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Seasonal State Worker

Date Posted:  Jul 2, 2024
Requisition ID:  445981

Gary, IN, US, 46403


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Role Overview:

The Highway Seasonal Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing general highway maintenance duties that keep INDOT assets in good working condition to ensure customer satisfaction. This includes but is not limited to fleet, facilities, bridges, culverts, roadway, and right-of-way maintenance activities.



$18.00 an hour.



This position is located in INDOT's Gary Sub District.


A Day in the Life:

  • Complies with INDOT Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Operates basic highway maintenance and traffic equipment to maintain, repair, and clean highways and rights-of-way.
  • Moves and loads supplies and materials.
  • Performs emergency response activities such as: clean-up, traffic control, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades.
  • Performs equipment maintenance such as: minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections.
  • Performs miscellaneous labor tasks.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates will be required to submit to and pass a drug test as a condition of employment.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate safety practices associated with repair and maintenance heavy equipment, vehicles and/or motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge of heavy and light duty vehicle and equipment use and maintenance.
  • Skill in operating hand & power tools related to use & maintenance of vehicles & equipment.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions and to complete records and reports. Must have ability to read, write, and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to follow directions and work as a part of a team.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing, and walking for long periods of time.
  • Ability to carry out basic functions on the computer. 
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago