Transit Shelter Refurb Lead (Lead Carpenter or Lead Maintenance Constructor)

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 28, 2020

This position is responsible for assigning and coordinating the work of Carpenters, Maintenance Constructors and support staff on the Shelter Refurbishment crew.  This work involves providing technical assistance and lead direction to a group responsible for various facility maintenance, shelter refurbishing and other related projects.  This position works directly with a Facilities Chief and manages most field aspects of the Shelter Refurbish Program, along with most of the records/documentation associated with the project(s). This is a working lead position and all normal duties of a Carpenter or Maintenance Constructor will also be performed. 

Vacancy Information
This recruitment will be used to fill one immediate career service position as a Transit Shelter Refurb Lead, in King County Metro's Facilities Division.  It may also be used to create an eligibility list for any future career service positions that may need to be filled in the next year.  
Who May Apply
In accordance with the ATU Local 587 bargaining agreement, this position is open ONLY internally to all Metro King County Facilities Division employees who have completed two years of current full-time service at Metro within the classification to be led, Transit Carpenter or Maintenance Constructor.  This vacancy will be recruited from the journey-level trades of these work groups.

Forms and Materials Required
An online King County application completed at and completion of the supplemental questionnaire are required.

Work Location
This position reports to South Facilities, 11911 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila

Work Schedule
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is overtime eligible. Shift and weekend work may be required.  Employee is subject to 24-hour call-out in response to emergencies.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Troika Braswell
Senior Human Resource Analyst


Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. In addition to performing the full range of responsibilities of the Transit Carpenter or Maintenance Constructor, you will exhibit these principles while perform the following duties:
  • Responsible for directing shelter crew with assembling, setting and removing shelters and related items throughout King County
  • Under the direct supervision of a facilities Chief this person will lead a trades crew in the removal and replacement of shelters and other related items
  • Maintain records of the removal and replacement of shelters and shelter styles
  • Assist the Chief in determining which shelters are selected for the refurbish program each year
  • Plan, organize and schedule field duties for a crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers with the setting, removing, and assembling of shelters and other related items
  • Participate in the monitoring of work quality and quantity, document behavior or performance concerns and/or commendations for Chief review
  • Read and interpret drawings, plans, blueprints, and layouts
  • Understand shelter specifications and styles to assure proper shelter installation
  • Scheduling of equipment, labor, and materials is required
  • Maintain routine records and prepare various reports
  • Ability to use computer and monitor systems online
  • Other duties as assigned

Two years of current Metro work experience as a Transit Carpenter or Maintenance Constructor is required.

In addition:
  • Ability to plan, assign, balance and check work
  • Skill in training and providing technical assistance
  • Knowledge of applicable service standards, operating policies, safety standards and regulations
  • Willingness and ability to apply King County's core values around inclusion, equity and social justice as a team member, leader, and representative of King County to the public
  • Ability to use automated maintenance management information systems
  • Basic computer skills required to enter and extract information from automated systems and related software applications
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Skill in problem solving
  • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing
  • Familiar with the operation of a boom truck and hazards associated with its operation
  • Commitment to applying King County’s core values of inclusion, equity and social justice
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License and an acceptable driving record
  • First Aid Card within 6 months
  • Ability to obtain a Rigger/Signal Person Card within 6 months
  • Ability to obtain a valid Flagging Card within 6 months
  • Ability to obtain a Traffic Control Supervisor Card within 6 months
If you are a current Maintenance Constructor, you must have a valid Combination Driver's License with Class A endorsement. In addition, the ability to obtain Crane Certification within 6 months.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position is required to frequently lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift objects up to 100 pounds with assistance. This job also requires frequent walking, reaching, climbing, kneeling and stooping; and safe operation of power tools.

Working Environment
Work is performed in hot and/or confined areas, inclement weather or high places. When warranted, safety equipment and protective clothing shall be used/worn. 

Selection Process
Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications. Please be complete, accurate and comprehensive in filling out your application and supplemental questions, as your materials will be used as a part of making this selection.

If you are promoted to this position as a Transit Shelter Refurb Lead from the Maintenance Constructor classification, the position is considered safety sensitive.  Applicants for positions defined as safety sensitive 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 substances testing program protocols.

An employment offer will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed any necessary drug screens and drug and alcohol background checks (for Maintenance Constructors), references/record reviews and driving records prior to a final offer of selection.

Union Membership
This position is represented by Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587. 

Class Code: 8110200/8121200

King County is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values--we are one team, we solve problems, we focus on the customer, we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people, we lead the way, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.   


King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, 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.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

When applying for this position, you must thoroughly complete the EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE sections of your application. Failure to do so can result in disqualification from consideration. Please check off all of the items that you have completed in your application:
  • Completed education history
  • Detailed description of each relevant position that you have held
  • Reason for leaving employers, (in cases of termination, state why you were terminated)
This position is open internally ONLY to Metro/King County Facilities Division career service employees in the classification to be led. Are you a current Metro Transit Carpenter or Transit Maintenance Constructor?
  • Yes
  • No
How many years of work experience do you have as a Transit Carpenter or Maintenance Constructor?
  • None
  • Less than two years
  • Two to three years
  • Three years or more
Please indicate if you have any of the following:
  • Valid Flagging Card
  • First Aid Card
  • Rigger/Signal Person Card
  • I do not possess any of the items listed above
If you are a current Maintenance Constructor, you must have a valid Combination Driver's License with Class A endorsement and a valid Crane Certification Card. Do you currently possess these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
Please explain here why you are interested in this position and how you feel you are particularly well-qualified for it. In your answer include what you believe are the most important competencies for this Lead position, and how you have demonstrated those on the job or in your life. If you need more room, please add the additional portion of your response in the "Additional Information" portion of your application.
Please describe how you have committed to applying King County's core values of inclusion, equity and social justice.
Are you willing and able to work any day of the week?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you willing and able to work overtime, if needed?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you tested positive, or refused to test, on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which you applied, but did not get hired, for safety-sensitive transportation work covered by the DOT drug and alcohol testing rules during the past two years?
  • Yes
  • No
If so, for which employer and when? If not, please answer "N/A."
If so, for which employer and when? If not, please answer "N/A."
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Class A CDL/Permit
  • Class B CDL/Permit
  • do not have a valid Driver's License
In the last five (5) years, has your driver's license been revoked or suspended?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have any of the following violations on your driving record in the last five years? (Select all that apply)
  • Reckless or Negligent Driving
  • DWI/DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
  • Hit and run incident
  • Vehicular Homicide or Vehicular Assault
  • Open Container Violation
  • More than one at-fault accident
  • None of the above
How many traffic code (moving) violations have you had in the last 5 years?
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5 or More
  • No Code Violations
If you indicated above that you have been cited, list the date and offense for each occurrence. For speeding tickets, please list the posted speed limit and your actual speed for each ticket. Be sure to include whether your license was suspended for the citation, and whether or not the ticket has been paid. FAILURE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION COMPLETELY AS DIRECTED MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING CONSIDERED FURTHER. (If no violations, please answer "N/A")
List all accidents you have had in the last five years in which you were at fault, including employment-related accidents. Include the month and year of the accident, a brief description, the approximate dollar damage, whether or not there were injuries as a result of the accident, and if you were given a traffic citation. Failure to answer this question completely may result in your application not being considered further. If no at-fault accidents, please answer "N/A".
If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? If you check the "YES" box, you will be contacted for additional information. (This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation only).
  • Yes
  • No
I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
  • Yes
  • No

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