Chicago Department of Transportation
Number of positions: 1 Seasonal position
These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with the Sign Painters Local 830 – (BARGAINING UNIT #25).
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Under supervision, assists Sign Painters in work involving in the design, computer and/or hand layout, screen printing and hand lettering or vinyl copy of traffic and municipal signs including airport signage, fleet equipment and banners; and performs related duties as required
- Assists Sign Painters in the review and assessment requisitions and work orders to determine the type and extent of work to be performed and the most appropriate preparation and application methods
Gathers adequate supplies, tools, and materials to complete sign painting assignments
Cleans and prepares surfaces to ensure paint, stencils and/or vinyl materials will adhere properly
- Assists Sign Painters in operating computers and computerized sign making equipment to layout lettering for traffic and municipal signs
- Assists Sign Painters engaged in assignments involving the use of free hand or measuring devices to paint letters, numbers and/or symbols and to apply vinyl graphics on signs and municipal equipment
- Assists in creating stencils for silk screening work by designing and spacing lettering styles and patterns to reproduce designs and shapes for applications to signs and banners
- Pours paint into silk screen frame on screen printing press and operates press or dips paint rollers in paint and draws across stencils to transfer design to various surfaces in order to produce signs and banners
- Assists in operating heavy duty heat and pressure sensitive applicator equipment to apply and compress reflective sheeting onto traffic signs
- Assists in applying vinyl graphics onto various surfaces including, wood, aluminum and metal sign blanks and banners
- Operates laminating machine for related sign painting projects and tasks
- Cleans trade equipment and work site after completion of sign painting assignments
- Prepares work activity reports
- May perform art work and painting on large foam presentation boards
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
Location: 3458 S. Lawndale
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 6:00am to 2:30pm
THESE ARE SEASONAL POSITIONS
- Enrollment in a U.S. Department of Labor registered sign painting apprenticeship training program to obtain journeyman status; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Exposure to loud noise, fumes or dust
- Exposure to outdoor weather conditions
- May perform work using scaffolds and ladders
- Substantial lifting (up to 50 pounds) is required
- Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time
- Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with one’s body, arms, and/or legs
- Ability to operate applicable hand tools, power tools, and equipment
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an
Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Applicants who successfully apply for the position, meet the minimum qualifications, possess the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and complete and affirmatively answer the Willing and Able questionnaire will be hired in seniority or lottery/random order.
Veterans Preference: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?" In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on January 12, 2019. No exceptions will be made.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner