Traffic Technician - P/T

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Public Works Department

This position will assist in the maintenance and repair of all traffic control devices throughout the Town.  The primary responsibility will be to produce, install and repair street identification signs, roadway signs and posts. Other duties will include assisting with the maintenance of pavement markings. Position will be responsible for work zone safety that includes flagging traffic and setting up safety cones and work site barricades.

Qualified applicants must be able to use or have the ability to learn to use a personal computer to maintain a sign and signal inventory and to learn the use of a graphics plotter to make signs. The selected applicant must also learn specialized software for various traffic control devices and acquire knowledge of both Federal and State standards for traffic control devices, their installations and maintenance.

Qualified applicants must also be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally; carry 50 pounds up to 100 feet and 100 pounds up to 25 feet; work in crouched positions for extended periods of time; work outside in varying weather conditions; drive; flag traffic; understand and give accurate directions, read basic street and traffic signs, communicate with the public and other employees effectively; and see, hear and speak.

Required are a high school diploma or GED, a valid Virginia driver’s license and an excellent driving record.  The selected candidate must undergo and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening.  A satisfactory post offer pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant.

The hourly rate is $11.00. Work schedule will be Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM. This position will not exceed 1,500 hours during any consecutive 12 month period. 

A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017. Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA  24060 or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call 540-443-1021 (voice) or the VA Relay Center at 711 (TDD). 



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