Temp Maintenance Tech/Winter Snow Plow Driver (Red Lodge)

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance in Red Lodge. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment. job description

Temp Maintenance Tech/Winter Snow Plow Driver (Big Timber)

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance in Big Timber. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment. job description

Temp Maintenance Tech/Winter Snow Plow Driver (Custer)

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance in Custer. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment. job description

Temp Maintenance Tech/Winter Snow Plow Driver *

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance in Billings, Columbus, and Laurel. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment. job description

Civil Engineer Specialist - Road Design

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Civil Engineering Specialist in Road Design. This position is responsible for conducting in-depth engineering and analysis, administer contracts, oversee projects, and project design, and may serve as a lead worker. Work is assigned through instruction on specific engineering objectives and direction and the incumbent determines the best solution based on established engineering guidelines, knowledge, and skills. Completed work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. This position is part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities. job description

Right of Way Agent's *

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Right of Way Agent. This position is responsible for assisting other agents with property appraisals and negotiations for highway project property valuations and acquisitions. This includes researching property information, conducting site inspections, conducting simple waiver valuations, and related duties. The position is expected to perform these support functions while gaining a progressively responsible knowledge of appraisal and negotiation processes, standards, and requirements. The position reports to the District Right of Way Manager or Special Programs Manager and does not directly supervise others job description

Temporary Snowplow Driver / Maintenance Tech Bozeman Area's *

  • 54197681
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with driving or heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Temporary, seasonal positions. Openings to work various hours such as call-out, 20 hours, and 40 hours per week. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment. job description

Budget Analyst

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Budget Analyst. This position is responsible for conducting budget development, implementation and, monitoring tasks, as well as financial and program analyses, and reporting for multiple programs within the department. Other duties include developing and implementing fiscal policies and systems, conducting research, and providing professional financial assistance and reporting to other budget analysts, program management, and accounting staff for budgetary functions and related activities. This position reports to the State Appropriations Management Supervisor and does not supervise others. This position is part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities. Other MDT office locations may be considered. job description

Transportation Planner

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Transportation Planner. This position is responsible for performing professional-level tasks in support of MDT's Multimodal Planning Bureau functions. Tasks include researching compliance with federal and state laws for plans, programs, and projects; research, analysis, and interpretation of federal and state laws and guidelines and agency policies and procedures; analyzing transportation- related data; program and project development, management, tracking, monitoring, and documenting; performing analysis using a variety of data sources; conducting planning studies, including Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) studies and long-range transportation plans; inter-agency and external coordination; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. Incumbent may serve as a lead employee of various projects. These positions report to the section supervisor or Bureau Chief and do not directly supervise other agency personnel. This position is part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities. job description

Facility Maintenance Worker / Carpenter

  • 54176065
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting a Carpenter in Bozeman, Livingston or Three Forks. This position coordinates, plans and performs MDT facilities maintenance and construction work within a maintenance division. Performs contract administration in conjunction with major repairs, remodels, new construction and upgrades of MDT facilities. Works with headquarters facilities maintenance division. Must be abreast of technology changes to operate and maintain facilities efficiently as possible. Must have extensive knowledge of building construction practices and have the ability to comprehend and adhere to construction plans, shop drawings, wiring schematics, and specifications. Must have the ability to troubleshoot complex building systems. Repair and maintain plumbing, electrical, high and low voltage control circuits, boilers, HVAC systems, automated building control systems, well and pumps, overhead doors, locks and fire suppression systems. job description

Motor Pool Manager

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for the Motor Pool Manager position. This position is responsible for coordinating and delivering operational plans, inventory, leasing services, maintenance and repair, contractual agreements, and related functions. Also provides a range of Motor Pool services, including dispatch, accident resolution, maintenance and repair, fuel management, records, and related services. The position reports to the Fiscal & Motor Pool Manager and directly supervises 5 Motor Pool staff. job description

Lab Technician - Missoula (Entry-level; Civil Engineer) #552 *

This position serves as a Lab Technician within the Missoula Division Materials Lab and is responsible for coordinating and conducting 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 coordinating and conducting staking and surveying procedures and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The position reports to the area lab manager. job description

Bridge Bureau Civil Engineer IV

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Bridge Bureau Civil Engineer IV – supporting Glendive District. This position is a professional level structural design engineer. The Engineer is assigned Preliminary and Final bridge design work, design review, and final bridge plan checking on a project level basis and is responsible for all work with minimal guidance and direction from the Bridge Area Engineer. The Engineer in this position has gained the necessary judgment, skills and abilities through education and experience to be in responsible charge of the engineering work. The Engineer is fully competent in all conventional aspects of bridge design. job description

