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compensation: $19.42/Hour
employment type: full-time

Seasonal Road Maintenance Worker I - Summer Help
$19.42 per hour / 40 hours per week


If you are looking for a full-time summer seasonal job and would enjoy working outside performing manual labor and traffic control duties, consider joining our Road Maintenance team for the summer!

We are hiring about 100+ hardworking, team oriented, reliable, punctual, enthusiastic, applicants to maintain county roads. You will be assigned to work on a road crew performing a variety of duties which may include flagging, weed whacking, weeding retention ponds, landscaping, working on an asphalt paving crew assisting with maintaining roads, clearing fallen trees and picking up garbage.

You will enjoy three day weekends as the required hours are 6:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Overtime opportunities may be available on Fridays to earn even more income.

This is a great opportunity for students and others to earn money during a short period of time. End dates can be flexible if you need to leave early to return to school. You may have the opportunity to schedule time off, as needed.

In this great paying entry-level job you will learn a multitude of skills. This is a good introduction to the workforce and you will learn time management skills and the importance of punctuality. Satisfaction of seeing your hard work and pride in a job well done are benefits of this position.

No interview is required, however all applicants will be required to pass the supplemental questionnaire, pass a criminal background check, pass a physical capabilities test (PAT) and go through drug testing and pass a review of their Washington State DOL Driver's Abstract Record. Attending unpaid flagger training is required if you do not have a current Washington State Flagger's Certification Card.

We will be hiring three groups of seasonal Road Maintenance Workers this summer as well as creating an open register. Seasonal employment is limited to six months in duration, your end date will be determined by your start date. For each group, there are specific dates to keep in mind for taking a Physical Abilities Test (PAT), completing a background check and attending flagger training.

Seasonals are assigned to 1 of 2 locations:

A valid State of Washington Driver's License is required for employment.

Hiring Groups Start Dates:
•Starting April 2 (end date no later than September 13, 2018)
•Starting May 21 (end date no later than October 25, 2018)
•Starting June 25 (end date no later than October 25, 2018)

If this sounds like an opportunity you would enjoy, and you don't mind getting your hands dirty and working hard, please follow these steps to apply:

Complete and submit the on-line application including the multiple choice supplemental questions. You are required to attach a current Complete Record from the DOL to your application. This record can be ordered online through the Washington State Department of Licensing. See below for further instructions on how to obtain a Complete Record from the DOL.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position and pass the multiple choice supplemental questionnaire, and pass the criteria for the Complete Driving Record, you will be sent a conditional offer by email with instructions to self-schedule an appointment to take a REQUIRED Physical Abilities Test (PAT). The PAT will include a drug screening, medical examination and Physical Evaluation Fitness Test performed by a qualified healthcare professional selected by Snohomish County. This email will also include instructions on how to complete the information needed for a REQUIRED criminal background check. Once you have passed the PAT and the criminal background check you will receive a job offer. The job offer letter will include detailed information regarding orientation and Flagger Certification training. This free training will be offered to applicants who don't have a current valid Flagger Certification card. This training is on unpaid time.

When you apply on-line for Seasonal Road Maintenance Worker I, you must attach an electronic copy of your CURRENT "Complete Record" (driver's abstract/driving record) to your on-line application in order to be considered. Driving records are $13.00 each (non-refundable) and are available from your local driver licensing office or the Washington State Department of Licensing website Order your driving record (Complete Record) on-line, and save it as a PDF document (use your name as a file name) and attach it to your on-line application. If you receive a paper copy of your driving record, you will need to scan the document into a computer, save it as a PDF document (use your name as a file name), and attach to your application.


To perform a variety of unskilled manual labor tasks in support of road maintenance and repair operations.

