Technical Assistant

Website PennDOT

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Transportation? We have a fantastic opening for a Technical Assistant position that you won’t want to miss! As a Technical Assistant, you will be responsible for handling entry-level assignments within the District Construction Unit. You’ll have the chance to work closely with our dedicated team of Transportation Construction Inspectors and Supervisors, assisting them in various construction inspection activities. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful impact in the field of transportation, don’t hesitate to apply today!

The role involves supporting the management of the district’s field construction project records and documentation by utilizing Electronic Construction Management System (ECMS), PennDOT Project Collaboration Center (PPCC), and mobile construction applications on PennDOT issued iPad to ensure proper direction, coordination, and control.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.
  • Vendor Controlled Schedule
  • Work Project Location could be Multi County within District 1-0 (Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Forest, Venango and Warren). Headquarters is Oil City, Pennsylvania.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time ad hoc during the winter season. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Oil City.
  • Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
  • Graduation from high school; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

  • This particular position requires possession of a valid PA Class C Driver’s License.
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:
Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.


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Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
  • If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
  • your score may be lower than deserved.
  • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.