City of Portland - Maintenance Worker III - Traffic


Public Works Department – Traffic Operations

Up to $2,500 Sign On Bonus Available -

Schedule to start is first shift Monday thru Friday - Working knowledge of the functions and operating methods of a wide variety of heavy and complex construction equipment (bucket trucks, paint machines, sign trucks) used for various Traffic-related jobs as well as for winter operations; knowledge of hazards and of applicable safety rules and regulations regarding this equipment; ability to construct a safe and efficient work zone; works safely, effectively and courteously in or around an active and sometimes busy roadway; responds to work orders and requests via electronic devices and performs the desired tasks; operates specialty tools and assists Traffic Signal Technicians on highly skilled functions such as programming variable message boards and radar speed units; performs winter operations as required; assists the Traffic Sign Computer Operator in designing and preparing traffic regulatory signs by computer or manually in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices to include designing and producing signs and banners for the City of Portland, operating and maintaining all sign making equipment, preparing regulatory signs by computer and applying them to metal sign plates or other necessary applications, preparing traffic sign work orders and preparing invoices for signs that have been requested; good visual acuity for driving and the physical strength, agility and stamina to withstand exposure to adverse climatic conditions; ability to distinguish colors and patterns; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public; ability to work various shifts as required. 

Desired Experience:  Experience using heavy equipment such as dump trucks, loaders and bucket trucks and ability to fix construction equipment; knowledge of and ability to operate winter equipment and be qualified as a one-person operator; knowledge of pavement marking layout training, work zone safety training, crosswalk paint machine training, sign installation training or any equivalent combination of experience and training; proven computer experience in the operation of graphics software and ability to work with standard Microsoft office programs. 

Requirements:  Must be high school graduate; must have valid Maine Class B license; must have and maintain a good driving record; must possess good attendance record; must pass federally-mandated drug test, pre-employment physical and fitness assessment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Pay range starting at $834.00/week.

Deadline for applications for this position is Tuesday, October 26, 2021. 


To VIEW/APPLY for this position please visit our Employment Opportunities page at:



City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine. 




The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.

City of Portland Website: 


***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***     As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment.  If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland. 

<< Return to Job Bank & Classifieds

Job Search

Enter a single keyword: "manager", "clerk, "augusta" for best results.
About Us|Legislative & Advocacy|Insurance Services|Training & Resources Copyright 2021 Maine Municipal Association Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement