Construction Services Senior Technician

October 29, 2023
Raleigh, NC
Job Type


What You'll Be Doing

Do you have progressive experience and a background in construction services, hard surfaces maintenance and flood control programs, and are you looking for a career with excellent benefits including paid vacation days, holiday pay, accrued sick leave, medical benefits, 401K contribution and membership in one of the five best pension plans in the Country, according to S&P Global? If so, the Facility and Field Services division of Wake County General Services is looking for applicants that are skilled in these areas to fill the role of our Construction Services Senior Technician.

Primary Duties:

  • Maintain and replace broken or spalling concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, parking stops and brick pavers
  • Repair drainage problems, utilities and structures
  • Grade stone parking lots and driveways
  • Perform debris removal
  • Provide routine and emergency maintenance to flood control structures
  • Apply pesticides, fertilizers and seed
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and maintain records
  • Clean all equipment to include county trucks and trailers
  • Prepare county property for adverse weather, civil protests and unplanned events
  • Apply brine, salt and deicing compounds
  • Install and recover barricades, cones and other safety equipment
  • Clean up and restore county properties after damage due to natural events, civil protests or other unplanned events
  • Transport and operate heavy equipment, dump and service trucks and trailers, hand held power equipment and other hand held tools to perform routine tasks and emergency responses

NOTE: Due to the CDL nature of this position, this position must submit to random drug testing. A criminal background and motor vehicle record check will be conducted.

About Our Team

General Services Administration (GSA) manages Wake County owned and leased facilities, the Wake County fleet, provides criminal justice support, and supports a number of General Government business units. GSA is dedicated to ensuring safe, productive work environments and safe, reliable vehicles for our customers.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of experience in construction or heavy equipment operation
  • Valid Driver's License and "safe" driving record
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Associate's in a related technical field
  • Technical certificate in a construction related field
  • FO - Forklift Operator License/Certificate or must obtain within one year of employment
  • Commercial Drivers License or must obtain within one year of employment
  • NC Pesticide License or must obtain within one year of employment

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in the construction or repair of hard surfaces and earthen structures
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses, repair and maintenance
  • Advanced skills in operating various types of heavy equipment such as backhoes, track hoes, loaders, and skid steer equipment
  • Ability to work in extreme outdoor environments for extended periods of time while performing moderate to heavy work
  • Knowledge of work place safety practices and PPE to conform with OSHA requirements
  • Ability to use computers and software applications to record time and material expenses
  • Ability to firmly adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles
  • Ability to use good judgment in order to carry out detailed instructions from a supervisor
  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions and actively work to resolve the issues with sound judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

About This Position

Location: GSA Field Services Center Raleigh, NC 27614

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm

Hiring Range: $21.33 - $28.80

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 11/10/2023

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.57 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Wake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Background Check Statement

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Emergency Service Worker Statement

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

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