Minimum Qualifications Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1:
Must be 18 years old, pass physical/medical examination and drug test*, and possess a Class D Driver License.
Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 2:
Must be 18 years old, pass physical/medical examination* and drug test; and possess a Class A or B Commercial Driver License with no airbrake restriction. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to satisfactorily operate a NYSDOT large dump truck within two weeks of appointment. Failure to pass will result in termination.
Highway Maintenance Worker 1:
Satisfactory completion of the Highway Maintenance Worker Traineeship 2 or one year of experience in the operation of highway construction, maintenance equipment, or other vehicles in excess of 26,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating with air brakes and possession of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License with DOT-specified endorsements, and two NYSDOT equipment operation certifications, in addition to the following three specific certifications: heavy dump truck, one person plowing with single or double wing, and front-end loader.
Within the first two weeks of employment, applicant must satisfactorily complete NYSDOT Heavy Dump Certification or their employment will be terminated.
NOTE: All candidates must pass a pre-employment physical/medical examination* and drug test prior to beginning employment.
*Candidates who meet both of the following MAY be eligible to bypass the pre-employment physical: A valid CDL A or B AND a current (less than 2 years old) CDL Medical Certificate (form MCSA 5876) that meets specific criteria which will be discussed at the time of interview.
Duties Description Individuals selected must be able to respond to emergency callout within 1 hour during inclement weather, including all snow and ice conditions, to be considered for this position.
Duties include but are not limited to: Perform routine manual tasks requiring medium to heavy physical effort involving exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. Will be expected to operate plows during winter operations and to obtain the equipment certifications listed above.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department's response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
Additional Comments Hiring Rates are as follows:
Trainee 1: SG 6 $38,699
Trainee 2: SG 7 $40,637
Worker 1: SG 8 $42,725
Applications can be found at
Qualified candidates should complete a NYS Dept. of Transportation Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) and submit with a letter of interest and current resume to:
New York State Department of Transportation-Region 8
4 Burnett Blvd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
All State employees in Executive controlled agencies, who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement, shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated.
Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com
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