618-2915 no later than five (5) business days before the test date.

As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination. 

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

 

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Manager

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