Highway Maintenance Worker 3- Striping Crew- Spokane, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is seeking a Highway Maintenance Worker 3 based in Spokane to lead a crew of maintenance professionals. This experienced technician will schedule and coordinate the daily activities for the Eastern Region Striping Crew. This individual will also plan, schedule, and perform a variety of highway maintenance duties for snow and ice control, traffic operations, and safety items with maintenance crews. This experienced technician will lead by example and have a personal commitment to safety while coordinating daily work activities of the region-wide striping team.

What to Expect
This position may require occasional out of town stays throughout the Eastern Region to meet business needs.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Plan, schedule, and coordinate the daily activities of the Eastern Region striping crew.
- Operate the main gun control, drive striper truck, oversee traffic control, and operate a truck mounted crane.
- Operate edge line gun on striper, field measure pavement markings, and manage paint and bead inventory.
- Assist in field layout and marking of roadways and in paint and bead gun field repairs and striper clean up.
- Coordinate with the Supervisor and Engineering to avoid construction projects and paint chip seals.
- Act as traffic control lead on emergency operations and assists crews in setting up and performing traffic control during emergency operations; act as a first responder at accident scenes, spills, or other emergency situations.
- Maintain accurate records and reports for personnel, equipment, inventory, and materials.
- Assist with winter maintenance operations including but not limited to operating snowplow trucks and sanders.
- Perform maintenance and minor repair on equipment and hand tools.
- Assist in the safe cleanup and removal of unlawful dwellings.
- Be subject to contingency scheduling, overtime on short notice, and emergency call-outs, and stand-by.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
At least two (2) years’ experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker 2 or equivalent experience in highway maintenance.
Commercial Driver License Class A (without restrictions) with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction and Tanker endorsement.
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Ability to report in service to assigned duty station in Spokane, within 45 minutes of an after-hours call.
Possess intermediate computer and tablet skills, with the ability to create reports, send and receive emails, track inventories, etc.
Ability to move and relocate objects weighing up to 50 pounds in a safe manner and safely traverse uneven and steep terrain.
The ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
A valid Traffic Control Flagger Card or ability to obtain within 3 months.
First aid certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
The ability to traverse uneven and steep winter terrain adjacent to traffic.
The ability to work at varying height levels up to 25 feet.

Preferred qualification include:
Two years' experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker 2 on a WSDOT Striping Crew or the equivalent.
Experience performing traffic control per MUTCD, including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels, and flagging.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
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 position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

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 individuals’ lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 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:
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.

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, Rachel Giese at gieser@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-ER-60209 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3471600/highway-maintenance-worker-3-striping-crew?page=6&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $54,108 - $65,928/ YR

Posted on March 16, 2022

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