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Seasonal Transportation Worker

Posted: 02/12/2024

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
 
Individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment and any potential post-accident drug test as these positions are deemed safety sensitive. Regardless of Minnesota statute, marijuana and other drugs will disqualify individuals from initial and continued employment.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience or education in the civil engineering field with a math background, knowledge of road maintenance, painting equipment and traffic control devices and/or ability to operate powered highway equipment. 

Nature of Work

Under supervision, assists the transportation division of Public Works. Duties may include: construction inspection, aggregate and other construction materials testing, construction staking, land surveying, mowing, flagging, janitorial work, general road maintenance, bridge maintenance, equipment cleaning, installing and replacing traffic signs and pavement markings. Work may be performed out of the Rochester or Eyota location.

Examples of Work

CONSTRUCTION:

  • Observes construction projects
  • Collects material tickets
  • Performs field measurements and documents pay items
  • Collects material samples
  • Tests material samples
  • Assists with project paperwork
MAINTENANCE:
  • Mows ditches
  • Performs flagging
  • Performs janitorial work as needed
  • Assists with general road maintenance
  • Assists with bridge maintenance work
  • Cleans and maintains equipment
SURVEYING:
  • Performs field construction staking
  • Performs road right of way staking
  • Performs topographic surveys
  • Assists with the preservation of the Public Land Survey system
  • Assists in the use of Robotic Total Station and GPS equipment
  • Cleans and maintains equipment
TRAFFIC:
  • Fabricates and installs traffic signs
  • Repairs and replaces signs and mailboxes
  • Installs pavement markings for crosswalks, parking lots, intersections and roads
  • Sets up traffic control for construction projects
  • Organizes sign truck and shop

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of assigned equipment
  • Knowledge of applicable traffic laws, ordinances and regulations
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to communicate with staff and public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to perform manual labor in sometimes difficult weather conditions
  • Ability to drive and operate an automobile (car/truck)
  • Ability to operate a tractor mower and small motorized equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans
  • Ability to use various hand tools
  • Ability to operate a calculator and computer
  • Ability to work with other team members

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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