Job Opportunity: Transportation Technician 3 (In-Training | Multiple Positions) in Port Angeles, WA!

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Job Opportunity: Transportation Technician 3 (In-Training | Multiple Positions) in Port Angeles, WA!



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Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.
The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking multiple Transportation Technician 3s (TT3 - IT) to support WSDOT’s mission by ensuring that highway construction projects are designed and built in compliance with agency policies, procedures, and practices. By supporting the design, construction and project documentation and control, the benefit to taxpayers and the community is maximized. By diligent design, inspection, environmental compliance and materials testing along with complete record keeping, the benefit to taxpayers and the community is maximized. As a Transportation Technician 3, this position will apply application of engineering concepts and techniques to provide construction support in the office, testing, lab, and/or field, project documentation, and CADD technical work.
What to Expect
This position requires field work that is performed outdoors in inclement weather on construction sites in daytime or nighttime; work is often performed next to high-speed traffic and on steep or uneven terrain. This position will require working in a varying schedule including night work.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Transportation Technician 3 will:

  • Measure and calculate quantities in the field and prepare documentation to support payment for activities inspected.
  • Prepare and check survey notes, field notes, daily inspection reports, force account records, material verification and other documents.
  • Serve as a material tester, performing concrete, asphalt, aggregate, densities, and other material testing and tracking.
  • Assist field crew with shrub clearing, staking, ticket taking, and receiving material.
  • Assist in development and preparation of project summaries, contract plans, specifications, special provisions, estimates, plans for approval and other engineering documents. 
  • Utilize CADD to prepare preliminary design plans, contract plans and exhibits for public display.
This is a Transportation Technician 3 (TT3) position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at a lower level (TT1 or TT2) depending on qualifications, providing an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan.
At the TT1 level, the following is preferred: 
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
At the TT2 level, the following is required:
  • An Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology, surveying, drafting or other closely related fields. OR-
  • Completion of an accredited vocational/technical program consisting of at least 1,200 instructional hours in Civil Engineering Technology, surveying, drafting, structural detailing, engineering design or other closely related fields. OR-
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two (2) years of experience performing basic technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 1 or equivalent.   (College level or vocational/technical course work in engineering, drafting, survey, mathematics or other closely related fields will substitute for the required technical engineering experience on a year-for-year basis.) OR-
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Maintenance Technician, one of which must be as a Maintenance Technician 2.
At the TT3 level, the following are required:
  • Two (2) years of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent. OR- 
  • Associates Degree or Technical Certification in engineering or project management related fields AND one (1) year of experience performing semi-skilled technical engineering work as a Transportation Technician 2 or equivalent. OR-
  • Certification as an Engineer-In-Training.
In addition to the above, the following is also required:
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Proficient in WSDOT materials testing procedures
  • Ability to interpret plans and specifications
  • CCIS and CAPS experience
Important Notes 
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.   
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
  • This position has been approved for in-training. The hiring manager is looking to hire at the Transportation Technician 3 level; however the in-training plan will allow candidates to be considered as a Transportation Technician 2 or Transportation Technician 1levels.
    • Transportation Technician 1: $40,812 – $54,492 
    • Transportation Technician 2: $50,592 – $68,076
    • Transportation Technician 3: $57,324 – $77,028
  • Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.  
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit
  • Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.  
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.  
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 
  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. NOTE: This information may be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 
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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.
Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Alyssa Nastasi at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-OR-30248m in the subject line.