This is responsible supervisory work requiring the scheduling, assigning and coordination of the construction, installation and maintenance of traffic signal devices, sign painting and fabrication, "on-street" and "off-street" parking maintenance and the bureau's vehicle preventive maintenance program. The incumbent is charged with the effective operation of the Transportation Bureau. General direction is received from the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works allowing for independence in carrying out the assigned tasks. Supervision is exercised over a large number of skilled and unskilled employees assigned to the bureau. Work is reviewed through submission of reports, visual inspection and public comments rendered on the operations of the bureau. Does related work as required.




Assigns work to all employees through general scheduling and individual work orders.

Explains job requirements and needs to subordinate, working supervisors.

Maintains inventory of materials and tools.

Requisitions supplies and equipment.

Assigns duties in the cleaning and painting of existing signs and markers to unit supervisors.

Assigns the painting of highway center strips and other markings to unit supervisors.

Initiates maintenance for both "on-street" and "off-street" parking areas.

Implements a preventive maintenance program for vehicles assigned to the transportation department.

Initiates minor repairs and construction projects on department building and property.

Evaluates tools and equipment and makes recommendations on procurement.

Conducts employee training to insure safe and efficient use of materials and tools.

Meets with representatives of utility companies, government agencies, and the public to resolve problems concerning traffic maintenance functions.




Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance of traffic signs and markings.

Good knowledge of the methods, material and equipment used in the installation of traffic signals.

Good knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions in shop work and field installation.

Good knowledge of the ordinances governing traffic control.

Good knowledge of the practices and procedures of supervision.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.

Ability to keep accurate files and records.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Mechanical aptitude.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




Promotion: Two (2) years of permanent non-competitive class status in the title of Traffic Signal Repair Crew Leader or Traffic/Sign Maintenance Crew Leader.


Open Competitive


A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree and two (2) years of experience, or it part-time equivalent, in public work administration, one (1) year of which must have involved traffic bureau experience.

B. Six (6) years of full-time work experience or its part-time equivalent in traffic signal and sign maintenance, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).


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