General Transp Tech I

Texas Department Of Transportation Cleburne , TX 76031

Posted 2 months ago

Performs entry-level work related to transportation activities such as construction inspection; routine and contract maintenance inspection; material and process inspection; laboratory testing; drafting; traffic and accident data collection; surveying; pavement data collection and evaluation; and/or basic roadway maintenance and repair; light and heavy equipment operation; preventive and minor maintenance on equipment; assisting with traffic control and helping the public during emergency situations.

Work requires contact with private entities. Employees at this level perform assignments following specific instructions and are subject to frequent review by the immediate supervisor.

Duties

The essential duties for this job include:

  • Assists in identifying, repairing and installing signs, delineators, mail box supports and posts; performs basic welding as needed; as required uses/moves equipment/tools, materials and products related to these activities.

  • Assists in providing support to local law enforcement officials at accident sites; assists stranded motorists as required.

  • Assists in sanding or cleaning bridges and roads, posting warning signs, helping the public and performing other work as directed during emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, accidents and hazardous material spills.

  • Assists with traffic control; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic.

  • Learns to operate complex heavy equipment such as a motor grader, large gradall, heavy bulldozer, crane, herbicide truck, heavy asphalt paving machine, self-propelled asphalt distributor and profiling/milling machine.

  • Learns to operate heavy equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a half cubic yards or more, tractor-trailer haul truck, large dragline, shovel, paint striper and dump truck.

  • Learns to operate light equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a quarter cubic yards or less, pneumatic roller, rotary broom, spreader box, backhoe, street sweeper and mower.

  • Maintains highways and rights-of-way; performs roadway repairs; erects and repairs guard rails, highway markers and signs; hauls materials and equipment to job sites.

  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), routine servicing and minor repairs on equipment and completes various required reports including time-keeping, equipment forms, inventory, accident forms and PMI.

  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Competencies

The required competencies for this job include:

Some knowledge of

  • Basic vehicle mechanics, maintenance and repair procedures

  • Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes

Proficient skill in

  • Maintaining a safe working relationship

Some skill in

  • Maintaining effective working relationships with others

  • The use of applicable hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade

  • The use of light highway equipment

Abilty to

  • Communicate effectively

  • Follow verbal and written instructions

  • Work in cramped spaces (bend, stoop, crawl) and at varied heights

  • Move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds (See job requisition essential duties/remarks for examples of items to be moved.)

Education

This job requires the following:

  • None in formal education

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • None Required

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

  • Class C Drivers License

  • Mandatory: Safety Impact Certificate (safety impact jobs are subject to drug and alcohol testing).

Conditions of Employment

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Standards of Employment

  • Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.

  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.

  • Must obtain CDL Class A driver's license within 120 days of employment.

  • Required to work weekends and holidays.

  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.

  • Successful completion of a criminal background check to include verification of identification and residency, and a national fingerprint-based records check at the employer's expense is required.

  • Driver's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.

  • Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.

  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions

  • Employee may be contacted during off duty hours to see if he or she can report to work for emergency conditions.

Remarks

Resumes are accepted for additional information, but you must complete the online State of Texas application to include a summary of your work experience. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.

Applicant Information

If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on http://www.txdot.gov/careers/verification.htm page for information on verifying degrees.

Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience).

Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


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