University System of Maryland

         Job Class Specification

FLSA: NONEXEMPT                                JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6:  H60                                     JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT 
IPED-SOC: 27-1024
APPROVED BY: Chancellor Designee:  EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/09/2003
James Sansbury, Acting Director of Human Resources


Under general supervision, designs, fabricates and installs signage using a computer-assisted design software package according to regulatory requirements, standardized procedures or oral instructions.


1. Uses computer-assisted design hardware and software to design, layout, fabricate and assemble text and Braille signage and banners using related equipment, such as saws, router table, paint air brush and other power equipment.

2. Examines specifications, plans and drawings to lay out proper dimensions of signs. Lays out signage using prescribed procedures in computer-assisted design software.

3. Estimates job requirements, such as quantity of material, time and cost. Maintains records and inventory of supplies and equipment. Orders materials and supplies.

4. Maintains and repairs tools and equipment used in sign-making.

5. May lead or train others on projects.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE: Four Years related experience which included graphics, computer-assisted design or signage technician work.


General knowledge of and ability to use applicable automated equipment such as engraving machines, personal or laptop computers, and applicable computer software such as wordprocessing and sign-making applications. Thorough knowledge and skill in the principles and practices of sign-making including preparing surfaces, the techniques involved, and the various tools used in sign-making. Working knowledge of safety precautions and occupational hazards associated with sign-making. Skill in use of small hand or power tools used in sign-making, such as computer-driven and controlled router table and vinyl letter cutter, and paint air brush. Skill in measuring, cutting, and installing signage materials. Ability to read, interpret, and work from drawings and specifications. Ability to prepare summaries and reports and to maintain records of jobs completed and in process. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to communicate orally and in writing, and to establish effective working relationships. Ability to plan, organize, lay out work and prioritize assignments; and to estimate and to effect economical usage of materials and supplies; and to act as a lead worker. Ability to maintain production standards for regulatory requirements, such as American Disabilities Act (ADA) and OSHA, and other campus signage requirements. Ability to work in, or, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery, to work from ladders and scaffolding, to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies, and/or exert force up to 70 lbs., to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and adverse weather or temperature conditions, to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.


Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to be trained to work with asbestos.

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