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New York State Department of Transportation, Residency 7-1 Highway Maintenance Worker - Trainee 2 in Plattsburgh, New York

Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 2 Job Duties: Trainee 2's are trained and evaluated on several pieces of equipment essential to the Transportation Maintenance program such as, the front end loader and the heavy dump truck with plow, wing and spreader. While you gain experience operating the equipment in an on-the-job training status, you will be expected to perform physical maintenance work and operate equipment, such as a backhoe, widener, front end loader, large roller, stump grinder, post pounder or other mildly complex equipment. You may occasionally operate more complex equipment if trained and certified. Winter duties -Operate a large dump truck with nose and wing plow attached, 2 cubic yard loader, and other equipment. -Prepare equipment for snow and ice activities -Two primary shifts: morning (4:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) and afternoon (1:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.). Hours vary by residency. -Shifts (and overtime) are assigned on the basis of seniority. -Overtime is used to round out coverage through early call-in, hold over during the week, and call-in on weekends and holidays. -Employees must be available and able to respond within one hour of being called. Summer duties -Paving, resurfacing, roadside and drainage maintenance, traffic control, and other assigned tasks. Highway Maintenance Worker 1: Job Duties: Salary -Starting salary for a Trainee 2 is $33,631 after one year of satisfactory performance, employees are advanced to Highway Maintenance Worker 1 with a salary increase to $35,528 Qualifications to Apply -18 years of age or older -Pass the Department of Civil Service physical/medical exam and pre-employment drug test -Valid, clean Class A or B Commercial Driver License, with no air brake restrictions -Department of Transportation (DOT) Certification on heavy dump truck within two weeks after start of employment Keep your roads safe with the New York State Department of Transportation Employees of either title may also be eligible for the following: -Annual Special Assignment Duty (SAD) payment of $500 for working along the highway -Annual Callout Bonus of $500 for responding to callouts during the snow and ice season -Annual allowance for safety footwear -Annual allowance of $65 for work clothing As an employer, we strive to achieve diversity of staff to reflect the public we serve, and we encourage a culture of learning and respect. Each DOT employee plays an important part in fulfilling our mission and goals. Annual Paid Leave -13 vacation days, increasing to 20 days after 7 years -5 personal days -13 sick days -12 paid holidays Health Insurance -State pays approximately 85% of individual plans and approximately 70% of family plans -No cost vision and dental coverage Retirement -Employee contribution rate to retirement system based on annual wage -Defined benefit pension plan determined by total years of service and final average salary Deferred Compensation Plan: -Voluntary participation allows employees to contribute tax deferred money for supplemental retirement purposes Flex Spend Account: -Voluntary participation allows employees to put money aside, through a pre-tax payroll deduction, for health care costs not reimbursed by health insurance plans, and for eligible dependent care (child care, elder care, or disabled dependent care) Permanent Employees May Also Qualify For: -Tuition Reimbursement -Military Leave -Paid Jury Duty Leave -Child Rearing Leave -Part-time or Reduced Work Schedule -Compressed Work Schedule ***Veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply! To apply, obtain an application at - then print it out and mail it to: NYSDOT Clinton County 81 South Peru Street Plattsburgh NY 12901 or in-person at 81 South Peru Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.