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 looking for an enthusiastic career-minded individuals who want to make a difference and join our dynamic Highway Maintenance team throughout various locations in the Seattle and Bellevue area This opportunity is perfect for someone who loves working outdoors, performing manual labor, and operating a variety of equipment to complete tasks. As part of our maintenance team, you will assist with repairing and rebuilding of state highways, and adjacent right of ways to assure they remain in a condition that promotes the movement of traffic, and safety to the motoring public. We encourage you to apply if you are dependable and looking for a career with growth potential! By joining the WSDOT Maintenance team night crew, you will receive an additional $3.00 per hour.
Working in the maintenance area will require responsible, safety-minded individuals to accomplish assigned tasks and may require operating trucks as well as other heavy equipment. These positions require a quick response time to job sites. Highway maintenance crews are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By taking on this role, you are serving a key and vital function to the State of Washington.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Highway Maintenance Worker 2 will:
Perform journey-level highway, roadside, infrastructure, and right-of-way maintenance and repair tasks.
Operate Class A, B, and/or C heavy equipment to maintain state roadways and highways.
Design and set up traffic control operations, as well as full road or bridge closures according to departmental and MUTCD standards.
Remove dangerous and hazardous debris from roadways.
Removal of snow and ice during winter season.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications for Highway Maintenance Worker 2:
Class A CDL without airbrake restrictions and a valid medical card, (some positions will require a tanker or haz-mat endorsement).
Two (2) years of experience performing highway maintenance work, roadway construction or related experience.
High school diploma or GED.
Basic computer skills to communicate, and retrieve information.
The ability to respond to emergency call outs, work different and/or extended shifts on short notice (days, nights and weekends), and perform standby duty.
Lift and transport up to 50 pounds.
Communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
The listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County Premium and Assignment Pay.
This announcement can be used to fill multiple vacancies.
Application review will begin on September 20, 2021. Candidate selection may take place at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
The salary for this position will include an additional $3.00 per hour for Night Shift and Designated Corridor pay.
The assigned work schedule for these positions is Night Shift. However, these positions require the ability to respond to emergency call outs, work nights, work different and/or extended shifts on short notice (days, nights, and weekends), and perform standby duty.
Travel throughout the assigned duty area is required of these positions. Some regional and statewide travel may be required to attend meetings or participate in trainings.
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.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than October 18, 2021. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes.
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 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, Cori Shull, at ShullCo@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-A5nights in the subject line.
Location: Seattle & Bellevue, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3124013/highway-maintenance-worker-2-seattle-bellevue-nights?keywords=Highway%20Maintenance%20Worker%202%20%7C%20Seattle%20%26%20Bellevue%20(Nights)&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $55,789.00 - $66,999.00/year