Employer: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Highway Maintenance Worker 3 - Naches
State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Yakima County, WA
Salary: $54,108 - $65,928 a year
Job Type: Full-time
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.
WSDOT is currently seeking a motivated and hard-working individual to join the Maintenance Crew in Naches, WA. The Highway Maintenance Worker 3 will need to be able to hit the ground running and lead an experienced team of Maintenance professionals responsible for performing a variety of highway, roadside, infrastructure, and right-of-way maintenance. This experienced technician will lead by example and display a strong ability to work under pressure in demanding conditions and maintain a safe and clean work environment. In this role, you must be dedicated to safety while coordinating and preforming daily work activities which include heavy equipment operations, providing roadway maintenance for sub-sections of highways, and performing snow and ice removal functions.
What to Expect:
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Plan, schedule, organize, and direct the performance of the budget and maintenance activities to accomplish the work.
- Serve as the crew lead of a maintenance team performing such work as inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining culverts, catch basins, and ditches; asphalt repairs of roadways; repairing guardrail and roadway surfaces; blading shoulders and removing debris; plowing snow and sanding/de-icing roads; and cutting brush.
- Patrol and inspect assigned highway and right of ways, documenting and reporting deficiencies of the roadway.
- Coordinate equipment and personnel with other area sections.
- Document daily work and complete status reports.
- Assist supervisors with inventory of maintenance items, including ordering and tracking materials.
- Train others in equipment usage, safety, highway maintenance, and public relations.
- Complete third-party damage reports and prepare cost estimates.
- Lead crew during winter snow and ice operations, which includes directing crews on amounts and methods of applying winter chemicals and operating trucks with sander equipment.
- Lead the crew in the opening of Chinook Pass in the spring using a Dozer, snow blower and frontend loader to remove snow, drifts, and slides from the roadway. Includes building pioneer road with dozer on steep slopes.
- Act as traffic control lead on emergency operations and assists crews in setting up and performing traffic control during emergency operations; act as a first responder at accident scenes, spills, or other emergency situations.
- Utilize personal computer and tablet to maintain accurate records and reports for personnel, equipment, inventory, and materials.
- Steward safety programs by knowing and enforcing the established WSDOT/WAC safety policies and procedures; conduct safety meetings.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Comprehensive knowledge of heavy equipment used in road maintenance with two (2) years' experience operating and transporting heavy equipment such as a dozer, grader, excavator, and/or snow blower.
- At least one (1) year experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker 2, or Maintenance Specialist; or two (2) years' experience as a Bridge Maintenance Technician 2, or Maintenance Specialist 2, or equivalent combination of experience.
- Commercial Driver License Class A (without restrictions) with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction.
- A valid medical certificate.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent.
- A valid Traffic Control Flagger Card or ability to obtain within 6 months.
- First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months.
- Ability to work and drive in all weather, lighting, and hazardous road conditions, and proficiently operate 26,000 to 54,000 GWV dump trucks in the performance of routine highway maintenance and adverse weather conditions, as needed.
- Experience in working independently and prioritizing workload, with the ability to handle multiple assignments.
- Experience leading and/or supervising crews, providing clear direction, and making good decisions under stressful conditions.
- Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and perform emergency call-outs/stand-by.
- Ability to report in service to assigned duty station with 60 minutes of an after-hours call out.
- The ability to move and transport materials and equipment up to 50 pounds.
- The ability to traverse uneven and steep winter terrain adjacent to traffic.
- The ability to climb ladders and work at varying height levels.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Temperament to deal with the public and fellow employees on a daily basis.
- Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
- Knowledge of state highways, roadsides, and right of ways of the surrounding area.
- Experience resolving conflict or enforcing policies.
- Experience counseling employees on performance deficiencies.
- Willingness to encourages development and be a mentor.
- Understanding of TEF owned Equipment.
- This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
- 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.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
- Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
- 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:
- An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
- An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
- 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; does not require an additional attachment.
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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
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese at email@example.com. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-SCR-50316 in the subject line.
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3027237/maintenance-mechanic-2-permanent-02490-21?location=yakima%20county&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $4,286 - $4,855 MO