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Traffic Signs Technician
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City of Westminster, CO | Westminster, CO
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Job Description


People choose Westminster, Colorado, because it is an extraordinary community with an honored past and an even more promising future. Our employees serve with a purpose and embrace our SPIRIT values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork. We are known as a caring, team-oriented working environment with a commitment to excellence. Innovation and creativity are encouraged, where visionary people who want to see their projects and programs implemented thrive. Westminster's work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Our mission is clear: We deliver exceptional value and quality of life to our citizens.

The Traffic Signs Technician position is semi-skilled to skilled labor involving operation of light vehicles, machinery, and hand and power tools in public works maintenance and construction. Work requires considerable physical exertion and is performed under severe working conditions. It is a mandatory requirement of this position to work overtime, take weekend duty and be on call for emergency work such as snow removal, water breaks, and sewer backups. Employee must be able to respond within thirty minutes when on-call. This is a safety sensitive position.

The hiring range for this position will be $45,990.98 to $49,527.25 per year.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee's fluency in Spanish, Hmong, and/or Laotian.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Public Works and Utilities Department, which maintains and enhances the safety and well-being of the community by providing exceptional water and wastewater service and maintaining the city's extensive network of street infrastructure. The department continuously strives to meet the needs of the community by constantly focusing on customer service, efficient and effective utilization of resources, safety, innovation, and teamwork.

Every employee is accountable to:

* Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority
* Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
* Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision
* Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
* Demonstrate integrity and builds trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior
* Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
* Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate
* Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
* Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
* Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
* Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences


Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to:

* Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
* Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and target areas for personal self-development
* Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
* Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
* Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
* Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
* Demonstrate accountability for work, and take ownership in job performance
* Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product

Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:

* Demonstrate safe operation of equipment, materials, and methods used in Public Works and Utilities maintenance and construction and those used specifically in the Streets Division, including the Traffic Jet Printer, sign laminator, plotter, and retro- reflectometer
* Demonstrate knowledge of and willingness to apply work safety rules and procedures
* Demonstrate the ability to create, edit, and design street signs using street sign design software
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, citizens, and contractors
* Demonstrate knowledge of department policies and procedures and work safety rules and procedures
* Demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and both understand and follow oral instructions or written diagrams
* Demonstrate knowledge of computer programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, Asset Management System, GIS, and Mobile Field Applications
* Demonstrate knowledge in filling out all proper paper for documentation to include daily paperwork and incident reports
* Accurately follow verbal and written instructions
* Demonstrate knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards
* Demonstrate knowledge of MUTCD standards relating to roadway and parking lot striping and pavement markings
* Analyze situations quickly and objectively, recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness in meeting new problems
* Safely use all tools vehicles and other equipment, materials and supplies
* Wear personal protection equipment such as hardhat, steel toed boots, safety vest, safety glasses, gloves and ear protection


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks

1. Acts as a lead worker over a small group of employees who are assisting in accomplishing a specific task including:

* Sign design and fabrication
* City facility parking lot striping
* Installation of pavement markings
* Line grinding
* Monitoring and inspection of drainage areas
* Organizing and completing work orders generated by traffic engineering
* Safe operation of concrete saws
* Safe operation of gas and electric powered equipment
* Safe use of hand tools
* Other equipment as required

2. Performs a variety of construction and maintenance tasks under both routine and emergency conditions, including:

* Building and setting forms
* Pouring and finishing concrete
* Constructing, maintaining, and repairing of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and culverts
* All street maintenance related activities
* Snow removal
* Water, storm and sanitary sewer lines
* Drainage facilities
* Other municipal facilities and grounds

3. Performs work safely, including:

* Operating City vehicle and equipment
* Maintaining CDL Class A
* Maintaining safe driving record
* Wearing personal protection equipment

4. Maintains regular and punctual attendance

Other Duties and Responsibilities

* May perform painting, carpentry and masonry work
* May be required to perform duties from other primary assignment areas, such as water and wastewater, etc.

Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion. POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications


* Graduation from high school or possession of a GED
* Valid driver's license with safe driving record
* Minimum three (3) years' experience in construction and maintenance with an emphasis on street maintenance or related activities
* Minimum one (1) year of experience with street sign fabrication
* Ability to obtain IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician and Signs & Pavement Marking Technician Level I within one (1) year of hire
* Obtain and maintain Commercial Driver License Class A within 90 days of employment


* Five (5) or more years' experience in construction and maintenance with an emphasis in street sign fabrication, pavement striping, and pavement markings.
* Additional education such as college level course work or vocational trade school

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.

Physical Requirements

This position is physical in nature and requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to:

* Constantly sit while driving to and from work sites and operating heavy equipment on site, constantly walk on uneven terrain to assure crew safety and quality of work; frequently stand on uneven terrain
* Frequently squat and kneel in awkward confined spaces; occasionally crawl to inspect heavy equipment and work performed and balance to enter and exit vehicles and heavy equipment at elevated heights; constantly climb to enter equipment and vehicles at elevated heights; constantly bend to observe work from cab of equipment; constantly reach below and overhead to operate equipment and enter vehicles; constant twisting while operating heavy equipment
* Constant light/firm grasp and fine manipulation to handle tools, equipment and material
* Constant step up/down to use ladders to enter vehicles; constant actuate mechanism to operate heavy machinery and vehicles
* Constant near/far acuity and hearing to safely perform duties and perform office tasks
* Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 120 pounds from ground to waist to move manhole covers; constant lifting and carrying of up to 100 pounds to move cement bags and equipment; occasional pushing and pulling of up to 120 pounds twenty (20) feet to lift and move manhole covers and other equipment


Work is occasionally performed indoors and constantly outdoors with frequent exposure to extreme temperatures. Maintenance and repair are performed year-round on busy City streets where loud noise and traffic may cause a distraction. Work is very physical in nature and requires a great amount of physical exertion in extreme conditions while working with material that may exceed 450 degrees Fahrenheit. On-call duty is also required for emergency maintenance such as water breaks and snow removal.

Required Materials and Equipment

Will be required to operate light and heavy construction equipment such as backhoe, front end loader, jet trucks, air compressors, tandem dump trucks, power saws, hand and power tools, gas detectors, air blowers, tripods, pavers, motor grader, asphalt rollers, street sweeper, flusher, and crack seal equipment. General office equipment including a personal computer, telephone, radio, copier, and fax machine.


* Background check including employment references, criminal history, and driving record review
* If current CDL holder DOT questionnaire (Form 49 CFR part 40 Drug and Alcohol Testing) and required background check will be submitted to previous employer for the past two years
* Drug screen
* Physical
* Must be legally entitled to work in the United States

About City of Westminster, CO

The City of Westminster also operates a satellite location located in the Westminster Mall. City Hall at the Mall is located at the SW entrance to the mall between Robinson's May and Macy's. City Hall at the Mall houses a Police Substation, a secondary water billing location, as well as our Grants/Housing Division. Payments are accepted at this location for water bills, pet licenses, ambulance bills, as well as garage sale permits. We also accept registration fees for our Recreation classes. CALL CITY HALL AT THE MALL @ (714) 894-3796.