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Highway Maintenance Worker 1

The Position:

Highway Maintenance Workers are certified by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to operate a variety of complex or specialized highway maintenance and construction equipment in order to restore and maintain the integrity of roadway surfaces; maintain roadside slopes, shoulders, culverts and ditches to restore drainage and prevent erosion; and repair or replace related roadway appurtenances such as guardrails, markers, guide posts and fences. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

These positions are located in the Elko region to include: Elko, Contact, Emigrant Pass, Wells, Wendover, Ruby Valley, and North Fork. Incumbents are responsible for performing routine maintenance duties including keeping pavement surface, shoulders, clear zones, and associated roadways in good repair; winter highway maintenance duties, including snow plow operations, anti-icing activities; and assistance in emergency operations. These positions will be filled on a TEMPORARY basis. The hours for these positions are subject to change depending on the needs of the appointing authority and may be five 8 hour shifts or four 10 hour shifts. 

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications):   

One year of general labor or semi-skilled work experience that required the ability and dexterity to operate tools and equipment; OR one year of experience as a Highway Construction Aid in Nevada State service.

Special Requirements:   

  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. In addition, federal law requires random testing for controlled substances during employment.   
  • This announcement is for temporary employment (maximum of six months) positions only. Applicant must indicate that they are willing to accept temporary employment in order to be considered.   
  • This position requires an applicant be at least 18 years of age upon application.   
  • This position may require working alternate shifts and outside of traditional business hours. The hours for this position are subject to change depending on the needs of the appointing authority and may be five 8-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts.   
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  • These positions are used to maintain Nevada roads during the winter season. In order to be eligible for these positions, candidates must possess a Class A or B commercial driver's license at time of appointment.

To Apply:

Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #32074. See the official announcement at:

Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 02, 2017
This listing expires on: Friday, September 01, 2017

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