City of Flagstaff

Streets Operations Technician I - Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ
THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF is northern Arizona’s most appealing mountain community, renowned for its dive

Job Description

Streets Operations Technician I

Posted: Tuesday, 9/26/2023
Administrative Duties

Actively supports and upholds the City’s stated mission and values. Tasks performed range from lesser complex equipment operation, unskilled, and semi-skilled manual labor duties to highly skilled equipment operation duties associated with heavy equipment.

Duties may include work associated with a variety of construction/maintenance/and repair work involving City streets, easements, rights-of-way, and sidewalks; accurate completion of reports including pre and post trip equipment checklists and maintenance tracking reports; the safe operation of Streets equipment (6/10 wheel trucks, cinder and plow units, front end loaders, patch trucks, and steel wheel rollers); set-up of safe traffic control work zones; striping and signing City maintained streets and rights-of-way (fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance of traffic signs and markings); pavement maintenance and protection (removal, forming, pouring, finishing, and repair of asphalt, concrete, and masonry surfaces [including curb, gutter and sidewalk]); landscape maintenance; and snow and ice operations.

Work may be performed under direct supervision to exercising a considerable amount of independence and initiative in performing the responsibilities assigned. Work generally requires heavy physical exertion and may be performed under adverse weather conditions.


  • Supervisory: This job does not have formal supervisory responsibilities.
  • Budgetary: This job does not have budgetary responsibilities but carries out day-to-day activities within approved budget.
  • Strategic Planning: This job does not have strategic planning responsibilities but carries out day-to-day activities in order to reach the stated goals and objectives.
  • Policies/Procedures: This job carries out day-to-day activities in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Compliance: This job carries out day-to-day activities in accordance with Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations as well as City policies and procedures.
  • Council Communications: This job carries out day-to-day activities in accordance with Council’s adopted priorities and direction.
  • Reporting: This job does not have duties related to reporting to Federal/State/Local agencies.

Examples of the Work Performed

  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Proficiently performs a variety of construction, maintenance and repair work involving city streets, easements, rights-of-way, curb & gutter, sidewalks & drainage. Safely operates streets equipment (6/10-wheel truck, cinder and plow units, front end loader, and heavy-duty equipment).
  • Safely and efficiently operates more advanced equipment including combination tractor-trailer, transport, motor grader, asphalt paving equipment, water truck and/or advanced striping machinery.
  • Actively aids and supports a training program aimed at promoting acquired skills to other employees.
  • Works independently and provides verbal and written instructions to others. Reads, implements, and completes work orders.
  • Maintains and tracks monthly reports, reviews engineering plans and performs construction walk-throughs.
  • Sets up safe traffic control work zones and applies proficient knowledge of MUTCD typical work zone applications.
  • Applies and enforces proper PPE and safety in work area.
  • Tracks work performed to help establish and meet performance standards.
  • Enters data into worksheets for tracking performance and standards. Prepares monthly reports.
  • Prepares monthly reports and tracks expenditures for developing and meeting performance standards.
  • Reviews and implements engineering plans related to MAG Specifications and City of Flagstaff Engineering Standards.
  • Provides input and participates in budget and planning processes.
  • Maintain City street sign and markings inventory. Order, receive, and stock materials accordingly.
  • Operate a forklift and transport supply truck as needed.
  • Form, place, and finish concrete products; primarily curb/gutter and sidewalk panel.
  • Participates in snow operations and other Streets Section activities as assigned.
  • Responsible for initiation and follow-up of blue stake measures.
  • Provides training to others in a leadership role and provides mentorship to others in the Streets Section.
  • Work independently regarding and train others regarding fabrication, installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic signs and markings (stop signs, one-way signs, directional signs, street name signs, delineators, markers, symbols, etc.).
  • Assist Supervisor in recommending and adjusting job instructions to adapt to terrain/materials; determine need and schedule equipment for major maintenance; counsel and advise staff in Streets Section work.
  • Assist direct Supervisor in supervising day-to-day work activities for labor/equipment/materials.
  • Track work performed and train others to track work performed to help establish and meet performance standards.
  • Assist with Cartegraph performance system for assigned section as needed including oversight of computer entry and work report uploads.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  • One year of experience as a laborer in semi-skilled crafts involved in construction or building trades.
  • One year of equipment operation experience include basic knowledge of policies and procedures associated with equipment operation.
  • Valid Arizona Class B Commercial Driver License with N endorsement (tanker), or ability to obtain one within six-months following date of hire.

  • Safely and efficiently operates a dump truck, snowplow, loader and heavy-duty truck.
  • A valid Arizona Class A CDL with an N endorsement (tanker).
  • Traffic control training or certifications.

  • Maintains effective working relationships with internal and external customers and co-workers.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.
  • Street maintenance operations often require alternating work schedules. The operator must be flexible to accommodate these work schedules.
  • Actively participates in snow operations and other streets related duties as assigned.
  • All Emergency Service Employees shall maintain their principal residence within the state boundaries of Arizona. All Emergency Service Employees, except those holding a position in Fire, will arrive at the assigned or emergency work location within one (1) hour from notification to report to duty.
  • Incumbents of this position are subject to pre-employment drug screening, and post-employment random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug/alcohol screening.
  • Must have the ability to be contacted and to respond in a timely manner and be willing and able to perform emergency work on an evening, weekend, and 12-hour shift basis.

Supplemental Information


  • Ability to detect needed repairs and perform operational adjustments on equipment as needed.
  • Basic knowledge of policies and procedures associated with equipment operation.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger/handle/feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop/keel/crouch/crawl, talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, climb or balance, and occasionally required to taste or smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Working conditions include: frequent exposure to wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat; regular exposure to work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; and occasional exposure to work in high/precarious places, risk or electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Note: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

City of Flagstaff At A Glance

THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF is northern Arizona’s most appealing mountain community, renowned for its diversity, Native American culture, stunning scenery, and active lifestyle. Nestled at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks at an elevation of 6,900 feet, Flagstaff (pop. 75,000, 66 sq. mi.) is surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine forests on earth. Its picturesque snow-capped mountains, aspen groves, meadows, and prairies provide a welcome contrast from Arizona’s lower elevation desert landscapes. Flagstaff is the largest city in northern Arizona and the county seat for Coconino County, by area the second largest county in the country. From its origins as a thriving railroad, lumber, and ranching town, Flagstaff evolved into a governmental, educational, transportation, cultural, and commercial center. Northern Arizona University (NAU), the City’s largest employer with 30,000 students, has a major economic impact. Flagstaff has excellent public (Flagstaff Unified School District) and private schools, and Coconino Community College. It has quality health care and abundant shopping options. recently named Flagstaff the “No. 1 small college town with a great quality of life.” Outside magazine named Flagstaff one of the “25 Best Towns in the US,” as did Business Insider (“20 Best Towns in America”). Flagstaff is a vibrant community with engaged citizens, who care about the issues facing the city and the decisions of the City Council. The City’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for all. The City of Flagstaff is a safe, diverse, just, vibrant, and innovative community with a unique character and quality of life for all. The City fosters and supports economic, environmental, education and cultural opportunities. Team Flagstaff practices organizational values such as Teamwork, Accountability, Communication, Transparency, Excellence, Leadership and Integrity when delivering services to the Flagstaff community.
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