Department Information, Job Summary and Essential Job Functions
NOTE: The normal starting salary for this position is $15.20/hour. A higher hourly rate may be considered, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant and/or the City's step placement policy.
Full-time employees will receive preference in the following order: major division first, then department, and then all other full-time City employees. If it is determined that no qualified full-time City employees exist, qualified part-time employees and external applicants will be considered.
JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
This posting will be used to fill a current vacancy/vacancies in the Streets, Traffic, and Drainage Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department. However, an eligibility list will be established or supplemented for filling future vacancies in the department, per provisions of the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.
This position is under the direction of an immediate supervisor. The Traffic Maintenance Worker Trainee may be assigned to various specialized functional areas, including pavement marking, sign installation, sign fabrication, and signal maintenance and installation. An employee of this classification primarily works as a member of a crew when performing repair and maintenance tasks. Essential job functions include: driving and/or operating equipment utilized in installing, repairing, and maintaining street markings, traffic control signs and signal devices. The Traffic Maintenance Worker Trainee must know and be willing to enforce safety regulations and procedures relating to work activities and equipment used at the job site. The employee must be willing to learn to complete work orders, safety reports, and other work-related reports. Assignments are received in verbal and written form and work is reviewed by the supervisor through inspection of records and observation of work sites.
Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process. Qualified applicants must upload or submit a copy of their DD Form 214 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application.
Knowledge and/or ability to read, interpret, and apply traffic control regulations and guidelines of the assigned functional areas (i.e. pavement marking, sign installation, sign fabrication, and signal maintenance and installation).
Knowledge of and willingness to follow safety procedures, practices, and regulations.
Ability to operate various heavy equipment and vehicles utilized for the maintenance and installation of traffic control devices.
Ability to utilize tools, work aids, and equipment for work performed.
Ability to install, repair and maintain traffic control devices.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a crew.
Ability to record information accurately.
Possession of a valid driver license (Operator).
Possession of a valid Work Zone Certification with six months of date of hire or promotion.
Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver License with six months of date of hire or promotion.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Primarily outside; exposed to heat, cold, humidity, rain, etc.
Subject to working on and around slippery surfaces such as wet streets, water or paint in the bed of a truck, etc.
Occasionally works from buckets or platforms approximately 36 feet above ground.
Subject to working near moving objects such as traffic and machinery.
Exposed to physical hazards such as electric power and steam heat when installing, cleaning, operating and repairing equipment.
Exposed to allergy causing agents such as bee or wasp stings, poison oak, ivy, sumac, and concrete dust.
Occasional exposure to steady and fairly loud noises while operating machinery and equipment.
Frequent to sustained exposure to toxic substances, noxious odors, and chemical irritants such as paint, cleaning solvents, paint thinner and remover, lacquer thinner, enamels, film developing solution, etc.
May be required to work irregular hours such as shifts, overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
Local travel on a daily basis.
NOTE: Typical City employee working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, working hours vary (may require work to begin before 8:00 a.m. and/or end beyond 5:00 p.m., and/or may require work on weekends and holidays), and are subject to change, based on the duties and location of the position and the business needs of the assigned work unit/department.
Strength enough to lift, push, pull, or carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds such as rolls of Scotch Lite, signs, post-hole digger, posts, power tools, bags of paint beads, cement, grinding machines, etc.
Stamina enough to exert oneself physically throughout the work day.
Flexibility, arm/hand steadiness, and manual finger dexterity enough to perform maintenance and repair tasks on machinery and equipment.
Mobility enough to continuously move oneself from place to place.
Near vision enough to read items such as small print, paint labels, blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and to perform duties such as operating hand tools.
Far vision enough to perform duties such as lining up on street markings while stationed at a seat located in the bed of a truck.
Visual color discrimination enough to accurately match colors and hues.
Eye/hand/foot coordination enough to perform duties such as operating the controls, pedals, levers, etc., on equipment used.
Hearing enough to distinguish direction of sounds, such as moving traffic and equipment, and to understand conversation in a noisy environment.
Speech and hearing enough to communicate clearly and distinctly in person.
NOTE: This position is subject to work 12-hour shifts and 24-hour call including weekends, holidays, and under emergency conditions such as snow and ice removal, floods, tornados, etc.
NOTE: An eligibility list will be established from this posting consisting of applicants who receive a score of 70 percent or better. Multiple selection procedures may be utilized; a minimum of 70 percent or better will be required on each; and the results of multiple selection procedures will be equally weighted. The eligibility list will be in effect for 180 days from the date of the final selection procedure and will be used to fill future vacancies.
NOTE: City employees are required to receive pay electronically, either via direct deposit or pay card.
NOTE: Full-time employees on the Interdepartmental lateral transfer/voluntary demotion list who are interested in this position must submit an application through the standard process.
NOTE TO FORMER EMPLOYEES: To participate in any selection process, former employees must be eligible for rehire. If you are unsure of your rehire status, please contact the Personnel Department at (405) 297-2530. If your rehire status has been coded "Not Eligible," "Eligible 3," or "Conditional," you will need to request a review of your retire status through the Personnel Department's Labor Relations Division.
NOTE: Upon a conditional offer and acceptance of employment, the City of Oklahoma City will conduct a background investigation/verification. Applicants will be provided contact information for any third-party reporting agencies used to collect background information in connection with conditional offers of employment.
NOTE: Applicants will be provided a copy of the City of Oklahoma City's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy upon conditional offer and acceptance of the position and prior to being directed for a health screen/physical examination and drug test.
NOTE: Completion of the supplemental questions is required. Responses to supplemental questions must be supported by work history/information listed on the application/resume.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process,
please notify one of the Personnel Department Representatives.