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Permit Analysis Technician (TT3, In-Training)

By June 2, 2022

Washington State Department of Transportation

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. However, the first review of applications will be conducted on June 21st. 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.



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 technician with strong attention to detail to support the planning and implementation of transit agencies’ projects that affect WSDOT facilities, policies, and plans as the Permit Analysis Technician. This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training, that allows the successful candidate appointed into this role to progress upward through the Transportation Technician field. Sound Transit (ST), the central Puget Sound region’s regional transit authority, has a multibillion dollar program to plan, design, develop and construct voter-approved projects, and this position will represent WSDOT and help support ST’s program by focusing on the numerous contracts and agreements that document organization, contractor actions, and responsibilities associated with the planning, design, engineering, and construction of multiple public projects.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Permit Analysis Technician will:

Develop and coordinate general permits for Sound Transit projects and write permit to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements in collaboration with organizations within WSDOT and multiple agencies.
Facilitate issue resolution with internal and external clients as conflicts emerge and escalate as appropriate, working to resolve issues.
Manage the logging, tracking, and processing of permits.
Independently perform a variety of skilled engineering tasks such as compiling data and calculating estimates, performing tasks for processing documents and information related to contracts and agreements.
Assist with document control to include all items related to the agreements, invoices and other applicable documents.
Conduct research, evaluate and perform analysis of invoices, manage invoice payments on task orders and agreements using established spreadsheets and/or database systems, and review invoices for accurate calculations.

This is a Transportation Technician 3 (TT3) position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at a lower level (TT2) depending on qualifications, providing an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan.


To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Technician 2 level, the following are required:

An Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying, Drafting, or other closely related fields, OR
Completion of an accredited vocational/technical program in Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying, Drafting, Structural Detailing, Engineering Design, or other closely related field, OR
Three (3) years of experience as a Highway Maintenance Worker with one (1) year as a Highway Maintenance Worker 2, OR
High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience performing basic technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 1 or equivalent. College level or vocational/technical coursework in engineering, drafting, survey, mathematics, or other closely related field will substitute for the required technical engineering experience on a year-for-year basis
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Technician 3 level, the following are required:

Bachelor’s degree involving major study in Transportation, Public or Business Administration, Engineering, Accounting, or related field, OR
Two (2) years of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent, OR
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification

Candidates at either level will also have:

Current drivers license
Ability to read, interpret, and follow policies, directives, manuals, contracts, and procedures
General knowledge of engineering and surveying principles.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Experience working with WSDOT mainframe system TRAINS
Proficiency with advanced capabilities of Excel
Important Notes

This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This 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.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
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 2 or Transportation Technician 3, depending on their qualifications. Annual salary levels for each position are:Transportation Technician 2: $51,445 – $69,224
Transportation Technician 3: $58,300 – $78,334
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 11 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 22DOT-NWR-13159 in the subject line.


Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

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

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