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Highway Maintenance Worker-Operational (DOT/D1 #19497)

By May 8, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$16.48 – $25.54 Hourly

$34,275 – $53,126 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 50

Posting Details
Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

Why does the job exist?
This position will operate medium to heavy duty equipment in a safe and efficient manner to repair and maintain interstate, roads, roadways, highways, bridges and structures, and erosion repairs throughout District One for the safety of the traveling public.

How does it get done?
By operating medium to heavy duty equipment.  Utilize hand and power tools.  Perform operator level maintenance on equipment and tools.

Who are the customers?
The traveling public and pedestrians.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
–  Experience operating 10 yard dump truck, loader, backhoe, mower w/attachments, Blade, roller, broom and other light to heavy duty equipment.
–  Ability to repair and maintain roadways and bridges, guardrail, fences and other roadway features.
–  Perform operator level preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment and tools.
–  Ability to utilize a computer.
–  Ability to utilize hand tools to service, clean, maintain and repair equipment, buildings, grounds and fixtures.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Minimum Qualification
High School Diploma or Equivalent and six (6) months of experience maintaining roads and operating medium to heavy-duty equipment to include loader, five and ten yard dump truck, self-propelled broom, roller, and/or mower. This position may require Herbicide, Tanker and/or Hazmat endorsement. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Statutory Requirement:
Must possess a New Mexico Drivers License and must acquire a New Mexico Class B CDL within 6 months of hire. Post-offer Physical and Pre-Employment Drug Test are required for safety sensitive classifications.

Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
# of months or years of experience specified in the minimum qualification

Associate’s Degree
Zero years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Class “B” Commercial Drivers’ License within six (6) months of hire and Class “A” Commercial Drivers’ License within nine (9) months of hire is required.  Must pass demonstrative abilities with a 75% or better to advance to the interview.
Working Conditions
State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is performed primarily in the field in varying weather conditions – hot or cold, humidity, wind, rain and snow, exposure to sunlight, dust, pollen, chemicals, exposure to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, toxic fumes/chemicals and/or airborne particles, rough/rugged terrain, noxious plants and infected trash, exposure to hazardous chemicals, insects and reptiles, loud noises, confined spaces, stressful situations, subject to falls and bruises, considerable physical strain, high speed/high volume traffic, interaction with the public, local county, school and city officials by phone an in person, irregular hours day or night, subject to call out for emergencies, heavy lifting, sitting/standing, bending, squatting, climbing, reaching, kneeling and crawling for extended periods of time may be required. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Frequent temporary assignments that require travel and extended overnight stays; extended or irregular hours day or night; and call-out away from post of duty to include night time work and snow removal as applicable are required.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Sabrina Gomez (575)494-3294

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

To apply for this job email your details to sabrina.gomez@dot.nm.gov

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