General Transportation Spec I

Texas Department Of Transportation Abilene , TX 79601

Posted 2 months ago

The essential duties for this job include:

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

  • Assists in sanding and 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.

  • Drives to maintain highways and rights-of-way; troubleshoots and performs highly-skilled roadway repairs; assists in erecting and repairing guard rails, highway markers and signs.

  • Serves as a lead worker.

  • Monitors and fills out various required reports including time-keeping, equipment forms, inventory, accident forms, PMI and records work in progress.

  • Move/picks up litter and roadway debris.

  • Operates heavy equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a half cubic yards or more, tractor-trailer haul truck, dump truck. Moves items weighing up to 100 lbs such as, snow plow blades, motor grader blades, bags of cement etc.

  • Operates 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.

  • Operates one or more types of complex heavy equipment such as tractor-trailer haul truck, motor grader, large gradall, heavy bulldozer, crane, herbicide truck, heavy asphalt paving machine, self-propelled asphalt profiling/milling machine and dump truck.

  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:

  • Communicate effectively

  • Follow verbal and written instructions

  • Drive and ride in a vehicle for extended periods

  • Move up to 50 pounds (See essential duties for example of items to be moved.)

  • Occasionally move up to 100 pounds (See essential duties for examples of items to be moved.)

  • Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in intermodal transportation engineering construction and maintenance work

  • The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

  • Basic vehicle mechanics, maintenance and repair procedures

  • Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others

  • Preparing and maintaining records, files and reports

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

  • The use of heavy highway equipment

  • The use of light highway equipment

  • Maintaining a safe working relationship


This job requires the following:

  • None in formal education

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • 5 years in roadway maintenance/construction or equipment operation & repair

  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)

  • No Supervisory Experience Required

  • Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and Certifications are required for this job:

  • Must have valid Class A Commercial Drivers License at time of application

  • Safety Impact Certificate

  • Commercial Driver Certificate

Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, Safety Impact, Commercial Driver or Vessel Crewmember certifications will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.

Other Conditions:

  • This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must have a Class A Commercial Driver License at time of application.

  • In addition to the Commercial Driver License, the employee must have or obtain within 120 calendar days of employment the "N" endorsement on their CDL.

  • Required to work weekends and holidays.

  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.

  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.

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

  • Must be able to report for duty within 30 minutes of notification on a 24-hour basis.

  • 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.

  • External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.

  • External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.

  • Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required.

  • If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or

  • As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.

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 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

Job postings expire at 11:59 PM CST (Central Standard Time) on the Posting Close Date.

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General Transportation Spec I

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