MOUNT POCONO – Although winter weather is likely to be the last subject on people’s minds at this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced its plans to again sponsor a winter maintenance program this year for a variety of positions to supplement the permanent workforce, Rep. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) said Thursday.
“While summer is still in full swing, PennDOT has begun its task to fill its vacant winter employment positions as early as possible to ensure that the new staff will be familiar with their responsibilities,” said Scavello.
A limited number of positions will be available for temporary equipment operators (TEO), mechanics, trades helpers, clerks and typists. The program runs from September through April.
The majority of positions are transportation equipment operators, and applicants must have a Commercial Drivers License, with the airbrake restriction lifted and six months of experience in the operation and maintenance of single-chassis trucks with the ability to operate a manual transmission. Applicants will be tested during the interview process.
All potential candidates for TEO and mechanic classifications are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations that require pre-employment drug tests and random drug and alcohol tests. In addition, driving records will be checked for verification of license information.
All interested applicants must apply online by the close of business on Wednesday, July 25.
For more information or to apply, visit www.MarioScavello.com and click on “PennDOT Winter Maintenance Program.”