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 Signal Systems Specialist II position. This position supervises several Signal Systems Specialist I positions who oversee the operation of the City’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) during either the AM or PM shift. The TMC manages the City’s 1,200 signalized intersections through the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS). Duties include directing Signal Systems Specialists I engaged in such technical duties as signal timing and coordination, traffic signal studies and computerized traffic signal programming and control; proactively overseeing and managing traffic utilizing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices; coordinating and managing traffic for special events and incidents in real-time; and handling complaints and inquiries from the public regarding traffic signal operations such as phasing, timing, or maintenance history.
Schedule: There are two shifts: Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


  • Six years of experience in paraprofessional engineering work.
  • One year of basic computer programming or system analysis experience.
  • College-level courses in traffic engineering or other related engineering fields.
  • Other combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • 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.
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Six years of experience in traffic signal operations and/or traffic engineering work.
  • Three years of complex traffic signal operations software program experience.
  • Experience using modeling software such as Synchro and WaySync.
  • Experience programming traffic signal controllers, traffic signal systems, and other related equipment.
  • Experience working in a real-time traffic management environment such as a traffic management center.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.


Recruitment closes May 13, 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:Signal Systems Specialist II
Pay Range: $76,627 – $107,806 annually.
Hiring Range:
$76,627 – $88,691 annually.
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Job ID: 54093