Traffic Maintenance Superintendent

Monterey County Human Resources
July 21, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description

Invites your interest for the position of

Final Filing Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Exam# 21/74I25/07JA

The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department brings together a range of functions to ensure safe building construction, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure and county facilities, and protect natural resources.


The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department is in immediate need for a Traffic Maintenance Superintendent. This classification is a single management level class in the Traffic Maintenance Worker career series responsible for planning work and directing all personnel and equipment assigned to the traffic maintenance crew. Under direction, the incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising a small crew in all activities related to the fabrication, preparation, installation and maintenance of traffic control devices for Monterey County roads (with the exception of electronic devices), and performs other duties as assigned.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis [County-wide].

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include:

  • Plans installation and maintenance of traffic-control and traffic calming devices, including estimating, securing and scheduling crew, fabrication of signs, material, equipment and contract forces required in a cost effective manner.
  • Inspects and monitors the traffic control devices within the County's road system to evaluate unsafe conditions and ongoing maintenance needs and takes action to initiate corrections.
  • Inspects sign manufacturing and field traffic-control installations to evaluate compliance with standards, appropriateness of conditions, replacement schedule and ongoing maintenance needs.
  • Plans, supervises, assigns work of traffic maintenance crew members and evaluates and performs routine counseling and discipline regarding work performed by crew members.
  • Ensures work safety practices and procedures are in compliance with federal, state and county regulations, laws and ordinances.
  • Prepares work schedules for routine maintenance of traffic-control devices and maintenance of equipment, material, and installation service records.
  • Participates in the selection, promotion of and serious or complex disciplinary actions related to crew members.
  • Prepares, evaluates and monitors budgets for maintenance, repair, and replacement of traffic-control devices.
  • Reviews and responds to requests for service with property owners regarding countywide traffic control maintenance.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of:

  • Materials, methods, maintenance and operation of equipment and vehicles employed in the installation and maintenance of traffic-control measures, OSHA and other health and safety regulations, requirements and practices as they relate to traffic maintenance.
  • The California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications, the California Vehicle Code, departmental Code of Safe Practices, and other federal, state and county laws, regulations, rules and ordinances related to the operation of vehicles, equipment and standards employed temporary traffic control and in traffic control device installation and maintenance.

Working Knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Topographic maps, road plans, profiles, and construction specifications.
  • The principles of surveying.
  • Computer operation and software.
  • Complex computer operated sign software and plotter hardware.
  • Sign manufacturing equipment and techniques.
  • Sign installation hardware and techniques.
  • Specific equipment and techniques used in the application of legends and markings both paint and durable.
  • Long-line striping equipment and techniques.
  • Hydraulic pumps and airless paint systems.
  • Underground utility markings and USA procedures.
  • Equipment, devices, techniques and practices utilized in temporary traffic control, temporary signing and temporary legends/markings.

Some Knowledge of:

  • Basic math sufficient to perform mathematical calculations to review and complete time, equipment, material and service request records and to take measurements.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Perform mathematical calculations required for traffic control device installation, maintenance, and time and equipment records and reports.
  • Direct, coordinate, supervise, train, perform, and instruct crew members crew in all facets and levels of temporary traffic control and traffic maintenance work.
  • Plan, supervise, assign and evaluate the work the Traffic Maintenance crew, and train, counsel and/or discipline subordinates.
  • Estimate and secure resources needed to complete construction and traffic maintenance projects.
  • Inspect sign manufacturing, field traffic control device installations and existing roads to evaluate compliance with standards, appropriateness of conditions, and ongoing maintenance needs and determine corrective action required.
  • Read, interpret and explain to others specifications, plans and profiles used in traffic maintenance and layout complex delineation from standard plans and/or construction plans.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and written, in order to follow/give oral and written instructions, complete forms, maintain records and prepare required reports.
  • Train subordinate crew members in and implement appropriate safety practices and techniques.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and attend and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible traffic maintenance work, two of which include Public Works lead worker responsibilities or equivalent and formal training in supervisory management.

Additional Information Required conditions of employment:
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Be available to work rotating or irregular shifts including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays during special projects or emergency or disaster situations caused by storms, flooding traffic accidents or other natural/manmade disasters; and on call twenty-four (24) hours/day, seven (7) days/week.
  • Possess a valid California class C Driver License at the time of hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record
  • Obtain a California Class A Drivers License with tanker endorsement during the probationary period.
  • Submit to alcohol and drug tests (for positions requiring class A or B driver licenses) as mandated by the Department of Transportation federal regulations
  • Work under adverse conditions such as inclement weather, dust or silica dust, heat, fire or steam, wind, or environments subject to sudden changes and/or extremes in air temperature, pressure or humidity, work outdoors, on uneven add/or slippery and/or wet ground surfaces, at elevations above ground level, come in contact with water, petroleum products, lubricants, cleaning solutions or solvents, toxic fumes, liquids or gasses, allergens, chemical products requiring MSDS sheets, infectious organisms, plant, animal or food material or waste, around moving machinery, vehicles, equipment, hand and/or power tools, electricity, vibration, explosion/implosions, and in extremely noisy environments.
  • Use/wear appropriate safety clothing and equipment (PPE's).
  • Work in environments that may be hazardous and exposes workers to vehicular traffic as work is performed at the side of the road or in the actual roadway. There is also the danger or injury by working with or around heavy equipment.
  • Comply with the material, methods, handling, storage and disposal practices associated with hazardous materials and hazardous waste in accordance with all Federal, State, Local and Departmental laws, regulation, policies or practices.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Apply On-line!
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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department
Attn: Julie Aulenta, Associate Personnel Analyst
1441 Schilling Place, 1st Floor, Salinas CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5014 Fax: (831) 784-5603

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions

All required materials must be received no later than final filing date:
Friday, August 27, 2021

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applications that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5014.

The County of Monterey is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 8/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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