Maintenance Technician - Missoula #73032 *

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting Maintenance Technicians in Missoula. This position Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates various trucks and a variety of heavy equipment to perform culvert placement and installation/cleaning, landslide removal, crack/mastic sealing, fence building or bridge repair, guardrail or sign installation, luminaire maintenance, roadway repair, vegetation and roadside maintenance, pavement marking and striping operations, and snow and ice control. Responsible for the overall function, operation, and maintenance of equipment including training and mentoring of others, pre- operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Computer knowledge in order to access applicable systems including the Road Weather Information Sites (RWIS), and the Equipment Vehicle Maintenance Management System (EVMMS). Performs all other duties and maintenance activities as assigned. job description

Highway Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Equipment Operator

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting Maintenance Technicians in Ferndale. This position Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates various trucks and a variety of heavy equipment to perform culvert placement and installation/cleaning, landslide removal, crack/mastic sealing, fence building or bridge repair, guardrail or sign installation, luminaire maintenance, roadway repair, vegetation and roadside maintenance, pavement marking and striping operations, and snow and ice control. Responsible for the overall function, operation, and maintenance of equipment including training and mentoring of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Computer knowledge in order to access applicable systems including the Road Weather Information Sites (RWIS), and the Equipment Vehicle Maintenance Management System (EVMMS). Performs all other duties and maintenance activities as assigned. job description

Highway Maintenance Tech -CDL Driver - Broadus

Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in the Broadus Section. This position performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. The Maintenance Technician operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, 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. job description

Civil Engineer Specialist #91928

  • 54191928
  • multiple locations
  • October 14, 2022

Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Civil Engineer Specialist in Glendive and Wolf Point locations. These positions serve as an entry-level civil engineer within the assigned district are responsible for conducting in-depth engineering and analysis, administer contracts, oversee projects, and project design, and may serve as a lead worker. Work is assigned through instruction on specific engineering objectives and direction and the incumbent determines the best solution based on established engineering guidelines, knowledge and skills. Completed work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. job description

Machinist/Mechanic - Miles City #66056

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is recruiting for a Mechanic/Machinist in the Miles City Shop. The 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. job description

Field Project Technician Glendive District #91838

MDT is recruiting for Civil Engineering Technicians in the Glendive District. This position serves as an experienced Field Project Technician on a Glendive or Wolf Point crew and is responsible for coordinating and conducting 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 coordinating and conducting staking and surveying procedures and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The position reports to the Engineering Project Manager and provides guidance and technical assistance to less experienced Field Project Technicians performing routine inspections, sampling, testing, and surveying procedures. job description

Highway Maintenance Tech-CDL Driver/Equipment Operator-Baker

Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in the Baker section. This position performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. The Maintenance Technician operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, 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. job description

CDL Temporary Maintenance Tech I / Snow Plow Driver-97780 *

  • 54197780
  • multiple locations
  • October 7, 2022

The Great Falls Division is recruiting for Temporary CDL Maintenance Technicians (winter snowplow operators) in Dutton and Lincoln. These positions clean and maintain roadways, and will plow and sand roadways during snow events. Performs a variety of work as a laborer, equipment operator and truck driver for winter highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment. If you enjoy working outdoors and are looking for temporary employment, consider joining a team dedicated to the safety of the traveling public. A training assignment will also be considered. Please note: there has been a salary increase for these positions. job description

License & Permit Technician *

Licensing and Permitting Technicians issue licensing and permitting credentials to the Motor Carrier Industry, in compliance with state and federal regulations. Licensing activities may include processing new applications as well as processing renewal applications. Processing permitting applications will include review of permit applications in relation to issuance of permits for permits to individuals and companies with oversize, over-weight and excess axle weights in relation to statutory regulations. Technicians are responsible for account management, registration, certification, application and permitting processing activities. This position involves substantial customer service activity and communication/customer focus skills are essential. job description

Temporary Snowplow Driver / Maintenance Tech Butte Area's *

  • 54195332
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with driving or heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. job description

Temporary Snowplow Driver / Maintenance Tech - Helena Area's *

  • 54197580
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with driving or heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. job description

Continuity Coordinator / Emergency Specialist

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Continuity Coordinator/Emergency Specialist. This position performs a variety of functions related to supporting the continuity of operations planning process; coordinate training of the continuity of operations planners in utilizing the State of Montana’s continuity system; and the continuity plans for the Department of Transportation. The primary backup to the DES Coordinator with the disaster and emergency functions. This position reports to the Budget Manager/DES Coordinator. job description

