Vehicle Size & Weight Specialist- Tumwater, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT Commercial Vehicle Services (CVS) is currently seeking a Transportation Planning Technician 2 to serve as the Vehicle Size and Weight Specialist on a non-permanent basis. Within CVS, this position has approval authority for "super load" permits which includes coordinating with state patrol, local law enforcement agencies, pavement and bridge engineers, regional maintenance offices and customers to ensure that the infrastructure will support the routing of the super loads. This position also collects, validates, summarizes, and analyzes road usage data necessary for the design, construction and maintenance of the state transportation system. This position is the subject matter expert for commercial vehicle size and weight rules and regulations in Washington State.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Vehicle Size and Weight Specialist will:
- Collect, summarize, and analyze motor carrier size and weights for both legal and over dimensional operations.
- Perform mathematical calculations to determine the amount of gross weight a vehicle can carry legally and or under special motor vehicle permit for overweight, based on tire sizes, number of axles and spacing between axles.
- Analyzes the weight and route data before submitting to bridge preservation, affected by the move and pavement, as appropriate, for final analysis and final approval.
- Compile the restrictions from bridge preservation and from the affected regions to organize them into a plan of movement.
- Generate a permit for the customer’s specific movement.
- Provide analytical, technical, and legal compliance support to trucking industry representatives, owners/operators, permitting offices and agents, and to the Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau, relative to size and weight compliance issues.
- Verify compliance of permits issued by industry by reviewing samples of self issued permits.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High School education or equivalent
One (1) year as a Transportation Planning Technician 1 or equivalent of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing road usage data
Working knowledge of RCW, WAC, and CFR regulations as they pertain to commercial vehicle size and weight.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations to determine legal and permitted weights for commercial vehicles.
Ability to communicate effectively and speak before groups.
Ability to effectively multi?task in a fast?paced work environment.
Experience processing, reviewing or analyzing superload permits.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is eligible for remote work up to 100%, per supervisor approval.
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. Compliance with this mandate 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 is a non-permanent opportunity, expected to last 6-12 months.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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 a minimum 14 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 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.

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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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at . Please be sure to reference Vehicle Size and Weight Specialist 05006ce in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Online;
Base Pay: $3,792 - $5,102/ MO

Posted on March 07, 2022

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