Signal and Lighting Technician I

September 7, 2023
Kingman, AZ
Job Type


Job Summary




$45,385.60 - $54,454.40/ANNUALLY

$21.82 - $26.18/HOURLY





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The Signal and Lighting Technician I position require a CDL B. Candidates that do not currently possess the CDL, in general, should not be discouraged from applying. The City of Kingman works closely with local partners to offer paid training.

Commercial Truck Driver Training (Paid Training)

Our local CDL program consists of four weeks of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training with an experienced and highly qualified instructor. The cost of training may be covered in full by scholarship through AZ@Work or by the City of Kingman. We will assist you through the process each step of the way and you will get paid a $21.82* hourly wage while you train.

Six Months On-the-Job (Paid Training)

Once you graduate from the Driving Academy and with the appropriate class of license and any applicable endorsements, you will begin on-the job paid training during your 6-month introductory period.


The City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader's Digest named Kingman one of the "Nicest Places in Arizona" for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River.

With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.
For more information about the City of Kingman, please see our Open Finance Portal , Choose Kingman Economic Development page and our Go Kingman tourism page for more information.


Performs skilled level electrical work involving installation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repairs of electronic traffic control signals and devices, pole-mounted outdoor lighting, associated mechanical equipment and solid-state traffic control devices in accordance with standard practices of the electrical trade. Maintains an on-call status to ensure the safe operation of the traffic signals, traffic control devices, and City lighting systems; performs other duties as required within the scope of the classification.

Work is performed with considerable independence under the general supervision of a Crew Leader or Maintenance Supervisor. Work is reviewed for results obtained and for conformance with technical standards. May receive cross-functional guidance from Signal Tech II.

May provide instruction and advice to other employees on an assignment basis. May supervise temporary employees, community service workers, and DOC Inmate workers as directed, or as assigned by Maintenance Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements

  • Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by technical/trade school coursework or apprenticeship in electrical trades work.
  • Completion of a recognized four year electrical apprenticeship program, or equivalent training, or three years of experience as a skilled electrician/Traffic Signal Technician. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.


  • Valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License at a minimum level of Class B or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire to position.
  • May require certification or demonstrated competence as electrician
  • Possess Level One International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Certification within one (1) year of hire to position.
  • Based on assignment, may be required to participate and obtain NIMS (National Incident Management System) training certifications.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it.

  • Diagnoses and repairs traffic signal systems using hand tools, power tools, and electrical diagnostic equipment; performs repairs on poles, signal heads, signs, vehicle sensors, cabinet-electronics and microprocessors, switches, communications, timing and all other subsystems; diagnoses and prioritizes the steps necessary for each situation and executes repairs.
  • Installs, alters, maintains, diagnoses, and repairs electrical wiring systems and equipment, both high and low voltage (i.e., traffic signal systems, traffic control devices, electrical boxes, motors, streetlights, and other electronic appliances and housings).
  • Locates short and open circuit conditions in wiring systems.
  • Replaces worn and/or damaged components in traffic control devices and electrical streetlight fixtures.
  • Installs and maintains electrical motors, signal heads, signal cables, span wire, and traffic signal poles and pedestals.
  • Inspects a wide variety of defective electronic equipment to determine malfunctions to perform repair work.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematic diagrams, logic charts, and manufacturer's manuals to isolate malfunctioning components.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance on traffic signals and street lighting through visual inspections, hardware and software equipment replacement, group re-lamping, and equipment testing.
  • Performs routine maintenance, painting of backplates, visors, signal heads, signal poles, light poles and mast arms.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance on traffic signals and street lighting through visual inspections, hardware and software equipment replacement, group re-lamping, and equipment testing.
  • Documents information on preventive maintenance file on electrical equipment and machinery and monitors a preventative maintenance program.
  • Operates aerial equipment and pneumatic equipment in the installation and repair of electrical equipment.
  • Participates in the blueprint plan review process for lighting and signal projects.
  • Responds to emergency call outs.
  • Operate and work from an aerial bucket truck, or crane truck for repairs or for removal and placement of poles and equipment.
  • Replenishes electrical parts and supplies and maintains an inventory.
  • Performs construction, maintenance and/ or mechanical work as needed or assigned on industrial and automotive equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains tools, equipment and work space.
  • Supervises and leads DOC Inmate Labor as trained and assigned.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
  • Provides excellent customer service to all contacts.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.
  • May be required to work early mornings, evenings, nights, holidays or weekends as needed.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with National Electric Code, relevant City codes, City policies and procedures; follows safety policies and practices, works in a safe manner, and reports unsafe activity and conditions.


