City of Enid

  • Traffic & Sign Technician

    Deadline for Applications
    Employee Group
    Work Schedule
    Regular –8 hour shift, typically, Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Regular Full-Time
    USD $13.51/Yr.
    750 Technical Services
  • Position Description




    POSITION TITLE: Traffic & Sign Technician                DEPARTMENT: Technical Services


    POSITION CODE: 22-500                                             FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


    POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.                                 EMPLOYEE CLASS: AFSCME


    POSITION REPORTS TO: Technical Services Supervisor, Lead Traffic Electronic Technician


    BLS COMPARABLE: 53-6041, Traffic Technician

    Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,

    and providing feedback.    



    • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
    • Subject to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
    • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
    • In accordance with 49 CFR 391.53, information regarding previous employers may be used for the purpose of investigating the applicant’s safety performance history within the previous three years. This includes general employment, accident, and drug/alcohol information.
    • In accordance with 49 CFR 393.23, a Motor Vehicle Report covering the previous three years will be obtained for the purpose of investigating the applicant’s driving history.
    • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
    • Possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
    • Must be 21 years of age.

    POSITION PURPOSE: To ensure the safety and quality of the street and traffic system for Enid residents and provide for safe work zones for co-workers.



    • Operate control mechanisms to install signs such as stop, speed limit, and informational signs.
    • Perform skilled tasks in the manufacture, maintenance, and repair of city owned signs.
    • Set up safe work zones for employees and instruct co-workers on traffic hazards and safety.
    • Set up or remove barricades, traffic cones, warning signs, or similar objects to provide traffic control on work sites or special events.
    • Lay out and make pavement markings on roadways.
    • Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting, and sign and marking visibility, in order to assess their effectiveness.
    • Create regulatory, warning, construction, guide, school, recreation, and custom signs, and street markers.
    • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.
    • Perform other duties as required.



    • Effective knowledge of traffic regulations and work zones is demonstrated.
    • Work zones are set up efficiently; other workers are trained in proper work zone set-up.
    • Effective working relations exist with City personnel.
    • New employees are well trained and assisted. Management is appropriately informed.
    • Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety policies.
    • The City’s professional reputation is maintained.



    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:                  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related experience and or/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    CERTIFICATES/LICENSES                   Class B CDL (within one year).

    IMSA Workzone Safety Temporary Traffic Control Certification (within one year).


    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:                    Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by road, including the relative costs and benefits.


    SKILLS/ABILITIES:                              Basic computer skills.

    Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

                                                               Accurate and attentive to detail.

    Good communications and public relation abilities.

    Good typing and computer application skills.

    Ability to assist and support others.

    Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.



    FINGER DEXTERITY:                      Manual dexterity sufficient to work with the fingers.

    VISUAL ABILITIES:                          Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.

                                                          Distance vision, peripheral vision, close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    PHYSICAL STRENGTH:                   PDC Level: Very Heavy Employee lifts/carries 50 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per day); exert push/pull force of 100 lbs. occasionally. Extensive physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities of a mechanical nature. Frequent standing, over the head reaching and lifting, twisting, carrying, climbing, and balancing required. Periodic shoveling requiring lifting from ground to waist to shoulder.


    LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION:     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.


    REASONING ABILITY:                     Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.


    MATHEMATICS ABILITY:                 Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:      Regular –8 hour shift, typically, Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

                                                    Hours change with Daylight Savings.

                                                    24-hour call, after hours and weekends, as required.

                                                    Emergency work during storm related emergencies.

                                                    Overtime as required.


    Other–Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other personnel.

    WORK CONDITIONS:                Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, snow, sun, wind, etc.).


    Noise level:                             Loud. Hearing protection required.


    Other work conditions:             Frequent work on uneven or slippery surfaces.

                                                    Frequent work near moving mechanical parts.

                                                    Frequent work in high, precarious places, above ground where possibility of falling exists.

                                                    Frequent work in an improperly illuminated or awkward and confining space.

                                                    Frequent exposure to fumes, airborne particles, toxic, and/or caustic chemicals.

                                                    Frequent exposure to vibration.




    2-5 years related experience.

    5-7 years related experience.

    Advanced knowledge of city streets, traffic patterns, and city signs.

    Expert knowledge of city streets, traffic patterns, and city signs.

    IMSA Level I Signs & Pavement Marking Certification

    IMSA Level II Signs & Pavement Marking Certification.

    Class A CDL


    Valid CPR Certification.





    Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.


    All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


    I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.


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