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Business Services Support (TT3 In-Training)

By March 8, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Washington State Department of Transportation


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that 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 eager to hire a transportation technician to support all functions of the Puget Sound Gateway Program Management group. This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training, allowing you to progress upward through the Transportation Technician field. This position will assist in the integrity, accuracy, accountability, and documentation of the business activities needed for the successful delivery of this multibillion-dollar program. The successful candidate appointed to this unique position will serve a vital role in support of WSDOT’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Business Services Assistant will:

Use standard engineering practices and techniques on agreement payments.
Review, interpret, research, and verify information included within invoice packages submitted by both internal and external partners in support of approval of payment.
Verify appropriate documentation is provided, interpretation of progress reports, checking calculations, verifying compliance of approved rates, contract language, and State and Federal regulations.
Research payment status, work order, payment group assignment and vendor codes using TRAINS, other databases, and Program reference documents.
Use various databases, check agreement budgets and schedules for low balances and agreement expiration, alerting managers as needed.
Communicate with internal and external parties as needed and coordinate with Accounting Financial Services staff for final invoice approval and/or to resolve payment issues.

To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Technician 1 level, the following are required:

High School Diploma or GED
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Technician 2 level, the following are required:

An Associate degree in Engineering, OR
Completion of an accredited vocational/technical program consisting of at 1,200 instruction hours in Engineering Technology, OR
High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years of experience in performing basic technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 1
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Technician 3 level, the following are required:

Two (2) years of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent, OR
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, OR
Associates of Arts degree in a related field and two (2) years of experience in engineering, contract or agreement administration support, program management support, budget tracking, accounts payable, auditing or closely related duties. OR
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification.
Important Notes

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.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress upward through the Transportation Technician field and achieve the goal class of a Transportation Technician 3. Candidates will be considered for a Transportation Technician 1, Transportation Technician  2, or Transportation Technician 3, depending on their qualifications. Annual salary levels for each position are:Transportation Technician 1: $42,852 – $57,216
Transportation Technician 2: $53,121 – $71,479
Transportation Technician 3: $60,190 – $80,879
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. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
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.
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 details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
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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.


Contact us:

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NWR-80571 in the subject line.


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To apply for this job email your details to saniate@wsdot.wa.gov

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