Job Description

Title: Traffic Signal Supervisor

State Role Title: Electronic Technician II

Hiring Range: $69,359-$112,709

Pay Band: NV 4

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: NOVA Traffic Field Ops/IS

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

NOVA VDOT Traffic Field Operations is seeking a Traffic Signal Supervisor to perform oversight of traffic signal maintenance. You will collaborate with technical and engineering staff to facilitate operation and maintenance of the regional transportation network, while overseeing consultants and contractors providing systems support and services. You will ensure team members are trained and proficient in new traffic management technologies and equipment in traffic management systems and ensure compliance with established safety standards, VDOT policies and procedures, and equipment operational standards. You will supervise others doing the same work activity and ensure contracted and in-house maintenance and construction work is performed in accordance with plans and specifications, safety standards, VDOT policies and procedures, building codes and industry standards, grounds maintenance, and electronic toll equipment.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

Electrical- Perform hands-on electrical work or coordinate staff in the repair of assigned equipment.

Oversight- Coordinate with and support field technicians and contractors to implement work plans. Lead field staff and monitor contractors performing maintenance and operation of freeway traffic management equipment and communication networks. Maintain records and prepare reports. Oversee and verify consultant work performing operations and maintenance support. Coordinate the installation of communication lines to new and relocated signals. Monitor and maintain communications to ITS equipment in the field.

Budgets and Operational plans- Assist with development of operational plans, budgets and expenditure documentation for regional transportation management systems to include Interstate ITS, Roadway Lighting and communications. Assist in development of disaster recovery plans. implement and maintain emergency response plan.

Maintenance of Traffic Signals- Maintain a large number of traffic signals through ordinary maintenance, maintenance replacement and preventive maintenance programs, with work ranging in complexity from spot replacement of loop detectors, replacement of bulbs or loop amplifiers to periodic replacement of cables and other general wiring of signal heads and control cabinets. Conduct regularly scheduled checks of major signal components through the use of a laptop computer communicating to central through a modem in the cabinet.

Communication- Communicate effectively with the public concerning operations and problems with traffic signals or tolls as assigned. Communicate and interact with the police department concerning traffic signal work and repairs. Effectively resolve issues and problems.

Traffic Signals- Train subordinate technicians to perform maintenance and repairs to traffic signal equipment. Oversee field and system testing of traffic signal controllers using signal control software. Monitor signal system and oversee work crew response to alarms and failures reported by the system. Develop, implement, and monitor changes in traffic signal timings for systems and isolated intersections. Respond to complaints concerning traffic signal malfunctions and troubleshoot equipment to identify and correct problems using wiring diagrams and metering equipment. Inspect newly constructed and modified signals using design and plan sheets to ensure work performed complies with VDOT standards and specifications.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short- and Long-Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to physically perform hands-on inspection of signals, components, use required equipment, work at heights, in confined spaces, in proximity of moving traffic and in inclement weather.
• Knowledge of a variety of traffic control devices, as well as traffic signal maintenance and operations.
• Valid driver's license.
• Ability to effectively communicate technical information orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize multiple assignments and competing priorities.
• Ability to supervise and manage operations and staff by analyzing needs and problems, identifying solutions and implementing recommendations to support organization goals.
• Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
• Knowledge of federal and state regulations and standards related to traffic control devices.
• Ability to serve in an on-call capacity and respond to emergency situations within a specified period.
• Knowledge of traffic management systems, including timing plans, graphic design, computer use, and databases.

Additional Considerations

• IMSA Roadway Lighting certification
• A combination of training, experience, or education in Electronics, Traffic Signals, or related field desired.
• IMSA Traffic Signal Level II technician certification.
• Substantial electrical or signal experience.
• Progressively responsible experience in signal maintenance
• Commercial Driver's License
• Experience in the electronic field to include electronic board and component level repairs, Working experience in a 24-7-hour operation facility.
• Knowledge and experience in KITS and Clear Assets.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Valid Driver’s License required. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records check will be conducted.
All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.

Contact Information

Name: Danielle Rayner

Phone: 703-259-2378



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Prince William, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
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Job Type
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