Traffic Striper Operator I (#RC0551)
$25.98-$31.58 Hourly / $4,503.58-$5,474.14 Monthly / $54,043.06-$65,689.68 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, performs skilled work in the installation of roadway center and edge lines; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the entry-level class in the Traffic Striper Operator series. Incumbents in this class operate the traffic striping vehicles and painting equipment, mark roadways, and control traffic.


  • Operates a highway paint striping truck; informs painting systems operator of road and traffic conditions and changes in pre-marked striping symbols; operates paint delivery system and accessory equipment in the striping and marking of county roads.
  • Measures roadways and intersections and pre-marks for placement of painted lines; places traffic-warning devices; directs and controls traffic on affected roads.
  • Makes routine maintenance, repairs, and changes to traffic striping systems and related vehicles and equipment; disassembles, cleans, and assembles painting equipment on striping vehicles.
  • Makes estimates of time and material needed to complete proposed or assigned work projects.
  • May prepare and maintain written records and reports of work completed and materials used; may assist other members of the Traffic Maintenance Unit in the installation and painting of traffic control devices.
  • May perform skilled installation and maintenance of traffic control devices; may perform skilled or semi-skilled tasks in the construction and maintenance of County roads.


Experience: One-year experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker in San Joaquin County service. 

Experience: Two years of experience in the construction, installation, or painting of traffic control devices.

License: Possession of a valid Class B California driver’s license, with tanker endorsement.


Traffic control devices and their functions; traffic control standards, and rules and regulations pertinent to the operation of motor vehicles; use and maintenance of spray painting equipment and accessories; basic mathematics; occupational hazards involved in traffic control work; safety precautions necessary for protection of employees, equipment, and the public.


Understand and follow written and oral instructions; manipulate and operate controls of traffic striping equipment; perform routine mechanical maintenance work; perform basic computations in estimating labor and materials required for a job; perform moderately heavy manual labor; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; prepare routine written records and reports.


Mobility-Occasional operation of a data entry device, sitting/standing for extended periods; occasional walking, pushing/pulling, bending, grasping, squatting; driving equipment; Lifting-Frequently 5-30 pounds or less; occasionally 30-70 pounds; occasionally restraining, lifting and/or turning heavy objects; Vision-Good overall vision, color perception, depth perception; occasional reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; good field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with occasional writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone/radio and in person; constant exposure to construction and traffic noise; Special Requirements-May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact and decision making; occasional concentration required; Environmental-May be exposed to dust, fumes, and varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC0551; EST: 12/9/1992; REV: 12/14/2005;