01/23/14

THE COUNTY OF YAKIMA
is now accepting applications for
the position of

Road Maintenance Technician Maintenance Worker

Salary (Step 1): $ 17.92 per hour

Opening:

There are two openings with the Yakima County Public Services Department – County Road Maintenance Division – Yakima Shop. Performs manual labor and operates various equipment in the maintenance of roads, bridges and drainage structures. Equipment includes boom trucks, 5 and 10 yard dump trucks, aqua tech, loader, backhoe, rodding machine, asphalt paver and a variety of associated hand tools. This recruitment may be used to fill other Road Maintenance Technician positions within 90 days of the closing of this recruitment.

Essential Job Functions: (Using a variety of listed equipment)

Performs maintenance on a variety of drainage structures such as drainage improvement districts (DID), catchbasins, drywells and culverts. Repairs and maintains asphalt surfaces. Repairs and replaces roadside and bridge guardrails. Repairs and maintains bridges and culverts. Clears brush and trees from roadways and dikes. Performs traffic control operations as a flagger. Operates a 5 yard or 10 yard truck in snow and in ice control operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Boom truck; five and ten yard dump trucks, aquatech, rodding machine, front end loader, backhoe, crack filling machine, pavement router, hand saws, chain saws, welders, post hole diggers and wrenches.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is performed in and around County roadways and requires: driving, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, mobility, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of: Road maintenance and construction techniques and standards; basic equipment maintenance; equipment and tools used in road and bridge maintenance; and workzone safety precautions.

Skill in: Operating boom trucks, dump trucks, front end loaders, backhoes and other common road maintenance equipment; performing preventive maintenance on equipment; applying traffic control techniques; using two-way radios and other communications devices; applying customer service techniques; establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers; communication, both oral and written, sufficient to receive direction and follow direction.

Experience & Training: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and four years equipment operation, road maintenance and/or construction experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. (Note: Applicants with equivalent education and or experience must provide a detailed explanation.)

Required: Washington State Class ‘A’ Commercial Drivers License with Air Brakes and Tanker endorsements. Preferred: Flagger certification.

First consideration will be given to employees of the Public Services Department. Second consideration will be given to other County employees. Third consideration will be given to the general public.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications screening will be contacted for a personal interview. They will also be required to participate in a performance/driving exercise related to the specific requirements of the job in the primary assignment for which they are interviewed.

Selection Procedure:

First consideration will be given to employees of the Public Services Department. Second consideration will be given to other County employees. Third will be given to the general public.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications screening will be contacted for a personal interview. They will also be required to participate in a performance/driving exercise related to the specific requirements of the job in the primary assignment for which they are interviewed.

In compliance with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Yakima County under the United States Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations 49 CFR Part 40 requires Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Note: This is a Yakima County Independent Local No. 1 Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.

How To Apply: Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2014. For further information and application forms, contact:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
YAKIMA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
128 NORTH 2ND STREET ROOM B27
YAKIMA, WA 98901

www.co.yakima.wa.us

“AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

If you are interested in the status of this position after closing, please see “Status of Openings” under the Job Opportunities tab on the Human Resources web page at www.yakimacounty.us. This will be the only method of status notification for this position.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

PCN 121-124 & 121-114
Posting: 915997
Job: 7223