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Highway Maintenance Supervisor

By November 16, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Lakewood, WA
  • Applications have closed

Washington State Department of Transportation

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Highway Maintenance Supervisor Nights based out of Pierce County in the Olympic Region. Under the direction of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent(s), the Highway Maintenance Supervisor is a member of the regional maintenance organization. This position is responsible for supervising Highway Maintenance Workers that are regularly performing skilled maintenance tasks on assigned roadways. The maintenance and repair of highways and highway structures is critical to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce. This position would have public safety and safety of fellow employees as a high priority and must be considered in every decision and activity affecting the highway facilities. This position is critical in fostering an inclusive and healthy work environment that challenges all staff to be respectful and professional.

What to Expect
Field work is often physical in nature and performed primarily outdoors and often next to high-volume, high-speed traffic that may require standing for extended periods of time; Highway Maintenance Supervisor may work at elevated heights above 25 feet over land or water. Work may also include traversing in rough, steep, and uneven terrain.

A typical schedule is Monday through Friday Nights, 40-hours per week, for 4, 10-hour days. Weekends and holidays may be required to respond to non-scheduled or call-out emergencies. Must be able to report in service to assigned duty station within 60 minutes of an after-hours call. Highway Maintenance Supervisor may work alternate and emergency shifts as assigned or as situations dictate, and respond to emergency situations in all weather conditions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, alone or a part of a team as needed.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Highway Maintenance Supervisor will:
Plan, budget, schedule, and supervise highway maintenance crews engaged in maintenance, repair, and reconstruction of highway features.
Prioritize and assign work to Highway Maintenance Workers and crews, schedule equipment and materials as needed.
Review daily records and reports of maintenance activities for accuracy; enter and review all maintenance activities into computerized systems (e.g., Highway Activity Tracking System (HATS), Work Zone Data base (WZDB), Traffic Sign Management System (TSMS, etc.); review computerized records to ensure accuracy.
Interview, evaluate, and select candidates for employment and promotional opportunities; recommend personnel actions; observe and document performance concerns; in partnership with leadership and HR, investigate instances of unsatisfactory work performance; provide training, coaching, and counseling to improve performance; and mentor and develop staff.
Develop annual maintenance plan and prepare records and reports pertaining to work accomplished, and expenditures reporting of personnel, and accident information.
Review HATS database for accurate recordkeeping for all associated Maintenance Tasks; use multiple department databases to review, research roadway information for planning, information sharing, budget purposes and to ensure accurate recordkeeping.
Supervise snow and ice control, to include application of anti-icing compounds to road surface with truck mounted equipment.
Maintain stockpile sites ensuring accurate inventory and cleanness of sites; order stockpile material; work closely with Design and Construction to identify maintenance concerns early during project development phases.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High school graduation, or possession of a GED certificate, or equivalent
Two (2) years of experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker 3, Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead, Maintenance Specialist 3, or equivalent combination of experience.
Two (2) years of experience leading or supervising a diverse workforce, providing clear direction, and making good decisions in stressful conditions.
Two (2) years of experience providing outstanding customer service.
Two (2) years of experience working and communicating with multiple agencies, the public, coworkers in emergent/high stress situations while remaining professional, calm, composed, focused, aware of larger issues and concerns (the bigger picture), and objective.
Possession of a valid Traffic Control/Flagging card with experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels, and flagging; or obtain Flagger Certification within six (6) months of employment.
Possession of a Washington Class A CDL with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions and without an E restriction.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment, and to multiple audiences, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and practice collaborative partnerships with internal and external customers to support the accomplishment of agency goals.
Demonstrated knowledge of safety standards, construction industry standards, basic computer knowledge, and heavy equipment operation.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize workload, with the ability to handle multiple assignments.
Have a sound background in all aspects of highway maintenance.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Five (5) years of highway and/or roadway maintenance experience.
Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Three (3) years of experience in winter snow and ice control operations.
At least one (1) year of experience operating and transporting equipment.
Experience in traffic control per MUTCD, including planning, setting signs, and flagging.
Demonstrated ability to plan and manage a budget.
Understanding of TEF owned equipment.
Important Notes 
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. NOTE: This information may be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Alyssa Nastasi at NastasA@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-OR-30279e in the subject line.

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