Under supervision and in a training capacity, performs a variety
of semi-skilled and skilled work in the installation and
maintenance of traffic signs and street markings; operates street
marking equipment; designs and constructs street name and traffic
signs, custom signage and vehicle lettering and graphics; and
performs related duties as assigned.
Traffic Signing/Marking Technician I is the entry-level and
training class in the traffic signing/marking class series. An
incumbent initially works under general supervision and is
responsible for the more routine traffic signing/marking functions.
An incumbent is expected to become increasingly knowledgeable of
processes and practices pertaining to the installation and
maintenance of traffic signs and street markings and to carry out
assignments with increasing autonomy and accountability.
Traffic Signing/Marking Technician I is distinguished from
Traffic Signing/Marking Technician II by the skill level required
and the complexity and accountability of assigned duties.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
- Installs, removes and maintains street stenciling, striping and
pavement and curb markings; operates a variety of traffic marking
power vehicles, equipment, tools and devices, including light
equipment trucks, loaders, long-line stripers, computerized striper
controls, hydraulic paint equipment and special marking removal
equipment; assembles application units; cleans and maintains
equipment and devices.
- Designs and constructs street name and traffic signs, custom
signage and vehicle lettering and graphics using software plotters;
installs, repairs and maintains traffic signs and supports; core
drills concrete and asphalt; performs routine maintenance on street
- Sets up and maintains safe work zones; erects and safely
operates traffic control devices.
- Maintains an inventory of traffic signs and marking
- Prepares daily work reports; maintains and updates computerized
- May perform duties normally performed by a Traffic
Signing/Marking Technician II in a training capacity.
- Practices and techniques of traffic marking and traffic sign
installation, maintenance, repair and replacement, including paint
types and traffic marking materials and geometric layout.
- Practices and techniques of sign fabrication.
- Applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations
governing traffic marking and traffic signs.
- Basic mathematics.
- Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the
- Operate equipment and machinery used in traffic marking.
- Use software and computer applications to create traffic
- Read and interpret plans, drawings, specifications, and
- Use appropriate safe-work practices and equipment.
- Keep basic written records of work performed.
- Follow written and oral instructions.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
City management, staff, the public and others encountered in the
course of work.
Education, Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities
outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D equivalent;
and one year of experience performing traffic marking and traffic
sign fabrication; or an equivalent combination of training and
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain
insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical and mental demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this class.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The
employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; walk;
sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are
regularly required to use written and oral communication skills;
read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and
solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and
interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new
skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; interact
with City management, staff, the public and others encountered in
the course of work.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The
employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; is exposed
to wet, hot, cold, and/or humid conditions, vibration, and
street/road traffic; and works in high, precarious places. The
employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles
and, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level is frequently