Signal Maintenance Technician, Spokane, Washington

Created 10/20/2021
Reference 471880
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Spokane
Salary $46,961.21 - $76,362.34 Annually

Do you pride yourself on exceptional work ethics and a willingness to go the extra mile? Appreciate a small close-knit work group where "A good day's work for a good day's pay." is the motto? Are your core values aligned with integrity and honesty?

If you answered, YES to all of the above then become a part of City of Spokane's Streets Department - Signal and Lighting Section as a Signal Maintenance Technician!

The Signal and Lighting Section prides itself on quality work done in an efficient and timely manner. The department is seeking a team player who has a strong electrical/electronic background, knowledge of construction operations is desirable, and being familiar with Windows computer software. As a Signal and Lighting Maintenance Technician you are part of a team that works behind the scenes responding to crashes, weather events, and other incidents that affect traffic operations 24/7/365. There is opportunity for flexible work schedules, with on-call status rotations after first year of employment.

If you find yourself wanting to pursue a career with the City of Spokane, then we encourage you to apply today!!!


  • Responds to reports of malfunctioning traffic, communications systems, intelligent transportation systems equipment and related equipment within the City during normal working hours and when assigned to 24 hour emergency call-out or weekend standby; determines the nature of the problem, effects necessary repairs.
  • Installs, modifies, tests, maintains and repairs electrical and some electronic devices including, but not limited to: traffic signal communication systems, intersection control systems, detection and video monitor systems.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical equipment, including installation of signal and lighting poles and the installation and splicing of cables and wiring.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs traffic signals, street lighting, and general electrical wiring systems.
  • Utilizes various hand and power tools in the installation and repair of various systems.
  • Performs emergency repairs and/or adjustments, identifies and repairs electrical/electronic failures.
  • Performs underground utility locates.
  • Read and interpret signal and lighting plans and electronic schematics.
  • Lays out equipment in the field according to plans.
  • Maintains proper stocking levels of spare parts and tools on maintenance vehicles and in work areas.
  • May be assigned to shop or field duty.
  • May be required to work at heights in an aerial manlift basket, work underground, dig trenches or post holes.
  • Drives various vehicles, including aerial bucket truck, repair truck, flusher, tank, flatbed, dump, front end loader, bobcat, and trucks pulling various trailers.
  • May be required to assist in snow removal operations as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains records as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


Open Entry Requirements:
(Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.)
  • Certification: Possession of a General Journeyman Electrician (01) Certificate as issued by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries or equivalent from another state; certification by the State of Washington must be obtained during the probationary period.
  • Substitution: Completion of a minimum of 4000 hours of documented electrical trainee work experience towards journeyman classification. OR, Possession of a Traffic Signal Level II Construction Technician certificate or Traffic Signal Level II Bench Technician certificate as issued by International Municipal Signal Association.
  • License: Possession of a valid driver's license and obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) without air brake restriction during the probationary period.

NOTE: In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application.


Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position, to be eligible for hire. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. You should complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 4:00 p.m. PST on the filing cut-off date.

Upon request, at the time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.

Multiple-choice examination links with instructions will be emailed prior to 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the start dates, and will expire at 4:00 p.m. on the due dates as listed below. Keep in mind that the test link will be emailed from FastTest (
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 through Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 through Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
NOTE : You may begin your exam at any time during the test period; however, once you begin, you will have 2 hours to complete the examination. Y ou may take the exam only once during the open recruitment period.

If you do not have access to a personal computer, you may schedule to test in the Civil Service Test Room, on a provided computer, on the following dates:
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
All examination results will be merged into one eligible list according to final ratings, pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations.

The examination will consist of a multiple choice written exam with scoring weight assigned and details as follows:
  • Written Test: 100%
  • Approximate Duration of Exam: 2 hours
The written test may include such subjects as:
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Safety
  • Human Relations
  • Computer Skills
  • Traffic Signals & Construction
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status.

Closing Date/Time: 2022-01-10

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