Come for the snow, stay for the mow

JEFFERSON CITY—Are you looking for a job with excellent benefits where you can make a difference in the lives of your fellow Missourians?  The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for you.

Right now, there are full-time maintenance positions open across the state. Salaries start at $14.75 an hour, depending on level of experience and area of operation.

“Missouri travelers depend on us throughout the year to maintain our highway system and especially once the snow starts to fall,” said MoDOT’s Maintenance Director Natalie Roark. “We’re currently looking for individuals who are interested in a career to keep Missouri moving during the winter season and beyond.”

Full-time maintenance employees receive training and a long list of benefits including paid leave, medical, vision and dental insurance and a retirement plan; and a culturally diverse workplace that is dedicated to safety and personal development. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old and successfully complete a criminal background check (a misdemeanor or felony conviction is not an automatic restriction to employment). If you don’t already have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), MoDOT will provide training to help you obtain one.

Maintenance employment with MoDOT continues into the spring as the season turns to mowing. There are opportunities for advancement and a long-term career. Opportunities for year-round employment include mowing, striping and other maintenance functions.

“There’s no better time to apply than right now,” Roark said. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply online for positions across the state, go to


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