Road Tech. II (Public Works) - The Dalles, OR

Description :

Position Information - 111265


Position Title:

Road Tech II



Working Title:

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Salary Grade:

G  $3,022.04 - $3,097.58/mo

Reports to:

Road Superintendent

FLSA Classification:



Pubic Works

Effective Date:





General Position Summary:


Performs skilled manual tasks in maintaining municipal and rural County roads, right-of-ways, bridges and other related facilities using automotive and/or other equipment used in road construction or maintenance. This position usually works under the supervision of a Road Maintenance Supervisor or on rare occasions a Road Specialist.


Essential Functions (in a typical work week):


•Works independently or with a crew on road maintenance or construction projects such as paving, patching, mowing, brush cutting, ditching, culverts, fences, guard rails and bridges.
• Performs manual labor such as flagging, traffic control, digging ditches, cleaning and installing culverts,
cleaning road shoulders, bridge repairs, building fences, cutting and disposing of brush, installing guard rails and removing trash and other debris.
• Performs emergency repairs and maintenance day or night and during extreme inclement weather as
• Responsible for project safety such as proper work practices and the installation and maintenance of
adequate safety devices for the protection of self, fellow employees and the general public.
• Cooperates with, and maintains, harmonious relations with others employees and the general public.
• Truck Driver - operates a dump truck in hauling and dumping of maintenance or construction materials.
• Operates a transport truck to move heavy equipment to and from job locations.
• Loader Operator- operates front end loader in moving earth and rocks, filling trucks or other operations.
• Roller- operates roller in paving or base preparation operations.
• Minor maintenance of equipment may be assigned or required.
• Any other related duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.

Responsibility/Accountability: This section of the job description describes the amount and breadth of responsibility and accountability that rests with the position, including the expected results of the position, the impact on County operations and activities, and the responsibility for budget.


Impact is limited to the position’s own work area and job assignments, with little responsibility for any broader operations, programs, and expense or budgetary outcomes.  Responsibility for the prudent use of assets is typically limited to own supplies and/or work equipment, and outcomes are primarily about meeting own deadlines and work objectives.  Service to the community is a small portion of the job activities. 



Supervision of Employees:  This section of the job description describes the supervisory responsibility assigned including the range and types of supervisory functions performed, from directing work activities and delegating assignments to coaching, counseling, making disciplinary decisions, hiring, firing, salary actions, performance appraisal, training, etc. as well as the types of employees supervised.   


Positions at this level are responsible for daily work or special project direction that is provided to personnel in similar job functions at comparable or subordinate levels.  This work is usually limited in time and to only a few individuals.  Position may participate in the hiring process.   However, positions are not responsible for hiring, firing, disciplinary actions, etc.


Interpersonal Skills/Contacts:  This section of the job description describes the characteristics of personal interaction with others including the frequency of contacts with others, the breadth of interactions (within the County, outside the County, with vendors/contractors, dealing directly with the public, etc.), and the level of persons interacted with.  Also, included in this section is the reason for contact such as gaining cooperation; use negotiation, tact, teamwork, and sensitivity; or the likelihood of dealing with disagreeable or hostile individuals. 


Positions at this level have limited responsibility for contact with individuals, other than other County employees.  The primary contacts are made within the individual's own work group.  The contacts normally concern information of a routine nature and have a limited opportunity to impact operations or outcomes.  Contacts are normally made on an informal one‚€‘to‚€‘one basis requiring courtesy and politeness, but rarely involve complex or challenging communications.


Working Conditions:  This section of the job descriptions outlines the work environment, conditions, and hazards that are encountered in the course of assigned work.  This includes the personal risk, hazard, varying work schedules, level of interruptions, job pressure, and the need to frequently juggle priorities and work assignments.  Also, exposure to unpleasant working conditions such as high noise levels, heat or cold, inside or outside work, exposure to electricity, chemicals, poor lighting, confinements, machinery, interactions with disturbed or dangerous individuals, personal attacks, contact with contagious disease, or situations where personal safely cannot be assured.


Positions at this level have a high risk of personal injury if safety practices are not observed.  Exposures to potentially dangerous situations occur constantly as a part of assigned work.  Positions at this level must continually assess the environment as it relates to personal safety both for themselves and for others


Physical Requirements:  This section of the job description describes the physical effort and manual labor, such as sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, digging, operating equipment, performing with speed, etc., as well as the dexterity required to complete the job functions.  The need for travel, extended hours, and situations of physical discomfort are also outlined here.


Positions at this level require regular substantial physical effort and guide labor, such as lifting and carrying of heavy objects (50+ pounds), constant movement, digging, bending, squatting, crawling, etc.  Positions with sustained physical effort for the majority of the work time are to be placed here.


Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure:  This section of the job description outlines the education, previous experience, professional licenses, certifications, and specific skills necessary to perform the assigned work. 


Positions at this level require abilities, skills, training, and/or knowledge base equal to those typically learned in high school or a GED course of study.  No certifications are necessary to meet the minimum job requirements.  Position requires basic skills that could be learned or refined in a relatively short period of time, such as one-step tasks, following instructions, etc.  Up to six months previous work experience may be required.


Below is an outline of the specific Education type, Experience type or licensure/certification that is required for this role.  The County will also consider any equivalent combinations of the qualifying criteria.


  • A High School Diplloma or General education degree (GED)


  • Two years progressively responsible experience in road maintenance and/or training


  • Valid Oregon Class A or B CDL License


  • Valid Flagging certificate

Contact : Application packets can be obtained online, in-person or mailed.
Please return all complete applications to:
Wasco County Human Resources
511 Washington St., Ste. 206
The Dalles, OR 97058
OR by email
OR by fax 541-506-2771

Questions? Please call 541-506-2774 or 541-506-2775 or email


Deadline for Applying : Open until filled