Pavement Marking Leader

  • 005412

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, schedules and leads workers and assists in the design, fabrication, installation and repair or replacement of street signage and striping and other traffic control devices; collaborates with other City divisions in traffic control for special events; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Writes work orders; plans and schedules work to be performed; completes daily reports, work orders and time sheets for all jobs.
  2. Inspects completed work to ensure proper work performance.
  3. Assists or performs traffic related maintenance or repairs as necessary.
  4. Designs and fabricates street and traffic control signs according to Department of Transportation specifications.
  5. Prepares street surface for striping by operating grinder to remove old markings as necessary.
  6. Applies thermo-plastic striping to road surface.
  7. Repairs or replaces signs that are damaged or missing.
  8. Repairs or replaces paver stones, ballards, trashcans and benches as necessary.
  9. Places and removes barricade to close streets for special events and emergencies.
  10. Maintains computer used for making signs; maintains cleanliness of shop, work areas and truck.
  11. Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices; ensures work area is barricaded according to safety practices.
  12. Remains on-call as essential personnel for any City emergency.
  13. Interviews, trains, motivates, assigns, and evaluates work and recommends disciplinary actions according to established City procedures. Provides input on performance appraisals.
  • Knowledge of highway and street signs, markings and their various meanings.
  • Knowledge of the City’s philosophy regarding traffic control within its borders.
  • Knowledge of common hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Skill in organizing, supervising, and reviewing the work of assigned personnel.
  • Skill in using hand and power tools.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Skill in operating and working around traffic and moving equipment.
  • Skill in operating computer software used to fabricate signs.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy work in adverse weather conditions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, climb, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma and three (3) years of experience in highway striping and sign fabrication including one (1) year lead or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. Class B, depending on the assignment.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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