Electronic Toll Maintenance Technician

Grade 15

New York State has approximately 10 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Bridge Authority. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Summary of Job Description

As an Electronic Toll Maintenance Technician,  you would install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain and repair complex electronic toll collection and audit systems and equipment; install, maintain, repair, overhaul, test and/or modify various ITS elements such as Dynamic Message Signs, the Highway Advisory Radio System, Traffic Data Systems, Weather Information Systems, Closed Circuit Television Cameras and traffic control warning signs; install, maintain, repair, overhaul, test and/or modify various other equipment such as electronic time clocks, network ethernet data converters, switches and hubs, operate a variety of technician hand tools and electronic test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, radio frequency (RF) power meters, fiber optic light meters and visual fault locators; complete administrative paperwork as necessary to document work; maintain tour-of-duty records and prepare reports in connection with maintenance activities; and requisition supplies and spare and replacement parts.  NOTE: You may be required to perform work while on ladders up to 14 feet high, on lift platforms 25-30 feet high, and on buckets attached to trucks up to 65 feet high. You will also need to climb stairs to work on large over-the-road VMS signs up to 20 feet and you may be required to work on catwalks under and on structures over bridges, climb stairs over open water and/or work on the top of 20 foot high toll canopies. You will be required to park on the shoulder of the highway in order to access roadside devices, working next to free-flowing traffic passing at highway speeds that can exceed 65 mph. You will be required to work in all types of conditions, including inclement weather such as extreme wind, cold and heat as well as rain and snow storms. YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO WORK IN SMALL DIAMETER TUNNELS AND OTHER RESTRICTIVE SPACES.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:

Either 1. three years of experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of complex* electrical/electronic equipment such as computer hardware, network hardware, or similar equipment involving work with electrical/electronic control circuits;

Or 2.60 college semester credit hours including at least 15 college semester credit hours in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical technology, computer technology, automotive technology, electrical construction and maintenance, or electronic technology AND one year of the experience described in #1 above;

Or 3.military training/rating in an electronics field including completion of an electronic rating school program (see Note 2 below) AND one year of the experience described in #1 above;

Or 4.graduation from a high school technical electrical/electronics education program or a BOCES program recognized by the New York State Education Department (see Note 3 below) AND one year of the experience described in #1 above.

*Complex electrical/electronic equipment contains solid state electronic circuitry, printed circuit boards, switches and relays; computer and network hardware includes ethernet data converters, serial servers, network switches, routers and hubs.

Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience as a telephone, cable TV, or power company line person/laborer or network administrator WILL NOT qualify for this examination.

Additional Requirements:

1.You must possess a valid New York State Commercial Driverís License (CDL-B), at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

2.You must pass a physical exam and be certified to climb bridges by the New York State Bridge Authority at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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