Recently, I've noticed the overhead signs on New York State highways on Route 17 and Interstate 81 displaying messages like "Apply Now", "Plow Drivers Needed", "DOT Wants You" and "Keep New York Roads Safe."

I wasn't sure exactly what it all meant, so I checked out the New York State Department of Transportation website for clarification. I found a section about the NYSDOT Highway Maintenence Worker Series.

There are several opportunities for work - some seasonal, but with the possibility of future permanent employment. Maybe you are just looking for some extra cash or a temporary job. This could be a perfect fit.

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I truly appreciate the work of snowplow operators. No matter what the hour is if the roads need to be cleared, these men and women take to the highways to help keep your drive safe. And that includes those who keep all that heavy equipment in top working order.

The New York State Department of Transportation website currently lists openings for Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1, which consists of obtaining a Heavy Dump Truck Certification along with maintenance work. Other responsibilities go along with this job.

There are other openings as well in the New York State DOT Highway Maintenance worker series including Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 2 and Highway Maintenance Worker 1. Each program is the next level up. Payscale depends on the type of job and the area of the state you work in. And there are openings for an engineering career with the New York State DOT as well. Check the website for openings, qualifications, salary, and benefits.

via New York State Department Of Transportation

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