Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the country, serving as Arizona’s center of government, commerce, and culture. It is emerging in the new economy with strength in high technology, manufacturing, bioscience research, and advanced business services. Phoenix is a progressive city, brimming with sports and cultural attractions, distinctive restaurants, fascinating museums, diverse residential options, and endless outdoor opportunities. 

The Street Transportation Department has a vacancy for a Traffic Signal Technician position. The Traffic Signal Technician installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical/electronic traffic signal control devices and systems in the field. Primary duties include troubleshooting and repairing analog, digital, and microprocessor equipment to the component level and using and maintaining computer databases and intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment.


  • Ability to work at heights up to 40 feet.
  • Ability to distinguish the full spectrum of colors.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Familiar with safety protocols for handling electrical systems.
  • Familiar with the essentials of a computer (software and hardware).
  • Familiar with devices that regulate mechanical and electrical systems using inputs, outputs, and logic.
  • Proficient in the fundamental concepts and applications of electrical measuring and testing instruments (FLUKES multimeters/oscilloscopes).


  • Associate’s degree in electronics.
  • Two years of experience working with traffic signal control devices or completion of a traffic signal technician trainee program.
  • Other combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • Requires working with voltages as high as 220 V AC & DC.
  • Requires working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution, and dust.
  • The City job description can be found here.
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
  • For information regarding pre-screening and driving positions, click here.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Experience operating a bucket truck.
  • Experience installing traffic signals and street lights.
  • Moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds may be required.

Recruitment closes April 3, 2024. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

This is a position-based recruitment and will not result in any ongoing eligibility list. This recruitment and any selection processes resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill other related vacancies within the organization now or in the near future.

For more information and apply, check out the City of Phoenix Job Site.

Job Title: Traffic Signal Technician
Pay Range: $26.83 to $39.64 per hour.
Hiring Range:
$26.83 to $32.62 per hour.
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Technical & Trades
Job ID: 53603