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Traffic Sign Supervisor - Senior

Recruitment #2014-13215-01

Salary:$28.99 - $35.24/hour; $5,024.78 - $6,107.64/month
Department:Public Works
Job Type: Promotional and/or Interdepartment Transfer
Date Opened:4/11/2014 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline:4/25/2014 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Steven Oliveira

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This is a promotional recruitment only.

You must be a current, permanent employee of Placer County to be eligible to apply.


To plan, organize and direct the activities of the Traffic Sign Maintenance Section within the Public Works Department; to coordinate Section activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent.


The Senior Supervisor level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a work section and/or assumes substantive and significant programmatic responsibility in a defined area or specialty.


Receives general direction from the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical and maintenance personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participate in and perform complex and difficult traffic sign manufacture, repair and installation activities, including silk screening, sign painting, operation of pavement striping machine, and layout of traffic signs.
  • Set safe speed for curve warning signs; inspect work in progress and upon completion.
  • Supervise the sign shop, sign storeroom, and yard; patrol and inspect County roads and streets to determine need for new installation and repair of signs and pavement markers; maintain record of County signs and markings installed and serviced.
  • When assigned, oversee contractors or staff maintaining of traffic signals and related control devices.
  • Recommend and implement Section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for traffic sign manufacture and maintenance operations; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop and oversee the work of staff involved in traffic sign manufacture, repair and installation.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel, supplies and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in traffic sign manufacture, repair and installation, including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or construction technology, industrial art and design, or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid Class B driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements.  Hazardous materials endorsement may be required depending upon the position.
  • May need to possess a valid Class A driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position. 
  • Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of traffic sign manufacture, repair and installation.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in traffic sign manufacture, repair and installation.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of research, analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct traffic sign manufacture, repair and installation operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures; and remember street/road names and general geographic areas.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Perform the most complex work of the unit.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

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4/30/2014    Minimum Qualifications Screening

5/2/2014      Training & Experience Rating

5/5/2014       Eligible List Established