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Oakland Co. looking to hire part-time snowplow drivers, road maintenance workers

Oakland County hiring part-time snowplow drivers
Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 15:17:41-04

(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.

Anyone interested can apply online by visiting www.rcocweb.org and clicking on the “Careers” tab at the top of the homepage.