Performs entry-level work related to transportation activities such as basic roadway maintenance and repair; light and heavy equipment operation; preventive and minor maintenance on equipment; assisting with traffic control and helping the public during emergency situations. Work requires contact with private entities. Employees at this level perform assignments following specific instructions and are subject to frequent review by the immediate supervisor.
Education and Experience
Entry level position.
The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on Careers page for information on verifying degrees.
Some knowledge of
Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in intermodal transportation engineering construction and maintenance work
Basic vehicle mechanics, maintenance and repair procedures
Some skill in
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Maintaining effective working relationships with others
Preparing and maintaining records, files and reports
The use of applicable hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade
The use of light and heavy highway equipment
Follow verbal and written instructions
Work in cramped spaces (bend, stoop, crawl) and at varied heights
Move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds (See job requisition essential duties/remarks for examples of items to be moved.)
Maintains highways and rights-of-way; performs roadway repairs; erects and repairs guard rails, highway markers and signs; hauls materials and equipment to job sites.
Learns to operate heavy equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a half cubic yards or more, tractor-trailer haul truck and dump truck.
Learns to operate light equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a quarter cubic yards or less, pneumatic roller, rotary broom, spreader box, backhoe, street sweeper and mower.
Performs preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), routine servicing and minor repairs on equipment and completes various required reports including time-keeping, equipment forms, inventory, accident forms and PMI.
Assists in sanding, cleaning bridges and roads, posting warning signs, helping the public and performing other work as directed during emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, snowstorms, accidents and hazardous material spills.
Drives to assist with traffic control; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic; as required moves items related to these activities.
Moves/picks up litter and roadway debris to assure a safe thoroughfare; maintains picnic and rest areas and maintenance yards.
Mows rights-of-way and picnic and rest areas; performs plant and landscape maintenance including trimming trees and brush.
Assists in providing support to local law enforcement officials at accident sites; assists stranded motorists as required.
Assists in identifying, repairing and installing signs, delineators, mail box supports and posts; performs basic welding as needed; as required uses/moves equipment/tools, materials and products related to these activities.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must have or obtain within 90 calendar days from date of employment a Commercial Driver License Class A.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety sensitive and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety sensitive employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Driver 's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.
External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.
Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required.
If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three(3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office.
Department employees or family members will not have, either directly or indirectly, any financial or other personal interest in a department (or a TxDOT) contract or subcontract of any kind. A contract may not be awarded to an entity that is owned in whole or in part by any TxDOT employee or immediate family member.
As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.
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