Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

Careers

Current Openings

Safety and Education Bureau Chief

Inspired Guidance: Let your personality, expertise and creativity come through as you develop and present key educational clinics, conferences and courses that ensure the continuing education for the state's certified aviators and others in Montana. Spread Your Wings: Put your experience and love for aeronautics to use as the commercial and instrument pilot and flight instructor for MDT's Aeronautics Division. Ensure the readiness of all pilots involved in air search and rescue activities for the state through effective delivery of training. Search High and Low: Use your mountain flight, mountain weather decisions, air search grids, mountain navigation and mountain search strategies to ensure at a moments notice, search and rescue activities can be administered and coordinated to locate missing aircraft or air crews within the state. Leave a Legacy: Utilize your knowledge of business operations to look for ways to improve effectiveness of programs, including training delivery methods, personnel management and budget monitoring. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech-Harlem

  • 54178257
  • Band: BC7
  • Harlem
  • December 8, 2014

The Havre Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Harlem. This position is responsible for all aspects of road maintenance. MDT offers a great benefit package. If you are looking for a new career opportunity and enjoy working outdoors this may be the job for you. Apply now! detailed job description

Computer Support Specialist

  • 54120013
  • Band: 6
  • Billings
  • December 5, 2014

The Computer Support Specialist schedule, conduct, and coordinate computer software and hardware installation and configuration; perform setup procedures for new equipment and installs, customize, and ensure accurate operation of software packages and hardware on personal computers; customize and troubleshoot applications when problems occur and ensure compliance with MDT network standards. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

The duties and responsibilities of this position consist primarily of the development of projects for inclusion in the yearly Highway Safety Improvement Program, data analyses, safety evaluations, writing of technical reports, and engineering work in the design and management of small safety projects. detailed job description

Mechanic Machinist-Libby

  • 54166802
  • Band: BC12
  • Libby
  • December 2, 2014

The Missoula District is recruiting for a Mechanic / Machinist in Libby. If you would like to join a team of dedicated professionals, this may be the position for you. Apply now. detailed job description

Administrative Assistant

  • 54155069
  • Band: 3
  • Great Falls
  • December 2, 2014

The Great Falls District is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant in Great Falls. This position will initially be responsible for non-payroll duties. Apply now. detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Technicians-Gt Falls, Cascade

  • 54197781
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • December 2, 2014

The Great Falls District is recruiting for temporary Maintenance Technicians (winter snowplow operators) in Cascade and Great Falls. These positions clean and maintains roadways, and depending on weather, will plow and sand roadways during snow events. If you are looking for temporary employment consider joining a team dedicated to the safety of the traveling public. detailed job description

Internship - Aviation Management

  • 54138022
  • Band: 3
  • West Yellowstone
  • December 24, 2014

Intern will spend 75% of internship working in airport operations and maintenance and 25% of internship working in airport administration. Intern will be exposed to FAR Part 139 requirements, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Certification, TSR 1542 Security Requirements, Airport Maintenance functions, and Airport Management Practices including but not limited to: lease agreements, tenant relationships, FAA reporting requirements, training programs, budgets, consultant relations and functions, and public involvement and meetings. detailed job description

Right of Way Appraisal Reviewer

  • 54160055
  • Band: 6
  • multiple locations
  • November 30, 2014

This position serves as a Right of Way Appraisal Reviewer in the Appraisal Section for the MDT Right of Way (ROW) Bureau. The job's overall purpose is to serve as a field authority in conducting property appraisals to arrive at fair compensation for property acquisitions. This includes all standard and specialized property appraisal and negotiation types. The incumbent in this position reviews project plans and appraisals for consistency and errors prior to acquisition, leading to significant cost savings, minimizing condemnations actions, and reducing project delays. This position approves Just Compensation due to landowners. This position also coordinates various operational functions of the Section and performs a variety of other duties as assigned. The position reports to the Appraisal Section Manager. detailed job description

Maintenance Technician

  • 54189010
  • Band: 7
  • Miles City
  • November 24, 2014

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, bridge repair, lawn mowing and material or equipment transportation. In winter, loads sanding material and does snow removal and sanding. Responsible for overall functional operation of machines including preoperational checking, scheduled servicing, and adding fluids, and changing pins, cutting edges, etc. Performs related work as required. detailed job description

