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Iowa hiring snow plow drivers throughout state

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking to hire hundreds of snow plow drivers for the coming winter.

Television station KCCI reports that the department is looking to recruit 600 qualified drivers to work at more than 100 garages across the state.

Applicants can apply online at www.iowadot.gov/careers . Just click the "SEASONAL/TEMP" tab below the video and find your city.

Eligible applicants must have a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License or Commercial Learner's permit upon their hiring and must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and participate in a random drug and alcohol testing program after hire.

The job pays $17.45 an hour.

Temporary employment period will be October 5, 2018 through April 18, 2019.