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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania PennDOT Winter Tunnel Maintainer (Allegheny County), 2024-2025 in Pennsylvania

PennDOT Winter Tunnel Maintainer (Allegheny County), 2024-2025

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PennDOT Winter Tunnel Maintainer (Allegheny County), 2024-2025


$24.42 Hourly


Allegheny County, PA

Job Type

Non-Civil Service Seasonal Full-Time

Job Number

24-25 DOT Winter Tunnel


Department of Transportation

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/31/2025 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code


Pay Group


Bureau / Division Code


Bureau / Division

Transportation Tunnel Maintenance Office (Allegheny County)

Worksite Address

45 Thoms Run Road


Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Zip Code


Contact Email

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions


The Department of Transportation’s Tunnel Maintenance Office is seeking seasonal Tunnel Maintainers! Do you have experience in performing tunnel maintenance, traffic control & monitoring, and incident management? Do you want be part of a team tasked with ensuring the efficient flow of traffic through tunnels and surrounding Allegheny County roadways?

Help keep Pennsylvanian's safe in their communities when navigating Pennsylvania's roads and tunnels this winter, join our team!

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As a Winter Tunnel Maintainer, you will perform a variety of duties during the winter season, such as monitoring traffic flow and emergency response in any of the four tunnels within Allegheny County.

In this position, workers must be able to hook-up towing apparatus and tow and push disabled vehicles to a safe area, sweep garages, outside plazas, offices, fan house floors and perform general routine maintenance in and around the tunnels, including washing tunnel walls and manual cleaning of gutter lines.

Work may also include the repair of tunnel ceilings, walls, steps, curbs, doors, and plaza area roadways and sidewalks and the maintenance of plumbing fixtures and water lines in and around tunnels.

Work Hours and Additional Information:

  • Full-time, seasonal employment located in Allegheny County only

  • Hours will vary due to 24/7 operation.

  • Salary: Winter Tunnel Maintainers earn $24.42 per hour.

  • This is a seasonal position lasting from September through April, but there are frequent

    opportunities to obtain a permanent full-time position.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two years of experience in roadway maintenance and repair, emergency services, towing and roadside assistance, or traffic control work;or

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

    NecessarySpecial Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Class A Commercial Driver's License with the Air Brake Restriction (L) removed, on first day of employment.

  • Must possess a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations on first day of employment.

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Must demonstrate successful operation of equipment with a manual transmission.

  • Must obtain within the probationary period an active certification issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in the operation of heavy trucks and loaders.

  • This position requires additional certifications issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on assigned pieces of equipment.

  • This position is subject to Drug and Alcohol testing in accordance with Federal Regulations.

    Additional Requirement:

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

    How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at .

  • Military members and recently-honorably discharged veterans who possess at least two years’ experience in operating a commercial motor vehicle as part of their military job requirements may qualify for these opportunities based on meeting the Military Commercial Driver’s License Skills Testing Waiver ( DL-398 Form ) as found on

    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

    If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

    The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please and click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.


Do you possess a valid Pennsylvania Class A Commercial Driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered "yes" to the question above, provide your driver's license number and expiration date. If "no", type N/A in the text box below.


    With your current CDL are you able to operate air brakes?

  • Yes

  • No


    With your current CDL are you able to operate a manual transmission?

  • Yes

  • No


    What type of Tunnel Maintainer experience do you have?(Select all that apply.)

  • Two years of experience in roadway maintenance and repair, emergency services, towing and roadside assistance, or traffic control work.

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.


    This job is located in Allegheny County. Are you willing and able to work in this location?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


613 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120