Summer District Utility Worker

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Coal Center, PA, US, 15423

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

December 20, 2022

Posting End Date:

April 30, 2023

Position Number:


FLSA Status:



Toll Collection Operations

Pay Grade:


Hourly Rate:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Mon/Fayette California FC Bldg (NO TOLL)

Building Street:

State Route 43 (Fares Building

Building City:

Coal Center

Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Building Zip Code:



The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is a seasonal position that is designed to perform routine maintenance of various facilities/grounds and routine clerical work for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work involves the use of a variety of maintenance equipment and tools for many different tasks. Work is initially reviewed closely, and close supervision is received when new work processes or procedures are introduced, however, employees are expected to perform with limited guidance after the work process is learned.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Performs custodial duties such as cleaning, disposing of waste materials, replenishing supplies, washing windows, cutting grass, and maintaining flowerbeds.

Cleans and maintains lanes, tunnels, stairwells, overhead walkways ground and facilities.

Maintains, cleans, sanitizes, and conducts routine inspections of public restroom facilities.

Performs janitorial and general grounds maintenance in and around the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks.

Keeps debris and objects away from toll equipment, booths, and buildings.

Ensures they are clean and free of stickers, graffiti, or other foreign substances.

Provides customer assistance, either in person or by phone with emergencies, directions, receipts, roadside assistance, and contact information for the Customer Assistance Center.

Assists customers with special travel accommodations, oversized load movements, emergency road closures, and detours.

Inspects facilities, toll booths and premises to ensure security of all doors, windows, and gates.

Reports vandalism, property damage, equipment failures, and alarms.

Uses a PTC radio system for transmitting and receiving information to the Operations Center.

Maintains the cleanliness of PTC vehicles and keeps accurate logs/records.

Assists in pick-up and delivery of supplies, equipment, and mail.

Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Attends designated training.

Adheres to workplace safety and security requirements.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent certification.

Must be currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a post-secondary educational program, such as college or trade school, or entering into a basic training program for the United States Armed Services during the Summer or Fall.

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.


Active Listening
Analytical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Communication Proficiency
Customer Service
Decision Making and Independent Judgment
External Awareness
Regular and Predictable Attendance
Time Management

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position demands include frequent speaking, writing, and reading of reports. Position may demand occasionally working long hours in emergency situations, adverse weather conditions or extended work assignments. Physical capability of appropriately standing, stooping, walking, lifting, and carrying heavy tools and equipment when necessary. Position requires the ability to lift and/or move objects of up to 50 pounds and the ability to work at varying heights. Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Office environment with low levels of noise, adequate lighting, and comfortable temperature. Field environment may include exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable conditions. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed.


The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required for employees assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh