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 a Highway Maintenance Worker 2 in Prosser, WA. The selected candidate will operate a wide variety of highway equipment and tools and will be responsible for maintenance and repair of highways and highway structures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce. This position performs a variety of skilled maintenance tasks and may occasionally lead a crew in the absence of a Highway Maintenance Worker 3. This opportunity is perfect for someone who enjoys working with their hands, knowing their work is done on roadways and in a variety of weather conditions.
What to Expect
This position works a 4/10 schedule, with opportunity for overtime. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you 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.
Safely operate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A, B and C equipment including trucks up to 60,000 GVW equipped with various maintenance attachments.
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.
Lead and train others in the absence of the Highway Maintenance Worker 3.
Assist in the safe cleanup and removal of unlawful dwellings.
Effectively use radio, phone, computers, and electronic devices to communicate and document data.
Negotiate rough and steep surfaces during the performance of job tasks.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate, or equivalent.
Two (2) years of experience performing roadway maintenance, logging, farming, excavation, or heavy equipment operation.
A Class A CDL.
Current medical card.
Possession of valid Traffic Control/Flagging card with experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including, planning, setting signs and cones or barrels and flagging.
Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and perform emergency call-outs/stand-by.
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50lbs from one location to another in safe manner.
Skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
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.
These positions are 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 individual’s lifestyle. Employees in this position enjoy a standard daytime schedule, working Monday-Thursday, with three-day weekends.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
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:
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.
Include 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.
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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 at fieldsS@wsdot.wa.gov Please be sure to reference 21DOT-SCR-50363 in the subject line.
Location: Prosser, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3239776/highway-maintenance-worker-2
Base Pay: $47,844-$58,260/year
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903