State DOT set to hire nearly 100 maintenance workers in WNY, Finger Lakes

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Backup traffic waits at a light as pedestrians arrive at Xcel Arena for a Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. as heavy snow and strong winds are pushing through the Midwest. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced on Thursday that applications are available for approximately permanent and seasonal maintenance 470 positions across Upstate New York and Long Island for the winter season.

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, and be certified to operate DOT heavy dump trucks within two weeks after being hired.

Physical labor is required, as is work with backhoes, front-end loaders, stump grinders, and other heavy equipment, while being trained on the more complex equipment.

DOT intends to hire permanent and temporary maintenance workers across the state, including:
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

Qualified candidates interested in the position can find more information about the positions available and how to apply here.

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