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State of Wyoming TNHM06-2024-00274-Highway Maintenance Specialist I-Riverton in United States

TNHM06-2024-00274-Highway Maintenance Specialist I-Riverton

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TNHM06-2024-00274-Highway Maintenance Specialist I-Riverton


$22.63 - $25.14 Hourly


Riverton, WY

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



045-WYDOT-Chief Engineer - District Maintenance

Opening Date


Closing Date

2/26/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Highway Maintenance Specialist in Riverton, Wyoming, to perform various maintenance duties for our Maintenance Team, under limited supervision to provide a safe, high-quality, and efficient transportation system. To see what life at WYDOT can mean for you, we invite you to view the video below:

This position offers:

$2,000 Hiring Bonus See notes for eligibility

  • Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation)

  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays

For information on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s purpose, mission, vision, and values, please visit our website: Click Here (

Riverton is located in central Wyoming near the Wind River Mountains and three hours southeast of Yellowstone National Park. You can enjoy fishing, hunting, gambling, and hot air ballooning, among other activities. Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton and offers a wide variety of programs for all ages. Wyoming is one of nine states with no income tax.

Human Resource Contact: 307-568-3427 / Kari Davis /

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Operates and trains others to operate complex machinery in specialized applications safely.

  • Performs and oversees all maintenance tasks.

  • Observes verifies, and documents the work activities of Highway Maintenance Technicians.

  • Assists the manager in planning, assigning, and supervising.

  • Provides advice and assistance on repair procedures needed for highways, equipment, and buildings.

  • Serves as a technical resource.

  • Communicates project information and proposed courses of action and/or subsequent consequences.

  • Provides input to performance evaluations for Highway Maintenance Technicians.

  • Provides work direction to a crew daily.

  • Provides leadership and guidance to others while performing duties related to guardrail repair and snow and ice removal.

  • Operates single and tandem axle trucks, equipped with auger, aerial lift equipment, plows, wing plow, sander, and chemical systems to remove snow and ice from roadway surfaces.

  • Responsible for the rehabilitation of roadway surfaces and traffic control devices.

  • Flags traffic and sets up traffic control devices.

  • Attends and completes all required training to obtain or maintain required certifications, perform inspections, and learn new skills.

  • Utilizes special computerized equipment.



Preference may be given to applicants with a current Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements before employment.

**Must have a Class A CDL within 30 days from the date of hire.

**Must have the ability to obtain a Certification to operate specified equipment as directed by WYDOT.

**Must have the ability to obtain a Certificate of course completion of Defensive Driving.

**Must have the ability to obtain a First Aid/CPR certification.

**Must have the ability to obtain a Flagger certification.

**Must have the ability to obtain and maintain water and wastewater certifications if necessary.


  • Knowledge of specifications, standard plans, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and traffic control standards.

  • Ability to meet weekly deadlines for reports/paperwork produced with accuracy and timeliness.

  • Knowledge of computer systems work reporting requirements, and maintenance management practices are specific to WYDOT.

  • Knowledge of Federal and State requirements for the proper use of personal protective equipment.

  • Knowledge of basic equipment operation for single and tandem axle trucks, loaders, and tractors.

  • Knowledge of Safe Work Procedures, First Aid and CPR, and Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used in completing tasks.

  • Knowledge of Hazardous Materials Response Procedures.

  • Knowledge of highway equipment and operations.

  • Knowledge of computer systems, work reporting requirements, and maintenance management practices specific to WYDOT.

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize computers, calculators, 2-way radios, tablets, and telephones.


Education & Experience Substitution:

2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Highway Maintenance/Highway Construction) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Highway Maintenance Technician

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License



Associate's Degree (typically in Engineering)


0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Highway Maintenance/Highway Construction) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Highway Maintenance Technician

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.

  • Frequent use of manual and powered hand tools.

  • Daily use of motor vehicles and heavy equipment.

  • Frequent exposure to hazardous materials.

  • Ability to sit/stand and operate equipment for long periods.

  • Ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds independently.

  • Work in adverse environmental conditions which may include but are not limited to rain, snow, extreme heat, or cold, and hail.

  • Ability to walk long periods on even and uneven ground including snow, mud, and ice.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt

  • WYDOT will conduct motor vehicle record checks to verify a valid driver's license.

  • Individuals in this classification must pass a pre-employment drug screening and/or physical exam and be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

  • Individuals in this classification must be available for emergency work calls at any time, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Acceptance of an appointment to this classification signifies that the individual is aware of this requirement and will comply with it. Failure to be available for emergency work without an acceptable excuse will be grounds for immediate disciplinary action and possible dismissal.

  • Individuals must report to the department Shop within 30 minutes of receiving a call.

  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.

  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify ( , including your rights and responsibilities.

  • Qualifying eligibility and criteria for the hiring bonus

  • Temporary employees accepting a full-time position.

  • Current employees accepting a promotional opportunity - recruitment must have been opened to the public.

  • One year of service to WYDOT must be completed, failure to complete this requirement will forfeit the hiring incentive, and funds will be recouped from final pay.

  • Internal candidates would be required to remain in the position for a minimum of one (1) year from their promotion date.

  • Employees would only be eligible for one (1) hiring bonus in a 12-month period.

  • If the employee elects to downgrade through an active recruitment and/or appointment during the twelve (12) month period, they would be required to pay the bonus back.

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Chief Engineer - District Maintenance

To learn more about the Wyoming Department of Transportation, please visit us at

Clickhere ( to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Working for the State of Wyoming provides employees with a range of valuable benefits and offers a fulfilling career path. Employees enjoy comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, ensuring their well-being and that of their families. Additionally, the state offers multiple retirement plans, which provide financial security and stability for employees once their career in public services comes to an end. the state recognizes the importance of personal time and offers generous paid time off and flexible arrangements, allowing employees to recharge, take care of personal matters, and maintain a healthy work-life integration.

There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces, clean air, great recreational activities, and no State income tax to mention a few!

Click here ( to learn more!