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Highway Maintenance Specialist

By January 17, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Vale Oregon
  • January 26, 2023

Oregon Department of Transportation

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

Salary Range: $3,265 – $4,913

The role:  

If you value safety and have maintenance experience, then join our team as a highway maintenance specialist. As part of our maintenance team, you will repair and preserve roadways, highways, structures and facilities in order to keep roads safe for the traveling public. Apply today!

Our first screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

The majority of the work performed by the person in this position will be performed in the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Region.

·       If you are a current Malheur County resident, you may receive 5% preference for this recruitment. Please indicate in your application questionnaire for this recruitment if you are requesting Malheur County residence preference in employment.

·       A resident applicant who received preference and accepted the position must maintain residency in Malheur County for at least five consecutive years following the hire date.

·       Failure to maintain residency in Malheur County is considered a voluntary termination.

A day in the life:

·       Operate a variety of heavy and light equipment.

·       Perform minor surface repair including hand, pothole and concrete patching and small inlay work.

·       Maintain, repair or replace metal guardrail, concrete barriers and fences, glare screens, roadway delineators or milepost markers.

·       Build and repair shoulders and bike paths.

·       Assist with weather related emergencies and operate snowplows, deicer trucks and other equipment to clear snow from roadways.

·       Patrol the roads to identify and correct adverse conditions such as rocks in the roadway, high water and fallen trees.

·       Cut and clean brush, mow grass and pick up debris and dead animals.

·       Maintain equipment and make minor repairs.

·       May work at heights up to 30 feet and may be exposed to hazardous materials and chemicals.

·       Must be able to walk, stand, bend and stoop for extended periods of time and may need to lift up to 60 pounds.

·       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.

Special Requirements:

·       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 90 days 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 30-minute response time to 1077 Barkley Dr., Vale, Oregon 97918 for emergency callouts.

·       This is a seasonal position that is expected to last approximately 10 months from date of hire. Seasonal positions are regular status, benefits eligible positions, which occur, terminate and recur periodically or regularly.

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. 

·       Knowledge and experience using a computer and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

·       Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and actively participate in team and safety meetings.

·       Ability to read and comprehend policies and procedures and apply them to your work.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

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

For questions, call 503-400-5327 or email ODOTRecruitmentSH@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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