Washington State Department of Transportation Maintenance Technician 2 In-training – Multiple Positions in Vancouver, Washington

**Please note: The salary listed for this position includes the Legislative approved general wage increase of 2% effective July 1, 2018** The Opportunity: The Southwest Region is currently seeking to fill multiple Maintenance Technician positions located in Vancouver, Woodland, and Kelso. These positions will be responsible for maintaining highways in the Clark and Cowlitz county areas. To ensure the traveling public's safety, these positions will perform a variety of skilled labor including repairing roadways and roadway shoulders, performing snow and ice removal, establishing and maintaining culverts and catch basins, removing debris, maintaining roadside vegetation, and providing traffic control for these operations. If you are dedicated to protecting the public from driving hazards and enjoy maintenance work, consider applying to this position. At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT? These positions will perform the following work: Maintain roadways, including ditching, patching, and hauling materials. Winter snow and ice removal. Assist in layout and set-up of traffic control, including setting up signage, manually flagging traffic, and operating attenuator/buffer truck. Effectively use radio and phone equipment to communicate with other crewmembers and lead technician. Maintain roadway features such as guardrail, signs or reflective features. Safely operate Class A, B and C equipment with various maintenance attachments. Negotiate rough and steep surfaces during the performance of job tasks. Chemically, manually, and mechanically control vegetation. Highway debris removal, including danger tree removal. Visibly demonstrate your commitment to the Department's safety program. Other duties as assigned. These in-training positions offer a career path and on-the-job training, and allow you to progress through the Maintenance Technician field, and achieve the goal class of a Maintenance Technician 2. Candidates will be considered for a Maintenance Trainee, Maintenance Technician 1 or Maintenance Technician 2 depending on qualifications. An ideal candidate at the Maintenance Trainee level will have: Have at least (6) six months of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operation, truck driving, traffic control, construction, timber operations, or landscaping. A valid driver's license, with the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) license within first 6 months of employment through our in-house training program. An ideal candidate at the Maintenance Technician 1 level will have: At least one (1) year of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operation, truck driving, traffic control, construction, timber operations, or landscaping. Valid Class B CDL without air brake restriction with current medical card. An ideal candidate at the Maintenance Technician 2 level will have: At least two (2) years of experience performing roadway maintenance, heavy equipment operation, truck driving, traffic control, construction, timber operations, or landscaping. Valid Class A CDL with N endorsement without air brake restriction with current medical card. An ideal candidate at either level will