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3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
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Transportation Operations Team Leader

Transportation Technician Principal, Maintenance

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: November 7, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Announcement # 03642046741
Salary Range: $22.50 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Sugar City

Our Mission.  Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) vision is to become the best transportation department in the country. In order to continue towards this vision, ITD aims to empower and train our employees. ITD has created horizontal career paths in order to create high caliber staff and better career advancement for our employee’s.

This position is the first step in the Transportation Operations Team Leader (TOTL) horizontal career path series. This position will be located in District 6,  Sugar City, Idaho.

This is a challenging career opportunity that will focus on supervising staff and coordinating highway maintenance. The successful candidate will be proactive, safety focused, have excellent communication and computer skills and will be a constructive team leader.

Employees in the Transportation Operations Team Leader (TOTL) horizontal career path must complete the following two steps within four years. In order to pass the steps, you must meet key performance indicators, demonstrate essential skills and maintain worker safety. After successful completion of each step, wages may increase as outlined below:

  • Starting wage: $22.50
  • Completion of Step One: $25.50
  • Completion of Step Two: $29.00

The current opening requires:

  • Current Class "A" CDL with Tanker Endorsement at time of hire
  • Requires Pre-employment drug testing and Random Drug & Alcohol tests
  • This position will occasionally work nights and weekends
  • Must live within 30 minute response time of the Sugar City Maintenance Shed


  • Supervises or coordinates maintenance projects on state highways.
  • Assists staff to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate activities of staff in major maintenance and repair projects.
  • Estimates equipment, materials and manpower needed for projects.
  • Uses highway plans, specifications, maps and aerial photos for repair, widening, alignment and right-of-way purposes.
  • Inspects completed work and assures quality and compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Coordinates activities with utility companies, city, county and state agencies and contractors.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of:

  • Highway maintenance materials and procedures;
  • Equipment management systems and operational capabilities and limitations for highway maintenance activities;
  • Policies, procedures and traffic control for highway maintenance.


  • Planning and organizing work crews with appropriate equipment and materials for routine and emergency maintenance and repair projects;
  • Training others in equipment operation and methods and procedures used for highway maintenance and repair;
  • Inspecting maintenance and repair activities for compliance with standard practice and specifications;
  • Using project plans, specifications, and special provisions;
  • Operating and performing preventive maintenance on heavy maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Valid driver's license.

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


To preview the exam:

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How to Apply:

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Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.
Please select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"  
  • Sugar City 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.


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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.