CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general supervision of the Sign Shop Supervisor and Traffic Signal Technician, performs skilled tasks in the installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic control signage, striping and signals. Incumbent performs a variety of tasks requiring application of judgement based on knowledge gained through experience and schooling. Work is performed according to the guidelines of the State of Florida Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. May serve on 24-hour call out. Work is reviewed through results obtained. Performs other duties as needed.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Manufactures traffic-related signs and banners through use of computerized manufacturing equipment, repairs damaged signs, and erects signs.
Paints curbs and lines with striping machine, paints crosswalks, and marks parking lots; removes paint line. Applies thermoplastic road markings by use of thermoplastic equipment. Barricades streets and lots for City functions and special events.
Inputs data and digital pictures in PC for computerized sign inventory program.
Installs and removes overhead signs and traffic lights.
Performs repairs and preventive maintenance on traffic signals.
A. TRAINING AND EDUCATION
High school diploma supplemented by a dependable work record and 18 months’ experience in traffic signal maintenance and signage manufacturing and installation. Requires State of Florida Traffic Safety in Work Area certification and IMSA Signs and Markings—Level I and Level II certifications, and Traffic Signals Level I certification. Requires a valid State of Florida Commercial drivers license “Class B” with air brakes. Applicants who possess a valid out of state Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes must obtain the Florida Class “B” commercial driver’s license with air brakes within 10 days of employment.
Must have a proven record of dependability and responsibility.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of specs, layouts, road markings at intersections such as stop bars, crosswalks, and arrows.
Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Knowledge of the importance of the traffic safety function within the City.
Knowledge of street and traffic sign materials.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and other governmental agencies.
Ability to use a sign and manufacturing computer, striping machine, and related power equipment (thermo-equipment).
Ability to retrieve data for signage, signals, and GIS coordinates with the use of a personal computer.
Ability to work with other City departments to coordinate work and safety requirements.
Ability to operate City vehicles, bucket truck, equipment, and tools.
Knowledge of codes and regulations for installing traffic control devices within municipalities (State of Florida MUTCD Manual).
Knowledge of maintenance of traffic plans and set up for special events.
Ability to perform preventive maintenance and repairs on traffic signals.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversation in English that is spoken at various tones of voices.
Ability to see and read letters, words, characters, and symbols of various sizes.
Ability to print or write cursive letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols that are legible and easily understood.
Ability to learn and remember simple and complex tasks once trained.
Ability to walk, stand, or sit for long periods of time, not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.
Ability to move up and down stairs and ladders throughout the working day.
Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items which weigh up to 50 lbs. over surfaces that may be at an incline or decline.
Ability to carry items for a distance not to exceed 300 yards.
Ability to lift and carry items which may be considered unwieldy and awkward to grasp or hold.
Ability to work in a bucket truck up to 40 feet high.
Ability to bend, kneel, or squat for periods not to exceed 10 minutes.
Ability to go from standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position or vise versa throughout the working day.
Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.
Ability to work in undesirable conditions such as dirt, dust, heat, cold, fumes, odors, excessive noise, wetness, humidity, and other unpleasant weather conditions.
Ability to work under stressful conditions while working on signs and traffic signals in heavy traffic.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Revision Date - 01/11/12