Highway Department - Multiple Positions

Date Posted:

Friday, January 19, 2024




$20.66 to $22.46 Starting Rate of Pay


M-F 7:00AM - 3:30PM


Open until filled

Position Objectives:

The Franklin County Highway Department is currently seeking applicants who have already obtained their Class A CDL License. Within the Highway Department, are various titles, including; Crewperson, Shop Laborer, Truck Driver, Operator and Mechanic.


NATURE OF WORK: Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation of trucks and equipment use in the maintenance of County roads in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Operate a variety of trucks, equipment and hand tools in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; learns to maintain vehicles and equipment according to County standards.
  • Performs traffic control and flagging activities as needed, follows safety rules and regulations on all work zone and flagging sites, including placing signs, barricades, traffic cones, and other warning devices; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Performs basic road repair and maintenance tasks; reports safety hazards and traffic problems. Repairs surface failures, utility cuts, potholes and seals cracks in pavement; maintain County infrastructure, including bridges, storm drains and culverts. Resurfaces, paves, grades and shapes County roads.
  • Performs manual labor assignments as needed, including accident and hazardous materials cleanup, guardrail and foliage maintenance, and snow and debris removal.
  • Responds to emergencies as directed and performs tasks in the interest of public safety and property protection during emergencies.
  • Hauls materials, and transports vehicles and equipment to jobs using various trucks and transporters.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Work is performed in and around County roads, highways, and infrastructure and involves regular exposure to variable weather conditions, moving traffic, hazardous materials and chemicals and machinery with moving parts; subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, operating equipment, and lifting of objects up to 75 pounds.


  • A valid Class A CDL License is required.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • No prior experience is required, prior construction experience is preferred.
  • May require Traffic Control Flagger Card.
  • May be required to complete First Aid/CPR/AED training programs.
  • Additional certifications may be required.

Desirable Training and Experience:


  • Learning traffic laws and regulations involved in truck and equipment operations.
  • Learning techniques of traffic control.
  • OSHA safety rules and regulations and safety standards involving hazardous traffic environment.


  • Learning the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of trucks and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Learning proper use of traffic signing for road maintenance and flagging procedures.
  • Learning safe work practices.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.
Communicating effectively and following verbal and written instructions.


Eligible for generous benefit packages:

  • Affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Earned and accrued personal leave and catastrophic illness.
  • Pension and Deferred Compensation plans; LAGERS, CERF and 457 Savings Plan.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment background, Missouri Driving Record, DOT physical and DOT drug screens are required.   

More Information:

Please apply online at www.franklinmo.org
On-line Job Application Application Link