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MDOT invites applications for the position of: Sign Technician III

SALARY: $28,702.00 - $47,710.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/16/15
CLOSING DATE: 05/06/15 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION: Sign Technician III
Grade 9-10 SP# 15-52-10



The State Highway Administration Office of Traffic and Safety/Traffic Operations Division (Hanover) is recruiting for a Sign Technician III position. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications* listed below. This is a position specific recruitment. All eligible candidates must meet the minimum and selective qualifications by the closing date. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification in Office of Traffic and Safety/Traffic Operations Division (Hanover).

This is the journey level of work in the design, layout and fabrication of signs used in
highway signing operations. Employees in this class produce all type signs by all methods of fabrication and are responsible for the layout, design and fabrication of non-standard type signs and silk screens. Employees will operate all sign fabrication equipment including silk screen machines, solar beam light developer and computer aided sign manufacturing software. Employees in this class exercise independent judgment in determining the most efficient and economical method of completing work orders. Employees layout and design signs in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD), and other State and Federal signing standards and regulations. Employees do not supervise, but may provide training and guidance to less experienced Sign Technicians.


EDUCATION: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in sign fabrication.

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to , full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one (1) position at the same employer, you must list each position that you held, the length of time that you held each position, and the corresponding duties.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of sign fabrication techniques and methods, equipment and materials used in the silk screen process, and computer aided sign fabrication technology and equipment. Ability to read and interpret highway sign work orders. Experience with the use of machinery and hand tools. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and measurements, work effectively in a team environment, attention to details and the ability to work independently.

Employees assigned such duties must possess a Class C motor vehicle operator's license valid in the state of Maryland. Employees in this classification must satisfy the administration's training and certification program requirements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the state of Maryland with less than four (4) points. Employees are required to maintain a reliable communication link (telephone or pager) for the purpose of emergency call back requirements, and may be subject to call-in 24 hours a day as required for sign emergencies.

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Since the test may be a rating of the information contained in the application, it is essential that the application be filled out completely and accurately. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. All candidates serve an initial probationary period of 6 months, which may be extended to 12 months.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

Please Note: The Maryland State Highway Administration will no longer sponsor new employees in application of the H-1B Visa. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.

If you have any question please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) listed below:

410-545-5552 or 1-877-743-9311

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5552 or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258. SHA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 20, 2015

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