Highway Maintenance Specialist

Highway Maintenance Specialist



Highway Maintenance Specialist


Details of the offer

Initial Posting Date:
Application Deadline:
Department of Transportation
Salary Range:
$3,080 - $4,649
Position Type:
Position Title:
Highway Maintenance Specialist
Job Description:
Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 – Highway Maintenance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
District 2B
North Portland Maintenance
1100 N Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97217

ODOT is following the direction of the Governor's Office to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

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 a wide variety of heavy and light equipment. Apply today!

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through youremployee Workday profile.

A day in the life:
Operate a wide variety of equipment and perform manual labor to repair roadway surfaces and shoulders.

Maintain drainage systems, dig and clean ditches, repair culverts, inlets and erosion.

Dispose of debris, clear brush, mow grass and spray roadside vegetation.

Repair guardrails, milepost markers and fences.

Perform minor building maintenance, including sweeping floors, cleaning toilets, painting and light carpentry.

Complete minor service and repair of equipment, tools and motorized equipment.

Complete weather-related operations, including snow removal, de-icing and sanding.

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 lift up to 60 pounds.

May need to be available at any time for emergency, on-call and weather-related purposes.

To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please

What’s in it for you:
Work/life balance, 10 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);AND

Experience in each of the following areas:
Operating heavy and/or light motorized equipment;

Using hand and power tools;

Performing minor servicing of equipment,AND

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.

Employee will be required to obtain an Oregon Right of Way Pesticide License within one year of hire date if not already possessed.

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)ORhave 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.

This position requires a maximum 30-minute response time to 1100 N Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97217 for emergency callouts.

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.
A current, valid commercial driver’s license A (CDL-A).

Experience with right of way maintenance or construction.

Experience completing basic mechanical repairs on light and heavy fleet vehicles.

Experience with heavy and light equipment operation.

A current, valid Oregon Right of Way Pesticide License

How to apply:
Before applying,click hereto visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.

This recruitment requires a completed application.
Complete the application.We will not accept a position description or attached resume in place of a completed application.

Complete questionnaire.

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 aveteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks.Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents.For privacy reasons, pleasedo not attachyour 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 .

The fine print:
We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.

We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.

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.

Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.

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.



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