Lighting & Signal Inspector

  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Skilled Labor Transportation OTHER

Job Description

The City of Portland is seeking a Lighting & Signal Inspector in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).  This position is responsible for but not limited to the following: inspecting traffic signal & street light construction to ensure that materials used and methods of construction conform to specifications; preparing written inspection reports for quality of workmanship and material, proper alignment and placement, adherence to plans, specifications, codes and other requirements; ensuring conformance to plans, specifications and codes, documents inspections, creates punch lists, and accepts completed work; recommending materials to be included in project specifications, verifying acceptability of substitute equipment, advising contractors on project requirements, investigating public requests and complaints on street lights and traffic signals, and assists in developing priority for replacement and maintenance needs.
Work is completed by field inspection of structural and electrical features of new and renovated street lighting & traffic signal projects, and inspection of existing systems for continued proper operation.  The employee works independently in the field and is responsible for decisions requiring discretion, judgement, and familiarity with appropriate regulations and standard practices.  Work is performed under general direction of a supervisor and is subject to review through reports, observations, and results obtained.

External applicants start at the entry salary rate.
This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU).  To view this labor agreement, please go to click on the appropriate link.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city.  We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility.  We keep Portland moving.  For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit  The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of the tools, materials, and processes of electrical and construction inspection while adhering to National Electrical Code requirements and electric utility service requirements.
  2. Experience using safe working practices by adhering to the National Electric Code, National Electrical Safety Code, and OSHA requirements.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, respond appropriately to questions/concerns from other employees, and work constructively as a team member while working in a diverse workforce

Applicant must also possess:

  • State driver's license by the time of hire with an acceptable driving record
  • Current state of Oregon supervising electrician license
  • A current certification by the state of Oregon as an Electrical inspector