Highway Maintenance Worker 3 (Lead)

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WA State Department of Transportation

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a motivated and hard-working individual to join the Maintenance Crew in Port Angeles, WA. The Highway Maintenance Worker 3 will need to be able to hit the ground running and lead an experienced team of Maintenance professionals responsible for performing a variety of highway, roadside, infrastructure, and right-of-way maintenance work to ensure the safe and efficient movement of goods, services, and people. This experienced technician will lead by example and have a personal commitment to safety while coordinating daily work activities such as heavy equipment operations, providing roadway maintenance for sub-sections of highways, and performing snow and ice removal functions.

*** WSDOT offers outstanding benefits, a generous amount of paid time off (true work-life balance), choice of state retirement programs including a defined benefit pension plan, advancement opportunities, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information regarding our comprehensive benefits package. ****

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the HMW3 will:

  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor by coordinating and overseeing staff to perform essential roadway maintenance operations.
  • Lead and perform such work as inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining culverts, catch basins, and ditches; asphalt repairs of roadways; repairing guardrail and roadway surfaces; blading shoulders and removing debris; plowing snow and sanding/de-icing roads; and cutting brush.
  • Patrol and inspect assigned highway and right of ways, documenting deficiencies of the roadway.
  • Prioritize and schedule personnel and equipment.
  • Document daily work and complete status reports.
  • Conduct snow and ice operations.
  • Complete third party damage reports and prepare cost estimates.
  • Operate and train others on Class A, B, and C CDL equipment.
  • Safely provide proper traffic control supervision for all work operations and emergency road closures.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports for personnel, equipment, inventory, and materials.
  • Be subject to contingency scheduling, overtime on short notice, and emergency call-outs, and stand-by.
  • Steward safety programs by knowing and enforcing the established WSDOT/WAC safety policies and procedures; conduct safety meetings.


Required qualifications include at least one of the following:

  • Two years of experience in roadway maintenance and repairs to include shoulders, guardrails and signs.
  • One year of experience in any of the following job classes: Highway Maintenance Worker 2, Bridge Maintenance Technician 2 or Maintenance Specialist 2.
  • Six months experience as a Maintenance Specialist 3.


In addition to one of the above, required qualifications also include:

  • Experience in traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs, and flagging.
  • Commercial Driver License Class A (without restrictions) with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction.
  • A valid Traffic Control Flagger Card or the ability to obtain within six months of employment.
  • The ability to report to the assigned Maintenance Facility within a 60-minute response time or be willing to relocate to meet this response time.
  • Possess proficient computer and tablet skills, with the ability to create reports, send and receive emails, track inventories, etc.
  • Ability to move and lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds in a safe manner and safely traverse uneven and steep terrain.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Three years of experience in one of the following job classes: Highway Maintenance Worker 2, Bridge
    Maintenance Technician 2, or Maintenance Specialist 2.
    Experience in leading and/or supervising staff, including staffing and scheduling day-to-day work.
  • Possession of a Plans Reading Certification.
  • At least one year of experience operating and transporting equipment.
  • Knowledge of the surrounding area.

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?


Condition of employment: 

The Department of Transportation is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. 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.

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large apply button at the top of this announcement for instructions. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to:

  • Answer the supplemental questions completely.
  • Attach a cover letter and resume (preferred).


Contact us:

For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at lovelyr@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-OR-30365.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and 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 https://www.uscis.gov/.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.

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