Highway Technician Assistant I

Commonwealth of Kentucky - 42303
February 9, 2021
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21-00699
Highway Technician Assistant I
Pay Grade 08
Salary $13.27 Hourly
Employment Type
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME, ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 40.0 HR/WK
Hiring Agency
Transportation Cabinet | Department of Highways
Location
2973 Fairview Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303 USA
Description
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of our customers. Our focus is on people: our customers, our employees and our partners. We will continually improve both the delivery of our products and services and the processes which support that delivery to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.
By joining our Daviess County Unit as a Highway Technician Assistant I, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of classroom and in-field trainings to allow for continued education to become specialized in road and construction maintenance and operations.
Holders of the Highway Technician Assistant I position will complete tasks such as:
• Haul materials to and from job sites.
• Operate dump trucks with snow plow and salt spreader to work in the winter months.
• Operate a tractor-type mowing machine, assist in brush cutting, and use chemical sprayers.
• Learn and assist with basic surveying activities on construction projects.
• Flag for operations requiring traffic control.
Holders of this job title will obtain:
• Experience working on rough terrain and in changing climates
• Experience working with strict deadlines
• Experience completing shift or on-call schedules
• Experience in equipment operation for road maintenance
We invite you to apply for the opportunity to allow you to expand your learning potential while providing a steady paycheck and benefits.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be 18 years of age. Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Employee in this classification must furnish the agency's appointing authority within 12 months of appointment into this class documentation that he or she holds a valid Class A commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement. Within one year of employment in this job classification, the employee must complete First Aid and Snow and Ice Training and must possess Traffic Control/Flagger and OSHA 10 Certifications or equivalent. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials.
Working Conditions
Incumbents in this job title typically perform their work at a highway maintenance facility or section office, at work sites throughout the assigned work area and when necessary, district wide. Incumbent will be exposed to risks inherent to working with large equipment and machines involved with road construction. Must be able to work extended hours and be outside during inclement weather.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Jonathon Edge at Jonathon.Edge@ky.gov or 270-683-6066.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D