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New York State Civil Service Traffic System Technician 1-Region 9 in Binghamton, New York

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

The minimum requirements for taking the Open Competitive examination are:

Either 1. 60 college semester credit hours including at least 15 college semester credit hours in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical technology, computer technology, automotive technology, electrical construction and maintenance, or electronic technology;

Or 2. two years of experience assisting in the installation, repair, or maintenance of traffic signal equipment and/or intelligent transportation systems; commercial, industrial or military electronic/electrical integrated systems components;

Or 3. military training in an electronics field including completion of an electronic/electrical school program AND one year of the experience described in #2 above;

Or 4. graduation from a high school technical electricity/electronics education program or a BOCES program issues by a recognized education authority AND one year of the experience described in #2 above.


Within three months of appointment, you must obtain and maintain a valid NYS Class B CDL permit. Within twelve months of appointment, you must obtain and maintain a valid NYS Class B CDL license with no airbrake restriction. Failure to obtain and maintain either will result in termination.

All candidates must pass a pre-employment physical/medical examination and drug test prior to beginning employment.

Duties Description

The duties for Traffic Systems Technician 1 include but are not limited to:

  • Install, maintain, test, modify, adjust, overhaul, troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical systems, electronic, magnetic devices and computerized equipment used to monitor and control traffic signal systems and ITS devices.

  • Perform major system modifications; such as traffic signal phasing and timing, signal head modifications, intersection infrastructure construction, traffic signal system integration and system networking.

  • Review, modify and prepare documents; which define the operations, design and construction of traffic signal systems and ITS devices.

  • Stand-by and overtime availability are required, candidates will be expected to respond to after hours for service and repair callouts.

  • Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at ## Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume no later than March 1, 2021. Please include the title and posting number in the subject line when responding.

Date Posted: 01/25/21

Applications Due: 03/01/21

Vacancy ID: 84393

Agency: Transportation, Department of

Title: Traffic System Technician 1-Region 9

Occupational Category: Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade: 13

Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $42986 to $55008 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Provisional

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 5%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 40

From: 7 AM

To: 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: To Be Determined

City: Binghamton

State: NY

Zip Code: 13901

Name: Justine Brennan, R9 Administrative Services

Telephone: (607)721-8144

Fax: (607)721-8279

Email Address:

Street Address: NYS Department of Transportation, Office of Traffic, Safety, Mobility 44 Hawley Street

Street: NYS Department of Transportation 44 Hawley Street Room 905