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Job Title: Flagger

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and safety-conscious Flagger to join our team. The Flagger will be responsible for directing traffic through construction zones and ensuring the safety of workers and motorists. The ideal candidate will have experience in traffic control and be able to work in all weather conditions.


  • Direct traffic through construction zones using hand signals and/or flags
  • Ensure the safety of workers and motorists by following established safety guidelines
  • Communicate effectively with construction crews and motorists
  • Set up and take down traffic control devices, such as cones and barricades
  • Monitor traffic flow and adjust traffic control devices as needed
  • Report any safety hazards or concerns to the appropriate personnel


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and work in all weather conditions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow established safety guidelines
  • Experience in traffic control preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move traffic control devices, such as cones and barricades
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily outdoors in construction zones
  • Exposure to loud noise, dust, and fumes
  • May be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Flagger

What is the best way to find and hire a Flagger near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Flagger applicants. Employers posting their Flagger job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Flagger applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Flagger are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 4 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Flagger positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Flagger role?
SMS has 86% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Flagger job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Flaggers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 160% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Flagger applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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