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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Job Openings: Seasonal Maintenance Workers

 MO workers Sara Pope 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is now accepting resumes for Seasonal Maintenance Worker positions. These positions are temporary and vary in employment up to a maximum of 1400 hours per calendar year. Wages are $13.59 per hour.


Seasonal Maintenance Workers learn to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties, including:

  • Loading and unloading equipment, materials and supplies
  • Assisting with work zone traffic control, placing barricades and flagging traffic
  • Raking, sweeping, shoveling and picking up road construction materials and debris
  • Cleaning debris from paved surfaces, walks, paths, curbs, manholes and catch basins
  • Assisting in applying and finishing asphalt, concrete and road surface material and performing other tasks related to paving
  • Assisting in applying paint or thermoplastic pavement markings and cleaning/maintaining street signs
  • Operating sedans, pick-ups, smaller flatbed and dump trucks and other automotive equipment not requiring a Commercial Driver’s License to transport employees, materials and equipment to worksites; performing pre- and post-trip safety inspection of vehicles
  • Assisting journey level employees in performing the manual and semi-skilled tasks related to their work
  • Operating a variety of hand-held power tools, including drills, saws, grinders, sanders and other similar power tools
  • Performing related duties as assigned, working independently or as part of a crew under supervision
  • Completing forms and writes basic reports on work, time and materials used


  • Be at least 18 years of age and possess a current/valid driver’s license. Applicants must meet City "good driver" requirements
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment physical, including a physical capacities test and drug test
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Be able to perform heavy manual work involving repeated bending, reaching and lifting of objects that may weigh up to 100 pounds; following simple instructions
  • Be able to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Be able to work cooperatively with other employees and the public without direct continuous supervision
  • Be able to keep complete accurate records
  • Be able to arrive to work on time
  • Be able to work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse group of people

If considered for hire, candidates will need to submit a copy of their DMV records for the last five years (this includes out-of-state DMV records for a consecutive 5-year record). Note that candidates who have recently received their driver’s license and do not have 5 years of driving history will still be considered and DMV records since receipt of license will be required.

Please read the following requirements of a good driving record:

  • No type “A” convictions during the past 36 months and no more than one type “A” conviction during the past 60 months. Type “A” violations include but are not limited to: Driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving while suspended, speed contest, hit and run driving, grand theft auto, driving under the influence of drugs, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, driving while in possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage, negligent homicide arising out of the use of a motor vehicle (gross negligence), using a motor vehicle for the commission of a felony, permitting a non-licensed person to drive
  • No more than one type “B” conviction during the past 12 months. Type “B” violations include: All moving traffic violations that are not listed as type “A” violations


Applicants may email a copy of their resume to  Please use “SMW Application” in the subject line and keep resumes to 2 pages. Resumes may also be delivered in person to Lisa Perry at 2929 N. Kerby Avenue, Portland, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-2:30 PM. Questions: Call Lisa Perry at 503-823-8473. Applicants are encouraged to apply by Monday, May 7, 2018.

PBOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and Federal laws prohibit job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information.

The Bureau of Transportation fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA Title II, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For accommodations, complaints, and additional information, contact the Title II and Title VI Coordinator at Room 1204, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, or by telephone at 503-823-5185, City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.