Highway Maintenance Worker Operational - #740867

State of New Mexico

Date: 01/15/2022 02:30 AM

City: Tatum, New Mexico

Salary: $25,355 - $44,116 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


$12.19 - $21.21 Hourly

$25,355 - $44,116 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 50

Purpose of Position

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of advertisement closing.

Why does the job exist?

Position will operate medium to heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner to maintain roads, roadways and highways.

How does it get done?

Through the safe and efficient use of medium to heavy equipment.

Who are the customers?

Ensure the roads roadways and highways are safe for the traveling public.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Knowledge of fence repair and some maintenance of roads.

Minimum Qualification

High School Diploma or Equivalent and six (6) months of experience maintaining roads and operating medium to heavy-duty equipment to include loader, five and ten yard dump truck, self -propelled broom, roller, and/or mower. This position may require Herbicide, Tanker and/or Hazmat endorsement. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Statutory Requirement:

Must possess a New Mexico Drivers License and must acquire a New Mexico Class B CDL within 6 months of hire. Post-offer Physical and Pre-Employment Drug Test are required for safety sensitive classifications.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

Education Experience

1 High School Diploma or Equivalent AND # of months or years of experience specified in the minimum qualification

2 Associate's Degree AND Zero years of experience

  • Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

  • If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test required. Must be able to obtain Class A CDL within 6 months of hire.

Working Conditions

Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.

The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster.

Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: www.spo.state.nm.us

Work is performed primarily in the field in varying weather conditions - hot or cold, humidity, wind, rain and snow, exposure to sunlight, dust, pollen, chemicals, exposure to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, toxic fumes/chemicals and/or airborne particles, rough/rugged terrain, noxious plants and infected trash, exposure to hazardous chemicals, insects and reptiles, loud noises, confined spaces, stressful situations, subject to falls and bruises, considerable physical strain, high speed/high volume traffic, interaction with the public, local county, school and city officials by phone an in person, irregular hours day or night, subject to call out for emergencies, heavy lifting, sitting/standing, bending, squatting, climbing, reaching, kneeling and crawling for extended periods of time may be required. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Frequent temporary assignments that require travel and extended overnight stays; extended or irregular hours day or night; and call-out away from post of duty to include night time work and snow removal as applicable are required.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Sabrina McAlister 575-626-6979 Email

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

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