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Highway Maintenance Specialist (Night Crew)

By July 27, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

Initial Posting Date:

07/11/2022

Application Deadline:

08/01/2022

Agency:

Department of Transportation

Salary Range:

3,165.00 – 4,765.00

Position Type:

Employee

Position Title:

Highway Maintenance Specialist (Night Crew)

Job Description:
Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
District 2B / Region 1 Night Maintenance Crew
Portland

 

The role:  

Want to use your skills to make a difference? Looking for the stability a job with the State of Oregon provides? Apply to join our hardworking Region 1 Night Maintenance Crew and help keep Oregon’s roads safe! As a highway maintenance specialist, you will repair and clear landscaped areas, roadways, bridges, structures and facilities by hand and by operating a wide variety of heavy and light equipment. Our crew maintains over 1,087 lane miles and 8,500 drainage features within Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

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, August 1, 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:

  • 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.
  • Keep roads and facilities clear and safe in winter—do snow removal, deicing and sanding.
  • Work a wide variety of equipment to repair roadway surfaces and shoulders.
  • Repair guardrails, milepost markers and fences.
  • Service and repair tools and motorized equipment.
  • Perform minor building maintenance including janitorial, landscaping, painting and light carpentry.
  • Service and repair tools and motorized equipment.
  • Perform minor building maintenance including cleaning, 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 and may need to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Work schedule: 8 p.m. – 6:30 a.m. Monday – Thursday.
  • 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.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

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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);

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.

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.  

  • Experience with highway maintenance or construction.
  • Snow removal experience (using snow blowers, snow plows, sanding or deicing).
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Experience with landscape maintenance.
  • 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 here to 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 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.
The fine print:

  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, 8/1/2022, 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.
  • 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).

Learn more and apply: 

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on 8/1/22. 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 ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov

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