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Posted on: August 8, 2023


RCOC snowplow truck at the Southfield Garage


 Ever wanted to help make your community a better place? Here’s a chance to do just that: The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is hiring laborers/truck drivers to help maintain the roads across the county. 

The positions require a Michigan commercial driver’s license with an air-brake endorsement (CDL-A). 

The minimum probationary wage for the position is $20.60 per hour with the potential to increase during probation, depending on the daily work assignment. The hourly rate increases to $25.71 per hour after completion of the probationary period. 

            “These are the front-line workers who handle the day-to-day maintenance necessary to keep our roads open and in good shape,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar stated. “This is truly a great way to be a vital part of your community and to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of your neighbors every day. We are staffing and planning now for the seasonal needs ahead of us.”

Among other things, the positions come with a full benefit package that includes health insurance, employer-funded dental and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a tuition reimbursement program and a retirement plan for vested employees. 

Anyone applying for this position must have a CDL A, a high school diploma or GED equivalent, be prepared to accept placement at any of the six RCOC garage locations in Oakland County (Milford Township, Springfield Township, Orion Township, Waterford Township, Southfield and Troy) as well as be willing to put in their fair share of overtime.

Examples of some of the work the employees in this position perform include:

            - Traffic control

            - Pothole patching

            - Roadside cleanup

            - Working with basin, tree and pavement-repair crews

            - Winter operations (salting, plowing)

            - Operating large vehicles (greater than 26,000 lb.) 

            - Servicing and maintaining equipment

            - Operating heavy construction equipment such as excavators, graders, vactors, loaders, etc.


All work is done collaboratively, safely and efficiently and must be performed in a citizen-oriented manner in accordance with all rules, regulations and policies. Typically, candidates with a diverse background, such as serving in the military, working in construction, cement or asphalt, landscaping or general laboring are successful in this role (though other backgrounds will be considered as well).

            To apply for one of these positions, go to the RCOC website,, and click on the “Careers” tab at the top of the homepage to fill out an application. There are also a couple of videos on the RCOC website that help to explain what this position does (click on the “Careers” tab and then click on the “Careers at RCOC” button; the videos are linked under the “full-time positions” heading.


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