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Winter Seasonal Highway Maintenance (ODOT18-2634OCa)

Winter Seasonal Highway Maintenance (ODOT18-2634OCa)
Winter Seasonal Highway Maintenance (ODOT18-2634OCa)
$2,927.00 - $4,221.00 Monthly
Lakeview, OR
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ODOT18-2634OCa ? Lakeview
Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 ?
Winter Seasonal Highway Maintenance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division
Region 4
The winter seasonal transportation maintenance specialist functions as a member of a maintenance crew and performs any required manual labor or equipment operation necessary to maintain, repair and/or reconstruct roadway/highway, freeway, bridges and/or rest area facilities during the winter months.
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.
Additional Details
+ This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
+ These are seasonal positions that are expected to work during the winter months only. Seasonal positions are regular status, benefits eligible positions, which occur, terminate and recur periodically or regularly. The work may begin work as soon as November 2018.
+ This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT18-2634OC. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.
+ This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 a.m., 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.
Duties & Responsibilities
+ Maintain roadside turf and arboreal areas; clean brush, mow grass, spray pesticides and herbicides, and dispose of roadside debris.
+ Dig and clean ditches, catch basins and drainage systems. Repair culverts, inlets and erosion. Maintain restrooms and information centers at rest areas; perform minor building maintenance; and may oversee janitorial contractors maintaining building interiors.
+ Repair, maintain and install irrigation systems as needed. Service and repair equipment and tools.
+ Perform minor surface repair including hand, pothole and concrete patching and small inlay work, build/repair roadway shoulders and bike paths, and perform minor construction.
+ Sweep highway facilities such as shoulders and intersections; perform clean-up of sidewalks, graffiti, paving, bridge walks, and islands.
+ Plow snow and sand roadways.
+ Maintain, repair or replace guardrails, barriers, fences, glare screens, roadway delineators or milepost markers; apply, maintain and/or replace roadway/highway striping and/or legends.
+ Respond to accidents and other emergencies; secure area by providing traffic control and coordinate activities of other agencies and the public to ensure the safety of the public and crews; assist with clean up involving accidents and spills.
+ Read and interpret plans and layouts for projects.
Working Conditions
+ Operate on or near heavy equipment and power tools; and subject to noise, adverse weather, dangerous equipment, pesticides, fertilizers, and hazardous waste materials.
+ Manual labor is required.
+ Must walk, stand, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time.
+ Must be able to work safely with power and hand tools, and other equipment; be able to operate government vehicles; and lift up to 60 pounds.
+ Employees may be required to work any hours/shift, any day of the week, including holidays, for emergency, on-call, and weather-related purposes.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications
+ Two (2) 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:
+ Operating heavy and/or light motorized equipment
+ Using hand and power tools
+ Performing minor servicing of equipment AND
+ Applying safety procedures.
- OR -
+ Two (2) 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 use a vehicle to conduct business; you must possess a current, valid combination commercial driver license class B (CDL-B) with air brake restriction removed, tank endorsement, and a valid medical card at the time of application, and have the ability to obtain a CDL A within 90-days of hire.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria
In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure you have clearly demonstrated the attributes you do have in your application materials. We may grade your application on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
+ Experience operating a snowplow on highways and roadways.
Additional Information
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
+ Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
+ The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
+ Complete the supplemental questions.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
Pre-employment Checks
We will conduct 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.
Veteran's Points
We will give eligible veterans who meet the qualifications, veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, " Your Last Name DD214" and your disability letter " Your Last Name Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Work Authorization
ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
+ For questions about the job announcement or application process, call Wesley Dawn in recruitment at 503-378-6721 or email wesley.dawn@odot.state.or.us.
+ For technical help accessing your account, call 1-855-524-5627 (support hours are M-F, 6am-5pm PT) or email support@governmentjobs.com.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax 1-503-986-3895
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 the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 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.
Core benefits
Medical, vision and dental insurance
+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance
Retirement benefits
+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs
Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
+ Ten paid holidays a year
The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.
Optional benefits
+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
+ Long-term and short-term disability
+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment
+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
+ Flexible spending accounts
+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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