Traffic Services Specialist I - Temporary

Traffic Services, 774 Sandy Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #658
Thursday, August 31, 2023


Under supervision to perform entry-level work activities related to the installation, repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of traffic systems (signs, signals, pavement markings, communication, illumination), and data collection devices/systems. Work may be performed in heavy traffic.


This position exercises no supervision.


Assist in preventive maintenance and installation of traffic signal equipment and regulatory, warning, construction, and guide signs as well as all pavement markings in accordance with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD).

Assist in repair, and servicing of traffic signal equipment, signs and pavement markings; assist in the installation, and modification of these assets and equipment.

Assist in placing channelizing devices and warning signs for on-street work for lane closures and transitions in accordance with the TMUTCD.

Operate computers, laptops, and tablets with basic software.

Operate City vehicles and equipment to travel to various work locations, as well as using vehicles and equipment to perform work at the job site.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, occupational hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance work.

Safe driving principles and practices as well as safe use of tools, equipment, and safety at elevated working positions.

Skill to:

Safely operate a variety of tools and equipment including but not limited to: air compressor, portable generator, meters, test equipment, hand tools and, electric-powered tools, hand, and/or bench mounted.

Operate office equipment and technical equipment including but not limited to computer laptop, desktop, tablet.

Utilize software to include but not limited to databases, spreadsheets, documents, and email.

Operate a motor vehicle safely including bucket trucks with various boom lengths.

Ability to:

Understand and accurately carry out oral and written instructions in the English language.

Learn to perform maintenance and repair of signals, signs and pavement markings.

Learn specialized manual and technical tasks.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in English language.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


This is an entry-level position.

Previous experience in outdoor manual work environment and labor is required.


A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

A valid Texas driver’s license, the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.

Special Requirements:

Work may be performed in heavy traffic.

Work in an outdoor environment with continuous exposure to weather and traffic conditions.

Ability to assess and cope with exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoor environments, vibration, confined workspace in accordance with applicable regulations, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.

Ability to travel to work sites as applicable in and around the City of Abilene.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

___ Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds

___ Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds

___ Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds

_X Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds

___ Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:

N = No

E = Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)

M = Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)

I = Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)

A = Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task

_E_ Standing

_M_ Sitting

_M_ Walking

_M_ Lifting

_I__ Carrying

_I__ Pushing/Pulling

_I__ Overhead Work

_M_ Fine Dexterity

_M_ Kneeling

_M_ Crouching

_A_ Crawling

_M_ Bending

_M_ Twisting

_I__ Climbing

_I__ Balancing

_E_ Vision

_E_ Hearing

_M_ Talking

___ Other: _____________________

Other details

  • Job Family Traffic Services Specialist - TE
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.76
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.11
Location on Google Maps
  • Traffic Services, 774 Sandy Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America