Highway Maintenance Worker 2 In-Training - Pasco, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking to fill a Highway Maintenance Worker 2 In-Training position for our Pasco area. These journey-level positions are members of the regional maintenance organization. Operating a wide variety of highway equipment and tools, these positions will be responsible for maintenance and repair of highways and highway structures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce. This position will perform a variety of skilled maintenance tasks and may occasionally lead a crew in the absence of a Highway Maintenance Worker 3.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you the Highway Maintenance Worker 2 will:

Perform snow and ice removal, which includes operating dump trucks and sanders, as well has hauling sand and gravel.
Design and set-up of traffic control, which includes establishing temporary work zones, mobile work operations and using traffic control devices.
Perform general roadway maintenance activities such as:
Asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance and repair.
Drainage maintenance including catch basins, sedimentation facilities, and ditches.
Sign maintenance and repair.
Guardrail, fence, and impact attenuator installation and repair.
Litter removal and rest area work.
Lead and train others in the absence of the Highway Maintenance Worker 3.
Effectively use radio, phone, computers, and electronic devices to communicate and document data.
Negotiate rough and steep surfaces during the performance of job tasks.
Respond to call out emergency’s day, night, weekends, and holidays as needed.

This is a Highway Maintenance Worker 2 (HMW2) position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at the lower level (HMW1 depending on qualifications), providing an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan.

At a minimum, this opportunity requires:
Class A CDL and current medical card.
Two (2) years of experience performing highway maintenance, roadway construction, heavy equipment operations.
Possession of a valid Traffic Control/Flagging card with experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels and flagging, or the ability to obtain within 6 months.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate, or equivalent.
Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License (required within 12 months of hire).
Important Notes
In additional to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
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.
Typical schedule is Monday-Thursday, 40-hours per week, for 4, 10 hour days.
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.
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 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:

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.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

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, S. Fields, at [email protected]. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-SCR-50370 in the subject line.

Contact Person: S. Fields
Email: [email protected]
Location: Pasco, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3633573/highway-maintenance-worker-2-in-training
Base Pay: $42,696 - $60,156 /YR

Posted on July 25, 2022

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