Job Description

***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site:


Provides traffic safety services for the Operations Division of Public Works with traffic control plans. Includes but not limited to setting up traffic control zones and operating paddles. This position is also part of the maintenance crew and assists with the various labor activities to maintain of the road.

– Salary upon hire is steps 1 – 3 ($19.34 to $20.71 per hour) depending upon qualifications.

– Progressive increases are based upon years of service with Skagit County, up to step 8 (top step is $24.62 per hour). The Flagger Maintenance Aide is Range 7 of the AFSCME (Public Works) Union salary schedule.



Sets up traffic control zones to alert motorists of road maintenance work in progress.
Coordinates with maintenance crew to develop a traffic control plan that assures proper placement of signs. Directs traffic through work sites to ensure safety of workers and the public.

Assists the Maintenance Technicians with duties such as ditching, patching, chip box operations, tree removal; assists in Sign Shop with assembling signs, etc.

Maintains proper inventory of equipment and flagging signs. Keeps inventory in a neat and orderly manner.

Operates pilot car and places cones for activities such as striping and movement of oversized equipment.

Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner and provides information within the scope of knowledge.

Installs and removes temporary signs, i.e., traffic signs and emergency operation signs.

Assists in keeping fleet and equipment clean, assists with facility maintenance and yard maintenance as directed.



May be tasked with performing related duties. Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.

***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site:



  • Prior flagging experience preferred but not required.
  • Requires knowledge of:
  • Highway safety and flagging requirements.
  • Work hazards and safety procedures.

Requires the ability to:

  • Work with people in a courteous manner
  • Maintain confidentiality and follow the judicial code of ethics
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Remain alert to potential hazards while working.
  • Communicate effectively with other employees and the public.
  • Develop and implement a traffic control plan.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagger Card.

Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certification within six months.

Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time in all types of weather, lift signs and equipment up to 40 pounds, and perform physical labor.

Potential hazards present from traffic and road equipment.


Following review of applications and resumes, the highest qualified applicants will be interviewed and may be tested. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected will be notified in writing. Skagit County reserves the right to use applications received for this posting to fill any other positions within this classification which may open within six months following the closing of this position.

Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

It is the policy of Skagit County to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice: Individuals, who need an ADA accommodation to complete the application, test or interview process, please call: (360) 416-1382.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.

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