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Transportation Worker I (MC-08-24)

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Transportation Worker I (MC-08-24)

Augusta , Maine , United States | Transportation | Full-time Apply by: March 1, 2024 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Maine Department of Transportation

Salary: $17.90 – $22.19 (hourly) This includes a $2.00/hr stipend – New employees start at step 4 ($19.29)

Office/Bureau: Maintenance and Operations (Region 2)

Location: North Augusta, ME

Opening Date: February 15, 2024

Closing Date: March 1, 2024

Job Description:

If you are driven to keep roadways and bridges safe and effective, accelerate your career by being part of the team that keeps Maine moving! Join MaineDOT as a Transportation Worker for a rewarding career full of advancement opportunities, career development, competitive pay, generous paid time off, terrific benefits including a robust wellness program, and much more!

From road repair to culvert replacement in the summer to plowing in the winter, Transportation Workers are an essential part of the MaineDOT team getting Mainers from point A to point B safely. Transportation workers are on the front lines of roadwork, putting in long hours in all types of weather to make sure Mainers and their families are safe on our state’s roads, bridges, and highways.

A day in the life of a Transportation Worker changes with the seasons, meaning employees learn new skills and no two days are exactly the same. MaineDOT offers paid Commercial Driving License training and Snowfighter training, and over time, the more you learn, the more you earn with automatic promotional opportunities.

To be minimally qualified for this position candidates must meet the following experience criteria:

+ Must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent

+ Required to work at a higher class as necessary and in accordance with required licenses and/or certification

Licensing/Registration/Certification Requirements:

+ State-paid Medical examination that includes:

+ a drug test

+ Department’s Respirator fit test

+ Class C State of Maine license by first day of employment.

+ Shall obtain and retain a valid Class B State of Maine license during the initial six-month probationary period.

+ Ability to become a certified snow fighter within 12 months.

+ Ability to obtain flagger certification within a specified amount of time.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the “Apply for this Opening/Apply Now” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.

For a paper application, general questions or for Current MaineDOT employees in the Transportation Worker series who wish to be considered for a transfer and must complete and submit a Transportation Worker Reassignment Form indicating your interest please contact: Maine Department of Transportation, Attn: Melissa Labbe, MaineDOT HR Office, 16 SHS, Augusta ME, 04333

Why join our team?

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($11,400.22-$13,412.10 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of employee’s pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

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Job Posting: JC255440355

Posted On: Feb 17, 2024

Updated On: Mar 04, 2024

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