Public Works Signs & Markings Worker
Salary: $20.97 - $25.42 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0531-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Public Works Department
The City of Salem is hiring a Signs and Markings Worker to be a part of the Public Works Sign and Sweeping team! This position consists of manual work in maintenance, repair and construction work in the Public Works Department. As a member of a crew or individually, the work will involve installation and maintenance of street signs & posts; lane line striping; curb painting; pavement markings & legends; cleaning up transient camps & illegal dump sites; right-of-way mowing; setting up traffic control for work zones, planned special events and emergency road closures. As a Signs and Markings Worker you will use of tools such as post hole diggers, digging bar, propane torch, hand & power tools and other related tools as required.
The ideal candidate will have experience in construction and maintenance work with sign and post installation; durable pavement markings and setting up traffic control; with experience operating a variety of equipment. Candidates must possess knowledge of the types and uses of tools, materials & equipment involved in the maintenance and installation of traffic control devices; solid knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (M.U.T.C.D.) and State Revisions; traffic laws, occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in maintenance work in the public rights of way.
This position requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; access a computerized inventory system on a daily basis; read maps; interpret plans and specifications and keep records of time and materials used. The work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and involves working in the right of way of high urban traffic areas. A valid Oregon Class A Commercial Driver's License is required for all assignments.
The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!
What are the minimum qualifications?
- Must pass the pre-employment background check, physical exam, and drug test (including marijuana).
- Must have a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), or the ability to obtain it within six months from date of hire and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
- Two years' experience in maintenance, repair, and construction of right-of-way improvements in traffic control signs and markings.
Where can I find out more about the position?
Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for PW Signs & Markings Worker or view by clicking here.
How can I apply?
The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.
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