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Traffic Control Technician - (Virginia) (Open)

St. Louis County
Virginia, Minnesota
Start date
Nov 30, 2023
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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Labor / Trades, Other
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Salary $23.76 - $28.82 Hourly

Location Virginia, MN

Job Type Permanent, Full-Time

Job Number 23-197/065

Department Public Works

Opening Date 11/21/2023

Closing Date 12/22/2023 11:59 PM Central


Kind of Work

Semi-technical work in the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings. 

The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2023. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $23.76 - $33.43 per hour. 

Please use the following link to view the Teamsters Union Contract.   


Distinguishing Features of Work

An employee in this class operates and services equipment used in the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings.  Duties include operating computer aided design software to design traffic signs, updating and maintaining electronic traffic sign inventories, and placing and maintaining temporary traffic control devices.  The work is performed under the direction of assigned supervisory staff.

Work Environment

These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Traffic. FREQUENT: Lift and carry up to 50 pounds; near, midrange, and far vision; depth perception; field of vision; visual accommodation; color vision; hear within 20 feet; climb ladders and stairs; feel; use fingers; grasp; handle; move about; reach; reach above shoulder; sit; squat; stand; stoop/bend; talk/speak; twist at waist; turn wrist right and left; exposure to weather; extreme noise; vibration and mechanical hazards; slippery surfaces; work alone, with and around others; customer/public contact; work inside; work outside; and drive. OCCASIONAL: Lift and carry up to 100 pounds; crouch; kneel; maintain posture; rotate neck; chemicals; and moving objects.

Selection Process


  • High School diploma or its equivalent.
  • Possession of a Class ‘B’ Commercial Driver's License without an airbrake restriction.  
  • Four (4) years full-time experience in a county road maintenance division classification; OR, four (4) years full-time paid verifiable experience in road construction/maintenance, residential or commercial construction/maintenance.


Supplemental Questions will be 100% of the scoring process:

Points will be awarded based on the applicants answers to supplemental questions 7-13.

Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage may time out after 30 minutes. It's recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes may result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.    


November 22, 2023 - Applicant screening will begin.

Week of December 25, 2023 - Supplemental question rating to be completed

Week of January 8, 2024 - Interviews to be conducted


The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at


If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:  

  • Veteran: DD214 noting character of service
  • Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
  • Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.

Please refer to Minnesota Statue 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.


Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.  


Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.  


Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County are subject to a background investigation.  


All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.


Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.


St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.



Eligible St. Louis County employees earn a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Deferred Compensation
  • BIPOC Peer Support Group
  • Training and Advancement Opportunities
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet Insurance

Benefits are prorated for part-time employees and administered in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement or management compensation plan.

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