This position operates on an intermittent, call-in basis & requires response during snow & ice & other weather-related events in order to clear &/or treat roadways. There are positions available in the following 8 counties: Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, Wood & Northwood Outpost.
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 (including e-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 & include snow & ice control & related maintenance duties through operation of snowplow with spreader, brine dispensing equipment, dump truck with attachments & receives training (i.e., on-the-job & formal) in operation of basic, standard & complex equipment (e.g., operates any combination of basic equipment to perform snow & ice control & related maintenance duties; maintains, repairs & installs traffic signs & pavement markings on interstate, federal & state highways &/or roadways). Loads salt into dump trucks using front end loader & other equipment. Performs minor repairs to & maintains equipment (e.g., refuels vehicles, lubricates parts, checks vehicle tires to identify wear & ensure appropriate 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 to respond for emergencies. Cleans offices & garage. Maintains daily records & logs (e.g., fuel sheets, material check sheets). Responds to general inquiries from public (e.g., gives directions, explains trafficdelays, 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. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Basic Equipment: air compressor, asphalt reclaimer/recycler backhoes, towable barricades, power or tow broom, 1 ton brush chipper, concrete saw or vibrator, 3 ton &/or 8 ton ditcher, ditch shaper, 8 ton dump truck, 6 &/or 10 ton dump truck, 10 ton tandem axle dump truck, electricade with trailer, forklift, 2 or 4 wheel drive front-end loader, generator, 13,000-23,000 pound grader, hammers & jack hammer, 6 ton loader, mowers including rear brush hog, rear flail, cutter bar under 60 cubic inch, push & side mount rotary, ½ ton, ¾ ton & 1 ton pick-up truck or van, plow & spreader, tractor mounted posthole digger/auger, 4-6 ton roller patcher, 5-8 ton roller, sand blaster, chain saws, pavement joint sealer, sewer jet, sewer eel, hydraulic &/or stone box spreader, spade, stake truck, stump cutter, 300 gallon truck tar kettle, tar distributor, tractor under 190 cubic inches, berm drag tractor &/or tractor with cutter bar, water pumps, weed eaters, 24 foot straight truck.
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.
Applicant MUST have a valid Commercial Driver's License, Class B or Class A with tanker endorsement and without airbrake restrictions.
- 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.
This is an intermittent, "on call" temporary position not to exceed 1000 hours.
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. 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. Drug Test Policy for External Applicants: 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.
To Apply: Applicants MUST submit an Ohio Civil Service Employment Application by the closing date/time to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 2 Human Resources Office located at 317 E. Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. We prefer that applicants submit an application by applying on-line at the website: careers.ohio.gov
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 Agency and scroll down and click on Transportation District 2 . The job vacancy or vacancies should appear. Submittal of an application on-line is the same as submitting a paper application.
Please direct all employment questions to the ODOT District 2 Human Resources Office at (419) 353-8131. Applications may also be faxed to (419) 352-4931.
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