Temporary Administrative Clerk

  • 54197335
  • Band: 2
  • Bozeman
  • Open until filled

The Bozeman Temporary Administrative Clerk obtains, recaps and reports road conditions in the District for public information using knowledge of highway route numbers, road reporting procedures and terminology. Requires an ability to summarize and condense reports into a useable and understandable format for the public. **Please Note: The hours for this position are 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Weekend and Holidays.** detailed job description

Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer

  • 54122106
  • Band: 5
  • Broadus
  • December 19, 2014

Enforces Federal and Montana Commercial & Agricultural Transportation Laws. Officers are responsible for helping to regulate the international commercial and agricultural motor carrier industry. They are also responsible to enforce international, federal, and state commercial motor carrier laws at both fixed and mobile locations throughout Montana. MCS Enforcement Officers regulate and enforce law individually or with other officers, in densely populated and remote areas of the state. Officers have full autonomous decision-making authority on a wide range of regulation and enforcement issues, including height, width, and weight restrictions, vehicle licensing and motor fuel tax requirements, hazardous material transportation restrictions; and vehicle, operator, and load safety. detailed job description

Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer

Enforces Federal and Montana Commercial & Agricultural Transportation Laws. Officers are responsible for helping to regulate the international commercial and agricultural motor carrier industry. They are also responsible to enforce international, federal, and state commercial motor carrier laws at both fixed and mobile locations throughout Montana. MCS Enforcement Officers regulate and enforce law individually or with other officers, in densely populated and remote areas of the state. Officers have full autonomous decision-making authority on a wide range of regulation and enforcement issues, including height, width, and weight restrictions, vehicle licensing and motor fuel tax requirements, hazardous material transportation restrictions; and vehicle, operator, and load safety. detailed job description

Audit Manager

The mission of the MDT's Audit Services is to provide and maintain an effective and professional internal and external audit function for MDT. The Group Manager supports this mission by managing the overall Internal Audit Program including audit selection and review of referrals. You will mentor and train auditors to ensure professional development; and manage audit work to ensure accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IPPF). To be successful in this role requires extensive knowledge in applying internal auditing, accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices. detailed job description

Temporary Administrative Clerk

Operates two-way radio and answers all incoming calls to effectively gather information from Highway maintenance crews and compile a detailed road report November through April. This report is then entered into a computerized report. Creates script and records roadway information on recording device accessible to the public and news service. May also be required to arrange, sort and file materials; type labels, envelopes, headings, form letters; proofread forms, records, requests, etc.; performs basic arithmetic calculations, answer multi-line telephone, distribute information, operate simple office equipment; keypunch information into computer terminal; work independently; perform related work as required. detailed job description

Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer *

  • 54122020
  • Band: 5
  • Culbertson
  • December 19, 2014

Enforces Federal and Montana Commercial & Agricultural Transportation Laws. Officers are responsible for helping to regulate the international commercial and agricultural motor carrier industry. They are also responsible to enforce international, federal, and state commercial motor carrier laws at both fixed and mobile locations throughout Montana. MCS Enforcement Officers regulate and enforce law individually or with other officers, in densely populated and remote areas of the state. Officers have full autonomous decision-making authority on a wide range of regulation and enforcement issues, including height, width, and weight restrictions, vehicle licensing and motor fuel tax requirements, hazardous material transportation restrictions; and vehicle, operator, and load safety. To learn more about Motor Carrier Services Enforcement Officers click here: Spotlight on Motor Carrier Services (MCS) in Montana - YouTube detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Technician

  • 54197780
  • Band: BC7
  • Fort Benton
  • Open until filled

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a temporary Maintenance Technician (winter snowplow operator) in Fort Benton. This position cleans and maintains roadways, and depending on weather, will plow and sand roadways during snow events. If you are looking for temporary employment consider joining a team dedicated to the safety of the traveling public. This is a 4-hour shift/20 hours per week position. detailed job description

