Electronic Control Systems Technologist

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Electronic Control Systems Technologist

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52739214-01

Competition posting date: 2019.12.03

Competition closing date: 2019.12.17

Transportation Services Department, Traffic Services, Traffic Operations Branch
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 40 hours/week
1 Full-time Temporary Position - (Up to 2 years) - 40 hours/week (All Shifts)
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $75,075.52 to $87,842.56 annually* (2019 rates of pay)
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
Location: 175 Loretta Street

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Transportation

Job Summary

Reporting to one of the Electronic Technologist Supervisors, the Electronic Control Systems Technologist is
responsible for the assembly, installation, testing and maintenance of Traffic Control, Communications, Video
and related equipment.

Education & Experience

3-year Electronic Technologist Diploma

Minimum of four (4) years experience in a field relevant to the skill-set

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), Traffic Signal Technician, Level II to be obtained within
three (3) years of hiring

Eligible for registration in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists at
the Technologist level

Completion of Health and Safety training required by legislation and by the City of Ottawa

A valid Ontario unrestricted "DZ" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
points accumulated.

English oral, reading, writing required


  • Microprocessors, their application and use in both process control and embedded applications
  • Personal computer software for office applications, communications and testing
  • Programming languages, such as C++, at a level adequate for debugging and basic I/O routines
  • Process control technologies, application and use
  • Communication techniques and technologies, and their application and implementation
  • Traffic control methods and traffic engineering concepts, i.e. progression, phasing, levels of service,
interval timing
  • Fibre-optic analog and digital data transmission, theory and application
  • CCTV (surveillance video) transmission methods, PTZ remote control of cameras, theory and
  • Fundamentals of electrical transmission, distribution and circuit protection
  • Electrical principals and the problems involved in A.C./logic interfaces
  • Diagnostic methods, tools and technologies and their use in the electronic traffic controller
  • Working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation and general knowledge of
corporate/departmental policies/procedures related to health and safety
  • UPS systems and Solar technologies
  • Ontario Highway Traffic Act Book 7
  • Lockout and Tagout procedures
Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to maintain and repair equipment with limited access to supervisory consultation
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and diagnose technically complex problems and traffic control device
design needs, and design and develop creative solutions
  • Ability to interpret engineering plans and drawings, and develop work orders and technical design
plans accordingly
  • Possession of effective judgement and decision-making skills and abilities that affect public safety and
  • Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and contribute to projects
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet concurrent deadlines
  • 0-8 tonne crane operator
  • Working at heights and Fall arrest training
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.