Public Works Technician IV

Job Description

Walla Walla County Public Works

Position: Public Works Technician IV
Starting Salary: $5,535 to $7,418 per month DOE, DOQ
Location: Public Works Department
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hrs./wk.); FLSA Exempt, Benefits Apply
Open until filled
Full time benefits include:
• County pays $1,500 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 * Employee Assistance Program * Access to MetLife Pet Insurance
• Deferred compensation plans offered
• Twelve paid holidays annually
• Vacation accrual based on seniority
• 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
*Access to MetLife Pet Insurance
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: A complex, advanced civil engineering technician position requiring substantial and advanced knowledge of a variety of public works procedures and activities in at least four of the essential functions listed below. It also requires supervisory experience in one or more of these areas and the ability to execute functions with limited supervision.
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Working Conditions: Work involves both indoor work and outdoor work in varying types of weather throughout the year. Outdoor work requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle as well as a full range of physical movements such as but not limited to bending, reaching, standing, and occasionally lifting more than 50 pounds. Indoor work requires sitting and dexterity to operate phones, computers, and related equipment. Requires the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and the public.
Minimum Qualifications: Five (5) years of experience as a Public Works Technician III or equivalent, and an additional two hundred forty (240) instructional hours of training in a combination of the following areas; construction management, surveying, drafting, engineering design, GIS applications, construction inspection, project scheduling, project management, supervisory skills or related fields, NICET-Level VI certification in one or more work elements, OR B.S in Civil Engineering or related field. Engineer-IN-Training (EIT) Certification preferred.
Application: Application, resume and cover letter required. To apply online and view the job description please go to the County website:

Type: Full-time
Pay: $5,535.00 to $7,418.00 per MONTH

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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. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. 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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