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Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist

By September 14, 2023
  • Temporary
  • Spray, OR


Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 5
Maintenance Crew


Salary: $3,265 -$4,913


The role: 

Join our crew in Spray as a highway maintenance specialist where you will perform manual labor and operate equipment to maintain, repair and reconstruct our roadways, freeways, bridges and more! In this role you will help keep Oregon’s roads safe for all travelers. Apply today!


Our first application screening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 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. 


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


If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.


A day in the life:

  • Perform manual labor and operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment including motor graders, heavy tractors and dozers, heavy and light trucks, snowplows, deicer trucks, road sweepers, asphalt or concrete mixing plants, sand blasters, belly dumps, backhoes and more.
  • Perform minor surface repairs including hand pothole and concrete patching and small inlay work.
  • Patch large sections of highways, remove slides and build or repair roadway shoulders and bike paths.
  • Repair culverts and inlets.
  • Clean catch basins and related closed drainage systems using hand tools or power equipment.
  • Dig and clean ditches using hand shovel or by operating motorized equipment.
  • Clear brush, mow grass and pick up debris alongside the road.
  • Maintain and repair fences, metal guardrails, concrete barriers and more.
  • 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!

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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 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.
  • This position requires a maximum 60 minute response time to OR 19 MP 93.7, Spray, OR 97874 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.
  • Experience working in a team environment while also working independently.
  • A focus on personal and crew safety.
  • Experience using hand tools, chainsaws and heavy equipment such as tractors, excavators, loaders or dump trucks.
  • Leadership experience.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.


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


For questions, call 971-273-8687 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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