Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation


Current MDT Openings

Design Supervisor

This position performs supervision, crew management, and complex engineering design work in the planning and design of roads and related facilities for a large number of projects of varying complexity on Montana's interstate, primary, secondary, and urban highway systems. Requires a thorough knowledge of a broad range of highway engineering design concepts and applications and road construction processes and procedures; of MDT and federal standards and guidelines regarding road design. detailed job description

Public Involvement Officer

The overall purpose of this position is to ensure the Montana Department of Transportation meets all National Environmental Policy Act and the Montana Environmental Policy Act requirements for public involvement, specifically in relation to highway construction projects. This includes taking a proactive approach to seeking and fostering public, consultant and internal/external MDT input and involvement in department projects and decisions. In addition, this position develops and implements strategies to keep the public informed of project progress as it relates to the preconstruction phase of highway projects, administrative rule changes and other meetings. For Further information please request job profile. detailed job description

Social Media and Special Projects Manager-54133217

The Social Media and Special Projects Manager will be responsible for social media channel management, on-going strategy development, and continual measurement & analysis of social media initiatives for the Department of Transportation. detailed job description

District Environmental Engineering Specialist

This position is commonly referred to as the District Environmental Engineering Specialist (DEES). The DEES serves in the District for the Field Services Unit within the Engineering Section of the ESB. This position is responsible for implementing MDT’s erosion and sediment control, storm water, construction, and maintenance environmental permitting and compliance activities and programs at the District level to ensure compliance with local, State, Federal and Tribal regulations. This position is responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of environmental compliance and stewardship training programs. This position provides training for district field staff; contractors; other MDT work units; and other local, state, and federal agencies in accordance with ESB policy. This position exercises solid environmental engineering judgment coupled with accurate interpretation of environmental laws. The position’s daily supervision and work prioritization is from District Engineering Services Engineer. This position reports to the Field Services Unit in the ESB for work prioritization (in coordination with the District), policy, and procedures. Indirect supervision is provided by the Field Services Engineer (FSE). The DEES routinely consults with the FSE regarding technical and ESB policy matters. This position does not supervise other agency personnel. detailed job description

Roadway Data Collector

  • 54126034
  • Band: 3
  • multiple locations
  • April 6, 2015

This position will support the Traffic Data Collection and Analysis Section’s (TDCA) traffic count program by conducting short-term traffic counts to monitor and record traffic volumes, flows, and characteristics on roadways throughout the state. Work will involve placing portable traffic counter alongside the roadway and securing pneumatic hoses across the roadway surface in compliance with TDCA data collection and MDT safety procedures. There will be extensive travel around the state to collect this data. Work will involve installing portable traffic counting machines on roadways at pre-determined locations and securing pneumatic hoses to the roadway using a 3 lb. hammer. This position will last from approximately May-October and will be based out of the Helena, Billings, Kalispell areas. detailed job description

Network Systems Analyst

This position is in a career ladder. Placement in career ladder is based upon the candidate’s education and experience qualifications at the time of application. The position is a key member of the Systems Section. Specifically, we are looking for a Linux Administrator (Red Hat and variants) with extensive mid-tier server experience (Tomcat, J2EE containers, Proxy servers, Web logic servers, Oracle Internet Application Server). The successful candidate will work closely with the applications development teams and technology counterparts to understand, research, implement and drive enterprise objectives and new initiatives. detailed job description

MCS Enforcement Officer

  • 54122002
  • Band: 5
  • multiple locations
  • April 8, 2015

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

Concrete/Aggregate Supervisor

This position serves as a supervisor within the Materials Bureau’s Physical Testing Section. The position carries two primary functions: supervisory specialist and the main resource for Department personnel in relation to concrete, cement, cement treated base, and other associated materials and construction policies and related best practices with secondary responsibilities to manage the design and quality control of MDT’s concrete, cement treated base, and aggregate surfacing programs. This requires extensive knowledge in terms of research, experience, and networking to remain current with advancing technology and industry standards. detailed job description

Temporary Civil Engineering Technician

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 to 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. detailed job description


BAND 4 - This position is an entry level surveyor (Surveyor I) for the MDT. The position is responsible for performing a variety of technical and pre-professional survey duties. Examples of duties include: making measurements, collecting and recording survey data, operating survey equipment, setting stakes/monuments, researching records, recovering survey evidence, making rudimentary survey calculations, drafting at an entry level, maintaining survey equipment and sustaining an inventory of survey supplies. The position reports directly to the Land Survey Manager or District Land Survey Manager. BAND 5 - This position is a journey level Surveyor (Surveyor II). The position is responsible for performing advanced technical and professional field survey work; serving as party chief for field surveys; reviewing surveys to determine the validity of the evidence and methods used and to ensure accurate survey information; maintaining equipment and inventories; and performing other duties as assigned. The position reports directly to the Land Survey Manager or District Land Survey Manager. detailed job description

Temporary Materials Inspection Aide

This job profile defines responsibilities for Materials Laboratory Technician positions in the Materials Bureau. These areas include Bituminous Mix Design, Asphalt Binder Properties, Concrete Mix Design, Aggregate Testing, Geo-Textile Testing, pre-cast Concrete Inspection, Nuclear Densometer Gauge Testing, etc. These positions are expected to be capable of performing in all of these areas. These positions are responsible for laboratory testing of a variety of materials used in highway and bridge construction and maintenance in order to ensure compliance with project specifications and State and Federal regulations. The test results also provide information to design staff, contractors, and project managers on the development and application of materials. Technical testing procedures vary based on the specific section e.g. Bituminous Mix Design or Asphalt Properties. detailed job description

Seasonal Drill Operator

The majority of work is performed at various field project locations involving extensive statewide travel (in excess of 12,000 miles a year) as well as hazards and demands associated with an active project site, including exposure to high-decibel noises and heavy equipment; traversing rough and uneven terrain; and extreme weather and driving conditions. Unanticipated project problems, safety concerns, and other impediments require the incumbent to work long hours under stressful and demanding conditions. detailed job description

Labor and Employee Relations Specialist

Seeking an HR Generalist with a strong labor relations background and workers compensation background. This position administers the daily operations of the Human Resources Division, to ensure efficient, flexible, and supportive operations while maintaining compliance with statutory responsibilities and related State and federal laws. detailed job description

District Right of Way Designer Supervisor

  • 54160042
  • Band: 6
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

The Billings District has an exciting opening for the District Right of Way Design Supervisor! This position is responsible for planning & administering design of right-of-way projects; compiling & integrating property information for ROW design & plan preparation;& providing training, information, and technical assistance. The position reports to the District Engineering Services Supervisor & supervises 1 – 2 Right of Way Designers. detailed job description


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

The Mechanic/Machinist position in Wolf Point/Glasgow 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. detailed job description