Sign and Marking Specialist - Lead

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 24, 2023
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$76,024.00 - $92,331.20 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



DLS - Dept. of Local Services


Road Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

G1 : L174-DLS, DNRP


King County Road Services Division has an excellent opportunity for you to be part of local government! We are looking for a hard-working Sign and Marking Lead. Our successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic people leader who has experience in planning, organizing and monitoring the crew and equipment involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signs, pavement markings and roadway striping applications for roadways within all of unincorporated King County and contracted Cities and Municipalities. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Road Services team and make a difference in our community!

Job Duties
  • Be a people leader by planning, monitoring and supervising the installation and maintenance of traffic control signs, thermal pavement markings and roadway striping;
  • Inspect work performed, monitor quality, and maintain records of all work performed using Roadworks;
  • Problem solve , give direction, inspect projects, prioritize your work, and your team's work and maintain records;
  • Work closely with our diverse community by investigating and resolving complaints;
  • Plan and schedule, with the supervisor, work performed about of labor required and materials needed to complete projects;
  • Support supervisor in monitoring crew work activities, performance and attendance;
  • Execute Lean principals and have a continuous improvement mindset;
  • Ensure proper safety process and procedures are being followed on all jobs and implement and supervise work group safety activities;
  • Lay out and oversee planned emergency road closures;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Have experience in sign and marking installation experience OR a combination of skills and experiences ;
  • Can effectively lead a diverse team in a positive way;
  • Are knowledgeable with the use of paint, preparation equipment, airless spraying systems, pumps, radio equipment and supplies and maintenance;
  • Have advanced knowledge of and will adhere to federal, state and county safety procedures for construction, road maintenance, or other heavy manual labor areas (fall protection, confined space, hazardous materials);
  • Are knowledgeable of methods, materials, and equipment used in the installation and maintenance of signs, thermoplastics, buttons, stripping and reading maps and drawings;
  • Have effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on collaboration and ability to motivate, working as a team with the ability to be an independent thinker who looks for new ways to solve problems;
  • Understand the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD);
  • Can prioritize and handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment;
  • Are comfortable performing work outdoors and in inclement weather;
  • Are skilled in working with diverse stakeholders and maintaining effective relationships.
Additional Requirements (successful candidates must):
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment physical.
  • Have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license prior to start date.
  • Possess of a valid Washington State Flagging Certificate, valid CPR and First Aid certifications OR ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire. Please provide copies of documentation if you have possession of these items.
Supplemental Information
  • This position is represented by Teamsters, Local 174.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies for up to 6 months for STT, TLT or Career Service positions.
  • The typical work schedule is Monday - Friday 6:00 am-2:30pm.
  • This position is overtime eligible. Working after-hours, weekends, and holidays may be required in emergency circumstances, such as during inclement weather, and on special projects. Overtime hours, weekends, and holidays vary upon business demand, season and weather.
Why King County Roads Division?
  • Competitive - healthcare plans
  • Free - transportation options
  • Manager Support - structured employee assistance program
  • Paid - vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid - sick leave
  • Paid - parental leave
  • Deferred - compensation plan
  • Twelve - paid holidays
  • Awesome Employee Giving Program !

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 insuring 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.


As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

King County values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. The Department of Local Services encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans.

To learn more, please visit

Are you ready to APPLY?

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 206-263-0601.

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.