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Transportation Technician Apprentice

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: January 5, 2018 - January 20, 2018
Announcement # 03636065529
Salary Range: *$13.27 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Marsing

Idaho Transportation Department
Our Mission:   Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

Come work in one of the most exciting, cutting edge and dynamic state agencies in Idaho. If you are a career minded and driven to succeed, the Transportation Technician Apprentice position may be the career for you!

This announcement will be used to fill a current opening for a Transportation Technician Apprentice in our District 3, Marsing / Murphy location.

The Transportation Technician Apprentice is a 5 year horizontal career path position. Through on the job training, classroom training, achievement of team goals and agency goals, there will be opportunity to progress through a 3 Step program. After successful completion of each step, wages may increase as outlined below:

  • Starting wage: $13.27
  • Completion of Step One: $15.23
  • Completion of Step Two: $17.18
  • Completion of Step Three: $19.13

Steps will be completed in 5 years.

Incumbents are required to work in all weather conditions, under hazardous conditions, on obstructed roads and congested highways, in considerable noise, around operating equipment, and with hazardous materials. Frequent travel to and from work site with some overnight stay is required. Some positions require maintaining a residence within 30 minutes from their workstation. The Idaho Transportation Department requires pre-employment drug testing, and random drug and alcohol tests. This training program has been state approved for veterans education benefits.

The position requires:
  • Requires Class A CDL with 60 days of hire 
  • Position may be required to work split shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Pre-employment drug testing, and random drug testing
  • Must live within 30 minute response time from the Marsing / Murphy Maintenance Shed


  • Perform entry-level technical highway maintenance and engineering work; performs related work as required
  • Operate a variety of power tools and light and heavy highway and construction equipment to maintain roadways, signs, bridges and other transportation facilities
  • Conduct routine inspections and field tests on construction and maintenance projects
  • Samples materials and conducts routine material tests
  • Perform entry-level traffic services activities such as striping and replacing and repairing traffic signs and posts

General Information:

  • Employees serve an apprenticeship in which they receive on-the-job instruction, classroom training, or self-study courses
  • This work involves working in all types of weather conditions, under hazardous conditions, on congested highways, around operating equipment and in a noisy environment
  • Working irregular shifts, overtime, weekends, or holidays is frequently required
  • Frequent travel to and from the work site with some overnight stay is required
  • This work involves physically demanding tasks such as clearing brush and lifting and carrying heavy objects
  • Applying for this job indicates that you are willing and physically able to meet the requirements as stated above
  • Some positions require employees to work with chemicals and toxic materials and incumbents will be required to undergo periodic biologic testing and pass medical tests while employed in these positions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience operating vehicles with manual transmissions

Essential Function:

An essential function of this position is driving an ITD vehicle. Incumbents are required to successfully pass a driving record check to be considered for this position. The incumbent will not be considered for this position if the following violations have occurred within the set timeframes:

Minimum Standards:
Within the last three (3) years:
1. Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident
2. Four (4) moving violations
3. Failure to submit to a chemical test

Within the last two (2) years:
1. Three (3) moving violations

Within the last twelve (12) months:
1. Accumulation of six (6) points
2. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
3. Two (2) moving violations

You must receive a minimum rating of 100 to pass this examination
Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam is completed and submitted
To preview the examination,

Click on "Preview Exam" below
You will not be able to take the exam from this screen
If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button
Follow the instructions provided 
Complete the Application Information and Exam for this position

Please select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full time employment under "Job Type/Shift"  
  • Marsing under "Cities"

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Transportation Department!


The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is required to implement an Alcohol and Controlled Substance Program to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Part 382. See Regulations and Policies at the following web site:

If you are selected:

You must undergo a controlled substance test. The results of the controlled substance test must indicate a verified negative result
You must give consent to ITD to obtain alcohol and controlled substance testing information for the prior 2 years from prior employers
After satisfying the above conditions and being formally appointed to the position, you will be subject to the following FMCSR testing requirements:

Reasonable suspicion
Post accident
Return to duty

Please note:  Employees are responsible to understand and comply with the Idaho Transportation Department's drug and alcohol procedures.

A refusal to submit to the above testing requirements will result in ineligibility for the position due to the inability to perform the Commercial Motor Vehicle driving functions required.

A copy of the requirements can be obtained at ITD's Headquarters Human Resource Office or the nearest ITD District Office.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.