WSDOT - Highway Maintenance Worker (HMW2) - Bellevue, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is eager to hire a highway maintenance professional to serve the greater Bellevue area in support of the vast transportation infrastructure of Northwest Washington. The selected candidate will assist with the area’s maintenance and repair of the state highways and highway structures including SR-520 and SR-99 areas to ensure the traveling public's safety. A majority of the work will be performing landscape work on the 520 and 99 tunnel lids and could include asphalt and concrete maintenance, traffic control, repair and installation of guardrail and signs, as well as culvert and drainage maintenance. Working in the maintenance area requires responsible, safety-minded individuals to perform a variety of journey-level labor tasks and operate highway equipment and tools. This opportunity is perfect for someone who enjoys working with their hands and enjoys working outdoors.

What to Expect

This position is required to respond to emergency callouts and must be available for standby 24 hours a day/7 day a week. Work is often physical in nature and performed primarily outdoors, traversing rough, steep, and uneven terrain; and near high-volume/high-speed traffic. This position works a 4/10 schedule, with opportunity for overtime.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Highway Maintenance Worker will:

Perform journey-level highway, roadside, infrastructure, and right-of-way maintenance and repair tasks.
Vegetation control, such as mowing or spraying.
Highway debris removal, including danger tree removal.
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 manually flagging traffic or signing for lane closures and operating attenuator/buffer truck.
Perform maintenance and minor repair on equipment and hand tools which includes sharpening power saws and chains, washing vehicles, and greasing tools and equipment, etc.
Operate Class A, B, or C equipment for maintenance operations.
Act as a first responder to accident scene, spills, and other emergency situations.
Lead and train others in the absence of the Highway Maintenance Worker 3.


To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

Current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction and no transmission restrictions.
Two (2) years of highway maintenance, logging, farming, excavation, heavy equipment, or equivalent.

In addition to:

Ability to respond to emergency call outs, work nights, work different and/or extended shifts on short notice (days, nights, and weekends), and perform standby duty.
Ability to lift and transport up to 50lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to work in all weather conditions including confined spaces, uneven terrain, and next to fast high volume highway traffic.
Ability to operate heavy equipment, and hand and power tools.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

High School Diploma or GED.
Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License
Backflow Prevention Tester Certification

Important Notes

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 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.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County and 10% Assignment Pay.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
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
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit


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 12 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, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
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.
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 details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.

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.

Contact us:

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NWR-12902 in the subject line.

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 Person: Eric Saniatan
Location: Bellevue, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $56,814 - $69,179 /YR

Posted on February 22, 2023

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