** This assignment is open to internal career service (CS) **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. employees who have passed their initial probationary period only. Special Duty Assignment (SDA) pay and duration will be in accordance with Personnel Guidelines or selected employee's collective bargaining agreement. All interested represented and non-represented regular **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. career service employees are encouraged to apply. This assignment is expected to last 6 months to one year.
Link Light Rail, operated by **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Metro Transit, is a 20.4 mile light rail line from University of Washington Station to Angle Lake Station. Current system expansion will add an additional 50 miles of track by 2023. Currently Link Light Rail has 62 vehicles and will be adding an additional 152 vehicles to their fleet in 2019.
Ever wondered what goes on at the Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) located off of Airport Way? Now's your chance to see what happens on the Rail shop floor. This position is a working member of a team, cleaning the interior and exterior of Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs). Rail Service Workers move LRVs in the yard as needed, maintain shop facilities and vehicles, and clean and service shop equipment.
Who May Apply
This recruitment will be used to fill up to four Special Duty Assignments. This opportunity is being offered to provide growth and Rail experience to all **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. internal career service employees who have passed their initial probationary period. All interested represented and non-represented **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. career service employees are encouraged to apply. In addition, this selection process may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future special duty opportunities that may occur over the next twelve months.
Forms and Materials Required
Applicants for this position are required to submit the complete online application form and answers to the attached supplemental questions.
An Employer To Be Proud Of
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.
All positions work a 40-hour workweek and applicants must be available to work day, swing and night shifts, weekends and holidays. Graveyard and/or swing shift vacancies may be the most likely openings. Swing and graveyard shift employees receive a shift differential. Work shift is based on a bid system by seniority.
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Clean interior and exterior of Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) either by operating them through a car-wash, or by hand washing and steam cleaning, using a variety of solvents, soaps, and cleaning chemicals. Report any defects to supervisor, such as defective lights, body damage, interior damage, and operating defects. Post, add and subtract the amounts of commodities used in designated logs. Move LRV's around the shop and yard. Remove trash and debris from the LRVs. Check and replenish consumables such as sand and wiper fluid. Couple and uncouples rail vehicles. Maintain shop facilities and/or vehicles following written procedures or as instructed. Clean and service shop equipment and/or vehicles. Make deliveries or pick up materials. Operate computer for related data input and retrieval; may enter transactions and related data into a computer information system. Perform related duties as required.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
One year of professional cleaning experience, minor automotive maintenance OR
any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge of basic janitorial techniques. Knowledge in the use and care of cleaning equipment such as pressure washers, steam cleaners, and scrubbers. Knowledge of basic safety rules, practices and principles and applicable OSHA laws. Knowledge in the proper use and disposal of cleaning chemicals. Basic knowledge of and skill using current computer software applications for data maintenance such as Maintenance Management Information Systems or equivalent tracking systems. Oral and written communication skills including the ability to understand and follow directions. Ability to learn and operate light rail and other LINK vehicles in a safe manner. Testing and certification will be required. Skill in using common hand tools, maintenance and/or cleaning equipment. Skill in performing physical labor. Skill in accurately performing simple numeric calculations and record keeping tasks. Skill in working under established deadlines. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group of people.
Experience with bio hazard and human waste. Experience and skill in forklift operation. Experience working on automobiles or performing heavy maintenance on equipment or similar type work.
Necessary Special Requirements
Washington State driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Ability to qualify for and maintain a Yard Only Rail Operator's Certification. Ability to qualify for Right of Way Protection Worker Certification. Ability to qualify for forklift certification.
Must be able to work from high places on mechanical lift devices, support structures, and poles. Must work around yard rail switches and high voltage equipment; indoors, outdoors, and in inclement weather. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications. Candidates presenting evidence that they meet or exceed the qualifications noted above may be invited to participate in a panel interview process. Special Duty Assignments will be finalized after candidates have successfully completed physical examinations, drug screens and a drug and alcohol background check. Reference checks and reviews of driving records will also be conducted prior to placement.
This position is considered safety sensitive. Applicants for these positions are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and subsequent to commencement of employment, will be subject to random, post accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing in compliance with Federal DOT alcohol and controlled substance testing program protocols.
This position is represented by ATU Local 587.
Class Code: 9420100
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. The Department of Transportation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll. Benefit eligible positions include -- Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisional and term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.
More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: ****County Paid Benefits
Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Making Life Easier Program
Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.
10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.
Vacation with Pay:
Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment) Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
Family Medical Leave
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Medical Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Organ Donor Leave
Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
-- available at employee option and at employee expense
Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
Enhanced Long Term Disability -- reduce waiting period/increase monthly
Additional Life Insurance -- 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
Credit Union membership
Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement
This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., and every effort has been made to ensure its
accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs or official plan documents will prevail.
Do you currently possess a valid Driver's License? Please indicate if you ALSO hold a Class A or Class B CDL license, and any endorsements. Check all that apply.
Valid Driver's License
Class A CDL/Permit
Class B CDL/Permit
Air Brake Endorsement
I do not have a Driver's License
How many years of professional cleaning or minor automotive maintenance experience do you have?
Less than one year
Two or more years
Please state how your previous work experience and skills meet the qualifications, and job responsibilities of this position. Please include where you obtained your experience and when. If none, please state N/A.
This assignment is open to all current **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. internal career service employees who have passed their initial probationary period. Are you currently a **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. career service employee who has passed their initial probation?
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