Right of Way Review Appraiser III (60055)

  • 54160055
  • multiple locations
  • October 13, 2022

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Right of Way Appraisal Reviewer. This position serves as an Appraisal Reviewer for the Right of Way Bureau within the Engineering Division and serves as a field authority in conducting property appraisals to arrive at fair market value for property acquisitions. This includes all standard and specialized property appraisal types. This position reviews completed appraisal reports and approves just compensation due to landowners. job description

Kalispell - Temp Maintenance Tech/Winter Snowplow/CDL Driver *

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours and range from 4am- 11:30pm. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. job description

2023 Engineering Internships

  • 54138001
  • multiple locations
  • November 1, 2022

Engineering Interns perform work related to active construction projects or planning and design for future projects on Montana’s highways. Duties may include but are not limited to field reviews, writing reports, construction oversight on roads and bridges, material testing, sampling, surveying, GIS mapping, paving, seal and cover, striping, earthwork, gravel placement, grading inspection on-site visits to active projects and monitoring contractor's progress. The amount of travel will vary depending on location of job sites.

Human Resources Generalist

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a/an Human Resource ( HR ) Generalist. The HR Generalist partners with Billings District leaders and manages the day- to-day HR needs for over 200 employees. Recruitment and retention are critical skills needed in this role. This position does not handle payroll or benefits. Join a great team of HR professionals. We are looking for candidates with great listening skills and the ability to communicate and follow HR laws and policies. This position is part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities. job description

Entry level CE Specialist & Designer - Various Bureaus *

  • 54132001
  • multiple locations
  • October 6, 2022

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for multiple entry level positions in various Bureaus. See descriptions of available positions below. These positions are part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities. Helena - Road Design (Designer/Civil Engineer Specialist- 5 positions): These positions create plans packages that include Road Plans, written specifications, and cost estimates. This work entails design and evaluation of alternatives using Autodesk Civil 3D software, computation of geometric data, estimation of plan quantities, assembly of plan sheets, coordination with other technical specialists and incorporation of their recommendations, and specification writing. Additionally, these positions prepare milestone reports throughout project development. Helena – Traffic & Safety (Civil Engineer Specialist - Safety - 1 position): This position would assist MDT in identifying safety improvements for Montana’s public streets, roads and highways. Safety improvements may include low-cost improvements such as signing or more robust intersection improvements like signals, roundabouts, alternative intersections and/or curve reconstructions. This position utilizes and develops analytical and problem- solving skills to identify and move forward safety projects. Work includes analyzing data, utilizing analytical tools to identify appropriate improvements, developing working relationships with multiple bureaus, developing cost estimates and calculating benefit cost ratios. Helena – Traffic & Safety (Civil Engineer Specialist / Signing Designer- 1 position): This position creates signing plans of both standard and custom highway signs, using the applicable guides including the Traffic Engineering Manual, the MUTCD, design memorandums, and other applicable guides or references. The plans are created using tools such as AutoCAD and GuideSIGN. The incumbent develops the plans based on virtual and field reviews of highway projects and develops inventories of existing signage, and recommends upgrades, additions, or removals of highway signage commensurate with the highway project scope in coordination with the Design Team. In addition to developing signing plans, pavement markings are also an aspect of the job whereas the incumbent develops quantities based off geometric layouts. All these aspects of signs and pavement markings are quantified and included in highway construction project through plans, specifications, and the estimate. Helena – Bridge (Civil Engineer Specialist - 2 positions): These positions in the Bridge Bureau are responsible for designing and developing construction plans and documents for bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects. This work involves evaluating the problem or proposal; interpreting data; analyzing a structural system; selecting alternatives; documenting designs and calculations; preparing plans and writing construction documents. The employee commits the Department to a specific course of action through this design work. Decisions made, and methods used are based on the engineer's knowledge and judgement. The engineer is responsible for minimizing errors in their work and discovering errors in other’s work during design reviews. job description

Hydraulic Civil Engineer Specialist (32029)

This is a Civil Engineering Specialist position in the Hydraulics Section located at MDT Headquarters in Helena. Generally, the position involves the following: Design activities having to do with highway drainage including culverts, bridges, storm drains, irrigation, and stream restoration. Working with people within the department from differing disciplines. Using and learning multiple software packages for analysis including 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling, and computer aided design and detailing. Writing reports and memos to explain technical subjects, developing details, and reviewing plans for accuracy. job description

