Maintenance Worker 2 | Incident Response (Job Number 21DOT-NWR-12272) - Kent, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Maintenance Worker 2 | Incident Response
Salary: $55,020.00 - $66,999.00 Annually
Location: King County – Kent, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 21DOT-NWR-12272
Closing: 7/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Maintenance Worker 2 | Incident Response description imageAbout 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:
Do you find gratification in helping people? Can you assist with traffic control, changing tires, providing fuel, jump starts, and arranging tow services? The Incident Response Team (IRT) members have the important task of keeping state highway travel lanes open and traffic flowing during peak traffic flow periods.

WSDOT is seeking to fill a Highway Maintenance Worker 2 position on the IRT staff. The IRT staff is specially trained to quickly relocate and assist stranded motorists. They are the first line personnel responding to daily emergencies including assisting at collision scenes and removing debris. They partner with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and other emergency responders to restore traffic flow as safely and quickly as possible.

This position will patrol designated state highway segments in the greater Kent and Federal Way areas. The future incumbent will operate a truck and move vehicles to a safe location, use a WSP high band and WSDOT radio to communicate with the WSP and the traffic management center. This position will use a variety of personal safety equipment as required and may perform CPR if needed.

What to Expect:
You will respond to emergency call outs, may occasionally work extended shifts on short notice (days, nights, weekends, and split shifts), and perform standby duty on a rotational basis. The WSDOT Incident Response Team staff are the first line personnel responding to daily emergencies; clearing roads and helping drivers. In addition, they identify and arrange for environmental cleanup needs and expedite reopening of lanes.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Incident Response professional will:
- Continuously patrol designated state highway segments during peak traffic flow periods looking, marking, relocating and assisting disabled vehicles and modernists to keep travel lanes open and traffic flowing.
- Assist disabled vehicles, including changing tires, providing gas, jump starting vehicles, and removing debris weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Respond to and coordinate with WSP, Incident Command System (ICS) and other emergency responders at incident scenes.
- Establish and perform traffic control functions; set up signs for lane closures, road closures and detours.
- Learn to independently clear accident scenes.
- Safely operate a push truck with push bumper to relocate vehicles.
- Perform First Aid/CPR when necessary.
- Prepare reports for each incident.
- Professionally operate a WSP high band and WSDOT radio.
- Other duties as assigned.

- To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Two or more years of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operation, truck driving, traffic control, construction, timber operations, landscaping, first responder functions, or similar activities.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
- Strong customer service skills; ability to provide professional customer service in extreme hazardous situations.
- A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class "A" License without airbrake restriction.
- Must demonstrate the ability to communicate on multiple radio systems or other electronic devices in a brief and concise manner.
- he ability to perform assigned duties safely, reliably, efficiently, and productively alone or as a member of a team under diverse road and weather conditions.
- The ability to work in areas of high traffic volume while performing job functions; safely work and perform emergency response without continuous supervision.
- The ability to remove debris weighing up to 50 lbs.
- The ability to participate in 24/7 on call rotation.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- The ability to report to the duty station within 45 minutes for emergency response
- Washington State Flagging Card.
- Basic First Aid Training.
- Pesticide Applicator's license or ability to obtain a license within one year of employment.

Important Notes:
- The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved assignment pay and premium pay for workers in King County.
- This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- This position is 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.

- 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 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 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 include the following with your online application:
- 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.

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

Contact us:
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Cori Shull, at Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-12272 in the subject line.


Contact Person:
Location: Kent, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $55,020 - $66,999 YR

Posted on June 22, 2021

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