Application Information

For an application, you may download the application form (pdf) or pick one up at the City of Decatur Human Resources Department at 610 4th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601. A completed employment application along with a current resume must be submitted by the posted deadline for the position of interest.

Mail to:
Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 1984
Decatur, AL 35602

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Traffic Signs and Markings Technician I

Department: Traffic Signs & Markings Department
Position Type: Standing Application
2024-86 1/30/24 STANDING POSTING
JOB TITLE Traffic Signs and Markings Technician 1
DEPARTMENT Traffic Signs and Markings
STATUS  Full-time  Classified Service


The City of Decatur compensation plan is based on an 18-step progression system.  The following reflects the entry level potential in the assigned grade/range.** 




**A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies**
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES ·         Semi-skilled manual work in connection with the fabrication and installation of signs as well as the placement of markings, striping, and raised pavement markers for public right-of –ways and properties.

·         Work involves erecting signs, assisting in the placement of traffic counters, and general maintenance of equipment.

·         Operates paint machine and bitumen tar applicator.

·         Erects barricades, detours, and other signs associated with road and bridge closings, construction projects or special events.

·         Utilizes a hydraulic post puller to remove sign posts; installs sign posts in concrete utilizing the break-away system.


*Job description available upon request or at our website –

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ·         High school diploma or equivalent GED; prefer one to two years’ experience in similar position.

·         AutoCAD/computerized sign making software experience preferred.

·         Possession or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alabama.

·         IMSA Work Zone Traffic Control and Safety certification and IMSA Signs and Markings Level I certification or the ability to obtain within 24 months from date of hire.


HOW TO APPLY** The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other protected status.


Employment Applications are available on the City’s website at, or from the Human Resources Department at Fort Decatur Recreational Center – 610 4th Avenue SE, Decatur, AL  35601.

Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date.

May be delivered in person or:


Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602

Emailed to:

Faxed to: (256) 341-4895

The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890


**Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration.  Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.


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