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Department of Transportation Seeking Maintenance Workers

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The New York State Department of Transportation is hiring nearly 500 maintenance workers statewide ahead of the upcoming winter season.

Beginning in September each year, the Department hires and trains staff on equipment and best
practices in order to have them ready to plow as soon as winter weather begins.

“Once again, we are looking for hard-working, dedicated professionals to join our agency,” Acting Commissioner Paul Karas said. “Our maintenance forces are the lifeblood of everything we do at NYSDOT, especially during snow and ice season. Keeping our roads safe this winter is a top priority for the Department and a dedicated workforce is front and center in these efforts.”

DOT intends to hire permanent and temporary maintenance workers across the state, including:
• Capital Region – 71 employees
• Mohawk Valley – 43 employees
Central NY – 34 employees
Finger Lakes – 35 employees
• Western NY – 59 employees
• Western Southern Tier – 34 employees
• Eastern Southern Tier – 57 employees
• North Country – 40 employees
• Hudson Valley – 66 employees
• Long Island – 31 employees

Applications are currently being accepted for the Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 2 position. To
apply, a candidate must be at least 18 years old, pass a physical and drug test, have a valid, clean Class A or B commercial driver license, and be certified to operate DOT heavy dump trucks within two weeks after start of employment.

Returning seasonal employees and retirees qualify for the Highway Maintenance Worker 1 position.

Qualified candidates who are interested can find more about the positions available and how to apply AT THIS LINK.

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