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General Transp Tech I

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Job Description

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Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Full/Part Time
Salary Plan/Grade
$37200.00 – $49134.00 yearly
Overnight Travel
Up to 25% of the time

Position Information

TxDOT’s Abilene District is looking for a General Transportation Tech I in the Callahan County Maintenance Office. If you are looking to build a career, you have come to the right place!

At TxDOT we strive to achieve a work-life balance and recognize the importance of your career as well as your home life. We offer a wide array of programs and activities including compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, career development programs, tuition assistance and many other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website athttp://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hrd/careers/hidden_benefits.pdf

General Transportation Tech I

  • Salary Plan/Grade: A 14 ($37,200.00 - $49,134.00)
  • Shift: First Shift
  • Overnight Travel: Up to 25%

Position Location: Abilene District, Callahan County Maintenance Office

132 US Hwy 283, Baird, Texas 79504

  • The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position offered based on the applicant's work experience, skill level and all other appropriate factors, and based on business needs.

Military Occup Specialty Code

State Classification Code: 9305
State Classification Title: Transportation Maintenance Specialist I
Occupational Category: Maintenance
TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.
To view the MOS codes please click on link below and click on the appropriate occupational category.

General Description

Performs routine transportation operations or maintenance support work such as: construction, maintenance, and/or material and process inspection; roadway maintenance and repair; light and heavy equipment operation; preventive and minor maintenance on equipment; traffic control; and helping the public during emergency situations. Work requires contact with private entities. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.


The essential duties for this job include:

  • Assists in identifying, repairing and installing signs, delineators, mail box supports and posts; performs basic welding as needed; as required uses/moves equipment/tools, materials and products related to these activities.
  • Assists in providing support to local law enforcement officials at accident sites; assists stranded motorists as required.
  • Assists with traffic control; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic.
  • Maintains highways and rights-of-way; performs roadway repairs; erects and repairs guard rails, highway markers and signs; hauls materials and equipment to job sites.
  • Move/picks up litter and roadway debris; drives or travels as required.
  • Mows rights-of-way and picnic and rest areas; performs plant and landscape maintenance including trimming trees and brush.
  • Operates light equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a quarter cubic yards or less, pneumatic roller, rotary broom, spreader box, backhoe, street sweeper and mower.
  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), routine servicing and minor repairs on equipment and completes various required reports including time-keeping, equipment forms, inventory, accident forms and PMI.
  • Sands or cleans bridges and roads, posts warning signs, helps the public and performs other work as directed during emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, accidents and hazardous material spills.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Subject to extreme cold and heat; below 32 and/or above 100 degrees for more than one hour
  • Subject to noise
  • Subject to vibration
  • Subject to hazards-moving vehicles/mechanical parts, high places/heat, or chemicals
  • Subject to air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids
  • Required to wear protective gear-respirator, hard hat, or other device
  • Medium work: Lift up to 50 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 25 lbs
  • Climbing - ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffoldings, ramps, etc
  • Stooping-bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist
  • Standing-prolonged periods of time
  • Walking-moving on foot to accomplish tasks: long distance/from one work site to another
  • Lifting-raising objects from lower to higher position/horizontally to a different position
  • Talking-expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken words
  • Visual Acuity-operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment


The required competencies for this job include:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in intermodal transportation engineering construction and maintenance work
  • Materials used in highway/bridge construction and maintenance
  • Prioritizing and organizing work assignments
  • Using applicable hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade
  • Maintaining a safe working relationship
  • Using of light and heavy highway equipment


This job requires the following:

  • None in formal education

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • none in
  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • No Substitution

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

  • Safety Impact Certificate
  • Commercial Driver Certificate
  • Commercial Driver's License

Other Conditions:

  • Commercial Driver's License is required within 120 days of hire date.
  • **Safety Impact and Commercial Driver Certificates are not required at the time of application. As required, they will be issued by TxDOTwithin 120 days of hire date.
  • This is a Safety Impact position as well as a Commercial Driver position and will be subject to random drug testing.

This position requires you to drive for TxDOT.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

  • After 6 months of employment, will be required to report to duty within 30 minutes when "On Call"
  • Required to respond on nights and weekends in emergency situations.
  • Required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
  • Required to respond during emergency operations.
  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
  • Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours
  • The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position offered based on the applicant's work experience, skill level and all other appropriate factors, and based on business needs.


You must complete the online State of Texas application to include work experience, education and all information necessary. Your online application and additional information on your resume, if provided, will be reviewed to determine if you meet minimum requirements for the position.

Applicant Information

The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace.

Applicant Information

NOTE:All Job Postings will expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on the Posting Close Date.

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