Signage and Striping Maintenance Supervisor

Recruitment #1911-5225-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking a dedicated, dependable, and motivated professional to serve as a Street Maintenance Supervisor for the oversight of the sign installation and pavement marking shops, in the Department's Traffic Engineering Division.  The successful candidate manages day to day operations within the sign installation and pavement marking shops, and provides direction and support for projects and programs related to signage and pavement marking.  The successful candidate must have a positive attitude and a team mentality, while leading through example, competency, and accountability.

Essential Functions

Manages the Signage and Striping section of the Traffic Engineering Division.  Coordinates workload, prioritizes scheduling, monitors resource levels, assigns work, monitors progress/quality, and provides oversight of crews performing technical and specialized work in traffic systems maintenance, signs, and pavement markings.  

Supervises several fulltime employees and all assigned work in the traffic control signage and pavement marking shops; including conducting performance evaluations, providing counseling and assistance, coordinating training, administering discipline/termination procedures, resolving issues, and hiring.

Communicates effectively, exemplifies and builds a team mentality, and maintains effective working relationships with others.

Provides a high level of customer service (internal and external), receiving and responding to inquiries, providing information, and providing service in a timely manner, using Cartegraph operations management software (OMS); evaluates and addresses escalated issues and provides solutions; conducts research; prepares correspondence.

Serves as a representative of the City of Tucson and the Department.  Supports of the goals, programs, and initiatives of the Traffic Engineering Division, the Transportation Department, other City Departments, and the community; Assists with the implementation of Department policies, projects and procedures.

Maintains system data, activity reporting, program documentation, correspondence and other records related to assignment area.

Monitors and performs work inspections to ensure conformance to applicable organizational, local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.

Develops and implements programs for the systematic maintenance of the City’s traffic control signage and pavement markings. 

Promotes a positive and proactive safety culture within the department of Transportation, while monitoring work to ensure adherence to safety policies and procedures.

Ensures that 811 (formerly Blue Stake) operations and other critical tasks are included in sign installation workflow in an effective and efficient manner. 

Reviews and oversees the maintenance of supplies/materials inventory; monitors equipment maintenance needs; issues supply purchase and/or equipment maintenance requests; monitors supply levels to ensure adequate inventory; communicates budget, material, and equipment needs to management.

Assists with the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines that address signage and pavement marking issues for the Department.

Monitors the quality and effectiveness of materials and participates in updating standard specifications.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Additional Information Knowledge of:

Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).

Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).

Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).

Standard practices, methods and materials of assigned work.

Project management principles and practices.

Business math concepts.

Filing and record-keeping principles.

Occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices.

Uses and properties of supplies and equipment.

Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).

Customer service principles.

Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.

Modern office technology.

Skill In:

Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).

Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).

Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed (based on assignment).

Assessing and evaluating project performance and timelines.

Performing inspections or reviews and documenting compliance or deficiencies.

Providing oversight of crews and/or contractors providing transportation-related maintenance and repairs.

Composing and maintaining basic original documents including reports and program materials.

Performing basic original research, compiling and assembling data.

Organizing tasks, meeting deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.

Providing direction to others in order to meet standards.

Providing attention to detail in assignments.

Proofreading and error correction.

Business math computations.

Organizing and maintaining records and files.

Maintaining and updating data and documentation.

Comprehending reference books and manuals.

Operating assigned tools and equipment.

Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).

Providing customer service.

Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.

Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years of lead or supervisory experience in fabrication, installation, and maintenance of traffic control signage and/or  application of pavement markings. 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word/Excel)


Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.   

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: November 22, 2019.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Malena.Carreona 520.837.4071at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.