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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 36 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year.
“We have found the seasonal workers have been a very efficient and cost-effective way to provide the level of service during the winter that Oakland County residents deserve,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “This enables us to provide a higher level of service than we otherwise could.”
In order to be considered for one of the part-time positions, anyone interested must have a current and valid Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with an “A” endorsement. The part-time employees may be scheduled to work up to three days per week and will be on call throughout the winter for day, night and weekend work as needed. Every attempt is made to establish consistent work schedules as work will also be completed when the need for snow removal is not present.
“Come be part of the team that has made Oakland County’s roads among the safest in the world,” Kolar said to those considering applying for one of the positions. “These positions have also become a good stepping stone to permanent positions at the Road Commission as full-time employees retire. It is also a great opportunity for retirees to return to work on a part time basis and pick up some supplemental income,” he added.
Paid training and introductory orientation will be provided. The position pays up to $20 per hour, and duties include snow-storm road plowing and salting as well as other road-maintenance activities.
Those selected for hire will be required to pass a pre-employment driving-skill assessment and a post-offer physical exam and drug screening. Driving histories will be reviewed.