Job Title: Operative II - Road Signs and Markings A 

Post requires candidate to be entitled for work: Yes 

Salary Range: £36,483.52  to £38,735.15 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Full Time 

Term Time only post: No 

Advert Closing Date:25/07/2024 



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Job Overview

The Road Signs and Markings department are looking to recruit an operative to join a small team of staff in a very busy section.

The post holder would be looking after the islands Road Markings and island signage, also looking after the Display lighting and Christmas decorations etc.

For an informal discussion please contact Robert Czerny on 01534 448572


Job Purpose

To provide a range of duties relating to the maintenance of road traffic signs and road markings including the installation of, and maintenance of display lighting, flood lighting, the manufacturer of road signs and other event signs, placing and removal of temporary road signage and installation and removal of Christmas decorations.

Working hours for this role is:

0600 – 1400 Monday to Wednesday

0600 – 1300 Thursday to Friday

Statutory Responsibilities

Active engagement, participation and compliance with any other statutory responsibilities applicable to the role, as amended from time to time.


This role refers to the following specialisms:

Road Signs & Markings

Sign store design & manufacture

Public display lighting services

Job Specific Outcomes

To plan, control and direct staff within the team in the daily duties allocated by the Leading Chargehand to the Road Signs and Markings team that the postholder is responsible for. Use specialist equipment involved in the design, manufacture and installation of road signs and spray, pre-mark and thermoplastic materials and application processes for the provision of road markings to the correct national and local specification in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulations.

As the team chargehand, oversee the traffic management aspects of the role that are critical to the safety of the team when working on public roads in a live-traffic situation. Deploy sufficient members of the team to these duties as determined by an on-site risk assessment.

Act as the on-site point of contact for members of the public affected by any works ensuring that the work areas are correctly signed and safe in line with the sections Risk Assessments and standard operating procedures for working near live traffic. Use the Department’s ‘Dynamic Risk Assessment’ booklets to record and mitigate any specific site safety issues not covered by the standard RAs. Notify the Leading Chargehand of any updates required to the standard RAs to capture new recurring safety concerns and/or areas where Health and Safety can be improved.

Continuously review working practices and make recommendations to the Leading Chargehand on areas where efficiencies or savings can be made. Ensure that weekly staff timesheets are collected from the team, have been filled in correctly and are passed to the Leading Chargehand in a timely manner. Diffuse any brewing staff issues reporting them up through the Leading Chargehand if appropriate.

Chargehands will act as the first aid appointed person, who are individuals appointed to look after the first aid equipment, by ensuring the first aid box is stocked with appropriate in date supplies, take charge of calling the emergency services if required and ensure all accidents are reported.

Carry out all the duties of that of the ‘Operative – Road Signs and Markings’:

Using computer graphics make up a complete range of signs for roads, offices, workshops and other clients and install the same. Maintain a computerised database recording the fabrication, placement and maintenance of all signs and street furniture.

Drive / operate all section vehicles and machinery, up to and including Large Goods Vehicles, mobile hoists and road marking plant, in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Road Traffic Laws. Carry out driver/operator daily checks and maintenance in accordance with manufacturer and JFM workshop instructions. Use pedestrian and hand tools when appropriate.

Carry out efficient day-to-day measuring, marking and placing of all the Island’s road and car park markings in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulations. Inspect, maintain and repair signs and markings as directed.

Assist with the installation and maintenance of display lighting and Christmas decorations to preinstalled electrical supplies. Assist with other duties requiring mobile hoist work e.g. netting trees, erecting/inspecting banners on Victoria Avenue and other sites. Assist other sections when required as directed.

Person specification

The operative will, on a daily basis:

• Using computer graphics, make up a complete range of signs for roads, roads, offices, workshops, etc., and install the same.

• Maintain a computerised database recording the fabrication, placement and maintenance of all signs and street furniture.

• Ensure the efficient day to day measuring, marking and placing of all the Island's roads and car park markings in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulations.

• Carry out inspection, maintenance and repairs of all road and ancillary signs.

• Operate the various pieces of machinery and equipment required to carry out these tasks, i.e. Line marking machine, Line marking Prams (A pedestrian vehicle with hopper and gas fired `boiler' plastic gravity fed into shoe operated by handle bar), Drills, Hand Tools, Planer (Hand operated engine driven machine to remove old markings, Mobile hoist

Operative - Road, Signs and Markings

• Provide a service to other Departments, Parishes, and members of the public

.• Ensure the working area is safe, properly signed and secure using the laid down safety procedures as required by Law including working safety on the highway with live traffic.

• Assist with other duties within the postholder's capabilities such as netting trees, inspecting banners on Victoria Avenue.

• Be responsible for the safe driving of a Heavy Goods Vehicle on the Island’s roads in accordance with the Road Traffic Laws.

• Carry out manual work as directed related to infrastructure maintenance and/or municipal cleaning duties in areas administered by the Department

• When work priorities require it, drive other vehicles for which the postholder is licenced


Knowledge of and competency in: Technical processes as relevant to the role - National standards for road signs and markings; the safe and efficient application of hot applied thermoplastic and sprayed road marking materials and equipment; Safe use of LPG as a fuel on mobile pressure vessel applications; Computer aided sign design and manufacturing; use of vehicle mounted access hoists; Public display lighting systems.

Full knowledge of traffic management codes of practice i.e. Chapter 8 for Streetworks.

The applications and use of equipment, machinery and hazardous substances in accordance with Health and Safety regulations and other associated legislation. Approved Codes of Practice (ACoP) relevant to the specific high-risk tasks being undertaken and the production of Method Statement and Risk Assessment in support of these.

Technical Work Based Skills

Driving licence - Large Goods (Group C, and Group C1E).

Computer literate with ability to operate the Microsoft Office package

Use of computer aided sign design (CAD) software gained by on-the-job training and experience.

Forklift truck driver/operator competency training and certificate.



Experience of: working to section procedures, processes and methodologies as relevant to their field of expertise

Working in a small team in the operational delivery of road markings, signs and display lighting operational services to tight project deadlines.

Personal Attributes

Appointees to this role will be required to adhere to and perform their duties in line with the standards identified

in the States of Jersey tier 6 core accountabilities attributes and behaviour indicators.


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