Non-Student Summer Maintenance Program

Non Student Summer Maintenance Opportunities

PennDOT offers seasonal employment, both summer (April through October) and winter (October through March) programs, for non-students in positions across the Commonwealth. There are two types of employment with the Commonwealth requiring separate applications; Non-Civil Service, and Civil Service.

1. Non-Civil Service – Bureau of State Employment Referral Source:

  • Non-Civil Service positions Minimum Wage Rate (subject to change) .

  • Transportation Equipment Operator A $13.81

Please note: The hourly pay rate is $16.55 in Districts 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 8-0 and Allegheny County only. To view a map of the Districts, click on 'PennDOT Organizations' from our homepage.

  • Drill Operator $15.55

  • Highway Maintenance Worker $12.25

  • Custodial Workers $12.25

To Apply:

A non-civil service employment application and information can be found at Internet access is also provided by most public libraries and PA CareerLink sites. Applicants can call 1-866-858-2753 to locate the nearest PA CareerLink.

2. Civil Service: Civil Service positions Minimum Wage Rate (subject to change)
  • Transportation Construction Inspector $17.55

  • Roadway Program Technician $15.55

  • Materials Technician $15.40

  • Technical Assistant $12.25

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a Civil Service application found on the State Civil Service Commission website:, or call (717) 783-3058 for a location where an application can be picked up. This application may be completed online or mailed to the State Civil Service Commission.

State Civil Service Commission
Attn: Applications
P.O. Box 569
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0569