Seasonal Sign and Marking Specialist I

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 18, 2023
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$30.80 - $37.45 Hourly

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Short Term Temporary, Full Time, 40 hrs/wk

DLS - Dept. of Local Services

Job Number

Road Services

4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Jump-Start your career today by joining our Roads Maintenance team! Come work with us, learn some new skills, and explore career service opportunities with King County! This is just the beginning of your journey with King County, let us help you take the first step today.

King County's Department of Local Services (DLS) is currently recruiting seasonal and Special Duty temporary Sign and Marking Specialist I positions in the Road Services Division, Maintenance Section. Seasonal assignment will start in May 2023 - October 2021.

Job Duties
  • Apply paint and/or thermoplastic for crosswalks, arrows, legends, channelization islands, stop bars, and lane lines
  • Install pavement markings such as traffic buttons
  • Operate and maintain paint machinery including compressors, spray guns, thermoplastic applicator and center-line striping machines
  • Maintain and update daily log showing activities, make necessary reports on work order inventory system
  • Keep brush, trees, and other objects clear of traffic signs
  • Provide proper traffic control by flagging or placing signs, cones, and barricades as appropriate to ensure crew and public safety
  • Operate jackhammer, air compressor, and common hand tools, in the assembly, repair, and removal of street signs and posts
  • Dig post-holes and set posts
  • Reading various road maps and construction blueprints
  • Lift, carry, move, or handle up to 50-pound bags, tools, equipment, and other objects to complete any of the above-referenced functions
  • Respond courteously to general public
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Experience installing, maintaining traffic signs and markings
  • The ability to use and maintain paint preparation equipment and supplies
  • Skill in reading maps and drawings
  • Skill in safely operating vehicles and equipment Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials Knowledge in the use and care of hand tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for traffic sign installation and maintenance activities, or other road maintenance construction/manual labor areas
  • Demonstrates behaviors that reflect fairness, respect, and inclusiveness.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a work environment that embraces and encourages diversity and inclusion in its workforce and where differences are valued
  • Ability to read maps, including Thomas Brothers
  • Ability to adhere to federal, state, and county mandated safety regulations and policies
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, move, or handle up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform duties involving physical labor including bending, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, stooping, squatting, pushing, and twisting
  • Must be able to perform work outdoors and in inclement weather.
Supplemental Information
  • Possession of a valid WA State Driver's License
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Flagging Certificate, valid CPR and First Aid certifications OR ability to obtain within 2 months of hire
  • Positions in this classification will be represented by Teamsters, Local 174
  • An offer of employment will be contingent on the success of a pre-employment physical examination
  • This recruitment will be used to fill STT and Special Duty assignments and may be used to fill additional vacancies including STT/TLT/and Career service positions for the next 6 months.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, move, or handle up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform duties involving physical labor including bending, kneeling, standing, reaching, climbing, stooping, squatting, pushing, and twisting
  • Must be able to perform work outdoors and in inclement weather.

King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.

The King County Road Services Division designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public's investment and facilitate safe travel. The division is committed to ensuring the county's transportation system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. The Division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.


King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

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WORK LOCATION: 155 Monroe Ave., NE, in Renton, however field work will take place throughout King County.

Work Schedule: Temporary Seasonal Positions - up to 6 months of work from May - October. This position can work up to 40 hours per week and is overtime eligible. Work weeks vary depending on work assignment and location, some shifts may include weekend work. Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Saturday.

Are you ready to APPLY?

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

If you have any questions, please contact Jerrell Hollis, Senior HR Analyst, by e-mail at, or by phone at (206) 477-4318.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.