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Posted: 11/1/2006 9:36:30 AM EST
I'm applying for a job with ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation) for working on a roadway maintinance crew. I need to fill out this supplemental questions form, and I'm looking for good answers to this question:

List 15 (or more) items of work behavior that you think ODOT will expect of you, stating with the most important items first.

The job would involve working on roadways, making repairs to signs, road surfaces, reflective markers, and guardrails. It would also involve snow plow and sanding trucks durring bad weather conditions.

I've come up with 10 or so, but any good answers from the greater mind would be apreciated.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:40:05 AM EST
Crew safety, individual safety, compliance with Dept. policy and standards for job performance, effective use of time, preparedness for each job, timely in reporting for work, documenting work performed, assignment completion in timely manner.....
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:52:31 AM EST
Leaning on a shovel.
Pack up and go home if it's cloudy.
Close lanes that have nothing to do with what you're repairing.
Only work during rush hour.
Spend weeks doing a two day job.

Nevermind. That's TXDOT.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:52:47 AM EST
Here are the "Employee Responsibilty" expectations for the ODOT Bridge Section. Modify to suit the Maintenance Section.

(Note: Not edited for errors in spelling/grammar/usage are reproduced directly from the source)

Sauce

•Follow safe work practices by performing your job in a safe manner.
(Be familiar with and follow ODOT Working Alone Guideline)

•Stop work where hazards are not controlled or conditions change

•Identify and report unsafe conditions - correct conditions, if appropriate

•Utilize and follow ODOT safety policies, programs, standards, and guidelines

•Follow the Safety Indicators developed by your work unit

•Participate in safety committees / meetings

•Acknowledge the efforts of co-workers in safe behaviors

•Tailgate Party - Discuss generic and site specific Job Safety Analysis
* Emphasis the complete itinerary (arriving, parking, to leaving site)

•Review Accidents - Lessons Learned

•Emergency Prep / Evacuation Plan

•Recommend improvements for safety and health in the workplace - provide feedback.

•Periodically assess condition of PPE equipment; replace as needed; evaluate storage area and gear bags.

•Actively keep work space tidy.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:55:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By MACD:
Leaning on a shovel.
Pack up and go home if it's cloudy.
Close lanes that have nothing to do with what you're repairing.
Only work during rush hour.
Spend weeks doing a two day job.

Nevermind. That's TXDOT.
Road crew supervisor drives up to a work site and sees the crew leaning against the trucks. He's furious. He jumps out and says, "What the hell are you guys doing leaning on the trucks?"

The foreman replies, "Well, we don't have any shovels."

The supervisor says, "Well, for God's sake, don't lean against the truck. Lean against each other until we get some shovels out here for you to lean on."
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:58:36 AM EST
Dont fotger driving that machine that looks like a steamroller but has lots of tires
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 10:03:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By MACD:
Leaning on a shovel.
Pack up and go home if it's cloudy.
Close lanes that have nothing to do with what you're repairing.
Only work during rush hour.
Spend weeks doing a two day job.

Nevermind. That's TXDOT.


Link Posted: 11/1/2006 10:09:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 10:09:51 AM EST by BFGwanname]
Follow this link.
The website linked provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as well as job tasks one engages in on the job. These KSAs and job tasks are based on a job analyses done by professionals. If the ODOT knows what it is doing, it hired one of these professionals to analyze the job you are applying for and if you can demonstrate you have those KSAs then you should be well qualified for the job.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 10:10:53 AM EST
Did you hear that \Cal-Trans ( California ) will be laying off 50,000 employees?
Seems the Japanese have invented a shovel that stands up by itself.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 10:13:08 AM EST
You'll have to put these in the order you like but here are a few:
Safety
responsibility
critical thinking
attention to detail
prompt
integrity
adaptablelistener
perserverance
self directed
focused
enthusiastic
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 12:16:07 PM EST
Those are some VERY good replies. Thanks guys. I'm definately going to use "Can lean on shovel for extened periods of time." :p
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