Highway Worker

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Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Highway Worker position in the Lincoln County Highway Department.  This position works 10-hour shifts for four days a week, with overtime opportunities.  

To be considered, applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application form.

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 The Highway Worker position is to perform a variety of skilled and unskilled labor and equipment operations in the construction and maintenance of highways, bridges, equipment, and county facilities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Operates a variety of light road maintenance and construction equipment and tools to perform road surface and shoulder maintenance such as paving, shouldering, grading, sweeping, sealcoating, patching, snow removal and drift control, and de-icing applications. 
    Performs shoulder to right-of-way maintenance such as removing debris and hazards, cutting brush and trees, mowing roadsides, and vegetative management.
    Inspects, installs, replaces and maintains culverts and drainage.
    Maintains, repairs and replaces roadside structures such as guardrails, road markings, bridge decks, snow and security fences, and signs.
    Performs routine, preventative maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and equipment. Monitors equipment operating condition, identifies concerns and reports issues to Superintendents.


  • High school graduate with knowledge or experience in highway construction and maintenance.
  • One to two years related experience,  preferred. 
  • Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes, combination and tanker endorsements required.
  • Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license, proof of insurance that satisfies Lincoln County requirements and a good driving record. Ability to drive is a requirement of the position.


This is a full-time, hourly position starting at $18.86 per hour. An additional $2.00 per hour will be given to employees who meet the CDL requirements. 


All full-time employees are eligible for Lincoln County benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and Wisconsin Retirement System.

As an employee of Lincoln County, you would be eligible for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), which is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country. Participating staff contribute 6.9% and Lincoln County will match this at 100% each pay period!


Applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application Form.  Application forms are available at the Lincoln County Service Center (upper level), 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill, Wisconsin and on the County's website at www.co.lincoln.wi.us 

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