Maintenance Laborer

City of Seattle, WA
September 1, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description
"This position is a Sunset Position and has budget approval through 2026, with the option of an extension to 2028. The extension of budget is based upon the Departments request to extend the position and the approval by City Council to continue to fund the position."

Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,200 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

Position Overview:
SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a Cement Finisher on our Maintenance team within the MOD Division. These experienced professionals will perform structural concrete repair work such as breaking out, removing, and replacing concrete on roadways, ADA ramps, sidewalks, and curbs. You will also be part of a skilled snow and ice team helping keep the city of Seattle mobile. Come help keep Seattle moving!
Job Responsibilities

  • Able to rake, shovel rock and lift heavy objects.
  • Assist operators on breakouts and grading.
  • Respond to voids around the city.
  • Knowledgeable of setting up traffic control plans, emergency response, comfortable driving in snow and ice.
  • Backfills utility cuts in streets and sidewalks; prepares subgrade for concrete.
  • Establishes line and grade and does rough and final grading, sidewalks, driveways, and curbs, including measuring, lay out, cutting, joining, and constructing of wooden forms.
  • Calculates and procures materials needed to perform tasks.
  • Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.
  • Assists a variety of skilled trade personnel in coordinating and performing skilled work; will also assist in the maintenance, repair, and construction and in preparing walks and streets for asphalt and concrete paving operations.
  • Documents materials used, employee timesheets, and job square footage limits.
  • May plan, or assist in planning for materials, equipment, and staffing required for work assignments or areas.
  • Drives pickup trucks and other motorized vehicles or equipment in connection with work activities, drives snowplow and sander in winter conditions.
  • Maintains routine records and reports.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned and lower level duties of Utility Laborer and Laborer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of experience performing general laboring/manual work involving the construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of public facilities.

Or: Combinations of education, training, and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability.

Desired Qualifications:

  • One-year of experience in concrete construction.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to obtain a flagger card within 6 months.
  • Knowledge of the Right of Way Restoration Rules (ROWRR)
  • Knowledge of the in-street manual
  • Knowledge of cross slopes for sidewalks and ADA Ramps
  • Understanding of SDOT Safety Policy

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently required to lift objects up to 50 pounds. May occasionally be required to lift objects weighing more than 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally requires handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances.
  • Required to work outdoors in all types of weather.

License, Certification, and Other Requirements

  • Current Washington State driver's license.
  • Flagger certified (or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date).

Additional Information

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

Completed NEOGOV online application. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process. Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The full salary range for this position is $30.09 - $30.09 per hour.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 9/5/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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