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Maintenance Superintendent job in Kent

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Job Ref:  2014-WMS-012
Organization:  Washington State Department of Transportation
Job Category:  Transportation
Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Washington (WA)
City:  Kent
Post Code:  2014-WMS-012
Salary and Benefits:  $5,389.00 - $6,910.00 Monthly DOQ

The Area 4 of Northwest Region is seeking a new Maintenance & Operations Superintendent. This area covers South King and North Pierce counties. This position is charged with maintaining state resources to ensure proper staffing, project scheduling, and all financial resources being utilized in a responsible and economic manner. Will represent the department at meetings with local agencies and is a person of knowledge with regards to WSDOT agreements, policies, facilities and responsibilities. The incumbent will work with the team of four maintenance supervisors to maintain 900 lane miles of state highway including seven freight routes and one international airport; Area 4 is one of the largest Maintenance Areas in the state of Washington.

This position is the senior supervisor of a maintenance area that is located in the most highly populated counties in the state. The person occupying the position must have a strong background in and knowledge of roadway and right-of-way maintenance and preservation. They must also possess sound management/supervisory skills, and be the known as the key change agent as needed. This position will be responsible to coordinate with jurisdictions within the Area including WSP, USFS, Tribes, National Park Service, State Park Service, Port of Seattle, 19 Cities, and 3 Counties plus three other WSDOT regions. This position requires the individual to be self-motivated and able to think quickly during times of emergencies, making the appropriate decisions for the safety of the public and our employees. Outstanding communication skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be critical for success. This person is expected to partner with engineers and maintenance professionals inside and outside the agency to make long range plans to meet the needs of WSDOT and the community. This includes major urban and rural areas in a three county area, some of which have snow up to 9 months a year.

The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and submitting comments for all stages of contract plans and provisions, preservation projects such as concrete or asphalt overlays, safety improvement projects and outside agency projects, as well as utility permits for maintenance or repairs. May compose and issue general permits to external customers such as abutting property owners or contractors to perform work in the right of way. The Maintenance Superintendent must be hands on and be able to quickly and effectively plan and coordinate all activities while maintaining a strong customer focus by constantly meeting public, regulatory, and management needs. The successful candidate must be available 24/7 to direct the safe operation of road and bridge maintenance, winter operations, and vegetation management.

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Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Brian Quinn at 206-440-4066 or email to quinnb@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 2014-WMS-012.

Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant’s advantage to apply as early as possible.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Talent Acquisition Unit, Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.7064 or email at jobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov.

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