County Traffic Control Technician I

Open only to Montgomery County Engineering Employees

Recruitment #19-CO0572-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason that this position exists is to assist in the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices and application of pesticides throughout the county. Essential functions are: assists in and applies pavement markings; assists in and constructs and installs traffic control signs; and applies various pesticides to include herbicides and insecticides throughout the county.  The County Traffic Control Technician I classification is distinguished from the County Traffic Control Technician II classification in that the Technician Is perform labor-oriented tasks and typically operate the mosquito control truck while apprenticing for the Technician II classification.  Technician Is receive more direction in the performance of their duties while Technician IIs are more experienced in the application of pavement markings, construction of signs, and the operation of traffic control installation equipment. Technician Is receive close guidance and direction from higher level Technician IIs & IIIs; supervision is provided by the County Traffic Control Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and three (3) months experience installing and maintaining traffic control devices or applying pesticides.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license and an insurable driving record. Some positions require a valid Alabama commercial driver’s license (CDL), Class B with Tanker endorsement. Must be willing to work various shifts. Must be willing to be on-call 24 hours for emergencies.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements and traveling over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces. Work is performed using hazardous chemicals such as paint, sign & striping materials, herbicide, pesticides, insecticides, and other solutions.  Work will require some overtime, night, and weekend hours during peak seasons as well as prior to and/or after special city events. 
PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Physical ability to lift and move objects up to 100 pounds as needed to move materials and utilize equipment. Physical ability to assist in maneuvering paint drums weighing up to 715lb. with the aid of hand trucks. Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds over head as needed to fill spray equipment. Physical ability to climb to and work at height of up to 12 feet as needed to install traffic signs. Physical ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, and bend repeatedly for extended periods of time as needed to complete various work tasks.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancies are with the Montgomery County Engineering Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and minimally qualifying questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and minimally qualifying questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

This position is open only to Montgomery County Engineering Department employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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