Traffic Signs/Marking Foreman I

United States

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Department: Traffic Reports to: Traffic Operations Supervisor

Summary : Under basic supervision, coordinates and leads the daily activities of Public Works Department (PWD) traffic control work crews; verifies that vehicles, equipment, and tools are used in compliance with all safety regulations and standard procedures.

Essential Functions : -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads work crews performing traffic control sign installations and pavement marking activities; identifies and prepares equipment and materials required to meet job demands; assures that all safety rules, regulations, and PWD policies are observed on the job site; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Coordinates and schedules staff, vehicles, and equipment; prioritizes and assigns tasks; reviews the work of assigned staff to assure that work assignments are completed according to specified work orders.
  • Trains work crew in sign installation and pavement marking procedures, techniques, and safety standards; instructs crew in the proper use and maintenance of equipment and tools; works with staff to correct performance deficiencies.
  • Prepares daily activity reports, and material and equipment usage reports.
  • Oversees ongoing work projects to assure that safety rules and regulations are followed, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Operates a variety of trucks and equipment; coordinates the inspection and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
  • Fabricates, installs, and maintains traffic control signs
  • Performs the duties of a traffic control worker as needed to meet workload demand.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Required to be on 24 hour call as assigned.
  • Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Education, Training & Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required; AND three year's work experience in traffic control and street maintenance.

    Knowledge of:

  • Materials, methods, tools and equipment used in traffic control and street maintenance.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair standards for heavy equipment and specialized vehicles.
  • Federal and state safety rules and regulations, including OSHA, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and TX-DOT protocols and safety standards in hazardous traffic environments.
  • Traffic laws and rules for vehicle and equipment operation on public streets.
  • City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, and PWD facility locations.
  • Skill in:

  • Leading work crews, reviewing work performed, and promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
  • Controlling work sites, and establishing effective safety zones and traffic signage.
  • Identifying and resolving traffic control, safety, and mechanical problems.
  • Using specialized tools and heavy motorized equipment to perform traffic control maintenance work.
  • Making routine operating adjustments, repairs, and preventive maintenance to assigned equipment.
  • Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co- workers.
  • License and certification requirements: A Texas State Commercial Driver's License is required; special training and licensing may be required for some incumbents.

    Physical demands and working environment: : Work is performed indoors, outdoors, and at City facilities; requires moderate physical efforts, and the ability to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment. City approved safety shoes must be worn.

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    Traffic Signs/Marking Foreman I




    United States


    May 26, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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