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Traffic Signal Technician -Full-time -$25.00 hourly


SALARY:       $52,006- $60,204– Pay Grade 15

CLOSING DATE: Position open until filled.


The essential function of the position within the organization is to maintain and enhance all city traffic signals and traffic control devices, including related communications and technology equipment. The position works under the general supervision of the Traffic Operations Manager and Traffic Control Supervisor.


This position’s primary duties are:

  • Perform traffic signal maintenance and repairs as needed and emergency repairs as needed. Maintenance and repairs include but are not limited to replacing LED signals, signal head repair, signal cabinet painting and replacement, signal cabinet repair, signal controller programming and replacement, conflict monitor programming, and replacement. Many repairs will require the operation of an aerial bucket truck.
  • Complete Quarterly Preventative Maintenance of all signalized intersections and make minor repairs as needed during maintenance inspections; maintain all records related to inspections and maintenance of traffic signals.
  • Perform Annual Conflict Monitor Testing on all cabinet types in the field.
  • Complete monthly warning beacon inspection and repair as needed.
  • Interact with the City’s IT department regarding all traffic signal communication issues to maintain the best working communication network possible as well as install and maintaining communication equipment.
  • Provide detailed comments on plans review regarding traffic signal technology items.
  • Assist with traffic software organization and maintenance including but not limited to Gridsmart Video Detection Software and Mccain Transparity Central Software.
  • Assist with traffic signal project management regarding technology components, from planning through construction.
  • Create an accurate database storage system to be updated as any changes are made in the field.
  • Assist in the creation, evaluation, and operation of the City’s Traffic Responsive Timing System.
  • Investigate complaints regarding traffic control device issues; respond to public complaints and make corrections or repairs if necessary.
  • Inspect the work of contractors that may have an impact on traffic control devices.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Requires high school diploma, GED, or specialized vocational training related to IT or ITS.
  • Requires valid Class B Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License within six months of hire date.
  • Requires Level II Traffic Signal Technician certification as outlined by International Municipal Signal Association.
  • Requires 1-2 years of related experience with experience in traffic control management duties and experience using computers.
  • Requires light to medium work involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular basis, and moderate dexterity in operating machinery, tools, or office equipment.

 The regular work schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

 Applications can be completed online.  Resumes may be sent by fax to 865-453-5518 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Learn more about working for the City of Sevierville and full-time employee benefits.

The City of Sevierville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its programs or activities pursuant to Public Law 93-112 or 101-336.

The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state-sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.)

Contact Us

Kristi Ward, Human Resources Manager

120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500
Phone: 865.453.5504


The City of Sevierville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class as identified under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, or on any basis protected by law.

The City is a Drug-Free Workplace, and all applicants are subject to a background check, driving history check, and drug testing in accordance with City policy.

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