Paint Crew Leadworker

Website City of Madison

Salary  $19.65 Hourly
Job Number 2021-00447
General Description

This position oversees seasonal workers performing pavement marking activities (such as painting crosswalks, stop bars, flat and raised islands) throughout the City of Madison. This position assigns and coordinates seasonal crews and equipment. This position reviews completed work, inspects and maintains equipment, and maintains related pavement marking data, maps, and records. Assignments are provided by Leadworkers and performed independently or as part of a crew with limited supervision.

Duration: Late May through late August 

Hours: This position works nights from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday – Thursday. In the event of inclement weather no work may be available, work hours are not guaranteed.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Schedule, oversee, and/or perform the installation and repair of painted street markings (such as crosswalks and stop bars, and flat and raised islands.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repairs to crosswalk machines, small engines, and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Review completed work for accuracy and completeness.
  • Interact with the public as necessary to answer questions or provide assistance.
  • Provide written and/or verbal progress reports to the Traffic Operations Leadworker on a daily basis.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in the use of small engines, semi-skilled mechanical experience, and /or air atomized or airless paint systems;  AND
  • One (1) year of directing, coordinating and/or leading other staff.
  • One (1) successful season as a Traffic Engineering Crosswalk Painter
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:
Familiarity with the following:
  • Work zone safety practices and principles, especially in traffic situations.
  • Computer software applicable to the duties of the position.
  • Small engine repair principles and tools.
  • Leadership principles and practices.
The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors.  Therefore, successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with multicultural communities and the ability to:
  • Read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Read drawings and blueprints;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Keep accurate records;
  • Assign and monitor work performance;
  • Work independently;
  • Work with paint;
  • Operate motorized vehicles with trailers;
  • Perform minor maintenance and repairs to small engines, crosswalk machines, and related miscellaneous equipment;
  • Maintain adequate attendance.


Special Requirements
Possession of a valid driver’s license by the time of interview.
Physical Requirements:
This position works in traffic situations in adverse weather conditions, and is responsible for operating a motor vehicle. Ability to manually load, unload and operate a crosswalk machine weighing up to 400 lbs. Ability to lift five gallon pails of paint (75 lbs.) to a height of 36 inches on a regular basis and performing associated manual labor.
In order to support the safety, health, and wellbeing of our employees and the public we serve, the City of Madison is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or get tested for COVID-19 weekly, except where a reasonable medical or religious accommodation can be granted. Upon hire you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination in the form of your vaccination card or through immunization records.
*The payroll title for this position is Technical Aide 3

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