Jobs alert: Part-time snowplow drivers wanted in Oakland County

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) With winter not too far away, preparations are already being made in Oakland County. 

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire up to 35 part-time snowplow drivers/road-maintenance workers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year.

“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,” said RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “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.

RCOC says every attempt will be made establish consistent work schedules, and 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.

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.). Paid training and introductory orientation will be provided.

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 page.