Columbia County, OR
  • 01-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (PST)
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 3897.00-4817.00 per month
  • Salary
  • Full Time, 40 hours

Excellent Benefit Package, effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Announcement# 2023-012

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3897 - $4817, per month

The ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKER I position is full-time, 40 hours, Civil Service and Union represented.

Columbia County currently has two open road maintenance worker positions. The recruitments are in our Vernonia Shop and our Rainier Shop. The Public Works Department oversees a wide range of tasks associated with the county's public infrastructure. Divisions within the department include Road Maintenance, Engineering, and Solid Waste Management.

The Road Maintenance and Engineering divisions are responsible for providing a safe, secure and convenient multi-modal system of roads and bridges with consideration for economic and community development, environmental conservation, and emergency preparation through efficient and effective administrative and maintenance programs. The division maintains the county's 550 miles of paved and gravel roads as well as 93 bridges. Its territory ranges from nearly sea level to 2,000 feet. In addition to road maintenance, the division's staff also oversees road signs, road striping, roadside vegetation, pothole repair, vehicle and equipment repair, and regulation and permitting. The division operates out of its office in St. Helens as well as from district shops in Clatskanie, Vernonia, and Rainier.

DUTIES: Perform unskilled and semi-skilled manual tasks. Operate and perform routine maintenance on equipment used in road construction. Assist in performance of skilled manual tasks.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. One year of work experience in road construction, maintenance and repair, including experience in the operation of motorized road construction equipment. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be acceptable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or acquire within six (6) months of hire a Class A Commercial Driver's License with tank and hazardous material endorsements and must be insurable under the County's liability insurance coverage. Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen and any pre-employment physical examination required by the County and comply with the County's Fitness for Duty Policy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and minor repair of motor equipment. Knowledge of the methods and materials used in road construction and vehicle maintenance.

Ability to efficiently and effectively operate equipment used in the performance of duties assigned. Ability to operate equipment safely under adverse conditions. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, County officials and the general public.

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