Streetlight Technician I
City of Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ

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A Streetlight Technician I is responsible for performing skilled electrical work in installing and maintaining arterial, residential, and commercial streetlights. This position is also responsible for performing other duties as required.

Initiative and independent judgment are sometimes required in the troubleshooting and repair work, although many outages entail lamp or photocell replacement. Some pole installation and replacement work is physically strenuous, and the incumbent must be physically fit for bending, stooping, stretching, lifting, and carrying heavy equipment and materials. Incumbents are rotated among three types of assignments: arterial streets, residential streets, and construction. Some of the work is done in or near traffic having inattentive drivers. Hazardous conditions also involve working on fixtures up to 600 volts and in proximity to primary (high) voltage. Incumbents are subject to stand-by and 24-hour call-out for emergencies. The Streetlight Technician I works under the general supervision of a Streetlight Technician II. Employees may progress to this classification by non-competitive promotion upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements of performance and coursework. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Considerable (3 - 5 years) work experience in the installation and maintenance of high intensity discharge lighting (example: streetlights, parking lot lights, commercial and residential lighting), OR a strong background in industrial electrical maintenance or equivalent.

Special Requirement(s). Must possess a valid Arizona Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Instructional Permit by hire date. The skills demonstration portion of the CDL test must be completed within 120 days of hire date and will be administered by a City of Mesa Third Party Tester. Must obtain an air brake endorsement within six months after hire date. Must live within a fifteen-mile radius of the intersection of Main Street and Greenfield Road within one year after employment date. Must obtain an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Work Zone Traffic Control Certification (or approved equal) within one year after hire date.

Substance Abuse Testing. This class is subject to DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) drug and alcohol testing as outlined in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 382.

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