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Traffic Sign/Marking Technician I (#TRSMT1AFSH) AFSH
$12.72-$20.19 Hourly / $2,204.80-$3,499.60 Monthly / $26,457.60-$41,995.20 Yearly


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate;

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.  


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of the MUTCD and FDOT Traffic Standards applicable to the application of roadway markings, sign fabrication, sign installation, or road closures.
  • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of roadway marking, sign fabrication, or sign installation equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the preparation and application of materials used to mark roadways and fabricate signs.
  • Some knowledge of high school level mathematics.
  • Some knowledge of basic drafting symbols and terminology.
  • Skill in operating and performing minor repairs on small, medium and long line paint stripers, premelters, bituminous machine, pavement markings grinder, thermoplastic machines and generators.
  • Skill in using sign fabrication tools and equipment such as squeeze roller sheet applicators, electric/hydraulic die cutter, interstate applicator, hot oven and computerized graphic printer/plotter.
  • Skill in using sign installation tools and equipment such as wrenches, post hole diggers, core drilling machine, and sign post extractors, electric saws and jackhammers.
  • Skill in identifying discrepancies between blueprint or work order dimensions and actual road dimensions.
  • Ability to apply paint and markings correctly.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to read and understand aspects of blueprints, survey maps and work orders that describe tasks to be performed.
  • Ability to apply pavement markings or to fabricate and install signs. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to use computer terminals to accurately make sign details.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Operates pavement marking equipment such as small, medium and long line paint stripers, pre-melters, bituminous machine, pavement markings grinder, thermoplastic machines and generators to apply traffic control markings on roadways in accordance with work orders, blueprints, the MUTCD and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) manuals.
  • Loads, maintains and repairs road marking equipment such as small, medium and long line paint stripers, pre-melters, bituminous machines, pavement markings grinder, thermoplastic machines and generators to ensure proper operation of equipment.
  • Operates equipment such as squeeze and roller sheet applicators, electric/hydraulic die cutters, computerized graphic printer/plotter, and hot ovens to fabricate traffic control signs and street markers.
  • Uses the interstate machining and pressure sensitive application with the MUTCD and FDOT standards by selecting sign blanks, using a computerized graphic printer/plotter to produce sign details, using a ruler/tape measure to layout sign details on sign blanks, and applying sign detail to blank.
  • Interprets work orders and associated blueprints, draws sketches and calculates measurements to determine materials needed.
  • Selects traffic control signs, determines appropriate sign locations and installs signs on roadway easements.
  • Sets up barricades for road closures in accordance with FDOT standards.
  • Listens to and forwards citizens complaints, compiles reports, and attends meetings to receive and disseminate information.
  • Drives pickup truck to and from work sites, loads and unloads supplies and equipment, and performs minor safety and operational checks.
  • Performs other related duties as required.  

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

FDOT MOT (Maintenance of Traffic) Intermediate Level Certification.

IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) Traffic Sign Level I.

CLASS: TRSMT1AFSH; EST: 4/19/1995; REV: 6/1/2015;