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Highway Maintenance Worker – Advanced (DOT/D5 #20544)

By May 8, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$16.79 – $26.87 Hourly

$34,932 – $55,891 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 55

Posting Details

Why does the job exist?
This position will operate heavy-duty equipment used to maintain, build and upgrade highways, inspect roadways to evaluate effectiveness of the maintenance management system. Implement measures for highway maintenance and repair using approved maintenance and construction methods to provide technical consultations regarding to road surfaces, shoulders, structures, signs, drainage structures, and road debris removal at a Patrol and or District wide. This position will be required to be on various crews within the District wide crews including but not limited to Chipseal, Graffiti, Trucking, and specialized projects based on management needs.

How does it get done?
Incumbent operates a grader/blade, 5 and 10-yard dump truck with or without attachments, loaders, tractor-trailer combination, roller, bulldozer, self-propelled broom, tractor-mower combination, backhoe, oil-distributor, water truck, snowplow, salt spreader, crane, lay down machine, chip spreader, and end-dump trailers. This position will respond to callouts and emergencies as well as snow removal operations and respond to inquiries from the general public. This position is also for entering data into a computer-based system to report daily work activities, into the Maintenance Management System.

Who are the customers?
The traveling public.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

-Operating heavy-duty equipment;
-Utilizing the Maintenance Management System; and
-Snow removal operations.
Minimum Qualification
High School Diploma or Equivalent and one (1) year of experience maintaining roads and operating medium to heavy-duty equipment to include loader, blade, 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 Driver’s License and a New Mexico Class A CDL at time 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
This position is designated a safety sensitive position within the meaning of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and must abide by all provisions of the Federal Omnibus Transportation Testing Act. Employment is subject to pre-employment and random testing, in accordance with all terms and conditions of federal and state law, rules and regulations in relation to alcohol and/or drug testing. Employment requires successful completion of a post-offer physical and pre-employment drug test; employment is conditional pending results. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a Class A Commercial Driver’s License at the time of hire. Tanker endorsement may be required. Business and/or personal reference checks and driver’s license verification are also required, and employment is conditional pending results. Must successfully pass demonstrated abilities test with a 75% or better.

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, rough/rugged terrain, insects and reptiles, noxious plants and infected trash; exposure to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, toxic fumes/chemicals and/or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals and/or asphalt and petroleum products; exposure to temperatures up to 150 degrees around oil distributor operations; high speed/high volume traffic and loud noises; subject to falls and bruises, considerable physical strain; standing for extended periods of time doing traffic control or walking long distances for litter control; hand dexterity required for some duties; numerous specific vision abilities to include: close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; some climbing, reaching, kneeling and crawling to perform job duties; ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Work may also be performed in an office setting with exposure to visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage to include working with faxes, copiers and printers. May be required to work irregular hours and is subject to call out for weather, accidents and/or emergencies on short notice; willingness to accept change of geographical assignments; interaction with the public.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Denise Lucero, (505) 690-5537

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 denise.lucero@dot.nm.gov

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