Jobseekers

top 10 reasons to work in road constructionReady to make more than just a living – ready to start a career?
Searching for a path for success for you and your family?

Florida’s contractors are working to improve and maintain the 12,000-plus miles of our state roads and bridges. More people moving to the Sunshine State each year means greater travel demands and needs for enhancing our roadway system. This high-demand, road construction industry needs workers!

This could be the future you’ve been looking for. Let the Statewide Workforce Development Program help you on the road to success! This Florida Department of Transportation program helps connect roadway contractors with jobseekers – whether experienced or entry-level – to work on state road construction projects in their local communities.

Already have experience working in road construction? Complete a form with your information so we can contact you about program opportunities.

Never worked in the construction field? No problem! Job readiness training and entry-level positions are available. Provide us your information so we can follow up with you on possible training and entry-level opportunities.

MORE THAN 423 PROGRAM TRAINEES HAVE BEEN HIRED.
FIND OUT ABOUT A PATH TO A NEW CAREER.

Here’s how the recruiting and training program works:

training program flow chart

Meet the Workers

Hear first-hand how these road and bridge construction professionals got started, and why they’re passionate about career opportunities in this industry.

Caroline Sharp,
FDOT Supervisor – Heavy Equipment Operator

Tyler Mixon,
Synergy Equipment

Jenna Peterson,
Field Engineer, Superior Construction

Scott Pittman,
Vice President,
Ajax Paving

Carrie Stainbridge,
P.E., FDOT District 2 Construction Engineer

Penny Danielecki,
Technical Sales Corporation

Entry-level and general laborer jobs can help launch you on a career track to more advanced positions and accomplishments. Starting wages can help you get on your feet today, and pave the way for increasingly higher salaries tomorrow.

Want to know what it takes to join this industry? Those interested in the Statewide Workforce Development Training Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Pass a drug screening test
  • Be willing and able to work outside (some office positions also are available)
  • Be willing and able to work up to 50-55 hours a week (hours greater than 40 are considered overtime)
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Be able to speak English or Spanish

Here are examples of entry-level road construction jobs, duties and average hourly pay rates.
Some administrative jobs also may be available:

Landscape Irrigation Installer

Landscape/Irrigation Installer

Handrail Guardrail Erector

Handrail/Guardrail Erector

Form Setter

Form Setter

flagger

Flagger

Administrative Field Clerk

Administrative Field Clerk

Pipelayer

Pipelayer

Mason Tender

Mason Tender

Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant

Grade Checker

Grade Checker

Asphalt Raker

Asphalt Raker