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Sign And Marking Technician #2406-106500-01

Engineering & Operations

Date Opened
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:59 AM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $46,200-$51,433 / annually
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 Trade


This position is responsible for installation and maintenance of various traffic control devices with a focus on Pavement Markings.  Position assists crews in the installation, maintenance, or repair of pavement markings. Work involves heavy manual labor.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install and maintain pavement markings. 
  • Operate a variety of specialized pavement marking tools and equipment. 
  • Load and unload materials, supplies, and equipment. 
  • Ensure all related Pavement Markings tasks are completed correctly and efficiently. 
  • Maintain detailed work records including maintenance forms, inventory forms, vehicle inspections forms, daily work logs and other documentation. 
  • Set up temporary traffic control, safety cones and signs according to the CDOT WATCH handbook, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and specialized training. 
  • Maintain a safe work environment by following appropriate procedures, utilizing personal protective equipment, and recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions and actions. 
  • Perform related work as required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have valid Driver’s License at time of hire 
  • Must have ability to obtain City Driving permit at time of hire 
  • Must have a Class A CDL
  • Ability to read and write; including follow blueprints that are provided. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 
  • General knowledge of methods, practices, procedures, work hazards and equipment used in the maintenance of traffic control devices and construction. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to the installation and maintenance of pavement markings with limited supervision from Field Engineering & Operations Supervisor. 
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, sometimes under unfavorable weather conditions. 
  • Ability to work on a team, or lead crews, for various types of traffic 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 control systems 
  • Knowledge on the MUTCD
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions involved with working in and around heavy vehicle traffic.

ADA and Other Requirements:
  • Positions in this class typically require grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sitting
  • Standing 
  • Bending 
  • Twisting
  • Reaching 
  • Kneeling 
  • Squatting 
  • Crawling 
  • Climbing (10 ft.) 
  • Lifting (3 ft., 20-100 lbs.) 
  • Shoveling (3ft., 20-25 lbs.) 
  • Pushing/Pulling 
  • Carrying (20 ft., 2-90 lbs.) 
  • May climb ladders, work on slippery and uneven surfaces, work in confined spaces, and use vibrating machinery or tools. 

Sensory Requirements:
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • Vision (distance, near, and peripheral)
  • Depth perception
  • Color distinction Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, tabulating data.
  • Comprehensive written information in work-related documents.
  • Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech.

Working Conditions:
  • Work outside exposed to all weather conditions, chemicals, fumes, solvents, dust, slippery/uneven surfaces, machinery, moving object/vehicles, and excessive noise.
  • Work in traffic; walk in and around moving vehicles and equipment. 
  • Work involves sitting periodically, including driving approx. 50 miles daily vehicle, attending trainings and meetings, or during use of office equipment such as computer for administrative tasks

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with work hazards, work zones, safety precautions, 811 Locates procedures, OSHA regulations, ground construction, specialized equipment and hand tools, traffic signal control, wires, communication, read and interpreting prints, and traffic systems is preferred. 
  • Computer experience preferred; including but not limited to typing, word documents, spreadsheets, and work order management system.

Minimum Qualifications

All relevant experience must be demonstrated on application. 'See resume' will not be considered in place of incomplete applications.

High School Graduate or Equivalent

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.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


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

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

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