Summer Laborers Needed for Seasonal Road Work

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is still looking to hire Seasonal Summer Laborers.

Fifty or so men stand in two rows wearing a bright colored safety vest.

The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, and the positions are fulltime. Workers are expected to report in early June. The positions will last 10 to 12 weeks, depending on need.

Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED by the first day, have a valid driver’s license, be legally eligible to work in the United States and be available to work Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This position entails working outside and standing for most of the work shift. The job requires the applicant be able to lift 25 pounds.

Job Responsibilities

  • Traffic Control Flagging on roadways.
  • “Weed-whipping” behind roadside grass cutting crews.
  • Picking up roadside litter with tongs or point stick. 
  • Roadway and land surveying for data entry.
  • Operate agency pickup trucks for road maintenance needs.
  • Management of road sign inventory. 
  • Miscellaneous grounds maintenance/yard duties, cleaning agency equipment, etc.
  • Perform duties in a professional and courteous manner to promote a positive image of the Road Commission for Oakland County.

“Seasonal employees are a great asset to the Road Commission,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar said. “This gives the Road Commission an opportunity to expand our workforce and maximize productivity during the road-construction season.”

Those interested may check out the RCOC website and click on the Current Job Openings page, then scroll down to find the posting for “Seasonal Summer Laborer.”

The posting provides additional job information as well as the option to apply for the position. Those with questions can also contact the RCOC Human Resources Department at 248-645-2000 ext. 2220.

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