WSDOT: Transportation Systems Technician D - Seattle, Mercer Island, WA

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

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 a Transportation Systems Technician D to keep the electrical and electronic systems of the I-90 and East Channel floating bridges maintained and repaired. This journey level position is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and performs, leads, and directs diagnosis, maintenance, installation, and repairs. In this role, you will also be responsible for testing of technical monitoring and control systems and ensuring the electrical and electronic systems for the bridges are operating properly. The individual in this role, must have a strong understanding of electrical code and theory. This bridge is critical to the local highway systems and business communities. The top candidates will conduct all electrical operations safely and effectively. Public safety and the safety of fellow employees is a high priority and must be considered in every decision and activity affecting the highway facilities.

This position can be filled at the Transportation Systems Technician A, B, C or D level, depending on qualifications. The qualifications for each level are listed under the minimum qualifications section. We encourage you to apply if you meet any of these levels.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Transportation Systems Technician D will:
Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of electrical and electronic systems associated with I-90 Floating Bridges and East Channel Bridges.
Perform regular inspection and testing of voltages, electrical connections, and grounding systems.
Maintain and troubleshoot a Programmable Logic Controller system on the bridge consisting of electronic components.
Ensure strict adherence to National Electrical Code (NEC) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) electrical installation standards and specifications.
Plan preventive maintenance and repair tasks.
Read, interpret, and work with complex electrical drawings, plans, manuals, and other technical documents within the electrical industry.
Perform duties near live traffic during the day and night, either in a bucket truck, man basket or other types of lifts, at heights more than 100 feet.
Operate Class A, B, or C equipment for bridge operations.
Design and setup traffic control for emergency operations, as well as full road or bridge closures.
Demonstrate a commitment to the department's safety program by adhering to safety policies and procedures daily and attending safety meetings, training, and other courses.

For all TST levels:
Valid Driver’s License

Transportation Systems Technician D:
High School Graduation or GED
Six (6) years of experience in the electrical/electronic field

Transportation Systems Technician C:
High School Graduation or GED
Four (4) years of experience in the electrical/electronic field

Transportation Systems Technician B:
High School Graduation or GED
Three (3) years of experience in the electrical/electronic field

Transportation Systems Technician A:
High School Graduation or GED

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Possession of an Electrical License
Four (4) years’ experience in the electrical field.
Class B CDL, N tank endorsement, without restrictions E for no manual transmission and L for air brake restriction, or ability to get one within 6 months of employment.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
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.
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.
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 offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 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 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. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, 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 [email protected] . Please be sure to reference TST D #11908 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Amanda Strebeck
Email: [email protected]
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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $53,122 - $96,100 Annually

Posted on April 11, 2023

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