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Transportation Worker III – NEW HIGHER PAY!

By May 23, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Goldsboro, NC
  • This position has been filled

NC Department of Transportation

How to Apply
You MUST apply at https://tinyurl.com/k6swd9y8 by June 2, 2023 at midnight EST.
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NEW HIGHER PAY: $32,460 – $56,806
The Challenge
We are looking for an experienced transportation worker to join our Wayne County Maintenance team to lead a wide range of progressively responsible maintenance tasks in the preventive maintenance, repair and construction of NC- maintained roads.

In this role, you will:

  • Set up work zones and installing traffic control devices.
  • Repair asphalt pavements and clear right of way of debris and hazards.
  • Assist with pipe installation.
  • Operate hand and power tools and other equipment including an asphalt maintainer, asphalt patch truck, tandem dump truck, crack sealing machine, rollers, sweepers, skid steer, and backhoe.
  • Monitor work done by inmates and other transportation workers.
  • Respond to emergencies such as snow and ice removal, downed trees, and traffic control cleanup during normal business hours, during emergency call back situations, and for scheduled night work.
  • Perform manual labor including operating chain saws, shoveling, driving trucks, and doing litter pickup.
  • Train on and sometimes operate equipment associated with the transportation worker IV specialist level.

What You Bring

  • Knowledge of Intermediate Work Zone Safety and NCDOT Workplace Safety policy and practices.
  • Experience in 1+ of the following: shoulder and ditch maintenance, pipe installation, or asphalt patching
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and train others in equipment operations and direct daily work crew activities.
  • Experience in snow and ice removal operations.
  • Experience in the operation 2+ pieces of the following equipment: backhoe, tandem dump truck, motor grader, front end loader, forklift, force feed loader, asphalt distributor, asphalt patcher, crack sealing machine, track excavators, skid steer, or sweeper.
  • Working knowledge of the principals used in the operation and use of the transportation work equipment.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks and to follow verbal and written instructions as directed by your supervisor.
  • Strength to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Agility to climb, bend, transverse steep and uneven terrain, and work in extreme temperature conditions.
  • A current Commercial Driver’s License. (Note: If you don’t have one, don’t worry. You can get it through our on-the-job training program within 360 days of the date of hire.)


  • We may require work during nontraditional work hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • This position is subject to emergency call backs.
  • Safety toe footwear required.

Education & Experience
High school/GED diploma, and
5+ years of relevant experience; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Call me: Melissa Newcomb at 252-640-6400.

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