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Transportation Specialist II

  • Title: Transportation Specialist II
  • Class: Classified
  • Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
  • Grade: 19

Job Summary

Under the direction of a Manager, performs routine maintenance and repair of PCC parking lots, roadways and maintains the campus parking garage. Incumbent provides assistance to Transportation Field Coordinator with maintenance problems with the buses and responds to cover shifts for bus operators.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains PCC parking lots ensuring stalls, curbs, crosswalks, directional arrows, and other traffic signs are clearly marked and performs necessary painting.
  2. Installs, repairs, and replaces PCC roadway and parking signage, bicycle racks, and parking permit dispensers. Installs thermoplastic markings as needed.
  3. Performs minor maintenance and cleaning of department buses including pressure washing of vehicles.
  4. Drives buses to various locations within PCC for repairs and when needed for coverage.
  5. Functions as first point of contact for bus maintenance problems.
  6. Keeps shop equipment in safe, operating condition.
  7. Acts as back up driver, as needed.
  8. Maintains parking garage at a campus ensuring lights are replaced, garage is clean and correct signage is in place.
  9. Maintains applicable Material Safety Data Sheets.
  10. May deliver buses for maintenance services.
  11. May be called upon to remove biohazardous material.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions. May be exposed to potentially hazardous conditions, noise and temperature extremes. Position involves frequent bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. while performing job duties. Wrist, hand and finger dexterity is required to operate various equipment and materials. Work schedule may include weekend hours.  Operates heavy and/or light motorized equipment and uses power and hand tools.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and three years of experience in basic facilities, construction or repair experience in a commercial or industrial setting. Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Passenger endorsement for operation of motor vehicles within the State of Oregon or Washington and have an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Departmental processes and policies;
  • Common hand tools;
  • Basic workplace health and safety procedures.
Skills in:
  • Using a computer to perform basic operations;
  • Using a variety of equipment to complete task assignments;
  • Organizing and keeping records;
  • Mechanical adaptability for solutions to maintenance problems.
Ability to:
  • Interact positively with staff and the public in order to enhance effectiveness and to promote quality service;
  • Comprehend technical language;
  • Work independently and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to needed changes;
  • Remain calm under high pressure/difficult situations;
  • Learn quickly and apply knowledge to new situations.

Revised: 5/2023

  • Reviewed: 12/18
  • New: 02/2015