Residents of Northwestern Missouri can currently apply for jobs the Missouri Department of Transportation is hoping to fill.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to community relations specialist Travis Ellis:

Travis Ellis

“The two positions that we’re looking to fill are called a seasonal or emergency worker,” said Ellis,” The difference between the two is a seasonal worker is somebody who could work for us nearly in a 40 hour per week capacity, but they, of course, would only work for us up to six months.  The emergency workers are on an on-call basis.  They would only be called-in during a big weather event.”

Seasonal workers are paid at a rate of $12.44 per hour and emergency workers can expect pay to start at $13.82.  Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit

  Press Release:

For anyone in Northwest Missouri who is looking for seasonal or part-time work, the Missouri Department of Transportation may be the place for you.  Due to shortages of maintenance personnel in at least fifteen of its 20 maintenance facilities in the Northwest MoDOT is looking to immediately hire seasonal and emergency workers.

*Seasonal workers are hired for regular 40-hour work weeks for six months, up to 1,040 hours.  Rates are $12.44 hourly.

*Emergency workers are needed also, especially as MoDOT prepares for the snow season.  These workers serve in on-call positions for six month periods in 12-hour shifts eaither days, or nights and weekends, based on need for weather-related conditions.  Hourly rates begin at $13.82.  Having a commercial driver’s license for both positions is preferred, but not mandatory.

Residents in the following area are encouraged to visit their local maintenance facility for more information, or go online to to fill out a job application: Rockport, Clearmont, Mound City, Cameron, Lathrop, Grant City, Bethany, Gallatin, Hamilton, Chillicothe, Brookfield, Carrollton, Trenton, Princeton, Milan and St. Joseph.