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Sign & Marking Tech

Athens-Clarke County

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REPORTS TO: Sign & Marking Crew Leader
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System - Requires satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes - Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance
Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to install, maintain, and repair Athens-Clarke County traffic signs and pavement markings. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fabricating and erecting signs; painting intersections, railroad crossing and curbs; installing traffic counters; placing traffic cones; and performing additional tasks as assigned.
Job Related Requirements 
Tuesday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. OR Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Occasionally may be required to work outside of normal business hours. 24-hour on-call schedule with a four week rotation. 

May be required to work on religious holidays.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must work cooperatively with others.
When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent with one year of sign and roadway marking and maintenance, sign replacement, sign fabrication, vinyl installation, metal work, construction, carpentry, manual labor, farm work, forklift operations, mechanical, or related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
Experience with basic computer skills, including working with program, word processing, spreadsheets, file management, e-mail, and printing preferred.
Must possess a valid Driver's License.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assists with installing regulatory, warning, guide, construction, detour, and special signs as needed.
Assists in placing computerized traffic counters throughout the county.
Assists with driving posts; uses hydraulic post puller to pull sign posts.
Assists with fabricating signs of all kinds.
Loads materials on truck, such as sign posts, signs, street name plates, bolts, nuts and proper fluid for truck and compressor.
Assists in operating jet blaster and grinder to remove old pavement markings.
Assists with laying out and installing thermoplastic.
Assists in painting intersections, railroad crossings, and curbs; assists in operating small striping machine for various jobs.
Removes sight restrictions, such as tree limbs, from intersections.
Installs ceramic buttons and raised markers.
Assists with flagging traffic.
Assists with unloading posts and signs. 
Maintains clean shop areas; unloads commercial trucks.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Transportation & Public Works Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Sign & Marking Worker I.
Knowledge of the terminology used within the department.
Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Skill in operating equipment and tools such as a jet blaster, paint roller, post driver, air compressor, small striping machine, one ton sign and paint trucks, torches, forklifts, paint mixer, band saw, mechanics and carpenter tools, lawn equipment, sign plotter, and sign printer. 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
Ability to use independent judgement in routine and non-routine situations.
Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.
Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Ability to comprehend and apply the regulations and procedures of the department.

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