Highway Maintenance Supervisor - Ellensburg, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
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
WSDOT is currently seeking an experienced maintenance professional ready and willing to provide leadership, guidance, and support for employees tasked with roadway and roadside maintenance in Ellensburg, WA. As the Highway Maintenance Supervisor, you will work independently to plan, budget, schedule, and supervise highway maintenance crews engaged in specialized maintenance, repair, and reconstruction of highway features. This position is also responsible for their own safety and the safety of other crew members while performing maintenance work. An effective Maintenance Supervisor must have good communication skills, exhibit leadership qualities, facilitate and provide training in support of workforce development, support management, extend trust regardless of risk, be accountable, provide recognition, and demonstrate inclusion with all employees.

What to Expect
This position is the supervisor responsible for ensuring all state and federal highways in Ellensburg area 1 section of the South Central Region. This position will supervise crews performing both winter and routine maintenance operations. maintained year round. The selected candidate is expected to consider personal, co-worker and public safety as first and foremost objectives during the planning and performance of all activities.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

Plan and manage an organizational unit.
Identify needed maintenance work activities, determine work priorities, following budget & MAP protocols.
Ensure an inclusive and safe work environment for WSDOT Staff.
Promote and ensure compliance with all safety standards.
Schedule and direct highway maintenance activities.
Coordinate equipment and labor with SC Region Area 1 Sections – Ellensburg, Bullfrog and Hyak.
Schedule training.
Responsible for ICP inventory and accurate record keeping.
Prepare and complete project General Estimates.
Investigate employee personal injury and equipment damage.
Operate and maintain the Ellensburg facilities.
Perform a wide variety of day-to-day maintenance operations work within Area 1. Asphalt and concrete pavement or structure maintenance and repair or preservation: apply concrete, asphalt, and synthetic materials.
Drainage maintenance including catch basins, culverts & drains, and ditches.
Tree & brush removal.
Haul materials.
Remove dead animals and debris from roadways.
Illegal Encampment clean-up and disposal.
Supervise, monitor, and report on special maintenance activities.
Supervise winter Operations and perform snow and ice control as necessary.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

High School Graduation; or possession of a GED certificate, or equivalent.
Two (2) years' experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker 3, Bridge Lead, Maintenance Mechanic 3, or equivalent combination of roadway maintenance experience.
Possession & able to maintain a Washington State Class A CDL with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions.
Comprehensive Knowledge of heavy equipment used in road maintenance with two (2) years' experiences proficiently operating 26,000 to 54,000 GVW dump trucks in the performance of routine highway maintenance and adverse weather conditions, as needed.
Possession of a valid Washington State Traffic Control/Flagging Card with experience performing traffic control per M54-44 or MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels, and flagging; or obtain Flagger Certification within six (6) months.
Respond to emergency call out situations from the WSDOT Central Washington TMC in a reasonable time frame, communicating and coordinating on scene with law enforcement, fire departments/medical aid, other local/state/federal agencies, and media.
Experience providing excellent customer service.
Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
Experience leading and/or supervising crews, providing clear direction, and making good decisions under stressful conditions.
Experience in working independently and prioritizing workload, with the ability to handle multiple assignments.
Set an example with regular attendance and be prompt when reporting to work, daily.
First Aid Certified within 6 months.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Two (2) years' experience operating a dump truck with plow, sander, and deicer/anti-icing system, & a front-end loader.
Knowledge of state highways, roadsides, and right of ways of the surrounding area.
Understanding and experience dealing with Public/Private Owned Fleet & Rental Equipment.

Important Notes

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.
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 offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
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 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.

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 www.uscis.gov

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter at fieldesS@wsdot.wa.gov Please be sure to reference 21DOT-SCR-50303 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3231360/highway-maintenance-supervisor
Base Pay: $59,688 - $72,756/year

Posted on September 16, 2021

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