CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for
operating a single axle truck and/or operating a tractor and
attached mowing apparatus, and performing various road maintenance
EXAMPLES OF WORK
The following examples are intended only as illustrations of
various types of work performed. No attempt is made to be
exhaustive. Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed
as assigned. The Department may require employees to perform
functions beyond those contained in job descriptions. The
Department may modify job descriptions based on Department needs.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is an "at will"
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Maintain control of grass and weeds by mowing using large
tractors and gang mowers frequently.
- Perform landscape maintenance and tree cutting on the highway
right-of-ways and at facilities using industrial weed-eaters, brush
hooks, chainsaws, pole saws, limb saws and other small power
- Operate single-axle dump truck hauling highway construction or
maintenance materials frequently.
- Use power equipment as well as small hand tools (such as
shovels and rakes) frequently to make repairs to highways.
- Load, unload, and stack bags of salt, sand, cement, chemicals,
- Pick up litter (including large tires, dead animals, garbage,
- Flag traffic frequently.
- Assist crewmembers in setting up, moving and taking down signs
and cones for work zones.
- Respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week (such
as natural disasters, severe weather, traffic accidents, etc.)
- Work during ice and snow removal operations occasionally.
SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS
- Perform regular servicing and preventative maintenance on
Education and Experience: Ability to read, write and speak the
English language sufficiently to converse with the general public,
to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English
language and to make entries on reports and records. Experience
operating a truck, tractor or heavy equipment preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to learn local street
and highway names/numbers. Basic math and computer skills. Ability
to follow oral instructions. Ability to learn and safely perform
the operation of a single-axle truck, tractor and heavy equipment.
Ability to learn and work with simple hand tools and small power
Physical Requirements: Ability to stand and walk for extended
periods. Ability to climb up and down hills and grades as well as
in and out of vehicles and equipment. Ability to lift up to 50
pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
Working Conditions: Ability to perform assigned duties in all
types of weather as well as other work conditions, e.g. noise, dust
Licenses, Registrations and Certifications: Valid driver's
Applicants for this position must obtain a Class A commercial
driver's license (CDL) with tanker ("N") endorsement within 180
calendar days of hire. Failure to obtain the required CDL
certification within the 180-day period may result in immediate
termination. Successful applicants must meet the physical and
mental requirements for a CDL.
A pre-employment drug/alcohol test will be conducted after a
contingent offer of employment or transfer has been made, and prior
to the candidate performing any work for the Department in that
capacity. Internal applicants who are already in a safety-sensitive
position will not be subject to pre-employment drug/alcohol
testing; however, offers to internal applicants who are not in a
safety-sensitive position will be contingent upon pre-employment
drug/alcohol testing. Subject to additional drug/alcohol testing
according to the provisions of the ARDOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
ADDITIONAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO DISTRICT BRIDGE
Carpentry and concrete skills preferred.
There has never been a better time to join our team of dedicated
public servants who strive to help the Department meet its mission
to provide a safe, efficient, aesthetically pleasing and
environmentally sound intermodal transportation system for the
user. We offer competitive pay and benefits with many opportunities
for career advancement.
If you need assistance completing the application, please
contact Human Resources at 501-569-2454.