Traffic Signs & Markings Specialist I
City of Lakewood, CO - Lakewood, CO

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The hiring range for this position is 35,401.60 to $40,000 per year depending on qualifications.

Under minimal supervision, installs, maintains and inventories traffic signs and markings within the City of Lakewood. Keeps records on activities performed.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.) ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Installs traffic control signs. Performs all tasks related to Safety Asset Management using Sign Track software.

Performs keyboarding operations and uses personal computer to maintain databases. Prepares or assists in the preparation of equipment for pavement marking and sign installation. Assists in the layout and painting of parking lots. Assists in the installation of pavement markings. Assists in placing guide markers for painting street lane lines. Assists in the removal of non-conforming traffic lines with a grinder. Assists in the sign shop with the sign fabrication/manufacture process (weeding, transferring, rolling material onto aluminum as needed). Assists in proper inventory of materials used. Completes work logs of materials used, task completed, and crews performing tasks daily. Maintains inventory of field assets such as signs and markings. Maintains equipment when needed. Maintains organized work area. Drives City vehicle and tows trailer. Sets up and retrieves speed monitoring devices. Performs pre and post trip inspections on equipment. Sets up safe work sites including proper use of cones, signs and traffic control. Works independently and as part of a team; follows supervisor’s instructions. Participates in weekly scheduled clean-up activities. Performs all other duties as assigned. Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner. Requires regular and prompt attendance. IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS Instructs seasonal staff of Follow-Truck procedures. Assists signal crews as requested by supervisor. Works with other Departments, Divisions and outside agencies to coordinate work efforts. Assists in performing keyboarding operations and uses personal computer to aid in the fabrication/manufacture of traffic control signs. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Supervision Received: Receives supervision ranging from close to general depending on the nature of the task from the Traffic Signs & Markings Supervisor or from the Traffic Signs and Markings Specialist III when appropriate. Supervision Given: Assists in the guiding, directing and training of seasonal and temporary employees.

Essential Qualifications:
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Licensure/Certification/Registration Valid driver’s license and a good driving record. CDL Class B preferred or ability to obtain it within six months of employment. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to communicate effectively with other employees as well as supervisors. Ability to use personal computer and keyboard. Ability to work effectively as a team member. Ability to work productively without constant supervision. Ability to work safely and set up safe work zones. Knowledge of CarteGraphe software PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. IMSA Level I certification in signs and markings. Six months experience in performing the basic functions of manufacturing, maintaining and installing traffic signs and in performing traffic line layout and installation of traffic markings.

KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs:
Lifting and Carrying: Must be able to lift and/or move heavy objects such as traffic control barricades, sign blanks, sign poles, markings materials, and other miscellaneous equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; some objects have to be lifted chest high and/or placed on the floor. Pushing and Pulling: Must be able to push and/or pull a pallet jack with paint totes, bead totes, aluminum sign blanks, sign faces, and other miscellaneous equipment weighing up to 500 pounds. Must be able to assist in pushing and or pulling a pallet jack with above materials weighing up to 2000 pounds. Body Positions: Stands, kneels, squats, moves about, climbs stairs and ladders, uses keyboard; drives for extended periods of time. May work at heights up to 30 feet. Twists, bends and reaches while holding objects. Pounds nails, rivets, and the like. into concrete, asphalt, wood, aluminum, etc. Grips and manipulates cans of spray paint as well as a variety of tools on a daily basis. Hearing: Must be able to hear telephone, radio and audio equipment signals. Paint truck operations require two-way radio communications. Must be able to hear traffic and warning signals on vehicles. Vision: Must have good hand/eye coordination for sign making, sign installation and painting operations. Uses vision to drive and to notice hazards while working. MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mathematics: Requires ability to perform simple mathematical calculations to determine quantities of materials used. Language Ability: Must be able to communicate effectively among team members and public contacts in the field. Reasoning: Must use judgement to determine when to work independently and when to ask for direction. WORK ENVIRONMENT Performs work outdoors under adverse weather conditions. Performs work that involves frequent exposure to loud noise and vibrations, smog, dust, machinery, heavy equipment, traffic hazards and heavy traffic. Work involves high degree of public visibility. Work involves contact with employees inside and outside the work unit as well as the public. Performs work that involves exposure to and handling of paint and chemical agents. EQUIPMENT USED Acetylene welder Band saws Chemicals, paints, solvents Forklift GPS receiver Grinder Hand tools (i.e., hammers, wrenches, compressor, power wrenches) Jackhammer Paint and gas pumps Paint machine/paint truck Pallet jack Personal computer and keyboard Pionjar Post Puller Two-way Radio Saws Sign making software and plotter/cutter Skid Loader Speed Monitoring Devices Equipment Trailer City Vehicles

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