Maintenance Technician I

Job Description

Walla Walla County Public Works    
Position: Maintenance Technician I 
Starting Salary: $20.01/hour - $26.82/hour DOE, DOQ – see Union Contract 
Location: Walla Walla County Public Works Department 
Employment Type: Full Time (40 hours per week) Public Works Union - Open until filled  
Full time benefits include:  
• County pays $1,450 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee  assistance program for employee and eligible family members. 
• Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State   Department of Retirement Services (DRS)  
• HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply.  
• Wellness program 
• Deferred compensation plans offered  
• Twelve paid holidays annually  • Vacation accrual based on seniority (see Union Contract)  
• Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0     
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.   
Brief Duties and Responsibilities:  Operates various road maintenance and construction equipment in and around traffic.  Perform manual work using hand tools and machinery.  Provide flagging and traffic control for maintenance activities and emergencies.  Perform duties and represent the County to the public in a professional and courteous manner.  See the job descripion for the complete list of essential functions and examples of duties.  
Working Environment:  Work is performed indoors or outdoors, daylight or evening, in normal and adverse weather conditions.  Requires physical strength and ability to lift up to one hundred (100) pounds repeatedly.  Ability to bend, reach, twist, walk, stand, and sit for extended periods.  Good manual dexterity and motor coordination required.   Must wear safety equipment as needed for environment or cleaning elements.   
Minimum Qualifications:  Two (2) years’ experience operating trucks with 13-speed to 18-speed manual transmission and trucks with trailers.  Up to twelve months of any combination of education and/or training which will provide the level of knowledge and experience required and that may be substituted for experience.  Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with tanker endorsement required.  Must obtain Traffic Control Flagging Certificate.  Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required.     
Application:  Walla Walla County Employment Application and Resume required.  For application and job descripion visit our web site at where you can apply online.  SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVNG RECORD CHECK AND ORAL INTERVIEW 

Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.01 to $26.82 per HOUR

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. On the North side of town, the regional airport provides easy access to Seattle daily. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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