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NYS Department of Transportation Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1 in Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake Area, New York

Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee I Are you a high school senior about to graduate and looking to start a career? Unsure about your future? NYSDOT may be for you! Submit your application today to begin learning roadway maintenance while gaining valuable skills! What will I be doing? Your primary goal as a Trainee 1 is to obtain your Commercial Driver License (CDL) and Large Dump Truck Certification. Our professional DOT staff will not only provide training to help you receive your CDL, but you will also be involved in regular roadway maintenance work. This work includes such tasks as flagging, patching potholes, beautification, guide rail repair, and doing other physical labor activities. Employee must be available to respond within one hour of being called. Overtime response and shift work are requirements for this job. How much will I make? Starting salary is $35,057. Advancement to a higher salary level will occur as soon as your CDL and Large Dump Truck Certification are obtained. What are the hours? Full time, 40 hour work week. Where are the jobs? Positions exist statewide! Employees may also be eligible for: -Annual Special Assignment to 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. Employees wishing to receive formal 3rd party CDL training at their own expense may be authorized paid time off to attend the training. Certain conditions apply. Benefits of Employment: -Generous leave: 13 annual vacation days, increasing to 20 days after 7 years; 40 hours personal time annually; earn sick days at a rate of 4.00 hours per bi-weekly pay period and 13 paid holidays. -Comprehensive health, vision and dental and prescription plans after 6 months continuous bi-weekly periods. -Retirement: employee contribution rate is based on your annual wage. Pension amount is determined by total years of service and final average salary. Permanent employees must enroll in the retirement system. -Up to 6 weeks of unused vacation may be paid in a lump sum when leaving state service. -Deferred Compensation Plan: voluntary participation allows employees to contribute tax deferred money for supplemental retirement purposes. -Flex Spending Account -And more! Minimum Requirements: -18 years or older -Pass Department of Civil service Medical Exam and preemployment drug testing. -Have a valid class D driver's License -Must obtain a CDL learners permit within 3 months of start date. Training provided -Must obtain class A or B and large dump truck certification within one year of start date. To apply, obtain an application at https://www.dot.ny.gov/jobs/applic\_employment - then print it out and mail it to: NYSDOT-Franklin County PO Box 415 Malone NY 12953

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