Highway Maintenance Specialist (Multiple Vacancies)

Department of Transportation - Portland, OR 97217 (Piedmont area)+8 locations
$3,265 - $4,913 a monthFull-timeWeekend availability +2

Initial Posting Date: 02/01/2023 Application Deadline: 02/15/2023 Agency: Department of Transportation Salary Range: 3,265.00 - 4,913.00 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Highway Maintenance Specialist (Multiple Vacancies) Job Description: Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
Maintenance / District 2B
North Portland Maintenance Crew The role: Do you want to use your skills to make a difference? Apply today to join our hardworking crew and help keep Oregon’s roads safe! As part of our team, you will operate equipment necessary to maintain and repair roads and bridges. You will also assist in operating equipment to help with emergency cleanup from incidents, storms and spills. We are recruiting for two vacancies on our North Portland Maintenance Crew! We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website . Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying. If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile. A day in the life:

  • Work a wide variety of equipment and get your boots on the ground to repair roadway surfaces and shoulders.
  • Keep roads and facilities clear and safe in winter—do snow removal, deicing and sanding.
  • Set out temporary traffic control signs and devices and flag traffic to protect the traveling public and work crews.
  • Maintain drainage systems, dig and clean ditches, repair culverts, inlets and erosion.
  • Clear debris, build and repair fences, clear brush, mow grass and spray roadside vegetation.
  • Repair guardrails, milepost markers and fences.
  • Maintain wooded areas – replant, prune, thin or trim trees, shrubs and groundcover.
  • Service and repair tools and motorized equipment.
  • Perform minor building maintenance including janitorial, landscaping, painting and light carpentry.
  • Exposure to noise, extreme heights, all weather conditions, dangerous equipment, pesticides, fertilizers and hazardous waste materials is expected.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend and stoop for extended periods and may need to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • May need to be available after hours, on weekends and holidays for emergency, on-call and weather-related purposes.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email [email protected] .
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon !
Want to know about new job postings? Click here to subscribe for email notifications through GovDelivery! What we need: Two years of maintenance and/or construction experience in roadway/highway, bridge, sign, drawbridge or landscape (any type of ground maintenance, including tree, shrub and lawn maintenance; sprinkler system maintenance, cleaning ditches and catch basins, or work related to professional/commercial or public landscaping, farming or logging); AND Experience in each of the following areas: A) Operating heavy and/or light motorized equipment;
B) Using hand and power tools;
C) Performing minor servicing of equipment, AND
D) Applying safety procedures. OR Two years of experience operating construction and maintenance machinery to include one or more of the following types: front-end loader, road grader, bulldozer, backhoe, tractor/low-boy, and 5- or 10- yard dump truck. Note: Must be willing to obtain a pesticide license within one year of hire date, if not already possessed. Special qualifications:
  • This position requires a maximum 30 minute response time to 1100 N. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97217, for emergency call-outs.
  • Employee will be required to use a commercial motor vehicle to conduct business. You must possess a current, valid commercial driver's license A (CDL-A) with a tanker endorsement, and no air brake restrictions, OR have the ability to acquire one within six months of hire (ODOT will cover training and costs) to be considered eligible for this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse registration and full query check for our final candidate(s) and annual query for current employees.
What we’d like to see: If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward! Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
  • Currently possess a commercial driver’s license A (CDL-A).
  • Right of way maintenance and/or construction experience.
  • Experience completing basic mechanical repairs on light and heavy fleet vehicles.
  • Light and heavy equipment operations experience.
How to apply:
  • Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
  • Complete the following required steps:
    • Fill out the application or attach a resume. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to fill out the experience fields or to attach a document. Your submitted experience fields or attached resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer.
    • Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.
  • After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference . The task to claim preference will come before the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.
Need help? Additional information:
  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 02/15/2023, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values .
  • We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
  • Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
  • We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
  • You will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871 Fax 503-986-3895 ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1. #LI-DNP
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