1.Safely performs all work zone traffic control duties including, but not limited to setting up barricades, traffic cones, and signs; and flagging traffic for stationary and moving work zones.
2.Loads and unloads equipment, materials and supplies.
3.Cleans and clears culverts, drainage ditches and other drainage structures and maintains vegetation using hand and power tools as necessary.
4.Cuts, rakes and disposes of brush and debris using a variety of hand and power tools including but not limited to weed eaters, chain saws and chippers; may pick up refuse and cleanup work and illegal dump sites.
5.Installs raised pavement markers, thermoplastic markings, and other types of traffic channelization devices.
6.Performs concrete and asphalt pavement installation, repair, patching and cleaning using a jackhammer and other hand and power tools as necessary; may manually prepare sub grade for paving; may assist in installing concrete drain tile and culvert pipe.
7.Performs manual labor tasks on projects including installation of concrete catch basins, retaining walls, walkways and other structures as directed; builds concrete forms and places reinforcing steel as required; mixes and pours concrete as necessary; trowels, sweeps and edges new concrete as necessary; may act as a carpenter's helper.
8.Performs routine preventative maintenance and cleaning of assigned equipment and tools; and completes service requests as needed.
9.Submits neat and complete written and electronic records including time sheets, maintenance history report forms and other records as directed.
10.Work out-of-class as a CDL equipment operator/truck driver as needed and assigned, including participating in emergency response as needed.
11.Drives a pickup truck or light duty diesel truck, less than 26,000 GVW.

1.May operate a laptop computer, mobile data collector, digital camera, etc. as necessary to accomplish assigned work duties.
2.Performs related duties as required.


High School Diploma or GED or any equivalent combination of training and or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.

Must have and maintain a valid State of Washington Driver's License which is required for employment.

Maintain a satisfactory Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) driving record, periodically verified by current drivers abstract from the Department of Licensing (DOL).

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid State of Washington Traffic Flagging card.

All Road Maintenance Workers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.



Any applicant having been convicted* of a serious traffic violation as noted below and defined in WAC 308-100.130, WAC 308-104.160 and RCW 46.25.010(18) within the past three year period from the date the application was submitted to the county will not move forward in the hiring process.•More than 3 excessive speeding, defined as fifteen miles per hour or more in excess of posted speed limit
•Negligent driving in the first or second degree
•Reckless driving
•Violation of a state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than a parking violation, arising in connection with an accident or collision resulting in death to any person
•Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
•Vehicular assault
•Vehicular homicide
•Hit and run
•Attempting to elude a police officer
* The definition of conviction, including entry into a deferred prosecution program under RCW chapter 10.05, can be found under RCW 46.25.010(7).

Knowledge of:
•equipment, materials and tools used in routine road construction, maintenance and repair work
•maintenance of assigned tools and equipment in a safe and clean operating condition
•potential hazards associated with the work
•requirements and regulations pertaining to employee's CDL
•general safety rules and regulations, and safe working procedures

Ability to:
•operate assigned equipment safely and skillfully, in all types of weather and work situations
•perform the physical duties of the work in all types of weather conditions
•perform routine manual labor tasks including heavy lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling
•display good communication skills including the ability to understand and follow verbal and written direction and instructions
•learn a variety of work skills associated with road maintenance and repair operations
•safely and efficiently use a variety of hand and power tools
•drive a pickup truck or other light vehicle in a safe and courteous manner
•read, understand and follow safety rules and regulations and county policies and procedures
•learn and administer basic first aid and CPR methods and procedures
•establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and superiors
•communicate courteously and professionally with the general public, superiors, and co-workers
•remain composed and professional in stressful situations
•adapt to change in policies, rules, regulations, work environment, crew and assignments
•read and understand grade stakes
•perform basic math calculations
•ability to possess, obtain and maintain a flagger card
•interact in a professional manner with co workers, supervisory personnel, and the public


The work involves a variety of routine manual labor tasks. This includes frequent bending, twisting and stooping, frequent lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, constant walking and standing. Physical exertion and vibration when operating tools such as: jackhammer, plate compactor, chainsaw, or exertion lifting objects weighing 50 pounds or more.


Employee reports to a lead worker, crew chief and/or supervisor as assigned. The work is routine in nature, and is performed under general supervision. Specific instructions are given for unusual or non-routine tasks.


The work is performed outdoors in a construction environment in all types of weather. The employee is also exposed to a variety of conditions such as: working in ditches, slopes, trenches, excavations, and on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces. Employees are exposed to a variety of potential hazards associated with working near traffic and around heavy construction and maintenance equipment. Employees may be required to work occasional evenings, nights, weekends or holidays and employees are subject to mandatory overtime and call-outs at any time including working evening shifts for emergency conditions (i.e. windstorms, snow & ice, floods, earthquakes, etc.) The employee must be able to change work locations within the County with little to no prior notice.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
EEO policy and ADA notice

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