COME JOIN THE ODOT TEAM THIS WINTER!
THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 4
IS CURRENTLY HIRING SEASONAL HIGHWAY TECHNICIAN 1 POSITIONS FOR THE WINTER SNOW & ICE SEASON IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: ASHTABULA, MAHONING, PORTAGE, STARK, SUMMIT & TRUMBULL.
YOU MUST HAVE A CLASS “A” OR CLASS “B” COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE WITH TANKER ENDORSEMENT & WITHOUT AIR BRAKE RESTRICTION . THESE ARE SEASONAL,
TEMPORARY POSITIONS NOT TO EXCEED 1,000 HOURS. BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEED YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO WORK NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, & HOLIDAYS &/OR BE ON CALL.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN & PASS A PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (PAT). Applicants selected to take the test will be notified by mail, per the address provided on the application, of the exact time & location to report for the test administration.
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.
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE & MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LIST ALL OF YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE APPLICATION FORM IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.
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.
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 sections 4506.1, 4506.03 & 4506.12 of Ohio Revised Code.
-Or equivalent of minimum class qualifications for employment noted above.
Major Worker Characteristics
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.
Position Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Requires Valid Commercial Driver’s License, Class “B”, with a tanker endorsement and without air brake restrictions.
The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment.
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.
Per ORC 4506.20, applicants applying for positions as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle must provide their employment history for ten (10) years preceding the date the employment application is submitted to ODOT. 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 and reason for leaving previous employers.
Physical Ability 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 Ability Test course which consists 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 ability test. Applicants must pass the PAT in order to be considered for employment.
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 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.
This position is overtime eligible based on FLSA Standards.
All Bargaining Unit new hires MUST serve a one (1) year Probationary Period.
Position will be filled pursuant to the provisions of the OCSEA/AFSCME Contract
Eligible applicants MUST submit an Ohio Civil Service Application by the closing date/time online at
. When you go to this website, it is called the
Ohio Hiring Management System (OHMS)
and you will find information on
“How to Apply”.
When the OHMS page opens, click on
Search for State Government Jobs
then on the next screen go to
and scroll down and click on
Transportation District 4
The job vacancy or vacancies should appear. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this posting, please contact ODOT District 4 Human Resources at