State of Oregon Highway Maintenance Specialist - Gold Beach (ODOT18-1549oc) in Gold Beach, Oregon

Highway Maintenance Specialist - Gold Beach (ODOT18-1549oc)



Highway Maintenance Specialist - Gold Beach (ODOT18-1549oc)


$35,124.00 - $50,652.00 Annually


Gold Beach, OR

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7/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: ODOT18-1549oc

Highway Maintenance Specialist – Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2

Gold Beach

ODOT is recruiting for multiple, full-time, permanent, highway maintenance specialist for our Hunter Creek Maintenance Crew! In this role, you will function as a member of a maintenance crew performing manual labor and equipment operation to maintain, repair and/or reconstruct roadway/highway, freeway, bridges, signs and/or rest areas facilities.

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:

  • Multiple Vacancies: We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.

  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform surface repair, build or repair roadway shoulders and bike paths.

  • Maintain vegetation areas, 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.

  • Plow snow, sand and deice roadways.

  • Maintain rest areas and perform minor building maintenance.

  • Install and/or maintain irrigation systems.

  • Sweep highway/roadway and perform clean-up of sidewalks, graffiti, paving, bridge walks, and islands.

  • Repair or replace guardrails, barriers, fences, glare screens, roadway delineators or milepost markers.

  • Replace or maintain highway/roadway, signs, striping and/or legends.

  • Service and repair equipment and tools.

  • Respond and coordinate accidents and other emergencies, provide traffic control and coordinate with other agencies to ensure safety and assist with clean up.

  • Read and interpret plans and layouts for projects.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

The 'Work Experience' section of your application must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed below. You must also answer supplemental questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of maintenance and/or construction experience in roadway/highway, bridge, sign, drawbridge or landscape AND 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.


Two 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.

Special Qualifications:

  • Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license, an acceptable driving record and the ability to drive are required for this position.

  • The employee will be required to use a commercial motor vehicle to conduct business; you must possess a current, valid commercial driver's license A (CDL-A) OR have the ability to obtain a CDL-A within six months of hire (ODOT will provide training and cover cost) to be considered eligible for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

  • Though not required at time of hire, the successful candidate will be required to obtain an herbicide spray applicator license within six (6) months of hire.

  • This position has a maximum response time of 30 minutes to the reporting location of 28294 Hunter Creek Rd, Gold Beach, OR 97444.

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 that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Experience communicating effectively with internal and external customers and stakeholders.

  • Experience developing positive and collaborative relationships with peers, coworkers and customers.

  • Experience working with a diverse group of people to complete tasks and achieve common organizational goals.

  • Well-developed safety awareness.

Working Conditions:

  • Operate on or near heavy equipment and power tools.

  • Exposure 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 and lift up to 60 pounds.

  • Must be able to work safely with power and hand tools and be able to operate government vehicles/equipment.

  • Employees are to be available at any time for emergency, on-call and weather-related purposes.

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. There is no need to attach a resume to your 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 who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are 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:

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans 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.

Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

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.

Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-986-3468 or email

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:00a to 5:00p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

We encourage you to print or save a PDF copy of your application.

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 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.