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Road Maintenance Specialist 2; REOPENED 3.26.21

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted September 1, 2021.

Road Maintenance Specialist 2; REOPENED 3.26.21Print ( Maintenance Specialist 2; REOPENED 3.26.21Salary$43,444.94
– $49,297.78 AnnuallyLocationPublic Works Building 1026 W Broadway Spokane, WAJob TypeRegularDepartmentPublic WorksJob Number21-00033ClosingContinuous+ Description+ BenefitsJob SummaryREOPENING RECRUITMENT EFFECTIVE 3.26.21.

IF YOU APPLIED DURING THE INITIAL RECRUITMENT, THEN YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.This is general road maintenance and construction work involving the regular operation of dual axle trucks.NOTE: This posting may be used to fill up to five (5) positions.Examples of DutiesOperates tandem rear axle dump truck hauling crushed rock, asphalt mix and other materials.

Plows snow, sands, and other functions required of a truck driver.Performs daily maintenance of dual axle truck.

Puts on and takes off tire chains, changes flat tires.

Maintains time and equipment records.Performs hand ditching, patching, hole filling, leveling of surfaces and cutting of brush.Performs various types of physical labor with hand or specialized tools; makes emergency repairs on roads, assists motorists and the general public.Performs other duties as assignedMinimum RequirementsTRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent and two (2) years experience in road maintenance work, one (1) year of which must be at level equivalent to Road Specialist 1.

Must be able to operate a manual transmission.LICENSE: Requires a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with Tanker Endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions at the time of application andmust be maintained throughout employment.

Requires a valid CDL Medical Card with no disqualifying restrictions at the time of application and must be maintained throughout employment.

Please note: Applicant’s must submit a valid and current (within the last 30 days) Department of Licensing (DOL) Driver’s abstract at the time of application.NOTE: Requires employees to maintain a satisfactory Department of Licensing (DOL) driving record.

Periodic verification and review of (DOL) Driver’s abstracts and random and post-accident drug and alcohol testing will be conducted by the County’s Risk Management department.ADDITIONAL LICENSES: Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a validState of Washington Traffic Flagging Certification a valid First Aid/CPR card within six (6) months of hire and must be maintained throughout employmentWORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather and inclement conditions.

Work environment may include: roadways, intersections, ditches, trenches, excavations, slopes, uneven terrain and slippery surfaces.

Employees are exposed to a variety of potential hazards associated with working in construction zones, near traffic, and around heavy construction and maintenance equipment.

Employees may be required to work alternative shifts due to seasonal needs.

Also, occasional evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts may be required due to call-outs related to emergency conditions (i.e., windstorms, snow and ice, floods, traffic accidents, etc.).Selection FactorsKnowledge of:+ safety rules governing the use of vehicles and equipment.Ability to:+ deal with citizens in an informed and courteous manner.+ follow written or oral instructions in a responsible and efficient manner.+ carry out work without constant specific or immediate supervision.+ maintain effective working relations with co-workers and supervisors.+ perform medium to heavy physical labor for extended periods of time.+ to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others applying established policies, procedures and standards as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to requests from others.+ utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as regulations, vehicle maintenance reports, culvert requests, time reports, safety reports and/or manuals, driver inspection reports, purchase orders, RFI’s, and equipment operation and maintenance manuals, etc.+ verbally communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, management, other agencies and the general public using communication devices including: phones, two-way radios, and e-mails.+ add, subtract, multiply and divide numerical data.+ demonstrate physical ability to complete any and all job-related tasks.+ use and/or operate tools, equipment and applicable machinery proficientlySPOKANE COUNTYEmployee Benefits SummaryThe following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees.

Complete information is available from Human Resources Department.

This information is subject to change.PAID TIME OFFSpokane County Observed HolidaysUp to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.PTONon-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank.

There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.VacationFor employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year.

After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time.

(Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language).Sick LeaveSick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.Other LeavesSpokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.INSURANCE BENEFITSMedical InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).2020 Rates:PremeraEmployee Only: $17.18 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $94.70 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay periodKaiser:Employee: $16.23 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $88.58 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay periodDental InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO).

Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.2020 Rates:Delta Dental Willamette DentalEmployee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per payFamily: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per payGroup Life InsuranceThe County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690.

The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Long Term Disability CoverageProvides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month.

Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.RETIREMENTRetirement Plan (401a)Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System.

Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan.

This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program.

Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.VOLUNTARY BENEFITSAFLACSupplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance.

The employee pays 100% of the premium.Travel AssistanceProvides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home.

Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage.

This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars.

Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.Voluntary Term Life InsuranceVoluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance.

New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.WORK/LIFE PROGRAMSEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling.

There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.Reduced Cost Bus Pass ProgramSpokane County participates in a program with STA which discounts bus passes to $5 a month.Wellness ProgramsThere are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.DiscountsThere are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees.AgencySpokane CountyAddress824 N Adams Spokane, Washington,

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