Job Opportunity

Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker - District 8 Ainsworth and Surrounding

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Valerie Kimble

Full/Part Time:


Primary Duties:

(Full and Part time)
Department of Transportation - District 8, Ainsworth and surround area

Effective July 1, the pay rate will increase to $16.30/hr

Locations hiring: Ainsworth, Atkinson, Bartlett, Burwell, Merriman, Naper, O'Neill, Spencer, Springview, Taylor and Valentine. Summer positions, temporary, until November 30, 2019. Hours may depend on weather, may be more or less than 40 hours per week. Starting and ending dates at different intervals.

Examples of Work

Operate trucks and other light equipment to complete highway maintenance work. Mow and trim trees. Safely move, drag, lift, load, and unload various equipment, materials, supplies, and hazardous materials or objects from the roadway within weight restrictions; spread and tamp surfacing materials. Repair highway signs and manually provide highway traffic control for maintenance projects according to safety procedures. Perform other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED: Experience in the operation of heavy equipment. A valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's license with tanker endorsement

OTHER: May require out of town, overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to safely move, drag, lift 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 90 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance); climb, bend or stoop; work in outdoor temperature extremes and work around high speed traffic. Must be able to be reached to report to work outside scheduled work hours for highway emergencies within a specified time frame.






Temporary employees must meet certain eligibility rules to take advantage of health benefits.