State DOT looks to fill 74 open jobs in the region

Posted 18 October 2022 at 2:20 pm

Press Release, NYS Department of Transportation

ROCHESTER – New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced that applications are currently being accepted for 74 full-time positions in NYSDOT’s vitally important fleet administration and transportation maintenance disciplines in the Finger Lakes Region.

Additionally, a new billboard campaign will soon launch to encourage employment at the Department of Transportation ahead of snow and ice season.

“Our DOT family of public servants is among the best trained at performing the essential services that make a real difference in the lives of New Yorkers,” Commissioner Dominguez said. “Our employees receive competitive pay and benefits, along with professional experiences that are only obtainable in public service. I encourage everyone who wants to be part of this dynamic team to apply today, so you can help us continue to perform the wide range of services that provide connectivity, safety and prosperity for communities.”

Across the state’s different regions, DOT is hiring fleet technicians and highway maintenance workers. Openings include both permanent and seasonal roles. There are 649 positions currently available across the state.

To apply, a candidate must be at least 18 years old and pass a physical and drug test. Some positions require a valid, clean Class A or B commercial driver license (CDL). Those who do not possess a CDL are also welcome to apply as the Department offers in-house CDL training and road tests to obtain the license.

Those hired will be trained and evaluated on several pieces of essential equipment and are expected to perform productive work while gaining experience. Physical labor is required for most positions. During the winter maintenance workers primarily assist in snow and ice removal, but also are expected to perform general highway and bridge repairs and maintenance.

Shifts for maintenance workers vary depending on location. Employees can be expected to work overtime. Training is provided by highly professional and experienced instructors. Depending on job duties, employees receive an allowance for footwear, a call-out bonus, and Special Assignment to Duty Pay, while mechanics are also eligible for an allowance for tools.

Qualified candidates interested in a rewarding career keeping our communities safe can stop by a local DOT residency, a Regional Fleet shop, or find more information on NYSDOT’s website at Periodic updates are also available on NYSDOT’s Facebook page.