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Transportation Technician Apprentice

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/09
Posting End Date: 2024/07/23
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Potlatch, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.55
Maximum Salary: 19.05
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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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.

$1,500 Sign On Bonus!

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, 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.

This announcement will be used to fill a Transportation Technician Apprentice position in District 2, Potlatch, Idaho. The Transportation Technician Apprentice is a 3-5 year horizontal career path. Through on-the-job training, classroom training, achievement of team goals and agency goals, there will be opportunity to progress through a 3 Step program. After successful completion of each step, wages may increase as outlined below:

  • Starting wage: $18.55 - $19.05 
  • Completion of Step One: $19.98
  • Completion of Step Two: $21.64
  • Completion of Step Three: $23.33

 This training program has been state-approved for veteran’s education benefits.

This position requires that you obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 60 days of hire as well as pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing. ITD will provide training to meet the Entry Level Driver Training requirements as well as licensing costs.

Example of Duties

  • Employees serve an apprenticeship in which they receive on-the-job instruction, classroom training, or self-study courses
  • Perform entry-level technical highway maintenance and engineering work; performs related work as required
  • Operate a variety of power tools and light and heavy highway and construction equipment to maintain roadways, signs, bridges and other transportation facilities
  • Conduct routine inspections and field tests on construction and maintenance projects
  • Conduct sample and routine material testing
  • Perform entry-level traffic services activities such as striping and replacing and repairing traffic signs and posts
  • This work involves physically demanding tasks such as clearing brush and lifting and carrying heavy objects

 Work Environment

  • This work involves working in all types of weather conditions, under hazardous conditions, on congested highways, around operating equipment and in a noisy environment
  • Frequent travel to and from the work site with some overnight stay is required
  • Applying for this job indicates that you are willing and physically able to meet the requirements as stated above
  • Some positions require employees to work with chemicals and toxic materials and incumbents will be required to undergo periodic biologic testing and pass medical tests while employed in these positions

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license
  • Experience operating vehicles with manual transmissions

 Additional qualifications

  • Class A CDL with tanker endorsement required within 60 days of hire (training may be provided by ITD)
  • Position may be required to work irregular shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Pre-employment drug testing, and random drug and alcohol tests

Essential Function: 
An essential function of this position is driving an ITD vehicle. Incumbents are required to successfully pass a driving record check to be considered for this position.

Minimum Standards:

Within the last three (3) years:

  • Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident
  • Four (4) moving violations
  • Failure to submit to a chemical test

Within the last two (2) years:

  • Three (3) moving violations

Within the last twelve (12) months:

  • Accumulation of six (6) points
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  •  Two (2) moving violations


The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is required to implement an Alcohol and Controlled Substance Program to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Part 382. See Regulations and Policies at the following web site:

If you are selected for this position you must undergo a controlled substance test including:

  • Random
  • Reasonable suspicion
  • Post-accident
  • Follow-up
  • Return to duty

Please note: Employees are responsible to understand and comply with the Idaho Transportation Department's drug and alcohol procedures. A refusal to submit to the above testing requirements will result in ineligibility for the position due to the inability to perform the Commercial Motor Vehicle driving functions required. A copy of the requirements can be obtained at ITD's Headquarters Human Resource Office or the nearest ITD District Office.

Supplemental Information

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!


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 related to benefits and/or State programs, 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].

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