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Job Title: Flagger                                                                                                        

Department: Road Department                                                                                  

Reports To: Road Master       

Salary: $19.17 - $21.57

Closes: August 26, 2019

I.      Job Purpose:

The primary duty of this position is to provide daily traffic control for all types of work zones for the safety of the traveling public and Road Department staff. This includes set up, removal, Pilot Car operations and Road Closures. This position also communicates with Road Department equipment and truck personnel entering and exiting the work zone. In addition this position applies deicing agent and dust abatement materials as required.

II.        Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and Complete Daily Traffic Control Plans.  
  • Coordinate and Organize needs for traffic control for each work zone and job function.
  • Preform Daily Site Inspection of work zones to determine location for sign set up.
  • Performs traffic control and flagging activities as needed; including placing signs, barricades, traffic cones and other warning devices; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Conducts and maintains inventory of Temporary Signs and Traffic Control Devices.
  • Guide and support fellow employees with traffic control for work zones.
  • Operates pickup and flatbed pickup (not requiring a commercial driver’s license), and miscellaneous tools in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
  • Conducts daily equipment inspections according to County Standards.
  • Performs manual labor assignments as needed including but not limited to cutting brush with hand tools, loads and hauls brush, removes dead animals along county roads, clears right-of-way of brush and other debris to improve visibility and diminish road hazards.
  • Responds to emergencies as directed and preforms tasks in the interest of public safety and property protection during emergencies.
  • Apply deicing agent and dust abatement materials. 
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures of the Road Department.  

III.      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate several projects at any given time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees and the general public.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and County requirements for traffic control.
  • Ability to stand for long hours.
  • Knowledge of general road construction duties. 
  • Ability to recognize dangerous traffic situations and warn workers in sufficient time to avoid injury. 

IV.      Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
  • Oregon Department of Transportation Flaggers Certification
  • Prior to or on date of hire:
    • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
    • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test.

Position Details:

  • The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required. 
  • Work location is Crook County Road Department.  
  • Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt
  • Non - CDL Position
  • Union Position
  • Work is performed in outside environments with exposure to inclement weather. 


Location: Prineville, OR
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