Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Do you enjoy working outdoors, and love to use your technical skills too? The City of Littleton Public Works Department has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team as a Traffic Technician. 


Position may be filled at the I, II, or Sr level. Level, pay and hiring incentives may be negotiable depending on qualifications and department needs.


Starting pay for Traffic Technician I at or near $23.73 per hour (Pay Range: $17.30 - $27.02) 

Starting pay for Traffic Technician II at or near $24.60 per hour (Pay Range: $18.45 - $30.75)

Starting pay for Sr Traffic Technician at or near $26.53 per hour (Pay Range: $19.90 - $33.16)


Our Traffic Technicians perform daily work in the operation and maintenance of traffic regulatory devices. Work involves a variety of activities including construction and maintenance of traffic signal control and vehicle detection equipment, sign fabrication and installation, as well as street striping and marking. This position will assist with special projects including the opportunity to be directly involved in a project to catalogue all city signs, striping, and traffic signals in our asset management system. This position also serves on a snow removal crew as part of our Streets Division’s snow removal operations.


The ideal candidate has strong technology skills and is adept at troubleshooting and fixing components and equipment. We’re looking for someone who enjoys being part of a team, learning new things, and sharing their knowledge with others. 


The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our  2022 Benefit Guide.


The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. 


This full-time position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.


Work Schedule:  This full-time position will work 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed for snow removal. Overtime opportunities are available throughout the year for special events and projects.



This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs skilled work in the construction, installation, and maintenance of traffic signal control equipment. Equipment includes but is not limited to:
    • CCTV PTZ cameras (pan/tilt/zoom)
    • Traffic network switches and devices
    • Wireless spread spectrum network radios
    • Lighting equipment including luminaire street/overhead lighting, school flasher beacons, school zone safety flashers, and pedestrian push button activated systems
  • Performs technical underground locating of traffic, electric, and fiber facilities as a Tier 1 member of the Utility Notification Center of Colorado (UNCC). 
  • Monitors performance of traffic devices utilizing features of computerized master control software (Econolite Centracs).
  • Installs and maintains fiber optic communications cables and wireless communications equipment.
  • Designs, fabricates, installs, and maintains signs including traffic signs, electronic speed limit signs, signposts, temporary special event signage, and other city signs using computer-aided design software, plotter, and pressure sensitive sheeting according to regulations and specifications contained in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  • Responsible for layout and installation of crosswalk markings, lane markings, and symbols using thermoplastic, paint, and tape.
  • Diagnoses traffic signal malfunctions, NEMA cabinet issues, and completes minor wiring changes, as necessary, inside the traffic signal cabinet, and the UPS battery backup system. Ability to diagnose and repair multiple vehicle detection types including loops, cameras, and radar.
  • Operates a street striping truck to apply paint that serves as markings for traffic lane separation, turn lane pockets and bicycle lanes and operates and performs regular maintenance on paint truck.
  • Assists traffic engineer with special projects including quarterly traffic signal surveys, vehicle counts using counters and other traffic duties as required, such as the installation, repair, or replacement of traffic loop wires, cameras, clearing visual obstructions surrounding traffic signs, tree trimming, constructing and maintaining solar, and hard-wired signals, and locating underground wires at intersections.
  • Street maintenance and snow removal activities include, but are not limited to, operating a utility or single or tandem axle dump truck to plow snow, applying sand and salt to roadways, and hauling materials and supplies.
  • Performs operator's maintenance daily, or as otherwise required, for all assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Traffic Technician I:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • 6 months of experience with installing and maintaining traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings or working in roadways/traffic control; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
  • IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician Certification required within 6 months of employment.
  • Flagger certification required within 6 months of employment.
  • Valid Class "B"’ Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake required within 6 months of employment.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, DOT drug screen and DOT physical.


Minimum Qualifications for Traffic Technician II:

  • Same as Traffic Technician I; and
  • 18 months of experience with installing and maintaining traffic signals, signs and pavement markings or working in roadways/traffic control; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I Certification.
  • IMSA Signs & Pavement Marking Technician Level I Certification


Minimum Qualifications for Sr Traffic Technician:

  • Same as Traffic Technician II; and
  • 3 years of experience with installing and maintaining traffic signals, signs and pavement markings or working in roadways/traffic control; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Level II Certification.


  • Experience using Cartegraph or other asset management applications
  • Additional IMSA Certifications
  • Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) Certification
  • Experience and ability to read electrical blueprints
  • Experience working with NEMA cabinets
  • Experience with snow removal operations


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong analytical and technical skills with ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including standard Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and utilize asset management and other job specific applications.
  • Ability to effectively operate assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers at all levels.
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, providing assistance, expertise, and sharing information with others, working toward solutions.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to quickly changing priorities; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a calm, organized manner.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to create and maintain traffic signal operation and maintenance records, and related documents to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic signal and traffic sign installation, operation, maintenance, and repair.  
  • Knowledge of traffic control devices as regulated and specified in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) published by the United States Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration. 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of hand and power tool operation and the skill and ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position. 



  • Requires the ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Outdoor work activities include exposure to dusts, vehicle fumes, and exhausts; occasional exposure to mists, gases, poor ventilation; equipment vibration; vehicle and equipment noise occasionally reaching 125 decibels of unprotected noise exposure (the use of hearing protection devices to reduce noise exposure to permissible OSHA levels is mandatory); exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards; working on high, exposed worksites; exposure to radiant energy and burn hazards; exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals; exposure to paints, thinners, epoxy compounds, and glues.   The wearing of protective gloves and eye safety goggles is mandatory while operating equipment or performing job duties that present eye and hand injury hazards.
  • Other physical activities include lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects weighing up to 75 pounds with or without assistance.



  • Traffic bucket truck, pick-up truck, single and tandem axle dump trucks including those with lifts or snow plows, street striping truck, front end loader, fork lift and skid steer.
  • Machinery including walk-behind line striper, propane torches, power saws, drills, concrete saw, gas powered post hole drivers, air compressor, jackhammer, scarifier, core drill, oxyacetylene torch, pressure washer, and related power tools.
  • Two-way vehicle radio, telephone, hand tools, manual post hole drivers, hand pushed rollers, and personal computer.


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