Traffic Sign & Pavement Marking Maintenance Supervisor I (Non-Exempt)

City of Portland, Oregon
July 21, 2021
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

About the Position: The City of Portland is seeking a Traffic Sign & Pavement Marking Maintenance Supervisor I to join the Project Delivery & Technical Support Division within Maintenance Operations. T his position will perform an essential role within the team and is responsible for providing equitable leadership , coordination and work with staff to create a high performance, service-oriented, safety sensitive work environment that supports the City & Bureau's mission and values.

What you'll get to do:

  • Provide leadership and support the professional development of approximately 15 people.
  • Implement unit goals, objectives, work plans, and supervise staff in day to day activities .
  • Plan, organize, supervise and participate in the work of staff engaged in development, implementation, and administration of the Traffic Sign & Pavement Marking program.
  • Determine and prioritize work, assign appropriate resources, and oversee budget as assigned.
  • Evaluate, coach, and develop current employees into future leaders.
  • Establish standards and best practices, and use them in monitoring program performance against program goals and objectives to ensure consistent quality and progressive results.
  • Apply continuous improvement principles in standard daily work and participate in long-range planning as assigned.
  • Utilize data to develop recommendations and make decisions to optimize outcomes.
  • Oversee procurement of equipment, parts and supplies as assigned, to support operational objectives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in a dynamic, team-based environment.
  • Sustain a culture of safety, organizational and operational excellence, stewardship and professionalism.

You are (a):

  • Authentic: Experience in a professional, multi-cultural environment; treating co-workers and employees with respe ct and being supportive simultaneously holding staff accountable and treating customers as a priority.
  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, document solutions and pro-actively solve problems.
  • Someone who values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership , self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • An Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace , embracing the City of Portland's Values of anti-racism, communication, collaboration, equity, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Safety Conscious: Incorporate safety into all your decisions.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, team-oriented, and empathetic.
  • Ethical: A good steward of public resources to sustain confidence with PBOT constituency.
  • Dedicated: Have a passion for public service and hold a high level of pride in making sure that projects, tasks, and emergency responses are effectively and efficiently completed.
  • Innovator: An aptitude for a continuous improvement environment
  • Organized: Able to work on a multitude of tasks and understand/respond to various situations in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Communicator: An effective communicator to technical and non-technical individuals and who is proficient verbally and in writing. You are comfortable navigating transparent conversations related to timelines, performance or anti- racism and equity, and are able to create positive outcomes.

Please note: The incumbent is considered an essential employee and a member of the bureau's 24 hour response team. This may require after hour, evening, weekend, and holiday emergency response.

About the division: The Traffic Sign & Pavement Markings program installs and maintains a variety of signage, pavement markings, and traffic delineators throughout the City. This program intersects with a variety of projects as signs and markings are commonly required to complete pavement and sidewalk maintenance and upgrades. Due to the increase of capital improvement projects, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of signs and pa vement marking and other transportation assets to install and maintain throughout the City. The program balances m aintaining City standards for the preservation of the City's increasing assets while continuing to deliver on capital improvement projects .

Who we are:

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here .

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for the position:

  1. Experience applying the practices & general knowledge of the construction, maintenance, repair and/or operation of municipal public works utilities , and the Manual Uniform Traffic Control Device regulations and applicable federal/state/local laws

  1. Experience with workload and project planning, project management, and short to long-term scheduling.
  1. Experience supervising field employees from diverse backgrounds including scheduling, training, motivation, and mentoring.

  1. Experience a pplying safe working practices, training staff on safety and proper use of equipment, and ensuring staff follow city, state, and OSHA standards.

  1. Experience working independently and collaboratively to problem solve and manage small to large projects while incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations.

  1. Experience with budget and cost management/development, timekeeping, workload/staff planning and recordkeeping including the ability to use associated software and hardware.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested . Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

** PLEASE NOTE : The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment TimelinePosting Closes: 8/2Applications Reviewed: Week of 8/2Eligible List: Week of 8/9Selection Phase Begins: Mid-Late AugustJob Offer: September*Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtain
  • ed which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Optional Informational Session
(Session time will also feature information for the
Maintenance Planner & Scheduler job posting)
Tuesday 27th from 12PM-1PM Virtual via Zoom (Link to be shared after RSVP)
Tuesday July 27th in person from 3PM-4PM (Address provided after RSVP)
**To RSVP** or request an accommodation, please email
no later than 1PM on Monday the 26th

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates:

Questions?/ Recruiter Contact Information:
Emily Mavraganis, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3314

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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