Arlington, Virginia
$39,811.20 - $69,971.20 Annually
Jan 22, 2021
Feb 04, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is hiring a Traffic Services Technician to install, repair, and maintain signs which advise, guide, and regulate vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists that are using the streets and travel-ways in Arlington County.

Specific duties include:
  • Maintaining inventory of signs, posts, hardware, and tools on work vehicle;
  • Installing, replacing, and maintaining parking meters using a variety of hand and power tools, and bolting/drilling holes in assigned locations;
  • Repairing or replacing signs and setting up and installing signs for emergency street closures and detours to include i nstalling overhead signs using aerial lift truck;
  • Setting up and installing portable trailer mounted electronic signs such as Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Radar Speed Trailers;
  • Installing residential permit parking signs and keeping daily records of signs installed;
  • Determining materials needed for various jobs and using a computerized work order application, to track equipment, materials and work;
  • Updating asset records, including inventory information using an asset management tool;
  • Reprogramming meters and replacing meter signage and stickers due to rate changes or other requirements and collecting currency from meters as needed;
  • Performing underground utility check coordination tasks to ensure the location of meters and signage does not conflict with underground utilities; and
  • Performing measurements before the installation of new signage to ensure compliance with federal, state and local codes and regulations.

Selection Criteria

Traffic Services Technician I :
  • High school diploma, vocational school diploma, or GED certificate; and
  • One year of relevant experience in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of parking meters, pavement markings, or regulatory sign installation.
  • See Special Requirements for Licenses/Certifications.
Traffic Services Technician II :
  • High school diploma, vocational school diploma, or GED certificate; and
  • Two years of relevant experience in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of parking meters, pavement markings, or regulatory sign installation.
  • See Special Requirements for Licenses/Certifications.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Certification for work zone safety; and/or
  • Experience with Cartegraph or other computerized record keeping systems; and
  • Experience using computerized meter management systems such as Cale Web Office or IPS Meters System.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license from the incumbent's place of residence according to the Arlington County Driver Policy. The applicant must provide Arlington County with a copy of their license/driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
  • Must possess the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Intermediate Work Zone Certification within one year of hire.
  • Traffic Services Technician II: Must possess the Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level I certification from the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) or Signs Technician Level I certification from IMSA.
Work environment and physical demands:
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs of force constantly to move objects;
  • Must be able to walk distances and perform activities inside and outdoors for long periods of time in all weather conditions, such as high heat, snow, rain, hail, wind and humidity;
  • Must wear personal protective equipment while performing duties; and
  • Exposure to environmental hazards, including proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, and working on scaffolding.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 40 hours per week between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Traffic Services Technician positions are part of a multi-grade where employees hired as a Traffic Services Technician I level can move to a Traffic Services Technician II level after achieving the experience, training, and certifications required for a level II.

Pay range at the top of the announcement reflects the bottom of the Traffic Services Technician I level, to the top of the II level. The pay ranges for specific levels are below:
  • Traffic Services Technician I: $39,811.20-$60,819.20 Annually
  • Traffic Services Technician II: $45,801.60-$69,971.20 Annually
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Do you have at least a high school diploma, vocational school diploma, or GED certificate?
  • Yes
  • No


How much experience do you have in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of parking meters, pavement markings, or regulatory sign installation?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years or more


Please indicate which of the following certifications you currently posses:
  • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Certificate
  • IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level I
  • IMSA Signs Technician Level I
  • None of the above


Which of the following certifications or experience do you have, as it relates to the desirable qualifications?
  • Work zone safety certification
  • Experience using Cartegraph or other computerized record keeping systems
  • Experience using Cale Web Office, IPS Meters System, or other computerized meter management systems
  • None of the above


Please indicate which of the following that you have experience in. Please be sure that your application reflects this experience to receive full credit.
  • Repairing or replacing traffic signs
  • Installing parking meters
  • Repairing parking meters or similar electronic microprocessor equipment
  • Installing overhead signs using an aerial lift truck
  • Installing signs for emergency street closures and detours
  • Installing portable trailer mounted electronic signs such as Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Radar Speed Trailers
  • None of the above

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