Accounting Technician

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for an Accounting Technician. This position is responsible for the department’s internal accounting systems, such as: CARES, Billing Voucher/State Share and Accounts Payable. Establishes and maintains the accounting functions of AP, project/grant cost accumulation, federal and local billings, and conducts financial monitoring. Performs reconciliations, verifications, research, and other accounting duties. This position requires the ability to effectively organize workload and prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet established deadlines; communicate effectively orally and in writing; understand rules, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures and apply them appropriately. This position reports to the Accounting Systems Operations Supervisor. The first applicant review will be on October 3, 2022. Applications will be reviewed weekly after that date. job description

Accountant 1

The position is responsible for performing a variety of technical accounting activities including account reconciliation functions; ensure that internal controls are followed for the checks and cash received by the Department; and providing related accounting and administrative tasks in support of the Motor Carrier Services Division. Duties include: Generate varying routine transactions on a daily basis, such as journals. Generate correcting journal entries and financial accounting and reporting needs as appropriate. Analyze financial transactions to ensure consistent accounting treatment and compliance with Department and State accounting policy and procedures. Comprehend, verify, and process all ePART (permit and IRP) refunds. Research refund checks in SABHRS. Research vendor ID's in Oracle. Analyze multiple systems including A/P, ePART, and SABHRS to identify the status of warrants (staledated, current status, etc.). job description

Highway Maintenance Tech -CDL Driver/Equipment Operator

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Highway Maintenance Technician-CDL Driver / Equipment Operator in the Colstrip Section. This position performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. The Maintenance Technician operates a variety of trucks, variety of heavy equipment to perform culvert placement, crack /mastic sealing, bridge repairs, guardrail and sign installation and repairs. 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. This position is part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities. job description

MIS - Temp Maintenance Tech/Winter Snowplow/CDL Driver *

  • 54197380
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours and range from 4am-11:30pm. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions and remain focused and seated for extended periods of time. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity in lifting, carrying, and/or operating the tools and equipment. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. job description

Dispatcher *

The Seasonal Dispatcher position works in the Transportation Management Center (TMC) and provides communication services to Maintenance Technicians, Maintenance Chiefs, Maintenance Superintendents, other MDT staff, Federal agencies, National Weather Service, Disaster and Emergency Services, and law enforcement. Duties include road reporting, incident dispatching, emergency communication, variable message sign (VMS) operation, Roadway Management System (RMS) operations and system maintenance. Dispatchers speak with MDT staff, MHP and other law enforcement agencies, the traveling public, tribal personnel, and other emergency services. At times, this includes speaking with highly emotionally charged individuals. There are times of high stress levels, and the Dispatcher must be able to remain calm under emotional emergency conditions. The Transportation Management Center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. Employees should expect to work varying shifts throughout the year including weekends and holidays. Hours may vary between 15-30 hours per week and shifts may be anywhere from 4-12 hours long, depending on the needs of the TMC. The season typically begins in late October/early November and ends in March, depending on weather. A candidate review will be done on October 11th and interviews will be conducted later that week and the following week. The expected start date for the Seasonal Dispatchers is Monday, October 31st. job description

Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Operator *

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, 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; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. A working knowledge and understanding of the union contracts, environmental procedures, MUTCD, maintenance manual, standard drawings and traffic control operations. A working knowledge of basic carpentry skills needed for assisting the division-wide carpenter. Contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. job description

Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Operator

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, 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; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. A working knowledge and understanding of the union contracts, environmental procedures, MUTCD, maintenance manual, standard drawings and traffic control operations. A working knowledge of basic carpentry skills needed for assisting the division-wide carpenter. Contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. job description

Mechanic / Machinist / Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic *

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. job description

CDL Driver-Maintenance Tech - Culbertson #87220

The Department of Transportation is recruiting for a maintenance technician position in Culbertson. This position will perform a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, 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, 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. job description

Traffic Project Engineer

  • 54136010
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

Job Overview: This position serves as the Project Design Manager within a given District in the Traffic Design Section. The Traffic Design Section is responsible for all aspects of the development and design of urban and rural roadway projects, HSIP projects, and preconstruction project management in support of the MDT Construction Program. The Section is also responsible for reviewing and incorporating new roadway and traffic engineering technology and engineering practices and principles in all MDT internal and external traffic design guidance and practices. This position is responsible for oversight and management of all assigned projects, and staff training, development and performance. The incumbent reports directly to the Traffic Design Engineer. job description

