is now accepting applications for
the position of

Road Maintenance Technician Truck Driver

Salary (Step 1): $ 17.92 per hour

Opening: There is one opening with the Yakima County Public Services Department – County Road, Yakima Shop. Position Operates single and tandem axle dump trucks and water trucks for the purpose of applying water to roads, snow removal, sanding and hauling gravel and other materials. Performs routine, preventative maintenance on equipment. Operates other equipment as needed such as roadside mowers, front end loaders and tractor trailers. This recruitment may be used to fill other Road Maintenance Technician – Truck Driver positions within 90 days of the closing of this recruitment.

Essential Job Functions:

Operates the following pieces of equipment: Single and tandem axle dump trucks and water trucks. Activities include snow removal; sanding roads; watering gravel roads; hauling dirt, gravel, sand, asphalt and other materials.

Operates a variety of other equipment including: roadside mowers, front end loaders, lowboy tractor-trailer and brush chippers. Performs basic preventative maintenance and service of equipment.

Performs traffic control operations and implements workzone safety precautions as a flagger on County roads. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used: Single axle dump truck; tandem axle dump truck; automobile; pick-up truck; water truck; mowers, front-end loaders, lowboy tractor-trailer, brush chipper, common hand tools and vehicle maintenance tools.

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 water 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, Tanker Preferred: Flagger Certification. Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening.

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:

YAKIMA, WA 98901



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: 121-93
Position: 20000263