  • Maintains effective contact with other city departments and vendors when making electrical repairs or to obtain electrical parts and supplies.
  • Performs electrical maintenance of city-building and related duties and special assignments as required or as needed.
  • May serve on a variety of employee committees.


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skill in use of methods, materials and tools used in electrical construction and maintenance work, including installation of all sizes of electrical conduit, cables, wires, switches, automatic starting equipment, and pole line construction.
  • Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the trade.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems and ability to apply this knowledge to work situations.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, procedures, materials, and tools related to the maintenance and installation of electrically operated traffic control devices, electro-mechanic traffic control devices, and electricity as it relates to traffic control devices.
  • Principles and theories of electronics as related to the repair of digital electronic traffic control devices.
  • Test equipment and testing procedures used in the calibration and repair of digital and analog electronic equipment.
  • Work zone traffic control signing and flagging in accordance with MUTCD standards.
  • Skill in performing journey-level trades electrical installation and maintenance and locating and adjusting faulty or defective electrical systems and equipment.
  • Preparing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Working in a team environment.
  • Application of first aid methods including artificial respiration.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and analyze applicable federal, state, and city codes, Traffic Signal and Pole Lighting manuals, industry periodicals and electrical diagrams, schematics, blueprints, specifications and sketches.
  • Install, inspect, maintain and repair traffic signal and pole-mounted outdoor lighting.
  • Work at heights greater than 10 feet.
  • Work according to prescribed safety and professional standards.
  • Direct jobs safely, efficiently and economically.
  • Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Work under varying weather conditions.
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Distinguish between the full range of colors in the color spectrum to work with electrical wires, electronic components, traffic signal and street lights.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Establish effective, cooperative working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.
  • Wear OSHA required personal protective equipment including safety restraints, hard hat.


The work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See Physical Demands.


It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable. The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness. All employees are expected and encouraged to participate in safety and wellness program activities including the following: reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents immediately to their supervisors or a safety committee representative; wearing required personal protective equipment; and participating in and supporting safety committee activities.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.

Personal Growth Opportunities ~ Meaningful and Challenging Work ~ Public Service
Community Spirit ~ Training and Development

2023-2024 Benefit Guide (PDF)


  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Telemedicine available through BlueCare Anywhere for general medical and behavioral health.
  • Flexible spending (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA).
    • Employer contribution to HSA equivalent to 50% of plan-year deductible. This is currently $750 for Single Coverage and $1,500 for Family Coverage.
  • Employer-paid group basic life insurance coverage for employee and dependents on medical plan.
    • Supplemental group insurance and third-party options available.
  • Virgin Pulse, our comprehensive well-being platform designed to push you towardsgood health in mind, body and spirit.
    • Participation incentives with up to $300 redeemable annually.
  • Work/Life support services through the SupportLincEmployee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • Six free counseling visits annually.


  • 12 paid holidays , including a floating birthday holiday each year.
  • 20-35 paid vacation days per year.
    • 6.15 hrs. 1-5 years; 7.69 hrs. 5-10 yrs.; 9.23 hrs. 10-15 yrs.; 10.77 hrs. 15+ yrs.
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
  • 3.69 sick hrs per pay period (approx. 12 sick days per year).
    • Shift fire personnel accrue leave at 1/3 more per pay period.
    • Part-time/seasonal employees earn 1 hours of sick time for every 30 hours worked.

Other leave types available, including:

  • 10 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Up to 5 days for bereavement.
  • Jury Duty.
  • Military Training, and more.

Leave donation program.

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,500 annually.
  • Shift differential pay (2nd & 3rd shift).
  • Bonus Programs.
  • Skill-based, Certification & Bilingual Pay.
  • Clothing Allowance for Uniformed Personnel.

Recognition & Appreciation

  • Quarterly Performance Conversations (TrakStar).
  • Mission, Vision, Values (MVV) Excellence Awards.
  • Safety Awards.
  • Service Awards at 5, 10, 15, 20+ years of service.
  • Biannual All-Employee BBQ Lunch.
  • Annual Employee Pool Party.


  • City matching to AZ State Retirement System & Long Term Disability (ASRS).
  • Additional retirement solutions available through optional third-party on pre-tax basis, including457-deferred compensation and Roth IRA.

Closing Date/Time: 9/19/2023 5:00 PM Arizona

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