Truck Driver 3- Olympia, WA

Employer: State of Washington Dept. of Enterprise Services

Job Description:
What you will be doing:
As the Truck Driver 3 (TD3), you are a primary supporter of the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), but can be utilized by other agencies, especially during this un-precedented time. You will be responsible to safely operate a semi-tractor trailer combination vehicles rated at 80,000 Gross Combined Weight (GCW) to transport standard surplus items that our customers wish for us to pick up from their location in the form of pallets and/or loose items that consist of furniture, electronics and equipment from state agencies and the states poly-subs. Please note: this position isn't solely a driving position. As a Truck Driver 3, you'll be loading and unloading the truck, too, using dollies and other equipment.

In addition to the primary responsibilities, this position is to assist in the transportation, as needed, of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the necessary locations based on the Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) directive or other emergencies that agencies need DES’ assistance. When there is down time between pick-ups and deliveries, this position is also responsible to help inside the warehouse as time permits with a variety of tasks.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for hard working people that like fast-paced environments and enjoy working with people and providing excellent customer service. You need to be self-motivated to prepare and follow through in your duties. You need to want to get things done effectively, efficiently, and timely within your and our customers schedules. Additionally, we're looking for someone who is humble and accountable. As we all make mistakes, we're looking for someone who isn't afraid to admit when they make a mistake, apologize and learn from it.

Allow us to explain why you, a skilled professional, would want this unique job:
We offer a unique work/life balance. We allow you to create your route schedules, based on work/customer needs and availability that will allow for other things both personal and professional. You will have the potential to grow within your position. You will enjoy the control you have over your work and the freedom to help customers your own way making independent decisions to assist customers to fulfill their needs while building strong relationships. For a large majority of the time, you'll be home during nights and weekends.

Who we are:
The Department of Enterprise Services(DES) is a central service organization, providing support and services for state agencies, cities and municipalities, higher education, vendors, and the citizens of the state of Washington. At DES, we passionately pursue our vision of:
- Satisfied customers,
- Satisfied team members, and
- Financial health.
We listen to customers and team members to understand what they need and expect. We promote creativity, learning, and improvement to meet those needs and adapt to the ever-changing business environment. We measure our results and seek feedback to improve our performance. We value respect, integrity, excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seek new team members that share those values.

Duties
Some of what you will enjoy doing includes:
- Driving a semi-tractor trailer combination in a safe manner throughout the state for the purpose of picking up surplus items from state agencies and our poly-subs along with assisting other state agencies in times of emergencies, like our current state of assisting with the delivery of PPE on behalf of DOH.
- Direct and participate in the loading and unloading of standard surplus items.
- Operate and maintain forklift and pallet jacks according to policy, regulations and recognized standards. Maintain current forklift operator’s card
- Uses hand dollies, wheel dollies, pallet jacks, hydraulic lifts, and forklift trucks incidental to transport supplies and equipment
- Provide positive customer service to all partnering agencies
- Show a sincere interest in customers and their needs
- Provide helpful guidance to our customers
- Communicate with customers any changes to scheduling
- Use systematic methods for routing to accomplish the most efficient plan/route for pickups and deliveries of surplus items within the 30 business day metrics for Surplus Operations along with PPE deliveries throughout the state
- Complete and turn in all mandatory transportation documents such as delivery logs, signed 267A’s and signed EOC paperwork daily
- Clean the truck and assist with keeping the warehouse clean
- Other tasks that arise related to the work of the program

Qualifications
REQUIRED:
- High school diploma or GED
- Two (2) years of full-time experience operating any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)_ of 80,000 or more pounds
- Valid unrestricted Class A driver's license with appropriate endorsements as required by Federal law
- ONLY if selected for hire, you must provide a current copy of your Driver's Abstract. (Please note you will have a $13 fee)
- A Class A driver's license with appropriate endorsements as required by Federal law
- Required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, pass a query of your previous employers and register with the FMCSA clearinghouse before a final job offer is made.
- Within the first 6 months, you will need to have a valid equipment operators certification which includes the operations of heavy all-terrain forklift and propane forklift (Training and certification for forklift is provided on-site).

NOTE: Occasionally, the program will need this position to operate a flatbed/lowboy trailer combination to transport vehicles and equipment from our customer’s location to state surplus’ warehouse in Tumwater and/or Medical Lake. This position routes based on agencies submittal in a fuel efficient/cost reduction manner at all times. At times the need might arise when this position uses a semi-tractor and van trailer to transport goods and equipment from agencies to our Tumwater and/or Medical Lake facilities.

Incumbents to this position must possess and demonstrate the following DEI competencies (complete version found here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)):
- Able to learn and understand the language and concepts of our DES DEI culture and commit to being a part of creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, respectful and inclusive workplace.
- Demonstrate a commitment to growth, learning and self-awareness when provided training and opportunities to participate in improving our work environment.
- Participate and behave in a manner that creates trust and builds working relationships, promoting teamwork and collaboration in the work environment.
- Demonstrate the understanding that all people are valued; contribute to an equitable, inclusive and respectful environment when working with members of the group, team, organization or community.
- Commit to being an active participant in continually evaluating and improving strategies that promote equity and inclusion in our organization.

Supplemental Information
Please provide the following documents in order to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:
- A letter of interest, describing how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting;
- A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
- A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)

Conditions of Employment:
- COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are a selected candidate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.
- Background Check Notice: Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Enterprise Services, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- As part of the recruitment program, should you be selected for an interview, you will need to register with the FMSCA federal highway and drug and alcohol clearinghouse, give us consent and participate in our CDL drug and alcohol testing program.

Opportunity for All:
The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, families with children (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as an individual with the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disabilities or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

Veterans Preference:
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security number. For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here. We thank you and are grateful for your service!

Contact Information:
For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Steve Camererat (360) 407-8408 or email jobs@des.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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Location: Olympia, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3347159/truck-driver-3?keywords=driver%20&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $4,083 - $4,627/ MO

Posted on December 15, 2021

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