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Seasonal workers needed

Posted on 02/18/2021
Seasonal workers needed

As construction season gets underway, the Weld County Department of Public Works is seeking motivated, dependable and hardworking individuals to join its team as seasonal employees. Workers are needed in the pavement management, gravel road management and road and bridge construction divisions, and some openings include positions for certified flaggers, those with Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) and a spray technician to help limit noxious weed growth throughout the county.

Seasonal positions typically last between eight to 10 months and cater to a variety of different interests and skillsets. Members of the paving crew assist with new construction paving projects including pavement overlays. They also assist with crack fill and chip seal projects along with asphalt patching and some concrete projects. Work in the gravel roads management division consists of running rollers, driving water trucks that help with dust mitigation, and rebuilding gravel roads from the bottom up. As part of the road and bridge construction division, employees may help maintain cattle guards, and assist in culvert replacement, full depth reclamation or other tasks as needed. Spray technicians in Weld County’s Weed Division help identify and spray noxious weeds on county property and on county roadsides.

“While experience is preferred and helpful, we can also train people to do some of the jobs. We try to match a person’s skillset with the appropriate division,” said Jay McDonald, Weld County Public Works Director. “What we’re looking for are individuals with a strong work ethic, who are motivated and eager to learn and contribute.”

Some seasonal positions require a CDL. Class A licenses are preferred, but those with Class B licenses can receive training and testing so they can be upgraded.

“Our Public Works team is always focused on improving infrastructure, county roads, and limiting noxious weed growth,” Weld County Commissioner Chair Steve Moreno said. “These seasonal positions are a great opportunity for people to utilize their skills, learn new ones and make a positive contribution to our transportation system."

Weld County also offers health, dental and vision benefits to seasonal employees who work more than 20 hours per week, and employees can choose coverage options for themselves and family members. Covered individuals can also use the Weld County Employee Medical Clinic for a variety of medical needs.

Applications and complete job descriptions can be found by clicking the Jobs@Weld tab at the top of this page.