Transportation Systems Technician B- Tumwater, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Are you passionate about working safely? Would you like to work in the field? Do you enjoy travelling in Washington state? If you answer yes, this opportunity to install, maintain and repair traffic counting and truck weighing equipment might be right for you.
The WSDOT Multimodal Planning & Data Division is hiring a non-permanent Transportation Systems Technician – B. We’re looking for a candidate with the motivation and skills to assist the permanent traffic counting infrastructure. This position will be travelling all through the year and throughout Washington state alone or as part of an electronics program team, performing installation, maintenance, and repair of permanently installed traffic counting and truck weighing equipment used for traffic data collection. This position also installs Virtual Weigh-In-Motion, Bicycle & Pedestrian count stations, and performs traffic control for lane closures and flagging operations on Washington State highways. The overall goal is to ensure that data collected from the statewide network of permanent traffic recorders are accurate, comprehensive, and available in a timely manner. If you are experienced in electronics and don’t mind the extensive travel associated, then we strongly encourage you to apply.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Transportation Systems Technician B will:
- Travel all through the year and throughout Washington state as part of an electronics program team, performing installation, maintenance, and repair of permanently installed traffic counting and truck weighing equipment.
- Work and perform traffic control for all types of road conditions including day and night schedules under varying and potential adverse weather conditions. Night schedules last 16 to 18 weeks continuously in a year.
- Work away from home and be in travel status from one day to the full week for consecutive weeks.
- Operate various power and non-power tools.
- Drive Commercial Truck Mounted Attenuator vehicle to set up traffic control devices.
- Create and update site drawings, and traffic control plans as needed.
- Work with WSDOT regions, local governments, and the Active Transportation Division to install and maintain new permanent bicycle and pedestrian data stations.
- Prepare reports, maintain records on equipment serviced and field work performed, and check and maintain stock the team’s inventory of materials.
- Occasionally, independently respond to reports of malfunctioning travel data collection equipment

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Three (3) years of experience as a Transportation System Technician A or equivalent classification in state, city, or county government.
AA degree in electronics or electrical engineering, AND one (1) year of experience in working with traffic data collection, or industrial electrical or electronics systems.
High school diploma or GED with completion of formal electrical / electronic training from an approved/accredited training program or apprenticeship, or military electronics training, AND IMSA Level 3 training AND three (3) years of experience in related field.

In addition, the following are required:
- Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures, rain, snow, and wind.
- Must be able to work on roadways with fast moving traffic in adjacent lanes.
- Ability to remain in travel status of extended periods of time and work fluctuating work schedules (day, swing, or night shift).
- Must be able to safely move, place, and manipulate objects up to 50 pounds.
- Possession of a valid driver license.
- Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B or higher (or willing to obtain one within 6 months of employment).
- It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Community or technical college level electricity or electronics course.
- Class A or B commercial driver license.
- Knowledge of traffic control device set up and safely setting up needed equipment for highway work zones with complete knowledge of state M54-44 and MUTCD traffic control requirements.
- Knowledge and skills of heavy equipment operation, physical endurance and dexterous, proper ergonomics and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
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; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
This is a non-permanent appointment expected to last until February 28, 2023.
Statewide travel is required.
Class B CDL license or above must be obtained within the first 6 months of employment.
This position is 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 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.

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 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.

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Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at . Please be sure to reference TST-B #04713c in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $5,229 - $6,368/ MO

Posted on March 24, 2022

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