City of Farmington
  • 10-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 15.5264-24.1748 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits



JOB POSITION #55: Traffic Sign Technician


DEPARTMENT: Public Works/Traffic


HIRING RANGE: $15.5264 - $24.1748/hourly

DAYS WORKED: Monday - Friday

HOURS WORKED: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time




Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties in fabricating and maintaining traffic signs for the division.

Maintains and updates traffic control inventory (ArcGIS) system both in writing and using a personal computer.

Works under the direct supervision of the Traffic Foreman.

No supervision is exercised in this position.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Makes, installs, maintains and repairs traffic signs including layout, assembly and disassembly, pole (post) setting and straightening and graffiti removal.

Applies pavement markings. Prepares materials and surfaces; paints and/or applies marking tape and/or hot plastic material.

Provides traffic control for self and others, i.e., setting out and picking up temporary signs and barricades for construction and special events.

Uses computers for sign design and fabrication.

May perform routine maintenance of tools and equipment as necessary.

Maintains a clean and safe work environment.

Is generally alert to conditions and events occurring on city streets and rights-of-way and can respond accordingly.

While performing job duties, takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances and acts accordingly to prevent accidents.

Deploy dynamic message boards for projects or any misc. events, install traffic data collection devices as needed, and assist in long line striping layout throughout the City.

Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials and equipment.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy which includes: pre employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow up testing.

Extensive background checks required.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Basic knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices desired.

Working knowledge of computers and applicable software packages used in sign making helpful.

Experience maintaining tools and equipment preferred.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.


Miscellaneous hand and power tools, applicators, long handled tools, jackhammer, post pounder, operates utility and sign trucks, sign making machines, painting equipment, thermoplastic machines, telephone, mobile radio, and personal computer.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in inclement outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in hazardous traffic conditions on busy streets in moving traffic. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.


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