Rest Area Attendant – Highway Maintenance Worker 1


WA State Department of Transportation

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking to fill a Rest Area Attendant position based out of our Mottman Maintenance Facility. In this role, you will be responsible for janitorial services at the Scatter Creek and Maytown Safety Rest Area as well as assisting with general roadway maintenance activities.

The current schedule for this position is Sunday through Wednesday 4:30am to 3:00pm, although the Rest Area Attendant must possess a willingness to work any shift, often for long hours on short notice, including weekends and holidays as needed. This position requires a self-directed individual who takes independent actions to resolve maintenance problems as they occur. Our ideal candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service when responding to inquiries and complaints from the traveling public

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.

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Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Rest Area Attendant will:

Perform various janitorial services at highway rest areas, including but not limited to: cleaning, disinfecting, replenishing supplies, sweeping and mopping floors in facilities.
Collect water samples for testing.
Clean and maintain RV dump stations.
Maintain landscaped areas by mowing (riding and push mowers), trimming and pruning of trees and shrubbery, and weeding flower and shrub beds.
Chemically, manually, and mechanically control vegetation.
Collect garbage bags, and pick up litter and debris in and around rest areas and highways.
Inspect restrooms and perform minor repairs needed to stalls, plumbing, lighting, and paper dispensers.
Communicate professionally and effectively with traveling public daily.
Maintain roadway features such as guardrail, signs or reflective features.
Operate tools, equipment and machinery including but not limited to hoist, chain saw, weed cutters, chipper, wrenches and other various hand and electric powered tools.
Collect data using an IPad and/or computer.

Required qualifications include:

High school diploma or equivalent.
A valid driver’s license to legally operate a state vehicle.
Ability and willingness to work any shift, including weekends and holidays, and be subject to overtime and emergency callouts.
Ability to move and transport up to 50 pounds.
Be able to work in all weather conditions including extreme conditions and temperatures on uneven terrain.
Be able to respond (physically arrive) to the Mottman Maintenance Facility within 60 minutes.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and contribute to a team effort.

Preferred qualifications include:

At least (1) one year experience performing landscaping activities such as mowing, pruning, fertilizing, and irrigating ornamental vegetation.
Possess basic computer skills to receive and send email, use the internet, and enter information into computer programs, forms and mobile technology devices.
Experience utilizing computer software such as Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Knowledge on variety of cleaning agents and how to mix for effective cleaning.
At least (1) one year experience performing minor repair and maintenance of public buildings to include janitorial duties and plumbing/electrical systems.

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. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to provide specific information detailing your work history in the “work experience” section of the application AND answer the supplemental questions. If you are selected for an interview, you may be required to provide your driving record from the Department of Licensing.

Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-OR-30750.

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

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