Highway Traffic Control Specialist II
North Dakota State Government - Williston, ND

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*Underfilling may be considered; salary dependent on experience.

** This position qualifies for an oil-patch add-on payment of $484.20 per month.

***If an internal candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resources Policy 14.4.

****If an external candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resources Policy 14.5. External applicants are eligible for a recruitment bonus of two months salary.

High school diploma, or GED, and two years of experience in the installation and repair of traffic control devices.

Underfilling Requirements: High school diploma, or GED, and two years of experience demonstrating technical and mechanical abilities for position.

Requires ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in normal and stressful conditions; communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with other employees, customers, or the general public; remain calm and composed when dealing with distraught or angry employees or member of the public; read, interpret, or explain applicable standards, technical literature, regulations, plans and specifications; accurately and clearly complete all required paperwork; prepare written or oral reports frequently in tight time frames.

Employee hired must have a valid Class B driver’s permit with air brakes the first day of work. The employee will then have 30 calendar days to take the behind-the-wheel exam and get the class B driver’s license with air brakes. The district will make the equipment available for the employee to practice driving during these 30 days.

Use of phone, calculator, copier, tape recorder, reference sources, research documentation, survey, lab and construction equipment, personal computer with word processing, database, spreadsheet, technical software, engineering/construction related software, survey software, designing and drafting software; ability to work closely with people; some contact with the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and others; plan and direct the work of employees/others; ability to function with minimal supervision

Requires normal hearing and vision with or without correction, eye-hand coordination, ability to work in all types of weather on a variety of uneven or slippery surfaces; traffic and machinery hazards may be present or may occur, safety training provided; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to carry several items with a total weight of 60 pounds; physical mobility, agility, and mental alertness compatible with an office and construction project setting; may be exposed to noise, dust/smoke, and fumes/odors/grease/oil.

Knowledge of practices, principles, standards and guidelines as related to signage and maintenance. must be flexible in daily schedule; able to work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedule with rapid shifts in priority; work after hours, on weekends, and holidays during road and weather emergencies is required; presence during deadlines and high stress periods of work is mandatory; regular attendance is essential to efficiently process the volume of work in this position; regular attendance is critical in this position because the expertise the employee is providing will not be available from any other source.

Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment. Employment is contingent upon passing a medical screening process.

Application Procedures: Applicants Please Submit:
  • SFN 10950, Application for Employment
  • SFN 18859, DOT Addendum to Application for Employment
  • Copy of final college transcript if applicable
Please Send Application Materials To:
Kathy Rossland
NDDOT- Williston District
605 Dakota Parkway West
P.O. Box 698
Williston, ND 58802-0698
Telephone Number: 701-774-2700
Fax Number: 701-774-2704
Email: krosslan@nd.gov

Application forms may be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html . Applications should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. Background checks will be conducted.

NDDOT staff will score applications based on a 100 point job related personnel system. It is very important to be thorough & detailed on the application materials. The NDDOT Affirmative Action goal is one American Indian male, one American Indian female, and twelve non-minority females.

Applicants with disabilities should contact the Williston District at 701-774-2700 in advance of applying to discuss any special provisions needed for applying or interviewing.

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:
  • Installation, repair and replacement of signs, guardrails and guide posts: Interpret the Manual on Uniform Control Devices specification in order to properly install and maintain traffic control devices. Install, repair and replace traffic control devices such as signs, delineators, guardrails, traffic signals, etc. Assist in the repair of lighting systems on highways, rest areas and scalehouse. Using the retroreflectometer to decide which signs should be replaced. Assist in maintaining district inventory of signs, posts, guardrail hardware and other sign shop hardware (includes inputting sign inventory on computer system). Approximately 50 percent of the time is spent on this duty.
  • Installation of striping and pavement markings: Operate pickup mounted striping machine. Apply and maintain pavement centerline and edgeline striping and payment markings for railroads, stop bars, etc. Assist with application of plastic pavement markings. Assist with inventory of pain, glass beads, templates, etc. Approximately 30 percent of the time is spent on this duty.
  • Servicing of equipment and upkeep of facilities: Complete vehicle use reports. Change oil and lubricate equipment according to schedules. Clean, make minor repairs and keep equipment in good operating order. Approximately 10 percent of the time is spent on this duty.
  • Assist with snow removal: Shovel sidewalks and driveways. Operate front end loader, snowblower and plow trucks during emergency conditions. Approximately 5 percent of the time is spent on this duty.
  • Supervising other employees: Assume responsibilities of highway control traffic supervisor if absent. Assist temporaries in completion of timesheets. Supervise temporaries to assist in duties listed above. Supervise equipment operators when assigned to complete larger projects such as guardrail replacement. Approximately 5 percent of the time is spent on this duty.
  • This is a safety-sensitive position. An employee, not already in a safety sensitive position, who is selected for the position, but before being hired, will be required to satisfactorily complete a drug test. In addition, all employees applying for this position must sign the Drug Testing Release form (SFN 50098) and the district office will contact current and previous employers (within past two years).

    As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.