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 to fill six Highway Maintenance Worker 2 vacancies located in Lakewood & Tumwater, WA. The selected candidates will assist with the area’s maintenance and repair of the state highways and highway structures to ensure the traveling public's safety. Some of the work includes asphalt and concrete maintenance, traffic control, repair and installation of guardrail and signs, as well as culvert and drainage maintenance. Working in the maintenance area requires responsible, safety-minded individuals to perform a variety of journey-level labor tasks and operate highway equipment and tools. These opportunities are perfect for someone who enjoys working with their hands and enjoys working outdoors.
What to Expect
This position is required to respond to emergency callouts and must be available for standby 24 hours a day/7 day a week. Work is often physical in nature and performed primarily outdoors, traversing rough, steep, and uneven terrain; and near high-volume/high-speed traffic. This position works a 4/10 schedule, with opportunity for overtime.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Highway Maintenance Worker 2 will:
Perform general roadway maintenance activities such as:
Asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance and repair.
Drainage maintenance including catch basins, sedimentation facilities, and ditches.
Erosion and slide repair.
Sign maintenance and repair.
Guardrail, fence, and impact attenuator installation and repair.
Vegetation control, such as mowing or spraying.
Highway debris removal, including danger tree removal.
Perform snow and ice removal, which includes operating dump trucks and sanders, as well has hauling sand and gravel.
Design and set-up of traffic control, which includes manually flagging traffic or signing for lane closures and operating attenuator/buffer truck.
Perform maintenance and minor repair on equipment and hand tools which includes sharpening power saws and chains, washing vehicles, and greasing tools and equipment, etc.
Act as a first responder to accident scene, spills, and other emergency situations.
Operate power tools, hand tools and Class A, B, or C equipment for maintenance operations.
Lead and train others in the absence of the Highway Maintenance Worker 3.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Two (2) years of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operations, or related experience such as construction, farming, landscaping, timber operations, or truck driving.
A valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with N endorsement without air brake restrictions and without an E restriction, or the ability to within six (6) months of hire.
A valid Traffic Control/Flagging card with experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels, and flagging or the ability to obtain Flagger Certification within six (6) months of hire.
Experience being committed to safety including proper use of personal protective equipment.
Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and perform emergency callouts/stand-by.
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50 pounds from one location to another.
Skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
Ability to respond to assigned duty station with 60 minutes of an afterhours callout.
A valid Washington State Driver’s License.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school diploma, GED certificate or equivalent.
Experience performing traffic control and a current Flagger Card.
Washington State Pesticide Applicator license (required within twelve (12) months of hire.
NCCCO Articulating Boom Crane (required within twelve (12) months of hire).
This recruitment will be used to fill four (4) permanent and two (2) non-permanent positions.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs within the Olympic Region, which could include the following sheds Alder, Buckley, Lakewood, Mottman, Willows, and Yelm.
Non-permanent opportunities are expected to 6 to 12 months.
The recruiting efforts for these positions may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted October 6, 2021. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
These positions may 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 offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
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.
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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, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-OR-30260m in the subject line.
Location: Pierce County, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3219773/highway-maintenance-worker-2-permanent-non-permanent
Base Pay: $47,844.00 - $58,260.00/year
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903