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NYS Department of Transportation Highway Maintenance Worker in WNY, New York

WNY. Highway Maintenance Worker. NYS Department of Transportation. Seasonal. Erie, Chautauqua, Niagara, Cattaraugus. Your primary goal as a Trainee 1 is to obtain the Heavy Dump Truck Certification. Much of your time as a Trainee 1 will be spent in training, but you will also be involved in regular maintenance crew work. This work includes such tasks as flagging, picking up litter and doing other heavy physical labor activities. If trained and certified, you can be expected to operate equipment, such as a tractor mower, fork lift, catch basin cleaner, sewer cleaner and patch roller. You will be trained and certified by DOT to operate the equipment. During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a two-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours. If you obtain both your CDL and Large Dump Truck Certification prior to completing the first year as a Trainee 1, you will immediately advance to a Trainee 2 upon proof of your CDL. Minimum Qualifications: Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Hold a Class D Driver's license for use in New York State, and attainment of a CDL permit within three (3) months of appointment. Pass the Department of Civil Service medical examination and drug test. Web-site: