Lead Electronic Technical Specialist

State of Utah

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Job Description

The Utah Department of Transportation’s Traffic Management Division is looking for a highly skilled and motivated person to be a Lead Electronic Technical Specialist on an Electronics Maintenance crew, that will be responsible for either Region Two or Three.

The Lead Electronic Technical Specialist is expected to have a high degree of technical knowledge in addition to leadership ability. You are responsible to lead and supervise the crew when requested and keep the supervisor informed of any concerns or potential hazards. Typical tasks include: construction, inspection, emergency maintenance and preventative maintenance of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). You may also conduct the following tasks: review construction plans for installation of electronic equipment, maintain inventories of equipment using TransSuite, AIMS and PEMS software. You will inspect new installations of electronic equipment, and provide training for crew members. You will be required to participate in after-hours on-call work on a regular basis and may also provide technical assistance to contractors and construction personnel during the construction of electronic equipment to ensure the quality of work meets applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, agency rules, standards and guidelines, including IMSA, NEC, MUTCD, OSHA, UOSH standards.

Although this position is for one of the two Regions mentioned above, you will work for the Traffic Management Division, which is a statewide division. You may be required to report to the Traffic Operations Center (2060 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City) for up to 6 months for training before formally reporting to a Region office on a daily basis. It is also important to note that you may be asked to report anywhere statewide on a short-term basis (usually less than a week) where workload requires. It is anticipated, however, after the training period, that you will primarily report to the assigned Region on a daily basis.

Principle Duties
As a Lead Electronic Technical Specialist, you will:Repair, fabricate, or build equipment, ITS systems and Freeway Lighting support, and/or miscellaneous articles from verbal/written instructions, blueprints and/or working drawings.
Inspect facilities, equipment, systems, etc., to verify safety, maintenance, conditions, functions, and quality.
Lead or functionally supervise staff; delegate work assignments, monitor/review quality of work, schedule staff, provide technical assistance or training, and/or provide input on performance appraisal, hiring and discipline.
Install parts, equipment, power, hardware or software, etc.
Act as a resource for management and staff; provide technical support within area of responsibility.
Troubleshoot and diagnose problems, make adjustments, repair and/or perform preventative maintenance on computers, equipment, or machinery, etc.
Receive, research, and respond to incoming questions or complaints; provide information, explain policy and procedures, and/or facilitate a resolution.
Coordinate and/or act as a liaison between agency or work unit and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.
Maintain accurate records and logs.
Be required to be on-call and work after hours on a regular basis.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position must:Have an Associate’s degree, or higher, in electronics, OR a Journeyman Electrician License, OR 2 years equivalent education/work experience.
Have an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level III certificate or the ability to obtain one within 2 years after hire OR approved equivalent certification/license within 2 years after hire such as Journeyman Electrician license.
Reside within a 30 minute drive to the assigned Region (or other UDOT building within the assigned Region):Region Two – 2010 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City
Region Three – 658 N 1500 W, Orem
Be willing and able to be on-call and work after hours on a regular basis.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:Four or more years of experience working with UDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices.
Training and experience dealing with specialized electronic equipment as used in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
A Journeyman Electrician License.
A current Class A CDL or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
Residing within a 30 minute drive to the assigned Region (addresses listed above)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Here are some of the knowledge, skills and abilities that are typically associated with the job, though not all-inclusive:Ability to lead the work of others by monitoring, reviewing, training co-workers, and/or delegating work.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to functionally supervise interns, volunteers, seasonal, or resident workers.
Knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of electricity/electronics, current ITS Devices, Traffic Signals and Freeway Lighting.
Ability to install equipment, machines, wiring, or software programs to meet specifications.
Knowledge of traffic control and safety procedures.
Knowledge and ability to work with power voltages up to 600V and safety procedures.
Ability to read and interpret maps, charts, plans, blueprints and/or electrical schematics.
Ability to maintain and/or repair tools and equipment.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to enter, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form.
Ability to act as an intermediate agent to help to resolve differences, conflicts or complaints.

Supplemental Information
Here is some information you should be aware of:You will be required to participate in after-hours on-call work on a regular basis.
Travel may be required
This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug and alcohol testing of employees after hire. A conditional offer of employment may be made pending drug test results.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with power voltages up to 600V or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working at heights of 100 feet, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, etc.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
Employee may be reassigned to a different location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader

Why Should You Join Our Team?
The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. Our mission statement is, “Enhance quality of life through transportation.” We define quality of life through a framework of Good Health, Connected Communities, Better Mobility, and Strong Economy. We help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they want, when they want, in the way they want – and we make sure they can do it safely.

You will become part of a team with an internal culture of Trust, Teamwork, and Flexibility. Our organization lives by the values of Respect, Integrity, and Caring. If these are your values too, you’ll be a great fit.

Aside from working for a cause-driven, cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

The Agency
UDOT is a strengths-based organization, which means its approach is based on identifying and developing individual and organizational strengths. Our philosophy is to address challenges by bringing our strengths to each situation and create the best solutions. Candidates are encouraged to be familiar with their strengths and consider how they may potentially be of benefit to the roles for which they are applying. UDOT uses the CliftonStrengths Assessment, but there are multiple strengths assessment tools available online, and no formal assessment is required.

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