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City of Reno, NV Traffic Signal Maintenance Supervisor in Reno, Nevada

Traffic Signal Maintenance Supervisor


Class Title

Traffic Signal Maintenance Supervisor

Class Code



$71,164.62 - $100,180.63 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the electronic repair and maintenance on traffic control units and equipment including traffic controllers, vehicle detectors and traffic signal control computers; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for the electronic repair and maintenance on traffic control units and equipment including traffic controllers, vehicle detectors, and traffic signal control computers.

Establish schedules and methods for providing traffic signal maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Participate in the selection of traffic signal staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Perform the most technical and complex tasks of the work unit including performing difficult electronic repair work on traffic signal equipment.

Inspect traffic signal installation procedures at new intersections; oversee proper cabinet turn on procedures for City and County.

Inspect work in progress to ensure conformance with established specifications and standards.

Prepare productivity reports and maintain records and files of traffic signal repair and maintenance work performed.

Ensure adherence to safe work standards; enforce safety regulations and ensure that work sites are set up according to established safety procedures.

Maintain records concerning operations and programs; prepare reports on operations and activities.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of traffic signal maintenance and repair; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a traffic signal maintenance, installation, and repair program.

Principles and practices of electronics as applied to traffic control devices.

Theories and applications of electronics.

Materials, methods, techniques, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electric and electronic traffic control devices.

Operational characteristics of computerized traffic control systems.

Modern and complex principles and practices of electronic system design and operations.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Coordinate and direct a traffic signal maintenance, installation, and repair program.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff.

Select, train, and evaluate staff.

Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing traffic signal, maintenance, installation, and repair activities.

Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Maintain, repair, modify, and fabricate traffic control systems.

Read and interpret schematics, blueprints and diagrams.

Monitor and operate computerized traffic signal controls.

Operate a variety of electronic repair and heavy equipment.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Ensure adherence to safe work practices.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.

Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.

Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in electronics or a related field.


Four years of traffic signal maintenance or electronic experience including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Office and field environment; travel from site to site; work around traffic; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, electrical energy, radiant energy, high voltage, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; work or inspect underground in confined spaces.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field and office environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

JD 11/2018

BENEFITS IN BRIEF Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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