Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $45,119.00 - $54,074.00 Hourly 
The salary range for this position is $45,119.00 - $63,029.00 Hourly 

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:
Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

Public Works, Traffic Operations
Responsible for daily operation and maintenance of traffic control devices such as traffic signals, traffic control signs, and pavement markings.  They are hiring a Traffic Signs and Markings Worker who will perform manual labor and assist with routine maintenance, repair or installation tasks.

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


  • Operates specialized paint striping and marking equipment
  • Maintains inventory of field assets, such as, signs and markings
  • Uses personal computer to fabricate traffic control signs
  • Assists with work planning by scheduling, organizing and securing materials and equipment
  • Maintains various records such as equipment, time, supplies and parts inventory
  • Assists in training other employees in routine maintenance tasks
  • May act as lead-worker
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or GED

  • At least 3 years experience with equipment related to traffic signs and marking maintenance, construction and fabrication, including highway paint machine and personal computers

  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, tools and equipment used in performing traffic signs and markings functions; and applicable safety practices and procedures

  • Ability to perform strenuous, physical, outdoor labor for extended periods of time; ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively; and work overtime, standby and call back duty

  • Skill in the operation of specialized equipment and personal computers

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment required:
  • Requires a Class B Commercial Driver's License 
  • Certification as IMSA Associate Signs or Marking Specialist (Level II)
  • Signs and Marking Specialist (Level III) is preferred


Physical Demands: Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 75 pounds, frequently lifting and carrying 50 pounds; regular walking and standing; frequent activities requiring a full range of body motion including bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles; vision to read manuals and monitor gauges on equipment, and to read and interpret reports and other written documents; hearing/listening for radio communication, warning signals and troubleshooting; frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens, and to give instructions and provide technical direction.

Work Environment
: Works primarily outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, dust and fumes, street traffic, and materials used in traffic maintenance such as paint and chemicals.

Equipment Used
: Operates tools, equipment and vehicles common to traffic signs and marking maintenance and construction; and personal computer and related software. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.  

Essential Personnel: When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.


For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online