Internship - Library

Primary Project(s): The intern will be responsible for assisting with literature searches, helping to clean up the library catalog system, copying and creating records to add to our system , assisting with the management of our interlibrary loan program, contributing to the Summer Research Newsletter, making sure MDT research products are widely available online, and assisting with daily library operations. There may be additional intern-initiated projects, depending on the library-related interests of the intern. Daily work activities/Interns Role in project(s): Daily work activities include: copy cataloging of print materials; enhancing catalog records with tables of contents and summaries; shelf-reading; checking the collection for mis-shelved items; working on research guides; identifying useful resources that may be relevant for MDT Library patrons; assisting with finding literature needed by MDT employees. detailed job description

Internship - Information Services

Partnering with ISD team members, a summer intern will assist with hardware and software deployments and upgrades to the agency, application development, security, web development, and miscellaneous systems activities. A summer intern will experience the many different aspects of an Information Services Division within the realm of State Government. detailed job description

Internships MDT Engineering

  • 54138001
  • Band: 3
  • multiple locations
  • November 28, 2014

Engineering Interns perform work related to active construction projects or planning and design for future projects on Montana’s highways. Duties include but are not limited to inspecting, testing, sampling, surveying, GIS mapping, and monitoring contractor progress. Field Construction Interns will work on active jobs and assist in real-time problem solving. Pre-construction interns will contribute to the design of future highway jobs. detailed job description

Maintenance Technician

  • 54187031
  • Band: BC7
  • Wolf Point
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited to, loaders, motor patrols, backhoes, mobile brooms, snow blowers and trucks to perform maintenance activities such as culvert placement and installation; landslide removal; fence building or bridge repair. detailed job description

Mechanic-Machinist

  • 54166039
  • Band: BC12
  • Wolf Point
  • Open until filled

This position performs a variety of work associated with the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel machinery and equipment; fabrication of specialized parts; system design and manufacture; and troubleshooting. Cleans, inspects, and determines course of repair, including restoring close tolerances with accuracy; machining and/or replacing functional parts, devices and control instruments; reinstalls and assembles; starts, drives or operates equipment and devices to test performance. The incumbent must have the ability to follow maintenance procedures. detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Technician

  • 54190340
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Lewistown Maintenance Area is recruiting for Temporary Maintenance Technicians (winter storm snowplow operations) for the surrounding areas: •Lewistown - 2 positions-Minimum of 20 hours per week •Grass Range - 1 position- Minimum of 20 hours per week •Roundup - 1 position -Minimum of 20 hours per week •Stanford - 1 position- Minimum of 20 hours per week This position cleans and maintains roadways, and depending on weather will plow and sand roadways during snow events. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician Materials Lab

  • 54157010
  • Band: 2
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

This position serves as a Civil Engineering Technician and is responsible for: applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications Duties include: performing laboratory testing, collecting samples of a variety of materials, perform testing and determining procedures to follow based on the type of material sampled. Prepares samples for testing based on the type of material and procedures outlined in the manual. Conducts a wide variety of specialized testing procedures on materials to specifications at preconstruction and construction sites; sets up trailer and other site equipment, maintains and repairs equipment to ensure safety, accurate results, proper operation, cost containment and extended life. Performs other related work as assigned. detailed job description

District Land Surveyor

  • 54191898
  • Band: 6
  • Glendive
  • December 24, 2014

The District Survey Manager is a senior professional land surveyor (PLS) for the MDT. This position serves as the District’s technical authority responsible for directing and overseeing District land survey operations and activities. The position plans and manages District land survey projects; implements survey procedures and technology at the District level; directs and monitors survey projects; oversees District survey program operations (e.g. supplies, contracts, etc.); and provides technical expertise and consultation. The position reports to the District Preconstruction Engineer and is under the technical oversight of the Helena Photogrammetry & Survey Section. This position provides in-line supervision to District Survey Unit staff and provides technical oversight to other District survey crews. detailed job description

Temporary Civil Engineering Aide

  • 54195943
  • Band: 2
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

Responsible for applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications, Department requirements, and contract agreements. The position is also responsible for assisting with staking and surveying logistics and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician

  • 54192418
  • Band: 3
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

Responsible for coordinating and conducting various highway construction inspection, sampling and testing materials to ensure compliance with standards and specifications. Conducts staking and survey procedures. Additional overtime hours and travel may be required during the construction season. A vehicle is provided to travel to the job site. detailed job description

* this posting fills multiple positions... please see the vacancy for additional details