Highway Maintenance Specialist
Public Works Job Summary: Highway Maintenance Specialists perform semi-skilled physical labor in maintaining and repairing roads and drainage, and controlling vegetation of the County roadways. Employees operate hand tools and light to moderate weight vehicles and equipment to accomplish duties under the close supervision of a Highway Maintenance Crew Chief. Work performed is generally of a routine nature and is performed as a part of a team or crew. Working outdoors in all types of inclement weather is required.
Qualifications Education and Experience: Experience in highway maintenance, highway or building construction, farming, forestry or landscaping or any other labor intensive work experience that directly involves the skills necessary to operate machinery, small tools, power tools, vehicles or equipment. Must possess or obtain within five (6) months of hire a Commercial Driver's License Class A with 'N' tanker endorsement. Clark County will incur the cost of sending new hires to a Commercial Driver's License training school within their probationary period for those that do not have this license when hired.
Must be able to obtain a State of Washington Flagger's card prior to start date. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Knowledge of: Function and use of tools and equipment identified above; safety practices required in maintenance functions. Ability to: Perform labor intensive tasks for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold in a safe and efficient manner; safely use and operate tools and equipment; perform physically demanding work requiring lifting, bending, stooping, standing and turning as job duties require; work cooperatively as a crew member; read and interpret written instructions and documents, and to follow oral instructions; must be able to work varying schedules and work overtime as needed.
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county Salary Grade: Local 307.120 ($22.73 - $27.69) per hour