YAKIMA COUNTY: Road Maintenance Technician 1 - Truck Driver - Yakima, WA

Employer: Yakima County

Job Description:
There is one Road Maintenance Technician I opening with the Yakima County, County Roads Department - Maintenance Division. This position performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance thru multiple activities involving the operation of single and tandem axle 5-yard and 10-yard dump trucks, water trucks, and tractors with a variety of trailer and hitch combination(s) including, pintle, ball, and 5th wheel plate connections to; pup, flatbed, lowboy, tilt deck, tanker, belly dumps, and side dump trailers, for the purpose of; transporting, placing, removing, stockpiling, and distributing; aggregates, liquids, dirt, equipment, and other materials for road maintenance activities. Compacting roadways, snow removal, and sanding operations included. Operates a variety of other construction related equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Performs manual labor as needed including traffic control and routine preventative maintenance on equipment.

While the emphasis of this position is on the trucking operations; when required, this position may be assigned to perform other duties including the activities and utilization of equipment for the other job descriptions within the Road Maintenance Technician I Class specification.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies that occur within 90 days of the closing of this position. (This excludes Yakima County Sheriff's Office and Department of Corrections)


Essential Duties:

Operates the following pieces of equipment:
Single and tandem axle dump trucks and water trucks. Activities include snow removal; sanding roads; watering gravel roads; compacting gravel roads; hauling dirt, gravel, sand, asphalt, other materials, and equipment.

Operates a variety of other equipment including:
Roadside mowers, front end loaders, lowboy tractor-trailer, asphalt distributors, forklifts, vactor trucks, pumps, undercarriage brooms, pickup brooms, tow brooms, and a variety of other equipment listed in the “Equipment Used” portion of this PDQ.

Performs operational checks and preventive maintenance activities; reports needed equipment repairs.

Performs traffic control operations and implements work zone safety precautions as a flagger on County roads.

Other duties as assigned; including those typically assigned to other job descriptions within the Road Maintenance Technician I classification.

Education & Experience:
High School Diploma or G.E.D. AND five (5) years of experience of which includes 1 year of experience driving with a Commercial Driver’s License. Experience must consist of one or all of the following: motorized equipment operation, road maintenance and/or construction experience or experience related to the essential duty statements listed above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

(Note: Applicants with equivalent education and or experience must provide a detailed explanation.)

Valid State of Washington Driver's License with Commercial Driver's License Class A with Airbrake endorsement.
Ability to obtain a tanker endorsement thru Washington State Department of Licensing within 6 months of hire
Ability to obtain a valid State of Washington flagger Certification required for County Road assignments within 30 days of hire.
Successful completion of general employment verification.
Consent for queries of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to comply with Federal Regulations (49 CFR Part 382).

Valid State of Washington Driver's License with Commercial Driver's License Class A with Airbrake & Tanker endorsement.

Benefits included in position:
Health Care Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life and Basic LTD)
Retirement Benefits
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Leave
Note: This is a Local #1 Bargaining Position.

Equipment Used:
Single and tandem axle; 5-yard dump; 10-yard dump; tractors; water truck; 1 ton pickup truck; automobiles; variety of truck and hitch combinations including; ball; pintle; 5th wheel plate connections; Assortment of trailers; flatbed, tilt deck, belly dump; side dump; pup trailer; lowboy; tanker trailer; hook and lift combination trucks; vactor trucks; asphalt & liquid distributors; drum compactors; roadside mowers; front end loaders; backhoe; mini excavators; skid steer; forklifts; rodding machine; jetting machine; various hand and power tools; water pumps; vibratory compactors; jackhammers; chain saws; asphalt/concrete saws; undercarriage brooms; pickup brooms; brush chippers; welder; oxyacetylene torch; variety of hand and power tools; computer; tablet; satellite communicator; two way radios; cell phones; Other equipment and tools as required by the activity assigned.

Working Conditions:
This position is rated as Heavy Work: Exerting up to or in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is performed out in the field.

Environment: excessive noise, exposure to weather, extreme temperatures, moving/mechanical parts, pathogen exposure, vibration, travel, work in locked down facilities, field work, exposure to hostile/angry individuals, work outside of standard business hours and multiple work locations.

Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, hearing, smelling, talking, and visual acuity.

Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate in conversations, and ability to follow written and verbal instruction.

basic road maintenance and construction techniques and standards;
basic equipment maintenance;
basic knowledge of equipment and tools used in road and bridge maintenance; and,
work zone safety precautions.
Skills (and abilities):
operating water trucks, dump trucks and other common road maintenance equipment, such as front end loaders, tractor trailers and roadside mowers;
performing preventive maintenance on equipment;
applying traffic control techniques;
using two-way radios and other communications devices;
applying customer service techniques;
establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers; and,
communication, both oral and written, sufficient to receive direction and follow direction.

**Entry Level Position- Individual will qualify for Journey level position after meeting the minimum qualification required for the Maintenance Tech II classification.**

Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and the Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s age, color, creed, sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and military status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish the information.

Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Yakima County is an E-Verify Employer.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Apply online https://yakimacounty.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/YakimaCountyWA/details/Road-Maintenance-Technician-I---Truck-Driver--Yakima-_R1512-1
Base Pay: $23.10 - $24.52/hr

Posted on May 03, 2023

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