Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 01/03/22
Applications Due: 04/30/22
Vacancy ID: 96616

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleHighway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1/Trainee 2/Highway Maintenance Worker 1 (Region 5)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade06

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $38357 to $43753 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Erie

Street Address NYS Department of Transportation

Region 5, Transportation Maintenance

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Job Specifics

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.

Erie County:
HMW Trainee 1, SG-6: $38,357
HMW Trainee 2, SG-7: $40,294
HMW1, SG-8: $42,381

“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.”

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 **Region 5, Transportation Maintenance: Erie County, (Depew and Hamburg) Cattaraugus
County, Chautauqua County, Niagara County.**

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.

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

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Karen Moreno



Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation, Region 5 Administrative Services

100 Seneca Street

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14203


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with Notice Number
B-22-G002-R5 no later than April 30th, 2022.