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Maintenance Technician II

Skagit County

Skagit County

Burlington, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Utilizes departmental equipment to repair and maintain County roads and drainage systems, bridges, and other systems within an assigned district.
- Salary upon hire is step 1 through 3 ($23.77 to $25.48 per hour) for a Maintenance Technician II, dependent upon qualifications.

- Progressive increases are based upon years of service with Skagit County, up to step 8 total steps (top step $30.30). Maintenance Technician II is range 10
 of salary schedule Public Works (AFSCME).  

Essential Functions

Typical functions include regular and reoccurring maintenance, installation, and repair work of roads, bridges, and stormwater systems. As a member of the Public Works Operations Department; a wide variety of duties include keeping roads clean, plowing snow, and managing stormwater to support road, bridge, and special operations. Examples of duties and responsibilities are shown below.  

Operates vehicles and equipment used in roadway maintenance, including single axle dump truck, self-propelled broom, roller, chipper truck (driver), and snowplow/sander mounted on a one ton truck.  

Operates jack hammer, air compressor, gas powered small tools, and all lower-graded equipment as needed.  

Performs routine preventive maintenance inspections and reports repairs when needed on assigned equipment.  

Cuts brush, grass, and weeds with hand tools.  Cuts and saws bushes and tree limbs that pose potential problems to drivers. 

Drives single axle dump trucks to move gravel, logs, pipes, etc.  Drives herbicide truck for application along County roadsides. 

Performs manual labor which may include digging ditches, tree cleanup, lifting and carrying heavy materials, frequent walking or standing, and working outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Applicants must be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 pounds.  

Assists in the installation of culverts, guardrail, and the maintenance of bridges.  

Assists in repairs as needed to the Guemes ferry landings.  

Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner.  Provides information within scope of knowledge.





Performs other duties as assigned. Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee's classification of work.  Operates higher graded equipment under supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Recommend two years' experience in road maintenance and equipment operation.  

Requires the knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of road maintenance operations.
  • Knowledge of work hazards and safety procedures.


Requires the ability to:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to work safely under potentially hazardous road or weather conditions.
  • Operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment used in road maintenance.


Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid Washington State Driver's License  Ability to obtain Class B CDL endorsement within 6 months.  Ability to obtain Washington State Traffic Control Flagger Card within 6 months.  Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certification within 6 months.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most work is in the field, with exposure to extreme weather conditions, rough terrain.

 Must have hand-eye coordination to operate equipment, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand, walk, climb, and perform extended periods of physical labor.    


Potential hazards from road conditions, or road machinery and equipment.

Supplemental Information


Following review of applications and resumes, the highest qualified applicants will be interviewed and may be tested. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected will be notified in writing. Skagit County reserves the right to use applications received for this posting to fill any other positions within this classification which may open within six months following the closing of this position.



The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.

Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. It is the policy of Skagit County to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination with regard to race, color religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status and/or physical or mental disability in its employment practices.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice: Individuals, who need an ADA accommodation to complete the application, test, or interview process, please call: (360) 336-9433.