State DOT hiring 470 employees throughout NY

The New York State Department of Transportation is looking to hire about 470 permanent and seasonal employees, including more than 40 in the Mohawk Valley.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 12:05 PM

The New York State Department of Transportation is looking to hire about 470 permanent and seasonal employees, including more than 40 in the Mohawk Valley.

The state DOT announced Thursday that applications are now available for approximately 470 permanent and seasonal maintenance staff throughout Upstate New York and Long Island. The DOT says that beginning in September each year, it begins to hire and train staff on equipment and best practices with the goal of having them ready to plow when winter begins.

Aside from those on Long Island, employees are typically hired at the Trainee 2 level. To qualify for the position, candidates must:

- Be at least 18 years old
- Pass a physical and drug test
- Have a valid, clean Class A or B commercial driver license
- Be certified to operate DOT heavy dump trucks within two weeks after start of employment
Employees that are hired will be training on different equipment – such as backhoes, front end loaders and stump grinders – and physical labor is required for the job.

Returning seasonal employees and retirees will qualify for the Highway Maintenance Worker 1 position.

For more information about the different positions and how to apply, click here.

The state DOT plans to hire the following numbers of permanent and temporary workers across the state:

- Capital Region: 71 employees
- Mohawk Valley: 43 employees
- Central NY: 34 employees
- Finger Lakes: 35 employees
- Western NY: 59 employees
- Western Southern Tier: 34 employees
- Eastern Southern Tier: 57 employees
- North Country: 40 employees
- Hudson Valley: 66 employees
- Long Island: 31 employees

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