Traffic Sign And Marking Mechanic

Baltimore County
40 per week $20 - $23 Per hour MD 9610 Pulaski Park Dr #219, Middle River, MD 21220, United States


Pay Schedule II, Grade H-19, Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Transportation and Sign Shop.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under general supervision, installs, repairs, and maintains traffic signs, posts, markings, and associated equipment.

Essential Job Duties

  • Participates in the operations of a traffic sign crew.
  • Completes all types of traffic sign installations, repairs, and maintenance from work orders and location sketches.
  • Makes field decisions concerning traffic sign locations.
  • Meets and confers with utility company representatives for obtaining underground clearances.
  • Operates and maintains a sign truck and associated equipment.
  • Leads and instructs other mechanics and associates.
  • Lays out and installs school crosswalks, intersection markings, prefabricated lane arrows, railroad crossings, and other road markings.
  • Makes field decisions concerning installations.
  • Operates and maintains a centerline paint truck. 
Examples of Other Duties
May participate in a 24-hour emergency response crew.  Performs other related duties as required.

NOTE:  The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.


Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent;
At least two years' experience in sign installation and maintenance or road marking.

Additional experience as described in the examples of essential duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment but must complete commercial, Class B within 10 months of hire. 

This position will require possession of a valid driver’s license equivalent to a commercial, class B Maryland driver’s license and a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  (License may require endorsements and/or the absence of certain restrictions.) 

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.  

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.  

Physical and Environmental Conditions
Positions in this classification perform duties which entail frequent walking, standing, lifting, and heavy manual labor. Duties require exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as adverse weather and traffic. Employees must be able to safely perform the duties without posing a threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.