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Highway Maintenance Specialist (Seasonal)

Company: Oregon Secretary of State
Location: Hermiston
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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Department of Transportation

Salary Range:
$3,265 - $4,913

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Position Title:
Highway Maintenance Specialist (Seasonal)

Job Description:

Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 - Highway Maintenance Specialist (Seasonal)
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division-Region 5
Highway Maintenance

The role:

We are looking for someone to join our hardworking crew to help keep Oregon's roads safe. As part of our maintenance team, you will repair and rebuild roadways, bridges, structures and facilities by hand and by operating heavy or light equipment. If you are dependable and looking for a career with growth potential, ODOT wants you!

This is a seasonal position that is expected to last approximately 6 months from date of hire. Seasonal positions are regular status, benefits eligible positions, which occur, terminate and recur periodically or regularly. This position is expected to be active during the summer months.

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 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023. 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:

  • Complete weather-related operations, including snow removal, deicing and sanding.
  • Operate a wide variety of heavy equipment and perform manual labor to repair roadway surfaces and shoulders.
  • Repair guardrails, milepost markers and fences.
  • Set out temporary traffic control signs and devices and flag traffic to protect the traveling public and work crews.
  • Dispose of debris, clear brush, mow grass and spray roadside vegetation.
  • Maintain drainage systems, dig and clean ditches, repair culverts, inlets and erosion.
  • Complete minor service and repair of tools and motorized equipment.
  • Perform minor building maintenance including sweeping floors, cleaning toilets, painting and light carpentry.
  • Exposure to noise, adverse weather, dangerous equipment, pesticides, fertilizers and hazardous waste materials is expected.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend and stoop for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • May need to be available at any time including weekends and holidays for emergency, on-call and weather-related purposes.
  • At times will be expected to work long hours for continuous days in a row.
  • 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 Hermiston, 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);


      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.

      This position requires a maximum 60 minute response time to 1840 S. Highway 395, Hermiston, OR 97838 for emergency call-outs.

      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.
      • General mechanical experience.
      • Experience working outdoors.
      • Experience working effectively on a team.

        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 or attach a resume. Please contact the recruiter under the 'Need help?' section if you have any questions about how to fill out the experience fields or to attach a document. Your submitted experience fields or attached resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer.
          • 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 before 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 971-345-1967 or email ODOTRecruitmentJS@odot.oregon.gov.

              Additional information:
              • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023, 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).

                Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

                355 Capitol St NE

                Salem OR 97301-3871

                Fax 503-986-3895

                ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Keywords: Oregon Secretary of State, Yakima , Highway Maintenance Specialist (Seasonal), Professions , Hermiston, Washington

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