Traffic Maintenance Technician I

City of Norfolk, VA Norfolk, VA

The City of Norfolk's Department of Public Works is currently seeking a Traffic Maintenance Technician I within the Division of Transportation. The Traffic Maintenance Technician I will be responsible for performing field installations for traffic signs and pavement markings. Work involves providing support for special events by setting up traffic control devices.

The Department of Public Works builds, maintains and operates the physical facilities that support and enhance the lives of Norfolk's citizens, businesses and visitors, including the City's Street Network, Traffic Management System, Storm Water System, Waste Management and Recycling Systems.

The Division of Transportation is responsible for the safety and efficiency of traffic flow involving vehicular traffic, vehicular parking, as well as bicycle and pedestrian safety. In order to accomplish this, the Division operates and maintains 312 traffic signals, 120 school and pedestrian crossing signals, 22 continuous and activated flashers and over 31,000 streetlights. Also maintained are more than 700 miles of traffic lane lines and 813 crosswalk locations. The Division creates, installs and maintains more than 40,000 traffic control signs.

Departmental Hiring Salary: $24,600

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

* Administers pavement markings projects by loading materials into thermo kettle and other various trucks.

* Sweeps work area, prepares markings, sets up thermo machines, traffic cones and barricades in accordance with the "Virginia Work Area Protection Manual".

* Operates forklift, thermoplastic hand liner and eradication machines for pavement marking installation and removal.

* Installs repairs and maintains signs by drilling, digging, riveting, hammering, grinding, banding, bolting, cementing and driving posts and/or poles, removing poles.

* Performs other duties by inspecting and maintaining equipment and vehicles.

* Investigates requirements for signs, crosswalks, lane lines, arrows or other markings, retrieving, loading and unloading safety devices for special events and providing information to motorists and pedestrians.


Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency.

One year experience in traffic, construction, plumbing or HVAC work preferred.

The preferred candidate will have the ability to:

* Read and understand written instructions, simple processes, and the routine operation of machines.

* Read ordinances, amps, work orders, and blue prints.

* Perform general math calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

* Create and complete work orders.

Additional Information & Requirements

* Must obtain a CDL Driver's License within 6 months of employment.

* Work Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This position is classified as Essential and will be required to work 24-hour shifts during periods of inclement weather or other emergencies.

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