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Idaho Transportation Department

3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID


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Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: March 2, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Announcement # 06347005458
Salary Range: $16.09-$20.11 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise


We are recruiting for an  experienced Mechanic to join our District 3 Team. This exciting position could be a perfect career opportunity for you to put your knowledge and tools to work for the citizens of Idaho at the Idaho Transportation Department. The incumbent will be responsible for repairing and maintaining heavy-duty road maintenance and construction equipment and light-duty vehicles in accordance to federal and state motor vehicle regulations. The ideal candidate will be an experienced mechanic with knowledge of diagnostic, maintenance and repair techniques for a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.

This recruitment will be used to fill the current opening in District 3, located in Boise/Garden City, Idaho. If you wish to be considered for the current opening, you must apply under this announcement. Previous  applications and exam scores will not be used.

As a condition of employment with ITD, shop employees are required to furnish their own hand tools and lockable storage cabinets, all in good repair.

This position requires that you obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 6 months of hire.


  • Diagnose and repair a variety of equipment and vehicles used within the District including repair and maintaining power plants, power-trains, and all related accessory systems involved with the unit.  This equipment will consist of: Highway maintenance equipment including Motorgraders, Sweepers, Excavators, Dozers, Frontend loaders, Equipment Trailers, Sanders, 10-wheel trucks, 6-wheel trucks, and a variety of light duty equipment; 
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of electrical and electronic systems used on various equipment and vehicles including computer control components, high voltage AC currents, and other electronic systems. The vehicles will consist mainly of 10-wheel and 6-wheel trucks;
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain all types of heating and air conditioning systems used within vehicles and equipment;
  • Manufacture and weld various equipment parts and components including, but not limited to, mechanical components for equipment (snow plow harnesses, sander parts, etc.) and other specialized parts not readily available for purchase;
  • Mount and balance tires on vehicles and equipment including fixing tires and performs other minor repair on vehicles as a normal part of vehicle/equipment maintenance;
  • Repair steering and suspension systems on all District vehicles. Steering and suspension systems will consist mainly of types used on heavy duty trucks;
  • Maintain records of repairs, parts orders, and related information and documentation using word processing and spreadsheet computer programs;
  • Diagnose, repair and fabricate various hydraulic systems such as those attachments used on district equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license

Good knowledge of:

  • Safety precautions and procedures relating to mechanical equipment and repair shops;
  • The use, care, and disposal of hazardous automotive material and waste.


  • Diagnosing and repairing gasoline and/or diesel automotive and construction type equipment;
  • Using mechanics' tools and related specialized equipment to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines and related drive train, electrical, and hydraulic systems; preparing records and reports;
  • Diagnosing and repairing electronic and computer controlled motor vehicle systems;
  • Reading and interpreting technical service manuals.
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
  • Exam results will be available after the announcement closes and all applications and exams have been evaluated
  • To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen)

How to Apply:

  • Click on any Apply Online button
  • Follow the instructions provided
  • Complete the Application Checklist and Exam 

When updating your online application information select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise 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:

A. You must undergo a controlled substance test. The results of the controlled substance test must indicate a verified negative result.
B. You must give consent to ITD to obtain alcohol and controlled substance testing information for the prior 3 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:

  • Random 
  • Reasonable suspicion 
  • Post accident
  • Follow-up 
  • 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 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.