Traffic Striping Machine Crew Leader

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Transportation or Transit

Job Description

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Grade 18
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Traffic Striping Machine Crew Leaders working within the Merit System are responsible for overseeing a small crew which operates a large six spray nozzle equipped striping machine and other support trucks. They prepare the truck mounted striping equipment for painting variable center line and roadway control patterns. They also examine the physical work site for completion and to ensure needed equipment is available. Individuals in this job class are also responsible for coordinating the work of the traffic striping/maintenance crews ensuring orders are completed according to departmental and MUTCD standards. They work under the general supervision and completed work is checked through on-site inspections by Traffic Maintenance Supervisor and through performance evaluations.

  • Plans and coordinates the work of traffic striping/maintenance crews in order to ensure that work is completed according to departmental and MUTCD standards.
  • Directs and oversees the operation of traffic striping machine, paint spray systems, support trucks and traffic striping crewmembers in order safely and accurately complete lane striping projects.
  • Oversees the inspection and maintenance of existing traffic control devices (e.g., signs, markings, lane stripes, etc.) in order to ensure that they are highly visible and meet MUTCD regulations.
  • Performs administrative duties such as corresponding with others, taking inventory and recordkeeping in order to facilitate efficient daily operations of the traffic maintenance department.
  • Supervises staff by assigning and distributing work, directing staff in their job duties, monitoring progress of work, providing feedback and/or training.
  • Examines physical work sites in order to plan the most efficient way to complete work projects and/or determine if work orders need to be altered.
  • Reviews completed traffic striping and maintenance projects to ensure completed work conforms to traffic engineering plans and MUTCD regulations.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board's job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

  • Driver's License.
  • Experience driving and operating a Traffic Striping Machine (e.g. spray guns, pumps, onboard computer, tanks etc.).
  • Experience cleaning, repairing, and maintaining traffic striping equipment (e.g. paint guns, hoses, filters, etc.).
  • Experience setting up work zones in high volume traffic areas.
  • Experience reading and interpreting information contained in work orders, maps, and/or traffic drawings.

  • None.

  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Training & Facilitation.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and other applicable standards related to traffic.
  • Knowledge of various road signs and markings as described in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures when working in and around traffic.

  • Work is performed both within employer-owned facilities such as workshop, warehouse, or station and in field locations such as external construction worksites.
  • Work involves use of various hand tools such as hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.
  • Workers may be exposed to weather conditions, such as extreme hot or cold temperatures, or other potentially hazardous conditions such as near roadway traffic, etc.

  • Job involves moderate physical exertion required for occasional prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.
  • Job May involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

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