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Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist (Multiple Positions) (Seasonal)

By September 14, 2023


Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist (Multiple Positions) (Seasonal)
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 5
Maintenance Crew


Salary: $3,265 – $4,913


The role: 

We are looking for multiple team members to join our crew in Meacham as a highway maintenance specialist! In this role, will perform manual labor and operate equipment to maintain, repair and reconstruct our roadways, freeways, bridges and more! Apply today and help keep Oregon’s roads safe for all travelers.


This is a seasonal position 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.


Our first application screening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.


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.


A day in the life:

Operate snowplows to remove snow and ice from roadways.
Apply sand, salt and chemical deicers to road surfaces.
Remove build up of sanding materials on roadways.
Install tire chains, sanders and snowplows on equipment as needed.
Patrol the road system to identify and correct adverse conditions for travelers.
Respond to accidents and other emergencies and set up traffic control.
Perform routine equipment maintenance.
Exposure to noise, extreme heights, adverse weather, heavy equipment, pesticides and hazardous waste materials is expected.
Must be able to move around rough terrain, on uneven slopes and may need to lift up to 100 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 ODOTRecruitment@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. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in beautiful Eastern Oregon!


Minimum qualifications:

One year of experience performing basic highway maintenance work;


Two years of general landscaping, maintenance, mechanical, farming, logging, and/or construction experience or training.


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 three 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.
  • This position requires a maximum 60 minute response time to 64462 Old Oregon Trail Rd,
    Meacham, OR 97859 for emergency call-outs.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these attributes, let us know in your application materials! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward! You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position. We may also use transferable skills, experience, education and alignment with ODOT values to help us decide who will move forward.

  • Proven general mechanical experience.
  • A focus on personal and crew safety.
  • Experience working cohesively with other team members, the public and other agencies.
  • Experience using hand tools, chainsaws and heavy equipment such as tractors, excavators, loaders or dump trucks.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.


Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.


For questions, call 971-345-1967 or email ODOTRecruitmentJS@odot.oregon.gov.


ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer



To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov

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