Traffic Instrumentation and Control Technician

Recruitment #1802-TRATCHBBN1-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking a Traffic Instrumentation & Control Technician to assist maintenance crews in maintaining and preserving traffic operational assets, such as traffic signals, street lights and signalization control boxes.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work alongside busy roadways performing manual labor such as digging trenches, setting pull boxes, installing traffic signal cabinets, pulling wires and cables in outside environment, exposed to heat, sun, high humidity, rain and other adverse weather conditions.  Candidate will walk/stand for prolonged periods of time (approximately six (6) hours) per day.  Candidate may work non-standard hours such as 3:30 – midnight.


Performs entry, semi-skilled, and/or skilled electronics work in the calibration, programming, installation, repair, and maintenance of electronic equipment and various instrumentation, control systems, and process equipment used in an industrial operations setting.  Assists, completes, and/or leads crews responsible for performing a broad range of electronic tasks in accordance with the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) standards and electronics trade practices.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

One year of formal vocational schooling in electronics or other relevant field; and

Possession of IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I Certification, and

Two years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment; and

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.  Class B Commerical Driver License (CDL).


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


Heavy Work- Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Ability to climb ladders, operate fork lift, back hoe, automotive and/or other heavy equipment as needed.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 50’ in an aerial lift or bucket truck.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 70lbs.
  • Ability to work a variety of work schedules including evening shift, holidays, standby, emergency, and/or disaster situations.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Troubleshoots, installs, maintains, modifies, calibrates, inspects, and repairs instrumentation process control systems, motor starters, controls and variable frequency drives.
  • Designs, constructs, assembles and rearranges circuits and performs other modifications to operation and test equipment, exhibits and other devices.
  • Operates electronic controlling, measuring, recording, transmitting, testing and diagnostic equipment in a industrial operations setting.
  • Performs complex installation, modification, fabrication, repair and maintenance of electronic and/or electrical equipment used in industrial / plant / operations setting in accordance with ISA and/or the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Performs advanced analysis and interpretation of test data and may edit PLC programs using specified software.
  • Controls industrial processes using electronic software and applications such as scientific and analytic computer software, calculators, voltage and current meters, electronic probes, process multi-meters and specialized calibration equipment.
  • Interprets and ensures compliance with established codes, calculates data necessary for wiring systems, and requisitions supplies and materials needed to complete projects and assignments.
  • May direct and/or oversee the work of lower level technicians and fellow technical maintenance employees and train lower level technicians and staff in all phases of a variety of electronic instrumentation, equipment, and control systems.
  • May serve as the lead employee as directed on project teams assigned to a given assignment.
  • May be required to complete Annual Performance Reviews.Recommends electronic requirements in support of facilities and/or systems.
  • Prepares work schedules and coordinates maintenance schedule with operations as well as prepare technical reports of electronic operational issues.
  • Provides written documentation and reports for compliance inspections.
  • Performs other duties as designated.


  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal electronics compliance regulations as applicable to specific agency or department facilities.
  • Knowledge of electrical safe work practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the function and operation of
  • Knowledge of industrial automation, control panels, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and instruments.
  • Knowledge in the proper applications of instruments that control a process function.
  • Knowledge of Radio Communications associated software & hardware.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and controls systems within agency or department.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and program with electronic related software.
  • Ability to work with scientific and analytic computer software, calculators, voltage and current meters, electronic probes, process multi-meters and specialized calibration equipment, in an industrial operations setting.
  • Ability to work a variety of work schedules including emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Ability to climb ladders, operate fork lift, back hoe, automotive and/or other heavy equipment as needed.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, edit, configure and program Controls Systems such as PLCs, Human Machine Interface, drives, SCADA or other proprietary agency/department software with minimal supervision. ·
  • Ability to interpret engineering plans, diagrams, schematic, PLC ladder logic, and blue prints.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*