WSDOT: Bridge Maintenance Specialist 2 (In-Training) - Spokane, 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 has exciting career opportunities for experienced trades professionals who love working outdoors and embrace challenges. The Eastern Region is seeking to fill multiple Bridge Maintenance Specialist positions located in Spokane, WA. Operating a wide variety of bridge maintenance equipment and tools, these positions are responsible for the maintenance and repair of highways and highway structures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce. They may also lead a crew in the absence of a Highway Bridge Maintenance Lead.

What to Expect
Weekends and holidays may be required to respond to non-scheduled call-out emergencies. Work alternate and emergency shifts as situations dictate. Respond to emergency situations in all weather conditions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Work is also performed primarily outdoors, traversing rough, steep, and uneven terrain; and near high-volume/high-speed traffic.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Bridge Maintenance Specialist 2 will:

Maintain, repair, and reconstruct bridges and structures to include deck repair, expansion joints, repair/replacement of caps, stringers, pilings, abutments, walkways, curbs, sidewalks, railings, columns, piers, and bulkheads.
Perform pavement maintenance and repair asphalt and concrete.
Maintain and repair signs, guardrail, fence, and impact attenuator installation and repair.
Track, document, and report daily work activities.
Operate Class A, B, or C highway equipment, power tools and hand tools.
Maintain roadways for open travel.
Assist in snow and ice operations.

These are Bridge Maintenance Specialist 2 (BMS2) positions. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at the lower level (BMS1 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.

To be considered at the Bridge Maintenance Specialist 1 level ($50,592 - $58,704 annually), the following are required:
One (1) year of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operation, or equivalent.
Possession of a Class A CDL with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions or acquire within 24 months of hire.
Capable of working at heights over 60 feet.
Must be able to report in service to assigned duty station within 45 minutes of an after-hours call.

To be considered at the Bridge Maintenance Specialist 2 level ($55,872 - $64,788 annually), the following are required:
Two (2) years of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operation, or equivalent.
Possession of a Class A CDL with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions or acquire within 12 months of hire.
Capable of working at heights over 60 feet.
Must be able to report in service to assigned duty station within 45 minutes of an after-hours call.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Possession of a valid Traffic Control/Flagging card, within 3 months of hire, with experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels, and flagging.
Experience with concrete, forming, operating special equipment, knowledge and experience with hand and power tools.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
Rotational night shift is required for this position.
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.
This position may 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.
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.
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!
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. NOTE: This information may be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

Contact Person: Dalsha Jordan
Email: [email protected]
Location: • ,
Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $50,592.00 - $64,788.00 Annually

Posted on May 09, 2023

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