FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter operations and is looking for seasonal hires by hosting multiple hiring events.
Throughout September and October, ODOT Districts 1 and 2 will hold three hiring events to fill approximately 65 winter seasonal positions available across Northwest Ohio.
Ohio Department of Transportation
The first hiring event will be on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ODOT District 2 district garage located at 317 E. Poe Rd. in Bowling Green.
Applicants will be checked-in in the northwest corner of the parking lot near the gate, and someone will bring you back to the garage when space becomes available, according to a release.
The second hiring event will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at ODOT District 1 district office located at 1885 N. McCullough Street in Lima.
The final hiring event will be on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at ODOT District 1 Defiance County maintenance garage, 2340 Baltimore Rd. in Defiance.
ODOT says plowing snow will be the primary job responsibility for winter seasonal positions, but employees may also be asked to perform other operational duties.
District 1 is looking to fill 36 positions in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot counties.
ODOT District 2 consists of Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood, and Williams counties.
District 2 is looking for drivers to work at the Lucas, Northwood, Ottawa and Wood county garages.
Officials said during these winter seasonal hiring events, applicants will undergo a driving record check and take the required physical abilities test prior to being interviewed by a manager for the position.
Applicants will be required to wear a face-covering during the job fair.
ODOT officials say applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid class A or B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a tanker endorsement, without air brake restriction; and three months of training or experience in basic equipment operation.
The salary is $18.05 per hour. The positions are temporary, and benefits are not provided.
Both districts are looking for people who are available to work 40 hours a week from December through March.
On-call and part-time options may be available.
Officials say previous experience plowing snow is not necessary. Training is available for applicants who meet the basic requirements.
Applicants planning to attend one of the hiring events are encouraged to apply in advance: careers.ohio.gov and search by organization for "Transportation – District 01" or "Transportation - District 02".