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Utility Craftsman, Senior

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/13
Posting End Date: 2024/05/27
Category: Maintenance
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.42
Maximum Salary: 26.78
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho
Idaho Transportation Department

NOTICE: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.

STATE OF IDAHO EMPLOYEES: If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State of Idaho’s external career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new position.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation? At the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), every employee is critical to the mission, and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is seeking someone with maintenance experience to fill a Utility Craftsman Senior position in our Aeronautics Division. The State of Idaho has 32 airstrips, some in remote locations in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. This position will be responsible for maintaining them which includes traveling via air or state vehicle (up to 75 percent of the time during summer months).

Notice: This position requires a background investigation before a final job offer is made. 


  • Construct buildings, storage sheds, garages, bridges, airport runways and hangars, and similar facilities and structures;
  • Remodel offices and buildings by building walls, installing sheetrock and siding, painting, and any other duty required to complete the project;
  • Operate equipment such as front-end loader, backhoe, dump truck, tractor/trailer transport, forklift, roller, cranes, scissors trucks, snow plows, and bridge inspection equipment;
  • Design items to be built or fabricated;
  • Lay out, cut, weld and fabricate steel plate and beams;
  • Read plans and blueprints; use transit and level and run stakes for surveys;
  • Build concrete forms, and place, finish and repair concrete;
  • Lay bricks and blocks;
  • Build and remodel wooden structures and special carpentry items;
  • Maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and pump stations, pipes, sinks, lavatories, septic tanks and electrical wiring, lights, ballasts, switches, and receptacles;
  • Keep records and reports on progress of projects; function as lead worker over project assistants;

Considerable knowledge of: 

  • Construction and building trades work; 
  • Construction methods.


  • Operating, transporting and maintaining equipment associated with construction and building trades and grounds maintenance; 
  • Placing and finishing concrete; 
  • Performing rough and finish carpentry; 
  • Performing maintenance plumbing and electrical work; 
  • Reading/interpreting plans, specifications and blueprints; 
  • Using and maintaining building trades hand and power tools; 
  • Providing construction and trades direction and training to others; 
  • Evaluating the construction and trades performance of others;
  • Identifying, procuring and organizing materials and equipment necessary for construction projects. 

Requires a valid driver's license

Additional requirements

  • May travel up to 75 percent of the time during summer months;
  • CDL Type A within 60 days of hire (ITD will provide training);
  • Possess a Professional Applicators License or the ability to acquire one within 1 year. 
  • Pre-employment drug testing, and random drug and alcohol tests.

To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho! Contact an ITD Recruiter at: [email protected] or call 208-334-8664. The Idaho Transportation Department does not sponsor work visas.

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information, please visit


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email[email protected]. (If you have a contact for applicant accommodations at your agency, please replace the contact information).

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.