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Highway Maintenance Worker 2 (Non-Perm)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure 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 currently seeking Highway Maintenance Workers to operate a wide variety of highway equipment and tools.  In the position you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of highways and highway structures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce.  You will also perform a variety of skilled maintenance tasks and may occasionally lead a crew

 What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you/the Highway Maintenance Worker 2 will:

  • Perform day-to-day highway maintenance operations
  • Pavement maintenance and repair
  • Apply concrete, asphalt, and synthetic materials
  • Drainage maintenance
  • Sign maintenance and repair
  • Guardrail, fence, and impact attenuator installation and repair

  • Perform snow and ice removal and control
  • Design and set up traffic control
  • Perform maintenance and minor repair on equipment and hand tools



To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • Two (2) years of experience performing roadway maintenance, or heavy equipment operations
  • Valid Traffic Control/Flagging certificate or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment
  • Valid Washington class A CDL with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions

It is preferredthat qualified candidates also have:

  • High school diploma, GED certificate, or equivalent


Important Notes 

  • This position will be used to fill positions in multiple areas throughout the Olympic Region which includes areas in Grays Harbor, and Clallam counties.
  • This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing. 



  • Work-Life Balance - We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
  • Paid Leave - In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • 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.  
  • Plan For Your Future - WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information. 


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 explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the "References" section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 


Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.


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


WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov 


Contact us

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Renee Mason, at MasonR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-OR-32584m in the subject line. 

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Highway Maintenance Worker 2 (Non-Perm), Other , Olympia, Washington

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