Title:  Transportation Operations Technician I

Application Deadline Date:  07/07/2024
Req ID:  45925
Department:  Transportation Agency
Location: 

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $19.41

Overview

The Agency of Transportation is seeking a Transportation Operations Technician I. This position will be responsible for various tasks related to highway maintenance, such as repairing guardrails, cutting trees/brush, patching roads, picking litter, ditching, and more. In the winter months, this position will also assist with plowing and salting, and overtime may be required.


These entry-level positions offer excellent benefits, opportunities for career development, and a CDL training program. 


For more information about the work we do, please watch this brief video. Apply to join our dedicated, hard-working team today! 

 

This position is eligible for a sign-on and retention bonus of up to $2000! Newly hired CDL and non-CDL holders who are hired into permanent maintenance worker or mechanic job on or after July 3, 2022 are eligible. Please contact the hiring manager listed below for the full details of this program.

 

As of July 14, 2024, the step 1 rate for pay grade 18 will be $20.28 per hour. 

Who May Apply

This position, Transportation Operations Technician I (Job Req #45925), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition.

  • Transportation Operations Technician I  (#45925)
  • Transportation Operations Technician II (#45954)

 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dan Shepard at daniel.e.shepard@vermont.gov or (802) 343-1699.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties require working in extreme outdoor weather conditions. All employees may be required to report to work outside of their area /work schedule and must be reachable by phone. Dangers are present when work is performed near heavy equipment, hazardous materials, and roadside litter. Employees may be exposed to blood and airborne pathogens. Hazards are always present when working on the roads as traffic passes, emergencies such as flood, ice, snow hazardous materials. An incumbent must be able to use tools and equipment commonly used for maintenance work as well as lift materials commonly used in maintenance work. Participation in a random drug and alcohol-testing program is required prior to operation of vehicles or operating equipment. Considerable overtime work is required, particularly during the winter months, and is considered a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

No education or experience required.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Special Requirements

A valid driver's license is required.

An incumbent must live within reasonable proximity of assigned workstation.
Possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required for the successful completion of original probation.
An incumbent must complete all VTTC required coursework within six (6) months or be enrolled.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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