Courtesy Nevada Department of Transportation
As fall arrives, the Nevada Department of Transportation is looking ahead and preparing to keep state roads clear when winter snow flies. NDOT is hiring temporary highway maintenance workers to help keep winter roads clear, including snow plow and anti-icing operations and assisting in highway emergency response, among other duties.
Through Aug. 31, applications are being accepted for more than 50 temporary winter job positions in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Gardnerville, Tahoe, Lovelock, Hawthorne, Fernley, Fallon, Yerington and outlying areas. Positions are also available in Las Vegas, Elko, Ely, Winnemucca and other areas across the state.
The majority of positions will be required to operate various types of heavy equipment. Requirements and further information is available through the “careers” link of nevadadot.com.
NDOT begins annual winter preparations in August by readying more than 80 snow plows and other pieces of snow and ice equipment for use in snow removal across northwestern Nevada. Year-round, NDOT maintenance professionals perform nearly 100 different type of tasks, from snow, ice and debris removal to roadway patching, sweeping, slope enhancements and more, to help keep Nevada drivers safe and connected.