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Highway Technician 1 District 4 Summit County

Highway Technician 1 (District 4-Summit County), PN’s 20054197, 20055369  (210002AI)   (Summer) Night shift: 4 days/10 hrs. 8:00PM – 6:30AM;  (Winter) 5 days/8 hrs....

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County

4/15/2021

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Highway Technician 1 (District 4-Summit County), PN’s 20054197, 20055369 

(210002AI)

 

(Summer) Night shift: 4 days/10 hrs. 8:00PM – 6:30AM;  (Winter) 5 days/8 hrs. 12:00AM-8:30AM; 12:00AM-12:00PM during snow and ice events. (Hours may vary based on operational need.) 

 

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:

-Hands-on maintenance of traffic and flagging

-Highway maintenance and repair work activities (e.g., pothole patching, spread berm, repair guardrails, crack seal, litter pick-up, drainage, vegetation management such as weed eating, brush cutting, and mowing)

-Operation of heavy equipment (e.g., dump truck, loader) and hand tools (e.g., chainsaw)

-Perform snow & ice operations working 12 hr. shifts, including nights, weekends & holidays
 
Who we are looking for:

-Team player

-Positive attitude

-Valid CDL with a good driving record

-Safety-minded job performance

-Eager to actively participate in training & job advancement opportunities

Benefits to you:
 -Extensive benefits including medical, vision, dental and basic life insurance
 -10 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
 -Pay increases pursuant to the OCSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement
 -Employee Tuition reimbursement programs
 -Work/Life Balance
 -The opportunity to work on an important mission
  

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 the prescribed minimum qualifications, including education and/or experience or licensure requirements of this position. Applicants selected to take the test will be notified by email, per the email address provided on the application, of the exact time and location to report for the test administration.

 

Official Position Description: 

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.

ALL ANSWERS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED BY THE WORK EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION PROVIDED ON YOUR CIVIL SERVICE APPLICATION.

A Physical Ability Test (PAT) & Reading Comprehension & Math (RCM) Test will be given for the Highway Technician 1 position & candidates MUST pass both tests in order to be considered for employment. PAT/RCM candidates will be selected based in part on meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications, including education &/or experience or licensure requirements of this position. Applicants selected to take the test will be notified by email, per the email address provided on the application, of the exact time and location to report for the test administration. PAT-This test will require candidates to physically demonstrate the ability to lift, pull, drag, &/or maneuver between 50-100 pounds. There are six events to the PAT course which consists of equipment & materials utilized on-the-job by current Highway Technician 1’s. Candidates MUST successfully complete each of the six events in order to pass the PAT & continue on to the RCM Test. Applicants must pass both the PAT & RCM Tests in order to be considered for employment.

-Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License w/tanker endorsement without airbrake restriction.
-Hours may vary based on operational need.
-All bargaining unit & exempt new hires to ODOT must serve a one year probationary period.
-This position is overtime eligible per FLSA Standards.

Unusual Working Conditions: Works outside exposed to weather (e.g., including rain, lightening, humidity & hot temperatures in summer time & cold temperatures in winter) & on-going traffic; may work rotating shift; may be on-call 24 hrs, 7 days per week; lift & transport 50-100 pounds; exposed to unpleasant surroundings to include dead animals, containers filled with human waste, diapers, ditches with water & sewage, loud noise from equipment & traffic, confined work area while driving truck during regular &/or double shift during snow & ice removal or in confined space while digging ditches to install pipes or digging holes; exposed to insects such as bees, mosquitoes, flies & spiders; exposed to rodents to include mice & rats; exposed to stray dogs, dirt, dust, fumes, poison ivy/sumac & pollen.

ORC 4506.20(A): Each employer shall require every applicant for employment as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle to provide the applicant’s employment history for the 10 years preceding the date the employment application is submitted to the prospective employer.

Applicants for CDL positions must list the names and addresses of previous employers for which he/she was the operator of a commercial motor vehicle, dates employed & reason for leaving previous employers.

The final applicant accepted for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment, per section 3719.01 & 3719.41 of Ohio revised code.

 

 

 Background Check Information 

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: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register .

 

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.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

 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.

 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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