Girty recognized as ODOT Division One Employee of the Quarter
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November 7, 2017
Oklahoma Department of Transportation employee Jacob Girty has been recognized as Division One’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2017. The quarterly award recognizes hard work and is given to dedicated ODOT employees who consistently exhibit the highest standards in job performance.
Girty works as a Transportation Equipment Operator III at the Muskogee County Maintenance Yard and has been with the agency for nine years. His focus on safety and his willingness to go above and beyond earned him the nomination for this award by a fellow coworker who wished to remain anonymous.
“Jacob looks for efficient and safe ways to complete his daily tasks. He understands that equipment breakdowns and injuries cost the state time and money and are preventable,” the anonymous coworker said. “Jacob is willing to learn new equipment and tasks to increase his knowledge. He has displayed outstanding behavior multiple times in his career with ODOT.”
Earlier this year, Girty went beyond what is expected of an employee by using his training as a volunteer firefighter to perform first aid at the scene of a severe collision on a busy interstate near a job site until paramedics could arrive.
Girty has two daughters and lives in Porum. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.
Division One is headquartered in Muskogee and oversees highway construction and maintenance in Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.
ODOT Division One Employee of the Quarter Jacob Girty
(Editors and News Directors: For more information, call the ODOT Media and Public Relations Division at 405-521-6000.)