Hennepin County's Transportation Operations Traffic Division is seeking a Senior Traffic Sign Worker. This position will lead crews engaged in traffic sign maintenance and installation, traffic sign fabrication, guardrail maintenance, and centerline striping operations, as well as train and evaluate permanent and seasonal employees working in the Traffic Division Sign Shop. The candidate selected for this position must be able to participate in winter snow and ice control operations and be available for on-call duty after hours, weekends and holidays.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program. Location and hours: This position is located at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive in Medina, MN 55340. There is no public transportation to this facility. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Candidate must be available to work various shifts, which include day, evening, overnight, holiday, and weekends.About this position type: This is a full-time, benefit-earning position. This position is internally classified as Traffic Sign Worker, Senior. Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
· Serve as crew leader for sign shop specialty functions such as: sign shop manufacturing and fabrication of traffic signs, maintenance and replacement of traffic signs, and center line striping operations and implementing safety improvement projects.
· Maintain inventory and production records; complete reports necessary to record signs and devices on an automated inventory system.
· Select sites and install overhead signs and devices.
· Implement and monitor lane closures and detours.
· Repair and/or refurbish various types of guardrail installation.
· Meet and coordinate with utility companies to locate underground facilities.
· Coordinate with other divisions (Construction) and private companies in the installation of signage on new projects.
· Perform snow and ice control with designated equipment as determined by division needs.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Three years or more of experience in highway maintenance and/or road construction, including two years or more of experience in the area of roadway marking, sign installation, maintenance, and/or sign manufacture.
o An equivalent combination of training and experience.
· A valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with airbrake and tanker endorsements.
· Must obtain and maintain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with airbrake and tanker endorsements within one year of employment.
Nice to have:
· Experience using computerized inventory management systems.
· Knowledge of:
o The methods, materials, and equipment used in pavement marking.
o Traffic sign practices and regulations, and work zone signing.
o The techniques used in sign manufacturing and fabrication.
· Skill in the safe and effective use of diesel- and gas-powered trucks and other construction and maintenance equipment.
· Ability to:
o Work from plans, specifications, and verbal and written instructions.
o Lead assigned employees.
o Operate snowplow equipment.
o Plan and schedule activities and work with minimum supervision.
o Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County staff, public employees from other agencies, and the general public.
About the Traffic Division:The Traffic Division is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all county road Signs, Signals, Pavement Markings and Guardrail. The Division consist of approximately 30 staff that form three teams; the Sign Shop, the Signal Shop, and the Traffic Management Center to operate and maintain the following county assets:
· 55,000 Traffic Signs
· 9,000,000 LF of Pavement Markings
· 10,000 Pavement Messages
· 100,000 LF of Guardrail
· 800 Traffic Signals
About the department: We envision a Transportation Department whose members are respectful of one another and the public we serve and are committed to the delivery of a safe, high-quality county highway system. We are widely trusted and recognized for innovation, collaboration and the responsible use of resources.About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (Log in as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future permanent or limited duration vacancies.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.If you have any questions, please contact: Tieasha HardyTieasha.Hardy@hennepin.us