Maintenance Worker II- Olympia, WA

Employer: City of Olympia

Job Description:
Please fill out your application as fully as possible. The City evaluates candidates based on the information provided in the online application only. Do not submit resumes and cover letters. Read the "To Apply" section below to learn more.

New hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with the City of Olympia. 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.

About the Position
Public Works Transportation is looking for a Maintenance Worker II.

Ideal Candidate Profile:
Experience in street maintenance operations and asphalt work.
Experience in pouring and finishing concrete preferred.
Ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks.
Working knowledge of street maintenance related equipment.
Ability to work as a member of a service-oriented team.
Ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks
Ability to work emergency and on-call shifts.

To Apply
To evaluate all candidates fairly and equitably, the City will make all applicants anonymous when we are screening the applications. We will redact information from our application such as your name, address, and other demographics. To help us, please complete the online application form as fully as possible. We do not accept resumes and cover letters. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 360.570.8305.

• This is a continuous recruitment. To be eligible for first review, submit your application by 4 pm November 15, 2021.
• Only electronic applications are accepted.

Contact Information
If you have questions about the position and/or requirements contact Sarah Greene, Operations Supervisor, Street Operations, at (360) 753-8240 or via email at
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

Operate a variety of equipment and perform other duties relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of City streets.
Perform skilled operation of heavy-duty equipment and vehicles.
Patch potholes, maintain shoulders, remove or prune trees which are dangerous to traffic or pedestrians.
Repair storm drainage systems, catch basins, ditches, manholes, and riprapping.
Perform winter snow and ice removal.
Install street signs and markings, curbing, and sidewalks.
Punctual, regular, and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Knowledge and skill in operating assigned vehicles and equipment, such as dump trucks, snowplows, forklifts, crane and boom, backhoes, loaders, graders, flushers, and slope mowers.
Knowledge of proper trenching procedures.
Ability to follow effective safety practices and procedures.
Ability to set up safe traffic control, and use proper flagging procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers.
Ability to lift heavy objects, and sustain physical activity for long periods of time.
Ability to establish effective traffic controls around work sites.
Ability to work from written instructions and technical drawings
Ability to read maps and learn city street layout.
Ability to select the proper tools for the most efficient completion of the assigned task.
Ability to use common sense, and apply safe work habits when working in dangerous areas or with power equipment.
Ability to respond to questions and complaints from the public with tact and courtesy.

One-year experience in performing street maintenance and/or closely related construction work required.
Special Requirements
Must possess a valid Washington State Drivers' License.
Must possess a Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement by the end of the 6-month probationary period.
Once obtained, a current valid CDL is an ongoing requirement as a condition of employment for this position.

Supplemental information
Maintenance Workers have primary contact with other work crew members.
However, City crews often work with a high degree of visibility and are required to respond to questions from the general public regarding the type of work being performed.
Questions of a complex or sensitive nature are referred to Lead Workers or other Department staff members.

May assist in the training, supervision and evaluation of less experienced workers, Maintenance I or summer help.
May serve in a lead capacity on specific work assignments.

Each Maintenance II is accountable for assuring public safety and completing assigned tasks in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
Punctual, regular and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.

Working Conditions(Working conditions will vary depending upon assignment)
Maintenance staff may be assigned to hazardous work areas such as street surfaces, rights-of-way, medians; in ditches, pits and underground vaults; confined spaces; around heavy equipment; and operating potentially dangerous tools.
Typical assignments are out-of-doors occasionally requiring work in inclement weather at dirty, wet, noisy or cramped work sites.
The work involves strenuous physical labor, requiring physical dexterity and mechanical aptitude.
Positions assigned waste water collection duties may be exposed to toxic gases and raw sewage.
This position may require the physical ability to perform manual tasks, and mobility to navigate all types of surfaces and terrain.

The City of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person:
Location: Olympia, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $57,096 - $69,409/ YR

Posted on January 05, 2022

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