Traffic Management System Specialist II

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Job Description:


This is advanced technical work in the installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of fiber optic network and devices, equipment, and software that City’s Traffic Management System (TMS) may utilize in daily operations. This work includes data collection, manual and automatic incident detection, communications and networking sub-systems, video management, operations and control, network topology and security, wired and wireless physical plant, ATMS (Advanced Traffic Management System) central software operations and traffic data analysis/reporting.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its specialized and advanced technical skills sufficient to resolve complex fiber optic network cabling problems.

NOTE:  The Traffic Management System Specialist II classification is the last in a series of two Traffic Management System Specialist classifications.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Installs, splices, terminates, tests and repairs fiber optic network cabling for the City’s TMS.  Adheres to prescribed procedures and standards.

Troubleshoots fiber optic network cabling circuit problems.  Evaluates problems, formulates solutions and takes corrective actions.

Prepares proper documentation of fiber optic network cabling, maintenance and repairs. Completes work orders and trouble tickets appropriately.

Installs, configures, operates, tests and maintains network LANs, WANs, Wireless LANs, CCTV and IP networks used for Traffic Management Systems; monitors, installs and maintains field edge switches, Layer 2-3 switches, CCTV, VDS, Controllers, VLANs and other hardware to ensure stable operations and system connectivity.

Performs quality control inspections of installations to ensure construction and network circuit deployment are in compliance with plans and specifications.  Initiates corrective action, if necessary, and conducts follow-up inspections.

Maintains functional familiarity with physical characteristics of fiber optic network equipment and related fiber optic network cabling interface requirements.

Stays current with technological developments in fiber optic network cabling equipment, installation techniques, construction standards and test procedures.

Operates a large truck with splicing equipment and other public works equipment regularly.

Maintains materials, supplies and equipment in good order.

Prepares required reports.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.


Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in telecommunications, construction, or a related area, and four (4) years of experience in fiber optic plant installation, maintenance and repair; or

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience in fiber optic plant installation, maintenance and repair.

Experience with traffic management system fiber optic cabling is preferred.



Valid driver license required.  Valid Florida driver license required within 30 days of appointment and at all times while employed in this classification.

Commercial Driver License (CDL) required upon appointment.


State of Florida Intermediate Work Zone Safety certification required within one (1) year from the date of appointment.

IMSA Transportation Center System Specialist Level II certification required upon date of appointment.

Training in TCP/IP network and OSI 7 layer network model is preferred.

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