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
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
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
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.
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
Operation, maintenance, and repair standards for heavy equipment and
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
City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, and PWD facility
Leading work crews, reviewing work performed, and promoting and enforcing
safe work practices.
Controlling work sites, and establishing effective safety zones and
Identifying and resolving traffic control, safety, and mechanical
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-
License and certification requirements: A Texas State 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