• Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $40,913.60 - $55,016.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Due to an ongoing demand to recruit for this position, this position will be continually open to fill vacancies throughout the year as needed by the department. Applicants willbe screened on a continuous basis and interviews will be conducted when a valid applicant pool has been established. Once interviews have been completed, passing scores will be utilizedto establish a hiring register.
Hiring registers are valid for only six months.

Kitsap County Public Works
Kitsap County Public WorksDepartmentisdedicated tomaking
our communities better and safer places to live, work, and play

For more information about our Public Works Roads division please see the website at: http://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/roads.htm

M&O Worker (Apprentice) $16.98-$23.41
Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the incumbents are trainingto be able tolearna wide variety of manual labor duties in the maintenance and construction of County roads and bridges. Successful incumbents may progress to the technician level upon receiving a satisfactory review, required certifications/licenses, successful completion of on the job training, and meeting all requirements of the M&O Technician position.

M&O Technician (2nd level/Experienced) $20.45-$28.18
Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the incumbents are responsible for performing a wide variety of manual labor duties in the maintenance and construction of County roads and bridges which includes progressively responsible semi-skilled to skilled tasks.The work involves heavy physical labor performed over extended periods of time, often under unfavorable working conditions and in inclement weather.Assignments involve responsibility for safe operation of equipment, Countytrucksand safety of others working in the immediate area.

*Candidates may be hired into the higher classification (M&O Technician) if they meet all requirements at the time of appointment.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma (or GED); and
  • Six months of experience in road maintenance or construction, farming, forestry, landscaping or any other labor intensive work experience that directly involves the skills required to operate machinery, small tools, power tools, vehicles or equipment is required; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.
Preferred Experience
  • Experience performing road maintenance, construction and drainage installation and repair work.
Required Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma (or GED); and
  • Twelve months of experience in road maintenance or construction, farming, forestry, landscaping or any other labor intensive work experience that directly involves the skills required to operate machinery, small tools, power tools, vehicles or equipment is required.
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must:
  • Pass a medical/physical evaluation, including audiometric testing, conducted in accordance with WAC 296-817-400.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/test necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude.
Within 30 days of employment, the successful candidate must:
  • Possess a CDL permit and medical card.
Within 12 months of employment, the successful candidate must:
  • Possess current Washington State Traffic Flagging certification.
  • Possess current Washington State Industrial First Aide certification.
  • Possess current Erosion and Sediment Control certification.
Driving Requirements
  • The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
    • Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle.
    • CDL Driver: Operating County owned vehicles and CDL vehicles. Successful candidate must [have a current or obtain within 12 months of employment] a Washington Class A endorse N or X with air brake restriction removed.
    • Prior to CDL Assignment:
      • CDL drivers must submit a driving abstract and a current medical card.
      • CDL Drivers in accordance with federal regulations and Kitsap County Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedures for CDL Drivers, no employee will be allowed to operate CDL vehicles or equipment in this position for Kitsap County until he/she has successfully passed a breath alcohol test and urine drug screening; and enter into a random DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing process.
Criminal Conviction Standards:
  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
    • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of :
  • The basic/standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in road maintenance work.
  • The use of hand and power tools used in construction trades.
  • Occupational hazards and safe practices as applied to the work performed.
Skills and/or Ability to :
  • Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience and courtesy with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.
  • Complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.
  • Work all shifts including swing, graveyard, holiday, and weekend.
  • Learnand performa wide variety of manual labor tasks.
  • Operate various types of road equipment, heavy trucks and tools.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Work out of doors for extended periods under unfavorable working and inclement weather conditions.
  • Operate equipment and tools such as motor vehicles, shovels, rakes, asphalt and concrete tools safely.
  • Demonstrate sufficient strength, agility and dexterity to perform the work of the position.
  • Apply the safety precautions associated with the occupational hazards of the work performed.
  • Perform manual labor under uncomfortable or adverse conditions.
  • Work over 40 hours in a workweek as required including working nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Report for duty on time and remain at work until the end of their scheduled shift even if an inclement weather event or emergency is declared as an "Essential Employee" under the Public Works Inclement Weather/Emergency Response policy.
  • Respond as required when on stand-by duty. (Note: This position is subject to 24 hour standby duty.)
  • Perform manual labor under uncomfortable or adverse conditions.
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • Work is performed primarily in the field maintaining roads and road rights of way, clearing roadbeds, and picking up litter and debris.
  • Hazards associated with this work include working in traffic, around construction equipment and while operating hand and power tools including occasional exposure to associated machinery vibration, chemicals, vapors, and dust.
  • Positions require traversing rough, undeveloped terrain or construction sites when walking, standing and balancing for extended periods of time such as flagging; exposure to all weather conditions.
  • Sitting when operating vehicles or equipment.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and reaching (over shoulders, at waist and below waist).
  • Adequate vision sufficient to view gauges and traffic and other signals, to operate equipment and read instructions and plans.
  • Hearing sufficient to respond to audible alarms, signals, radio and telephone; speaking adequate to communicate effectively and manual dexterity to grasp/handle equipment and materials.
  • Exertion of force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 35 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continually to lift/carry/move objects and to operate a variety of power equipment.
  • Requires use of protective gear such as rain gear, rubber boots, or coveralls, as needed.
Incumbents may be :
  • Exposed to other physical hazards out in the field.
  • Exposed to potentially hazardous conditions when dealing with disgruntled or hostile individuals.


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Essential Job Functions :
  • Dig ditches, clean culverts, cut brush and weeds.
  • Repair roadways, roadway shoulders and related structures, such as bridges and guard rails.Patch, sweep, fill holes and level surfaces.
  • Assist in installation of drainage facilities.
  • Flag traffic and place traffic cones and other devices to insure a smooth flow of traffic (upon certification).
  • Load and unload supplies, equipment and other materials.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and hand tools.
  • May operate County vehicles, light equipment in transporting, and single-axle trucks.
  • May operate commercial vehicles upon completion of requirements and possession of the appropriate Class A driver's license.
  • Promote good safety and public relations practices.
Other Job Duties :
  • May work with striping crew.
  • Perform other manual labor duties as required.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Covered under a collective bargaining agreement with Council (Operating Engineers 302, Teamsters 589)
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
Please note: Candidates thatinterviewed for this position within the last six months and apply again theirpriorinterview scores would be applied.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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