Traffic Signs and Markings Supervisor

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Public Works Transportation or Transit

Job Description

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Grade 15
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Traffic Signs and Markings Supervisors working within the Merit System are responsible for supervising a small crew of employees engaged in the installation, repair and replacement of signs and street markings. They plan, assign, and participate in a variety of traffic maintenance activities to ensure roads and road signs are properly marked in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and other relevant laws and ordinances. Individuals in this job class are expected to exercise discretion in determining procedures when carrying out and delegating assignments from written and oral instructions from the Traffic Maintenance Supervisor. Their work is reviewed by on-site observation and inspection by the Traffic Maintenance Supervisor or Traffic Maintenance Superintendent for project completeness.

  • Performs clerical and administrative duties such as corresponding with others, taking inventory, and record keeping in order to facilitate efficient daily operations of the traffic maintenance department.
  • Maintains and repairs traffic striping/sign installation equipment and the traffic sign shop in order to maintain safe and efficient traffic maintenance and installation operations.
  • Inspects and maintains existing traffic control devices (e.g., signs, markings, lane stripes, etc.) in order to ensure that they are highly visible and meet MUTCD regulations.
  • Installs traffic sign and/or parking meters, according to MUTCD regulations and work orders using tools and equipment such as post-hole diggers, jack/hydraulic hammers, and rotary/core drills, or sharpshooter shovels in order to direct the flow of traffic.
  • Supervises staff by assigning and distributing work, directing staff in their job duties, monitoring progress of work, providing feedback and/or training.
  • Installs pavement markings at crosswalks, stop signs, and intersections according to MUTCD regulations and work orders using paint and rollers, preformed thermoplastic, thermolay machines/paint sprayers, propane burners, and raised pavement marker (RPM) machines in order to direct the flow of traffic.
  • Prepares work trucks with needed equipment, materials, and tools for transport to the work site.
  • Promotes safe work practices and establishes worksites in or near roadways using cones, barricades, warning signs, and trucks in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) guidelines and work orders in order to direct and control the flow of traffic and prevent accidents, injuries, or damage to property and equipment.


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 setting up a work zone and flagging traffic.
  • Experience painting using commercial traffic painting equipment.
  • Experience installing traffic signs and markings according to the MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices).
  • Experience reading and interpreting maps and traffic control drawings.
  • Experience performing pre/post trip inspections for vehicles and preventative and basic maintenance for traffic equipment (e.g., checking fuels, fluids, oil levels, striping equipment, thermoplastic machine, etc.).

  • None.

  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Leadership & Management .
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing .
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and painting of traffic signs and marking systems.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of various traffic control devices.
  • Knowledge of various road signs and markings as described in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance practices and measures for small equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures when working in and around traffic.

  • Work is primarily performed at outdoor worksites such as roadways, construction sites, parks, etc.
  • Work involves use of various hand tools such as hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, hand saws, etc.
  • Work involves use of electrical, gas, or air powered tools and equipment such as thermoplastic machinery and painting equipment.

  • Job involves significant and concerted physical exertion required for regular prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, or running.
  • May involve regular 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.


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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