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Title:  Transportation Apprentice Maintenance Worker

Application Deadline Date:  05/17/2021
Req ID:  14926
Department:  Transportation Agency

Middlebury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $14.80


This is an entry-level position for maintenance work for the Agency of Transportation (VTrans). The Transportation Apprentice Maintenance Worker (TAMW) performs various laboring and semi-skilled tasks while being closely supervised by higher-level maintenance workers. As the TAMW completes training and gains skills, greater work independence is expected. The TAMW gains basic skills and knowledge in the use of hand and power tools. Required on-the-job training advances and applies knowledge and developed skills to road maintenance and repair work. These are great opportunities with room for advancement.

Who May Apply

This position, Transportation Apprentice Maintenance Worker (Job Req #14926), 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 Apprentice Maintenance Worker (#14926)
  • Transportation Journeyman Maintenance Worker (#15065)

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 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. An incumbent must be able to use tools and equipment commonly used in routine maintenance work as well as lift materials commonly used in routine maintenance work. Participation in a random drug and alcohol-testing program is required prior to operation of vehicles or operating equipment. Overtime work is required, particularly during the winter months, and is considered a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Special Requirements

Note: 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.

Transportation Apprentice Maintenance Workers may be promoted to Transportation Journeyman Maintenance Worker upon completion of at least one year of work experience/training as a TAMW, satisfactory performance evaluation(s), demonstrated knowledge of road maintenance and repair work, and completion of all VTrans Training Center (VTTC) required coursework within the Job Development Plan (JDP).

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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 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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