Under general supervision, provides administrative and technical supervision
of the general and daily operations of the sign shop work teams involved
in a combination of multiple trades that consist of design, fabrication,
finishing, and installation work. Incumbents at this level supervise Sign
Technicians and are ultimately responsible for customer satisfaction.
1. Plans, organizes, assigns, and reviews the technical sign design,
fabrication, finishing, and installation work rendered by
unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled workers assigned to sign trade
work teams. Troubleshoots any problems that arise, and acts accordingly.
2. Supervises and trains assigned personnel. Performs on-the-job training
and participates in performance management process.
3. Reviews work orders; determines work priority and makes appropriate
personnel assignments; makes recommendations regarding work that falls
outside the scope of the shop and suggests alternatives for timely and
4. Performs estimates of time, labor, and materials to be used on
assigned projects. Prepares contractual specifications for On-Call
sign contractors and oversees and approves the scope of the work.
5. Ensures adequate supplies, materials, and equipment are maintained
for area; initiates and/or prepares documentation related to
purchase transactions; recommends and supervises vendors;
oversees the ordering process.
6. Assists in budget projections, budget preparations, and
departmental planning for area of responsibility.
7. Prepares a variety of special and recurring reports and analyses
reflecting daily operations and project status.
8. Inspects completed job assignments for adherence to campus and
shop standards and contract specifications. Performs safety
inspections for shop and work site areas.
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: Seven years progressively responsible experience
in a sign shop where assigned to include at least two years in a lead
or supervisory capacity.
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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. Employees in
this job class may be required to be trained to work with
asbestos. Employees in this job class assigned to work with
equipment containing CFC refrigerants must achieve and maintain
valid certification in accordance with federal law.