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Streetlight Specialist I

Company: City of Olathe
Location: Olathe
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Employment TypeFull TimeFull Hourly Pay Range$16.97 - $25.46Job SummaryThe City of Olathe is recruiting for a Streetlight Specialist to join our team of dedicated City employees. A position with the City of Olathe is more than a job - you'll be part of a team who works behind the scenes to make sure our community's infrastructure needs are being met. The Streetlight Specialist job family provides the opportunity to advance from a Streetlight Specialist I to Streetlight Specialist III. Our current minimum to market pay structure for this job family is:What does a Streetlight Specialist do? As a member of our Transportation team, a Streetlight Specialist is responsible for inspecting and maintaining city owned streetlights for proper illumination and correct operation to ensure compliance to safety standards and that citizen illumination expectations are being met. Troubleshoots malfunctions, isolates defective equipment and initiates repairs. Maintains asset inventory and work order database in a mobile computer environment. The Streetlight Specialist job family provides the opportunity for career progression based on progressive experience and certifications. This position requires a Class B CDL with air brake endorsement. Don't have one? We'll provide you with the opportunity to earn your CDL by participating in the City of Olathe's CDL training program. It's up to you to pass the testing. We'll set you up for success with our in-house training program. The City of Olathe values and fosters an innovative, diverse, and inclusive culture. We offer competitive pay, health and dental coverage, retirement plans, and educational reimbursement. Employees can take advantage of the all-encompassing LiveWell wellness program to help them be their best selves-mentally, physically, socially, and financially. The City of Olathe champions continuous training and development for employees at all levels. It is our belief that if our employees continue to grow and be successful, both personally and professionally, then the City will serve our residents in the best ways possible.If you're looking for a career where you can serve others, make a difference, and grow, then your path starts here.For more job details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • Observes street lights for proper illumination and correct operation; troubleshoot malfunctions, isolate defective equipment and initiates appropriate repairs.
  • Conducts emergency repairs of street lights due to accidents, malfunctions, and/or weather; removes damaged poles, street lights, and/or associated equipment if necessary.
  • Inspects street lighting devices installed/repaired by contractors or other city employees for code compliance.
  • Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; requisition material as required.
  • Conducts research and tests new technologies and/or equipment; decides on appropriate implementation in order to improve street light safety and operation.
  • Provides assistance and/or guidance to other city department, division, and outside agencies as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Experience & Qualification Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
    Experience: 1 year of similar experience preferred.
    Education: High school diploma or equivalent required; Additional specialized training in basic electronics, electricity or a related field preferred. (Experience may be substituted for specialized training)
    License & Certification(s): IMSA (International Municipal Sign Association) Work Zone certification and IMSA Roadway Lighting certification or acquisition of said certifications within first 12 months of employment required. Possession of valid Class B CDL (with air brakes) required, or acquisition of said license within 6 months of employment required.

Keywords: City of Olathe, Olathe , Streetlight Specialist I, Other , Olathe, Kansas

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