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Entry Airfield Striper (Painter) – Denver International Airport

Entry Airfield Striper (Painter) – Denver International Airport

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Open Date:

Apr 29, 2024


About Our Job

Denver International Airport has an opening for an Entry Airfield Striper. In this role, you will perform entry to intermediate-level work in the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of traffic control signs and pavement markings.

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. 

What we offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $19.72 – $29.58 per hour. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date 

  • ShortTerm and Long-Term Disability 

  • Development & Career Growth Opportunities 

  • & so much more!!!

New hires are eligible for a $2,500 hiring bonus!

The details of the bonus will be discussed at interview and/or offer. The hiring bonus will not be applicable to City and County of Denver employees who are currently employed with the city or who have been separated from the city for fewer than 6 months.  

What You'll Do

  • Performs work in the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of traffic control signs and pavement markings

  • Removes damaged or old signs and signposts, breaks up concrete bases, prepares and pours concrete, cuts metal poles and bases, and installs new posts and signs

  • Performs various tasks associated with street pavement marking projects, which includes: measures, lays out, stencils, stripes, paints, and maintains lane lines, center lines, crosswalks, turn arrows, stop bars, railroad/light rail crossings, parking stalls, curbs, airfield marking, and other pavement markings

  • Operates street striping truck and equipment, which includes: fills tanks with paint and reflector beads, ensures adherence to guidelines and standards governing placement of street markings, programs spray guns, and operates gauges and paint pumps, and uses optical pointer to ensure line accuracy

  • Operates a variety of equipment used in the installation and maintenance of traffic control markings, to include but not limited to: paint stripers, paint mixers, paint guns, line removers, forklifts, compressors, drill presses, post pounders, post pullers, grinders, and augers

  • May assist in the design, fabrication, and construction of traffic signs and other signs as designated by the unit through the use of computers and other graphics equipment

  • Observes all common safety practices associated with tools and equipment, monitoring work environment for safety and hazards, and ensures safety for self and others

  • Places and removes barricades, cones, and other traffic control and safety devices in and around work areas for construction and maintenance projects in accordance with traffic regulation requirements

  • Performs seasonal street or airfield maintenance duties such as snow plowing, salting and sanding, removing snow and ice from sidewalks, steps, seats, ramps, and parking lots, and hauls ice and snow away by truck

  • May be required to be on-call to address emergent needs


  • This position will report to our off site Denver International Airport Maintenance Facility located about 5 minutes from DIA


  • This position requires ten-hour days, four days a week, 100% on site

  • Regular Season: Day, 6:00 am to 4:30 pm or 5:30 am to 4:00pm

  • During Summer Months: Graveyard, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am

  • On Call Snow Overtime: 3:00am to 3:00pm or 3:00pm to 3:00am

  • Mandatory extended/additional shifts are required for snow removal operations

  • If staffing challenges occur, weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees will be required to work extended hours and/or alternative shifts (includes nights, weekends, and holidays)

  • Shifts are not guaranteed and are subject to change

7%-12% pay differential depending on shift assigned and equipment operated

About You

What You’ll Bring

We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels. You'll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, the people around you and Denver to the next level. 

Required Minimum Qualifications

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate

  • Experience: One (1) year of traffic signs and markings experience OR general construction experience specific to commercial, industrial or civil

  • Education and Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements

  • Licensure & Certification:

    • Requires a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL "B") with appropriate endorsements by the end of probation

    • Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Obtain ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) Traffic Control Technician certification by the end of the probationary period

    • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

FBI Background Check

FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.  

About DEN

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36.4 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 37,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do. 

Application Deadline

Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration. 

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CJ2863 Traffic Operations Technician I

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$20.26 – $30.39

Starting Pay

Based on experience and education


Denver International Airport

Assessment Requirement

Performance Test

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

It is your right to access oral or written language assistance, sign language interpretation, real-time captioning via CART, or disability-related accommodations. To request any of these services at no cost to you, please contact with three business days’ notice.

Applicants for employment with the City and County of Denver must have valid work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the U.S.

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$$20.26 - $30.39

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