Arapahoe County Signs and Markings Technician II in Aurora, Colorado


Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status. Within the Department of Public Works and Development, the Road and Bridge Division is seeking a Signs & Markings Tech II to join our team.

Every Public Works and Development Employee is expected to deliver exceptional performance by implementing the County goals of Service First, Fiscal Responsibility and Quality of Life.

You'll get the best training in the business and the support of an awesome team. The ideal candidate should possess the desire to work hard every day towards a team goal and enjoy performance based annual salary increases.

This job offers opportunities to work for a high performing organization that strives for excellence every day, in which employees are encouraged to grow professionally through personal development and increased responsibility.

Benefits of working for Arapahoe County Road and Bridge:

  • Annual salary increases based on hard work and attitude
  • Promotions based on hard work and attitude
  • Goal oriented workload
  • Excellent balance between hard work and time off provided each year
  • 15 - 8hr paid vacation days
  • 12 – 8hr paid holidays
  • 1 – 8hr paid personal holiday
  • 12 – 8hr paid sick days
  • 3 day weekends! 4 - 10hr work days are routine unless weather or other circumstances arise
  • Work hours are typically 7AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday
  • Insurance – please see benefits tab
  • Retirement – work at a career rather than another job
  • Uniforms and laundry service provided
  • All PPE provided including steel toe boots. Our anticipated hiring range based on the final qualifications of the candidate, $19 - $22 hourly.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Installs traffic signs and markings. Performs and/or reports need for appropriate repair or maintenance actions. Performs sign layouts and fabricates signs. Assists in maintaining an inventory of signs, posts and related equipment.

Interprets and executes instructions from the Signs and Markings Supervisor and Transportation Division staff for the proper installation of signs and markings.

Assists Signs and Markings Supervisor in obtaining utility locates.

Provides Supervisor with information for the daily work input in an accurate and timely manner. This includes maintaining signs and markings maintenance and historical information.

Operates heavy equipment such as front end loader and paint truck.

Removes snow from streets and other public thoroughfares; applies anti-icing or de-icing materials onto County roadways using a variety of equipment, including a tandem axle truck.

This position is required to work on an on-call basis for winter storm duty and other emergency conditions at all hours of the day or night. Shiftwork for snowstorms may require 16 hour shifts or longer based on the severity of the storm.

Performs the duties of a flagger during traffic control situations such as controlling traffic at work site by flagging and/or placing barricades. Assists with traffic control set up and removal at the start and end of each shift.

Performs manual labor duties requiring the use of hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, saws, power drills, post hole diggers, and 60 lb. jack hammer. Operates light equipment such as forklift, tandem axle dump truck with snow plow, grinders, propane burner, and crosswalk paint striper.

May be required to perform other Road & Bridge functions when necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Skill in interpreting and applying written guidelines, precedents, and work practices, to standardized work situations and preparing recommendations for problem resolution.

Skill in recognizing non-standard situations and preparing recommendations for problem resolution.

Knowledge of safety rules, regulations and practices.

Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Ability to obtain working knowledge of Federal, State and County codes and regulations on sign fabrication specifications and installation.

Ability to obtain working knowledge of computerized sign material cutting machine, sign installation equipment, marking applicators and hand tools.

Knowledge and ability in the operation of paint truck striper.

Ability to perform strenuous manual labor for extended period of time.

Ability to obtain knowledge of portable Signal Trailers

Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees and the general public.


Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Ethics and Values: Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.

Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge, does well in technical courses and seminars.

Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.


High school graduation or GED equivalent.


At least 1 year progressively responsible experience installing and maintaining traffic signs and pavement markings. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Supplemental Information


Must have a current "R" driver's license. Possession of a valid Colorado CDL Class "B" or "A" driver's license at time of appointment is valued. Must have the ability to obtain class "B" CDL within 6 months of appointment and a class "A" CDL within one year of appointment.

Pre-employment testing includes an acceptable current motor vehicle check, background check, physical capabilities and drug screen.

Possession of IMSA Work Zone Safety Certification and the ability to obtain IMSA Level I Signs and Marking Technician Certification within in 1 year of hire (IMSA-The International Municipal Signal Association).


Works under the direct supervision of the Signs and Markings Supervisor.




Contacts are with supervisors, management, peers, subordinates, elected officials, customers, and/or vendors. Contacts require the ability to exercise a high degree of interpersonal skills to influence persons at all levels. Incumbent is accountable for the results of the contact.


Work area is within the County Maintenance Shop and involves some exposure to fumes, noise, and smoke. In the field, position may be exposed to all weather conditions and the hazards of working near vehicular traffic.


The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

Heavy manual labor in and out of doors is typical with this position.

Spends 20% of the time sitting and 80% of the time either standing or walking.

Frequently lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 90 lbs.

Uses cart dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 80 lbs.

Frequently stoops, kneels, balances reaches, crawls and crouches while performing work duties in both an outdoor and indoor setting.

Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, etc.

Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of machinery, equipment, and tools in a field setting.

Visual capacity enabling constant operations and safe use of equipment and vehicles.


Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time. Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time. Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

Salary: $19.00 - $25.20 Hourly

Location: 80102, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Public Works and Development

Job Number: 03502

Closing: 11/25/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: Arapahoe County

Address: 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, Colorado, 80120

Phone: (303) 636-1729