Traffic Signs & Markings Technician

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Street & R.O.W. /Stormwater Utilities Section Leader  


SALARY: $15.94 hourly



Manual work of more than ordinary difficulty in connection with the construction, installation, and maintenance of traffic signs and traffic markings.  Employees assigned to this class perform a variety of tasks of a moderately heavy to heavy manual nature to assist in installing and maintaining traffic control signs and markings and will perform tasks as assigned in Public Works Maintenance.  This individual must be highly motivated and be able to recognized and correct traffic and pedestrian hazards without the direction of his or her supervisor.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.   It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day to day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Mixes and pours cement for sign post installation.
  • Applies paint or thermo- plastic markings manually, by the use of an air compressor, and thermo applicator.
  • Performs traffic counts and speed studies.
  • Operates a chain saw and trims or removes trees.
  • Operate pickup truck in transporting signs and personnel.
  • Assists in shop applying reflective and plastic materials on sign blanks or stands; lies out and cuts stencils for traffic signs; cuts letters and symbols.
  • Performs manual labor installation of traffic signs and markings.
  • Repairs damaged signs in the field and shop and will perform maintenance on traffic barricades and tasks as assigned in Public Works Maintenance.
  • Must be able to read road maps, blue prints, and GIS mapping system.
  • Sets up detours and work zones.
  • Monitors the City’s adopt a road program.
  • Maintains daily work sheets, material lists, and other routine records.
  • Responsible for inventory and ordering of Sign Shop materials.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Picks up and removes illegal dumping in right of ways and City owned roadways.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of moderately heavy trucks or similar equipment use in sign and marking installation.
  • Ability to read, write and make arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to keep records and make verbal and written reports.
  • Ability and skill in dealing with the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, FDOT Design Standards and all current Federal, State, and local current guidelines pertaining to traffic control devices, work zone safety, vehicle recovery, and free vision zones.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Access, and Word)
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.


Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.  Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.   Must be able to obtain an IMSA Signs and Markings Level III Certification within (3) three years of employment. A comparable amount of directly related experience may be substituted for the minimum educational requirements.


Ability to be “On Call” 24-hr Emergency standby as required by rotation. Employee must live close enough to the City to be able to respond to Emergency call backs and be on scene within 30 minutes.  This position is to be considered an “essential personnel” and is required to report to duty for emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, water/sewer breaks and other crises to provide for public safety.  Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.


Physical Ability:

Ability to lift up to 80 pounds. Ability to frequently bend, climb, stoop, squat and walk. Physical strength and ability to work out of doors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions and for long hours; manual skill and dexterity.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken in order to be able to do job.  Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small.  Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others.  Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.


Ability to work safely in and along roadways where vehicle and pedestrian conflicts are common.   Ability to deal with stress related to routine deadlines.  Necessity to multi-task successfully.

Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652   DFWP/EOE

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.