Highway Maintenance Worker 2 (In-Training) – Striping Crew - Union Gap, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Highway Maintenance Worker 2 (In-Training) – Striping Crew
Salary: $39,528.00 - $58,260.00 Annually
Location: Yakima County - Union Gap, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 21DOT-SCR-50567m
Closing: 3/29/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


About WSDOT:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity:
WSDOT is currently seeking to fill multiple Highway Maintenance Worker positions for the South Central Region's Striping Crew located in Union Gap, WA. Primary duties for these positions include maintaining highway striping and pavement markings; as well as, performing a multitude of maintenance tasks to provide the safe travel of goods, services, and people by way of maintaining state highways, roadsides, infrastructure, and right of way. The Highway Maintenance Worker is also responsible for repairing roadways and roadway shoulders, performing snow and ice removal, establishing and maintaining culverts and catch basins, removing debris, maintaining roadside vegetation, and providing traffic control for these operations.

What to Expect:
These positions work a 4/10 schedule, Monday-Thursday, with opportunity for overtime. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Assist with application of permanent pavement markings, striping, painting, and removal of existing markings, and perform traffic control for these functions as needed.
- Operate 15,000-54,000 GVW Class 8 trucks.
- Load supplies into striper truck using forklift and hydraulic crane.
- Design and set-up of traffic control, which includes manually flagging traffic or signing for lane closures and operating attenuator/buffer truck.
- Act as a first responder at accident scenes, spills or other emergency situations.
- Perform minor preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs on equipment paint guns, washing vehicles, and greasing tools.
- Perform general roadway maintenance activities.
- Perform winter snow and ice removal, which includes operating dump trucks and sanders, as well has hauling sand and gravel.
- Lead and train others in the absence of the Highway Maintenance Worker 3.
- Effectively use radio, phone, computers, and electronic devices to communicate and document data.
- Negotiate rough and steep surfaces during the performance of job tasks.
- Respond to call out emergency’s day, night, weekends and holidays as needed.

Qualifications:
These are Highway Maintenance Worker 2 (HMW2) position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at the lower level (HMW1 depending on qualifications), providing an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan.

At the HWM1 level, this opportunity requires:
- A valid Driver’s License, with the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months.
- At least one (1) year of experience performing highway maintenance, roadway construction, heavy equipment operations, or relevant construction experience.
- High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate, or equivalent.
- A current Flagger Card or ability to obtain within 6 months.
- Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and perform emergency call-outs/stand-by.
- Ability to safely relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50lbs from one location to another.
- Skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
- Ability to report to assigned duty station within 45 minutes or be willing to relocate to meet that response time.
- Occasional overnight travel required when working out of town. Rotational night work may be required while in winter shift operation.

To be considered for the highest level (HMW2) you must also have:
- A valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with N endorsement without air brake restrictions with a current medical examiner’s certificate.
- At least (2) two years of experience performing highway maintenance, roadway construction, heavy equipment operations, or related experience such as the farming, timber operations, or construction.

Preferred qualifications include:
Possess the knowledge and skills to operate an iPad and PC to send emails, scan invoices/receipts, document time, input data/pictures and research methods & materials.
Experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels.

Important Notes:
- Application review will begin on March 23, 2021. Candidate selection may take place at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
- This recruitment will be used to fill four (4) permanent positions.
- These positions have been approved for in-training. The hiring manager is looking to hire at the Highway Maintenance Worker 2 level, however the in-training plan will allow candidates to be considered as a Highway Maintenance Worker 1, if not qualified at the higher level.
- These positions are subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

Why WSDOT:
- Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. Employees in this position enjoy a standard daytime schedule, working Monday-Thursday, with three-day weekends.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply:
- Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
- In order to be considered for this opportunity, please:
- Include contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application.
- Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

Contact us:
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese – gieser@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-SCR-50567m in the subject line.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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Location: Union Gap, WA
Application Method: Online: $39,528.00 - $58,260
Base Pay: $39,528 - $58,260 YR

Posted on March 16, 2021

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