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Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

This position is located within District III, in the geographic location of Austin. Under general supervision of a Highway Maintenance Supervisor II, incumbents function as the assistant supervisor or lead person. Duties include installation and repair of signs, roadside maintenance, summer betterment projects, snow removal, and anti-icing/de-icing as policy requires. Crew members also respond to emergency situations from traffic control for all incidents, both natural and man-made, to removing debris in the travel lanes or similar unplanned events that require an immediate response to protect the public. When those events occur, maintenance personnel are called out 24 hours a day in order to promptly alleviate or at least warn the driving public of the condition. 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. NOTE: THIS POSITION IS AN UNDERFILL FOR A HWY MAINTENANCE WORKER IV. INCUMBENT MAY MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL UPON MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE, AND WITH ENDORSEMENT OF THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY.

To Qualify:

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

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience following certification in the operation of complex or specialized highway maintenance and construction equipment as designated by NDOT; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

  • This position requires an applicant be at least 18 years of age upon application. If selected, proof of being at least 18 years of age will be required.
  • This position may require working alternate shifts and outside of traditional business hours. The hours of this position are subject to change based on the needs of the appointing authority. Typical shifts are four 10-hour or five 8-hour shifts, but may include some variation depending on the specific needs of the department.
  • 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.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Additional Position Experience

  • A Class A commercial driver's license, including appropriate endorsements will be required within six months of appointment, and as a condition of continued employment.
  • A letter of certification in the operation of complex or specialized highway maintenance or construction equipment, from a current or previous employer is required to be attached to your application at the time of submittal. Failure to attach this letter may result in the denial of your application.
  • Certification must be in the form of a letter from a current or previous employer and must include dates, hours, and types of equipment used. This letter must be presented on official business letterhead and be signed by the appointing authority.
  • Austin is a small rural community with few services and limited housing available

The Examination

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

The education and experience equivalent requires one year of highway maintenance experience following certification in the operation of complex or specialized highway maintenance or construction equipment, as designated by NDOT. Does your application accurately reflect the requirements requested to verify you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #32001. 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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression


Posted on: Thursday, August 03, 2017
This listing expires on: Sunday, September 03, 2017

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