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Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2

By November 7, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
Maintenance / District 2C

Cascade Locks

Salary Range: $3,265.00 – $4,913.00

The role:

Do you want to use your skills to make a difference? Apply today to join our team and help keep Oregon’s roads safe! As a highway maintenance specialist, you will maintain, repair and/or reconstruct roadways, highways, freeways and bridges. In this split position, you will work with the Region 1 Pavement Marking Crew in Troutdale from approximately May 1 through October 31 and the Cascade Locks Maintenance Crew from November 1 through April 30.

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 Monday, November 21, 2022. 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:

  • Apply, maintain and/or replace roadway/highway striping and/or legends.
  • Use sand blasting or grinding equipment to remove existing paint, epoxy, thermoplastics, 3-M tapes and Dura Stripe.
  • Read and interpret plans and layouts for projects.
  • Review problem areas and flag for striping operations.
  • Service and repair tools and motorized equipment.
  • Keep roads and facilities clear and safe in winter—do snow removal, deicing and sanding.
  • Work a wide variety of equipment and get your boots on the ground to repair roadway surfaces and shoulders.
  • 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.
  • 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 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. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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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 or public landscaping, farming or logging);


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.


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.

CDL-A or CDL-B Required: 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), OR currently possess a current, valid commercial driver’s license B (CDL-B) and have the ability to acquire a CDL-A 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 45 minute response time to 60 NE Forest Lane, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, for emergency call-outs.

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 working with the public.
  • Currently possess a commercial driver’s license A (CDL-A).

Learn more and apply:   Oregon Job Opportunities – Unavailable 5pm – 5am 11/11-11/18 & 11/28-12/9 (myworkdayjobs.com)

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, 11/21/2022, 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.

Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@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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