Highway Worker- Summer Help LTE

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Applications are now being accepted for a full-time, LTE Summer Help Highway Worker position in the Lincoln County Highway Department.  This position works 10-hour shifts for four days a week. This position is a limited term employment during the summer months, approximately May-September.  

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

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Purpose of Position

This highway position performs duties as assigned, and may include any or all of the following:  fill-in for employees who are absent, sweep intersections, hand mow, patch roads, drive truck, perform flagging duties, and clearing/chipping brush.

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.

  • Check truck or light and medium level equipment points before operating (engine, tires, lights, etc.)
  • Operate industrial lawn mower and/or tractor for roadside maintenance.
  • Collect refuse dead animals from assigned roadways and other similar manual tasks.  Check for road signs that may be down.
  • Sweep intersections, patch roads, tar cracks and clearing/chipping brush.
  • Coordinate traffic control (flagging).
  • Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
  • Perform a variety of manual labor duties.
  • Operate hand and small power tools.
  • Communicate with general public when they may have a question, or refer to supervisors as needed.
  • Adheres to and promotes safety as a priority in the workplace.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required at the time of application.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Prior experience in a similar work environment preferred.
  • Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license, proof of insurance that satisfies Lincoln County requirements and a good driving record.

Minimum Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables during normal and emergency situations.
  • Ability to work effectively in an office environment.
  • Ability to perform field inspections and work outdoors under normal and emergency weather conditions.


Starting salary is $16.86 per hour. An additional $2.00 per hour will be given to employees who meet the CDL requirements. 


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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