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Highway Technician 1 District 2 Wood County

Highway Technician 1, Wood County, PN20065564, 20051734, 20050831, 20051658 and 20065631 (220003OF)   Job Duties ODOT: A...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Highway Technician 1, Wood County, PN20065564, 20051734, 20050831, 20051658 and 20065631


Job Duties

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Who We Are:

 The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation’s 5th largest interstate system and the 2nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and to the people traveling within our great state. And in order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, Construction to Law, HR, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOTers are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency’s vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional,and highly productive organization.

 ODOT’s Mission Statement:

 To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:

     -Take care of what we have

     -Make our system work better

     -Improve safety

     -Enhance capacity

What You Will Do

-Operates basic equipment related to snow and ice removal, and roadway maintenance

-Performs emergency response, clean-up, and traffic control

-Serves the public and work to make the roads in Ohio safer

Who we are looking for:

-Safety Driven

-Enjoys working outdoors

-Honest, accountable, trustworthy, and respectful

-A positive team player

Benefits to you:

-Extensive benefits including medical, vision, dental and basic life insurance

 -11 paid holidays per year

 -Paid time off with vacation, sick and personal leave accruals

 -At least a 14% employer contribution in to your OPERS pension plan

-Opportunities for career advancement through ODOT’s Highway Technician Academy

 -Pay increases pursuant to the OCSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement

 -Employee Tuition reimbursement programs

 -Work/Life Balance

 -The opportunity to work on an important mission

Official Position Description:

A Physical Ability Test (PAT) and Reading Comprehension & Math (RCM) Test will be given for the Highway Technician 1 position and candidates MUST pass both tests in order to be considered for employment.  PAT/RCM candidates will be selected based in part on meeting prescribed minimum qualifications, including education and/or experience or licensure requirements of this position. Applicants selected to take the test will be notified by mail, per the address provided on the application, of the exact time and location to report for the test administration.

Operates basic equipment (i.e., see glossary for identification of basic equipment) & performs general highway maintenance duties which vary by season (e.g., constructs, improves, maintains, repairs & cleans highways &/or roadways & right-of-ways to include excavating & grading ditches, digging channels & cleaning waterways, cuts brush, grass & other vegetation, applies chemicals to vegetation, patches & seals berm & pavement, mixes mortar & concrete, shovels backfill, installs & repairs catch basin & stream channel & completes other drainage work, screens bleeding surface, reshapes/digs ditches/trenches, pours hot tar, removes trash, cleans & repairs highways &/or roadways & right-of-ways, mows grass, moves & loads supplies & materials & completes other related highway maintenance assignments, operates any combination of basic equipment to haul trash), performs snow & ice control & related maintenance duties by operation of snow plow with spreader, brine dispensing equipment, dump truck with attachments, maintains, repairs & installs traffic signs & pavement markings on inter-state, federal & state highways &/or roadways (e.g., repairs/replaces/straightens street &/or traffic signs & other route markers; installs & repairs guardrails). 

Performs emergency response & clean up & performs traffic control (e.g., flags traffic through work zone or around accident site; sets lane closures; places high water signs; erects barricades); receives training (on the job & formal) in various types of construction inspection activities (maintenance related inspection items). Performs minor repairs & maintenance on equipment (e.g., sharpens; sands; paints; refuels; lubricates; checks tires for wear & pressure; replaces light bulbs; washes & cleans trucks & equipment to prevent rusting); changes tailgates & snowplow blades; conducts pre-trip inspections of equipment. 

Performs miscellaneous labor & bookkeeping tasks; operates two-way radio/base station; telephones crews for emergencies; cleans offices & garage; keeps daily records & logs (e.g., fuel sheets, material check sheets); responds to general inquiries from public (e.g., gives directions; explains traffic delays; explains work underway); assists stranded motorists (e.g., telephones for needed assistance); performs general labor & maintenance functions at garage; loads & unloads freight; arranges stock in warehouse; moves equipment.


This position starts on night shift which is based on seniority.  As seniority increases, the opportunity to change shifts may be available.

This position is designated as overtime eligible based on the FLSA Standards.

This is a bargaining unit position and all bargaining unit new hires must serve a one (1) year probationary period.

The hourly wage for this position is not negotiable for external applicants. The starting wage will be the hourly rate on the posting. However, for internal applicants, the position will be filled pursuant to the provision of the OCSEA/AFSCME Contract.

Drug Test Policy for External Applicants: All final applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointments. An applicant with a positive test shall not be offered employment. This position is also subject to federal testing regulations pursuant to 49 CFR Part 40 (Federal Drug and Alcohol Regulations) and 49 CFR Part 382 (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) which prohibits the use of marijuana, including medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test for final applicants in this position.

Physical Abilities Test: This test will require candidates to physically demonstrate the ability to lift, pull, drag, and/or maneuver between 50-100 pounds. There are six (6) events to the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) course which consist of equipment and materials utilized on-the-job by current Highway Technician 1’s. Candidates MUST successfully complete each of the six (6) events in order to pass the physical abilities test and continue on to the Reading Comprehension & Math (RCM) Test.  Applicants must pass both the PAT & RCM Tests in order to be considered for employment.  The PAT is required unless the applicant meets an exemption within the HT MOU.

All candidates applying for employment opportunities should be authorized to work in the United States.  Sponsorship for an employment visa is not currently available for positions with the Ohio Department of Transportation. 


 Background Check Information 

Per ORC 4506.20, Applicants applying for positions as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle must provide their employment history for the ten (10) years preceding the date the employment application is submitted.

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 382.703, selected applicants for this position are required to register as a driver in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse at the following link:

To Apply:  Applicants MUST submit an Ohio Civil Service Employment Application by the closing date/time online at
When you go to this website click on Search for State Government Jobs, then filter by Job Field (click on Transportation), then filter Organization (click on Transportation – District 02), select the Job Title to apply; click on APPLY and sign into your account.

Please direct all employment questions to the ODOT District 2 Human Resources Office at (419) 353-8131. 

Job Requirements


Application must clearly indicate how applicant meets the minimum qualifications listed below.  Applications that do not indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications will not be given consideration.

Applicant MUST have a valid Commercial Driver’s License, Class B or Class A with tanker endorsement & without airbrake restrictions.

Formal education in arithmetic that includes addition & subtraction & decimals, percentages & fractions; ability to read, write & speak common English vocabulary; 3 mos. trg. or 3 mos. exp. in operation of basic equipment.

Note: Applicant must have valid Commercial Driver’s License at the appropriate level pursuant to approved position description on file to operate motorized equipment of size & type regulated by section 4506 of Ohio Revised Code.

 -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

JOB FAIR:  Please apply prior to event.  Tuesday, April 12; 3:00-7:00 PM, 317 E. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.  Qualified applicants will participate in an on-site interview, Physical abilities test and Reading comprehension and math test.  Must bring valid, CDL class A or B, drivers license with tanker endorsement.  

 Knowledge of addition & subtraction, decimals, percentages & fractions; safety practices associated with highway maintenance & use of traffic control equipment*; agency policies*. Skill in use of basic equipment & related highway maintenance tools; traffic control equipment. Ability to recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate action; read & verbalize simple sentences; maintain accurate records; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; demonstrate strength to lift 50-100 pounds.

(*) Developed after employment


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