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Highway Maintenance Specialist (Multiple Vacancies in Central Oregon)

Company: Oregon Department of Transportation
Location: Bend
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Initial Posting Date:

09/08/2022Application Deadline:

12/08/2022Agency:

Department of TransportationSalary Range:

$3,265 - $4,913Position Type:

EmployeePosition Title:

Highway Maintenance Specialist (Multiple Vacancies in Central Oregon)Job Description:

Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 - Highway Maintenance Specialist (Central Oregon)
Oregon Department of Transportation

Delivery and Operations Division - Region 4
Highway Maintenance

Central Oregon

This posting will stay open for three months to fill multiple vacancies at many different locations in Central Oregon. Our next application screening is scheduled to occur at 8:00am onMonday, September 19, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

This recruitment has been reposted and new locations will continue to be updated. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to reapply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.

The role:

Apply today to join as a highway maintenance specialist in Central Oregon (Region 4)! The Oregon Department of Transportation's Region 4 extends from the Columbia River to the California border and from the crest of the Cascade Range into the Oregon High Desert. It is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of US and Oregon highways in this area.

In this position you will operate equipment necessary to maintain and repair roadways, highways, freeways and bridges. You will also assist in maintaining rest area facilities and operate equipment to help with emergency cleanup from accidents, storms and spills.

We may hire seasonal vacancies from this recruitment that is expected to last approximately 6 months from date of hire. Seasonal positions are regular status, benefits eligible positions, which occur, terminate and recur periodically or regularly.


We may hire limited duration vacancies from this recruitment. These positions are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. Limitedduration positions have the potential to become permanent.


We may hire temporary vacancies and these positions do not include the typical benefits available for permanent employees. Temporary employees may be eligible for employee health benefits offered through the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) as outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Temporary appointments may be full- or part-time and will not exceed six months or 1,040 hours.



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.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through youremployee 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 - may 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, adverse weather, dangerous equipment, pesticides, fertilizers and hazardous waste materials is expected.


Must be able to walk, stand, bend and stoop for extended periods of time 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 emailODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.



What's in it for you:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more.


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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 public landscaping, farming or logging);



AND experience in each of the following areas:

Operating heavy and/or light motorized equipment;


Using hand and power tools;


Performing minor servicing of equipment AND


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.



Special Qualifications:

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.


These positions require a maximum 45 minute response time to maintenance stations.



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.

Experience with highway maintenance or construction.


Snow removal experience (using snow blowers, snow plows, sanding or deicing).


Experience operating a variety of tools and equipment.


Commercial driver's license A, B or commercial driver's license permit.



How to apply:

Before applying,click hereto visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.


Complete the following required steps:

Fill out the application. We will not accept a position description or attached resume in place of a completed application.


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 after 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?

For questions, call 503-910-6372 or email ODOTRecruitmentCC@odot.oregon.gov.



The fine print:

Effective 08/01/2022, this position received a 3.1% cost of living adjustment salary increase. This announcement has been updated to include the increase in the salary.


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, 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.

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