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Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker

  • North Platte, NE 69101, USA
  • Aug 02, 2020

Job Description

Nebraska State Government invites applications for the position of Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker.




Temporary Full Time 

Roads District 6, North Platte and surrounding

Department of Transportation


Locations hiring: Lexington, Gothenburg, North Platte, Wallace, Ogallala, Big Springs, Broken Bow, Ansley, Oconto, Mullen, Arthur, Hyannis, Stapleton, and/or Thedford. Temporary summer positions normally work until November 30, 2020. Hours may depend on weather, or activity, schedule may be more or less than 40 hours per week. Daily work schedule, starting, ending hours and dates varies based on work activity. Overtime will be required; including working nights, weekends, and holidays, work shifts varies throughout the year. Employee responds to emergency call outs (24 hours a day, seven days a week); must be able to respond to Maintenance yard within 30 minutes after notification. There may be occasional periods of daily or overnight travel.

This position is trained to perform transportation maintenance tasks and activities including operation of Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) motorized vehicles and equipment for highway maintenance and repair; will be working in all types of weather including extreme heat, cold, rain, wind, and flood conditions; will work at a remote locations alone or on a work crew. Job duties may include traffic control, installing and removing traffic control devices as directed on Nebraska's State Highway System or its interstate for NDOT activities to the standard plans. Perform as a traffic control flagger and flag traffic in extreme temperatures for extended periods of time. Operate a pilot or escort vehicle for mobile operations on two lane highways or the interstate system. Perform labor as road repair, pot hole patching, pavement sealing and road repair, litter removal, fence repair or guardrail repair. May clean culverts and drains, operate machinery, machine mow and or perform tree trimming or removal. Required to safely lift move, drag, load, and unload various materials equipment, supplies, devices, hazardous materials or objects. Remove carrion from the roadway and dispose of the carcass. Perform road repair activities that require physical endurance to move, shovel, spread, and compact subgrade and surfacing materials. Perform sign installation or repair or install remove or repair highway delineators or markers. Perform any other duties for NDOT as assigned. The incumbent will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety-toed boots, hardhat, googles, vests and other appropriate safety equipment. Required to attend required training supplied by NDOT to stay current in detailed practices and tasks applicable to the position and follow the prescribed methods and perform the work using the required safety procedures, while wearing the proper personal protective equipment.


REQUIRED: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED (NOT REQUIRED): Experience in using hand and power tools; experience on highway construction or operation of dump trucks or farm or heavy equipment. A valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's license with tanker endorsement.
OTHER: Employment is contingent upon an acceptable motor vehicle record. CDL permit holders - employment is contingent upon passing a drug test if CDL permit is used for NDOT activities. May require out of town, overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.

Knowledge of: Procedures, practices, and methods of the operation, preventive maintenance and minor repair of vehicles and equipment. Skill in: Reading interpreting and understanding, applying Federal, state, and agency laws, rules, regulations, and policies and procedures pertaining to work activities, safety practices, public contact and quality customer service practices. Basic math, English, and computer systems. Good oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to maintain positive crew and social relationships. Skilled in the proper use of hand and power tools, vehicles, and equipment to perform work activities within established methods, quality and timeframe. Ability to: Perform basic tasks or functions. Comprehend directions. Work under close direction and instruction. Perform with focus on task to produce the desired results. Properly and safely use NDOT tools, vehicles, and equipment specific to work activity. Ability to comprehend what is needed, to plan, coordinate, analyze, and perform multiple tasks, and be a self-motivated to perform. Ability to competently operate NDOT computer applications after training. Ability to learn computer systems, traffic control methods, practices and procedures, federal, state, and agency laws, rules, regulations, policy, and procedures pertaining to work activities. May work under stressful conditions in traffic on the roadway or as the responsible person for work zone safety. Must be able to safely move, drag, lift and carry 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 90 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance); climb, bend or stoop; lift above the shoulder, work in inclement weather outdoors in extreme temperature. Safely work in and around high-speed traffic for extended periods of time.

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