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 Street Service Specialist - Bremerton, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Bremerton 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Trades
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: s3tKcJLrluLBNiDV0WimJPXRRPvnRP / Latpro-3758082 
Date posted: Oct-16-2020
State, Zip: Washington, 98337


General Function

Operates a variety of specialized equipment and performs varied manual work to maintain City streets.  Assists more experienced employees in repair and construction projects.

Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

Reports to Street Service Specialist Supervisor, Street Service Specialist Senior, or Street Service Specialist Lead.

Assists in the installation and maintenance of City streets, sidewalks, and right of ways.

Operates construction equipment and power tools including dump trucks, front-end loader, scat truck, backhoe, arrow hammer, compressors, jack hammers, concrete saws.

Inspects, cleans, and repairs small tools and equipment to include: replacement of wear items, and installation of new/or replacement items. Inspects vehicles and equipment for deficiencies prior to operation on a daily basis.

Operates five and ten yard trucks to spread sand or salt on roadways for ice and snow control; hauls gravel, sand, asphalt, sod, and other materials.

Removes old asphalt and determines subgrade suitability; applies asphalt, repairs pot holes, utility street cuts, and street overlays.

Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner. Resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Provides notice and information within the area of assignment.

Assists in operating paint spray or plastic application equipment to stripe, mark, delineate, or make legends on street surfaces.

Directs the work of temporary employees.

Performs a full range of maintenance and repair duties in assigned area of work.

Sets up and maintains safety of traffic control.

Vegetation control which includes City right of ways grass, weeds, along with any vegetation obstructing signs.

Other Duties
– Regular attendance is an essential requirement
– Performs related work as assigned and/or required

Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School diploma or G.E.D. and one (1) year experience in road construction or equipment operation. Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Washington State Class A CDL within six (6) months of hire.
Flagging/Traffic Control certification within six (6) months of hire.

Knowledge of:
• Equipment, procedures, and materials needed in construction, repair and maintenance of City streets and associated infrastructures.
• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices for street projects.
• GIS/ESRI for maintenance and customer response

Ability to:
• Safely and efficiently carry out assignments with little supervision.
• Negotiate the streets and right of ways of the City confidently.
• Build good customer relations with the public.
• Read and understand basic maps and blueprints.
• Perform basic arithmetic calculations.
• Adapt and improvise tools and work methods to accomplish work assignments.
• Learn to proficiently operate equipment such as jackhammer, backhoe, front-end loader, street sweeper, dump truck, etc.
• Troubleshoot equipment operation.
• Understand and follow written and oral instruction.
• Work effectively within a group of five or more employees.
• Report to emergencies 24 hours a day.
• The ability to get along with others and be an effective team member.

Examination Process


Applicants can apply on-line at, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348.

Required Application Materials:  City application and personal résumé are required.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets.  Original signature is required on paper application forms.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.

Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training:  At this initial review, application packets may be evaluated entirely on the basis of information you provided in the completed City application form.  Applicants should include all relevant information on the City application.  Applicant’s education, training, and experience will be assessed.  The passing score is 70%.  The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.

Oral Examination:  A panel will evaluate the applicant’s training, experience, and ability to perform the job.

Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:

Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -
Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%

Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.


Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.

Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.

Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head.  Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.

This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee.  It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the City of Bremerton to offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals. The City of Bremerton will administer all actions with respect to employment practices in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age (40+), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, marital status, military status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.

ADA Statement
The City of Bremerton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in programs and activities, which it operates pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act.  This policy extends to both employment and admission to participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Bremerton.  Reasonable accommodation for employees or applicants for employment will be provided.

The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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