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Labor Crew Chief I #2309-102000-01

Engineering & Operations Div. - Signs Team

Date Opened
Wednesday, September 06, 2023 3:15 PM
Close Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $43,400.00 - $50,732.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


  • Skilled Trades


This position is responsible for direct supervision of a Sign Installation crew with all job functions. This position is responsible for installing and maintaining all ground-mounted traffic-related and specialty signage for the City of Charlotte. This position operates in a fast-paced team environment. This position works primarily in the Sign Installation Section, however, if needed, may be assigned work in other sections or specialized projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform direct daily supervision of sign crew activities including training, coaching, documenting, and providing performance reviews. 
  2. Perform routine maintenance on sign equipment and assets. 
  3. Complete an accurate daily record within the Cityworks system to document labor, equipment, and materials. 
  4. Interpret works orders, prints, and other related documents to complete work accurately. 
  5. Responsible for the installation and maintenance of Traffic Control signs. 
  6. Operate and maintain assets including but not limited to vehicles, specialized equipment, tools, and materials. 
  7. Set up temporary work zones and perform work in medians. 
  8. Follow oral and written instructions. 
  9. Work in a team environment. 
  10. Work in all weather conditions. 
  11. Perform related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Safety – Knowledge of OSHA, City, and Federal rules and regulations, as well as work hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work. 
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain and maintain a City of Charlotte Driving Permit. 
  • Ability to read and write. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a diverse workforce environment. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to the installation and maintenance of traffic signs with limited supervision from Field Operations Supervisor or Labor Crew Chief II. 
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, in all weather conditions. 
  • Ability to use specialized equipment, power tools, and hand tools used in traffic operations. 
  • Ability to work as a team, and lead crew members on various tasks and projects. 
  • Ability to read and interpret prints provided by traffic engineers. 
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and standard practices for the installation, operation, and maintenance of traffic signs and supporting systems. 
  • Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control (MUTCD) for traffic signs. 
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions involved with working in and around heavy vehicle traffic. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Cityworks system. 
 Physical Requirements: 

  •  Bending • Walking (3 miles) • Shoveling (30 lbs.) • Carrying (20 ft., 75 lbs.) 
  • Sitting • Standing • Twisting • Kneeling/Squatting • Pushing/Pulling • Reaching 
  • Crawling • Climbing (10 ft.) • Lifting (3 ft., 100 lbs.) • Work in heights (up to 40 Ft) 
  • Work outside exposed to all weather conditions, chemicals, fumes, solvents, dust, slippery/uneven surfaces, machinery, moving objects/vehicles, and excessive noise. 
  • May climb ladders, work on slippery and uneven surfaces, work in confined spaces, and use vibrating machinery or tools. 
  • Work in traffic; walk in and around moving vehicles and equipment. 
  • Work involves sitting periodically, including riding in vehicles, attending training and meetings, or during use of office equipment such as computers for administrative tasks. 

 Sensory Requirements:
  •  Touch 
  • Hearing 
  • Vision (distance, near, and peripheral) 
  • Depth perception • Color distinction • Smell 

 Work Environment: 

  •  Outdoor environment - working in various weather conditions. 
  • In and around traffic.

Reporting Relationship: 
  • Reports to the Labor Crew Chief II and Field Operations Supervisor.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with work hazards, safety precautions, and OSHA regulations preferred. 
  • Computer experience is preferred including desktop computer or tablet. Examples of preferred computer experience include but are not limited to: Cityworks, data entry, spreadsheets, and Word documents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate with 3 years of work experience 
  • or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties. 
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain City Driving Permit at time of hire.


  • $43,400.00 - $50,732.00 / year; Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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