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Posted on: October 3, 2023


RCOC is hiring for various positions

Join a great team: The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is hiring civil engineers and laborers/CDL-A truck drivers to help maintain the roads across the county. 

These positions come with a full benefits package that includes health insurance, employer-funded dental and life insurance, 14 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a tuition reimbursement program and a retirement plan for vested employees. 

Civil engineers are the backbone of all RCOC road construction projects and perform various technical tasks while working closely with a team of professional engineers. Civil engineers newly entering the job market as well as those with experience are needed.

Starting base salaries for civil engineers are commensurate with experience and range from approximately $61,000 to $89,000 per year. Civil engineers are eligible for overtime compensation in addition to base wages.

The Laborer/CDL-A 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.           

Anyone applying for this position must have 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 these positions do (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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