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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire up to 24 part-time seasonal drivers and laborers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year.
“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.”
To be considered for one of the part-time driver positions, anyone interested must have a current and valid Michigan commercial driver’s license (CDL) with an “A” endorsement. The part-time drivers may be scheduled to work three days per week and will be on call throughout the winter for additional day, night and weekend work as needed. Every attempt is made to establish consistent work schedules.
In addition to driving snowplows, the seasonal laborers will perform a variety of other activities. The work includes pothole patching, flagging operations, debris pickup and other work as assigned.
“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 steppingstone 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 at one of our six garages located throughout Oakland County,” he added.
Paid training and introductory orientation will be provided. The seasonal positions pay up to $21 per hour.
Those selected for hire will be required to pass a pre-employment driving-skill assessment, background check and a post-offer physical exam including a drug screening. Driving histories will be reviewed.
Anyone interested can apply online by visiting www.rcocweb.org and clicking on the “Careers” tab at the top of the homepage.