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Highway Maintenance Worker 1

Grade 08

New York State has approximately 2663 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Transportation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 06

  2. Highway Maintenance Worker Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 07

  3. Highway Maintenance Worker 1

    Grade 08

  4. Highway Maintenance Worker 2

    Grade 10

  5. Highway Maintenance Supvr 1

    Grade 13

  6. Highway Maintenance Supvr 2

    Grade 15

Summary of Job Description

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKERS 1:  member of work crew; operates Category 1 and Category 2 equipment at least one third of the time; must hold a New York State Class B CDL with the Department of Transportation (DOT) specified endorsements or a comparable higher level license and One-Person Plow (OPP) certification; may be trained to operate Category 3 equipment and, when certified, may operate such equipment; and performs laboring tasks.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have Satisfactory completion of the two-year Highway Maintenance Worker traineeship or two years of experience in the operation of highway construction, maintenance equipment or other vehicles in excess of 26,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating with air brakes and manual transmission and:

Possession of a New York State Class B Commercial Driver License with DOT-specified endorsements.

NYS DOT certification to operate two of the following pieces of Category 1 equipment: patch roller, sewer cleaner, wood chipper, tractor-mounted mower or forklift; and the following three types of Category 2 equipment: heavy dump truck, snowplow with wing (OPP certification) and front-end loader.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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