Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technician III
Maryland Department of Transportation 7 reviews - Maryland

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SALARY: $39,366-$62,656 (Grade 15)

DESCRIPTION: The ITS Technician III performs the advanced/lead level of technical support work installing, repairing, maintaining, programming and modifying devices and equipment associated with intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic control systems, wireless communication technologies and networks. Employees in this class are assigned work in specialized units such as Communications or Traffic Operations in order to maintain the unit's transportation related electronic devices and equipment. Employees in the Communications Unit install/remove, troubleshoot, repair, program, and calibrate equipment and devices such as, but not limited to, integrated voice and data communications systems, digital/analog public safety two-way wireless equipment, digital microwaves, fiber optic equipment, routers/switches, specialized communications software, and Intelligent Transportation Systems devices including traffic cameras, dynamic message signs, weather monitoring stations, highway advisory radio, and radar speed detectors. Employees in the Traffic Operations Unit install/remove, troubleshoot, repair, program, and calibrate equipment and devices such as, but not limited to, dynamic message signs and electronic signs, pavement embedded detection sensors, traffic control equipment/signals, autoscope detection, noxious gas analyzers, telemetry/fiber-optic signal systems and other electrical components. Employees may be assigned an area or district within the State for which they serve as the point-of-contact for this work. Employees at these levels do not supervise other employees, but provide guidance and training as well as assign, review and approve the work of less experienced employees.

Employees receive general supervision from an ITS Technician Supervisor or other designated supervisor. Employees in this class are considered essential employees and may be required to work rotating shifts, to include weekends, evenings and nights. In the event of emergency highway conditions, employees are subject to emergency call back during scheduled off-hours. Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and may involve working in roadways, near high-volume traffic, and from bucket trucks. Employees wear protective equipment such as safety vest and helmets. Employees may be exposed to high voltages. Some heavy lifting of at least 75 pounds may be required. Extensive travel around the State may be required; employees in certain positions must be available to travel to meet the operational needs of the organization.

The eligible list produced from this recruitment may be utilized for future openings in either the Traffic or Communications Units throughout any of MDOT's administrations.


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience installing, repairing, maintaining, programming and modifying devices and equipment associated with intelligent transportation systems, traffic control systems, wireless communication technologies and networks.


Candidates may substitute 15 semester credits from an accredited college or university in any combination of the following courses: microprocessor and microcomputer theory; digital circuit applications; transducer activated control circuits; advanced timing/ sequential relays; or communications electronics for one year of the required experience.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates:

1. Employees in this classification are assigned duties that require operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties must possess a Class C motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland, and may be required to possess a Commercial Driver's License valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees may be assigned duties that require possession of a FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License (GROL) or equivalent certification depending on their job assignment. Equivalent certification to the GROL includes Association of Public Safety Communications Officer Radio Technician Certification, Personal Communications Industry Association certification or National Association of Business and Education Radio License certification. Employees possessing such should list the license number and date of issuance on the application.

3. When applicable, employees in the ITS III classification must have satisfied the Administration's training and certification program requirement for the ITS II classification.

TO APPLY: You must complete an MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes cannot be substituted for the MDOT application form. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. If you do not wish to apply online, please call 410-865-1073 for an application. Applications can be mailed to: Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076, or you may apply online at Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711).

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: 12/27/2012

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