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 self-motivated individual who enjoys working outdoors to serve as the Utility Worker 2 on the Eastern Region Facilities Maintenance team. In this role, you will perform corrective and preventative maintenance work, and emergent needs work on buildings, grounds and landscaped areas for region-wide Capital Facilities sites and buildings. The Utility Worker supports Engineering, Maintenance and Administration staff by providing a safe, clean, productive, and comfortable work environment for Department of Transportation business. Our top candidate is mechanically inclined, enjoys doing something different every day, and can efficiently work on their own.
What to Expect
This position is required to work primarily outdoors in all weather conditions; therefore, work could be performed near hazards to include confined spaces, working on elevated platforms/ladders, working with chemicals, power tools and handheld equipment and tools.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Utility Worker will:
Perform maintenance and minor repair on Region grounds to include digging ditches, cutting brush and weeds, culverts/drainage structures, mowing grass, and landscape maintenance and upkeep.
Read blueprints or layouts for landscape and building materials installation.
Clean, service and make repairs on equipment.
Operate power tools and equipment, such as electric and gas driven compressors, large mowers, non-CDL snowplows and portable pumps.
Assist skilled craftsperson in construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, structures, and equipment.
Clean, sharpen, maintain, and repair a variety of power and hand tools, such as mowers, trimmers, etc., for use on building sites and buildings.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
A high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Experience in landscape maintenance.
Ability to read and write, understand, and carry out instructions given verbally or written form via computer.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor and work outside in all types of weather.
Ability to operate truck and trailer for hauling equipment and materials.
A valid driver’s license.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Two (2) years of experience in underground sprinkler system operation and repair.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
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. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
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:
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 GieseR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-ER-60872 in the subject line.
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3229742/utility-worker-2
Base Pay: $36,804-$42,420/year
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903