Traffic Control Painter I

Recruitment #24-6145-002

Examination Date

Week of April  22, 2024
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date.


Supervises and participates with a crew engaged in the operation of street painting equipment. Responsible for painting traffic control lines, markings on street surfaces and the fabrication of traffic control signs. Performs skilled tasks including brush or spray painting and silk-screening of sign blanks; using sign design software to design and fabricate traffic control and other signs; and operating street striping equipment. Participates with a crew engaged in the operation of street painting equipment, does layout, markings and painting of centerlines, lane lines, stop lines, crosswalks and various other traffic control markings.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must have one year of experience in one of the following areas: 
  1. Traffic Control street painting in accordance with manual on uniform traffic control devices 
  2. Traffic Control mechanic assigned to a sign or paint crew 
  3. Sign design and fabrication 

 Must have 3 years of experience as a trades worker performing construction, carpentry, or tool shop work.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Within 150 days of appointment must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class B Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio. Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence within the prescribed 150 days of appointment.

General Requirements

While performing the duty of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and works with moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to vibration for extended periods of time and works in wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee must work in and around live vehicular traffic for extended periods of time.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 117 (Wage) or below, pay grade 25 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.