(WXYZ) — The Road Commission for Oakland County is aiming to hire 35 part-time snowplow drivers or road maintenance workers to prepare for winter.
“We have found the seasonal workers have been a very efficient and cost-effective way to provide the level of service that Oakland County residents deserve during the winter,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar said in a press release. “This enables us to provide a higher level of service than we otherwise could.”
To be considered for one of the part-time positions, anyone interested must have a current and valid Michigan commercial driver’s license with an “A” endorsement (CDL-A).
The part-time employees may be scheduled to work up to three days per week and will be on call throughout the winter for day, night and weekend work as needed.
Non-snow removal work will be done by the part-time employees in addition to salting/plowing.
“Come be part of the team that has made Oakland County’s roads among the safest in the world,” Kolar said. “These positions have also become a good steppingstone to permanent positions at the Road Commission as full-time employees retire. It is also a great opportunity for retirees to return to work on a part time basis and pick up some supplemental income,” he added.
Paid training and introductory orientation will be provided. The position pays up to $20 per hour, and duties include snow-storm road plowing and salting as well as other non-snow-related road-maintenance activities (flagging, pothole patching, etc.).
Those selected for hire will be required to pass a pre-employment driving-skill assessment, background check and a post-offer physical exam including a drug screening. Driving histories will be reviewed.