Pay Range 10 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$13.9722$20.9583
Hourly (42 hrs.)$13.3068$19.9602
Hourly (56 hrs.)$9.9801$14.9702

Traffic Technician

Range: $29,062.11 - $43,593.16 (10)
Position Number: 3418

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for performing technical duties in the maintenance, fabrication, and installation of traffic and street signs.
Fabricates and maintains traffic and street signs, barricades, and other traffic devices; maintains city street markings; maintains city parking lots.
Performs general maintenance on department equipment.
Installs traffic and street signs, pavement markings,  and other traffic control devices.
Clears sight obstruction and city right-of-way obstructions; trims limbs and bushes.
Assists all departments in setting traffic controls for detours, lane closures, and street closures.
Stocks traffic inventory upon delivery, including sign and pavement marking materials.
Sets up speed trailers and traffic counters for traffic control data.
Places zoning and special event signs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of local codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of the fabrication, repair, and installation of traffic control devices.
Skill in the use of a hydraulic post pullers, augers, pavement marking grinding machine, ripack gun, and other specialized equipment used in the fabrication and installation of signs.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Traffic Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, city codes and ordinances, city and department policies and procedures, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the Standard Highway Manual, and written work orders. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied related technical duties in the fabrication, maintenance, and installation of traffic and street signs, pavement markings, and other traffic control devices.  Heavy traffic and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this assignment is to fabricate, maintain, and install traffic control devices.  Successful performance contributes to the safe and efficient flow of traffic.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in a stockroom, warehouse, or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to much noise and dust and to machinery with moving parts.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as gloves and goggles.
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.