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Transportation Aides - Midcoast, Maine

Company: State Of Maine
Location: Augusta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Maine Department of Transportation

Pay: $15.00 - $17.54 / hourly(salary schedule)

*New Employees will start at $17.54 (step 8) hourly.

Location: Region 2 - Midcoast, Maine

Office/Bureau: Project Development

Opening Date: December 28, 2022
Closing Date: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Did you know that MaineDOT is so much more than just Transportation? We're looking for individuals who are interested in learning more about Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Material Quality Assurance, Construction Management and more!

Transportation Aide positions are entry level positions where candidates help direct their career paths based on their interests in the world of transportation while helping the Department to meet our objectives throughout the construction season that keeps Maine moving!

With statewide positions available, selected candidates are placed on projects as close to their residence as possible or assigned to one of our two fully accredited materials laboratories in Freeport or Bangor. These positions typically run from mid-May to the end of the construction season. Engineering students are encouraged to apply!

To be minimally qualified for this position candidates must provide evidence of the following experience:

High school diploma or equivalent, and training or work experience which would demonstrate a knowledge of basic mathematics and an ability to read and comprehend manuals, maps, charts, and graphs.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the "Apply for this Opening/Apply Now" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.

*If you require a paper application or have general questions, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 207-624-3050 or via email at jobs.DOT@maine.gov

Why join our team?

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-"Dirigo" or "I lead"-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance - Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage - The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
    • Health Insurance Premium Credit - Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
      • Dental Insurance - The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
        • Retirement Plan - The State of Maine contributes 13.16% for MSEA positions and 17.96% for Confidential positions, of employee's pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
        • Gym Membership Reimbursement - Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
        • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
        • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness - The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
        • Living Resources Program - Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
          • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
          • Voluntary Deferred Compensation - Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
          • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.
            Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Keywords: State Of Maine, New England , Transportation Aides - Midcoast, Maine, Professions , Augusta, Northeast

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