Surveyor I or II - Glendive #91948

Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for an entry level Surveyor I or Surveyor II in the Glendive District. Surveyor I is an entry level position 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 journey level, Surveyor II, 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. job description

Signing Design Checker/Designer

The Signing Plans Checker/Designer position is responsible for reviewing and checking signing and pavement marking plan packages developed within the Traffic Design Section and by Design Consultants. Provides technical assistance, training, and direction to MDT engineers and designers, and Design Consultants. This position reports to the Signing Designer Supervisor (D1 & D3). job description

Design Technician (I, II) or Designer (I, II, II) *

These positions report to the Signing Designer Supervisor for Districts 2, 4 and 5. These positions are covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy. Education and experience will determine salary. The Design Technician I and II performs a variety of entry level technical drafting and design duties. Progress to design work on rural, primary, and interstate systems, and primary arterials passing through small / moderately sized urban and rural communities. Designer I is assigned work of analyzing data, developing design layouts, plan details and developing plan packages. The level of complexity of the projects assigned are advanced primary and interstate, intricate primary arterials passing through large sized urban communities, and intermediate freeway interchanges. Designer II identifies design objectives through research and analysis, and develops recommendations based on that information. Work involves gathering technical data from a variety of sources and integrating the information into a practical layout that is unique and specific to that site. Designer III interprets a compilation of data and prepare plans that may be unprecedented and innovative. Performs the most complex traffic engineering design work in preparing plans for the safety enhancement of roadways and signing and pavement markings projects. Examples are intricate urban primary highway projects with extensive signing and major freeway interchanges. job description

Designer

Road Design staff participate in assembling of road plans packages, which are a major part of the development of all highway projects in the Department of Transportation. Creating road plans packages entails proposals and evaluations of alternates, computations of geometric data, estimation of plan quantities, assembly of plan sheets, incorporation of recommendations from other technical specialists, and composition of specifications needed to build highways on the Secondary, Primary, and Interstate Highway systems of the State of Montana. In addition to plans package preparation, this position requires preparation of project reports. job description

Materials Lab Technician (40070 & 40022)

Job Overview: This position is 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. The position reports to the Lab Supervisor in the assigned section. job description

Surveyor 3-55005

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Professional Land Surveyor (Surveyor III) in Great Falls. The position is responsible for planning and performing professional survey work. Examples of duties include: organizing and overseeing straightforward survey projects, signing off on uncomplicated survey projects, analyzing evidence to determine boundary locations, staking/ documenting property boundaries, coordinating survey reviews to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and compliance with established standards and policies, making professional level survey calculations, carrying out complex drafting, providing training to field survey crews and coordinating the operation and maintenance of survey equipment within the Unit. The Survey III is in responsible charge of all survey work being performed under their PLS license. job description

Mechanic - Equipment Repair Technician #66044

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. job description

Civil Engineering Specialist #92438

This position serves as a civil engineer within the assigned district and is responsible for conducting in-depth engineering and analysis, administer contracts, oversee projects, and project design, and may serve as a lead worker. Work is assigned through instruction on specific engineering objectives and direction and the incumbent determines the best solution based on established engineering guidelines, knowledge, and skills. Completed work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. Note: Employees in this position will be required to work in an office and outdoors settings. This may require you to work in all climatic conditions on outdoor assignments. Duties may be performed on active construction sites in close proximity of heavy equipment, hot asphalt, and high- speed traffic. job description

Civil Engineering Technicians #92528/92428 *

This position serves as a Civil Engineering Technician with the District 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. This position is also responsible for assisting with staking and surveying logistics and performing a variety of other related duties as assigned. Note: Essential functions involve significant physical demands related to carrying equipment and samples over rough terrain, climbing and bending. Regular travel within the District (up to 2,000 miles per month depending on the project location) and occasional overnight travel. Working outdoors in all types of weather. job description

Surveyor Supervisor #92508

This position 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. This 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 (DPE) and is under the technical oversight of the Helena Photogrammetry & Survey Section. This position provides in-line supervision to District Survey Unit staff; provides management and oversight of consultant term contract District survey work; and provides technical oversight to other District survey crews. The District Survey Manager is in responsible charge of all district survey work being performed under their PLS license. job description

Machinist/Mechanic - Missoula #66705 & #66713

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. You must view listing in SOMRS for full application instructions. job description

Bridge Engineering Manager #80050

Job Overview: This position is a Bridge Projects Design Manager within a given District. The position is responsible for managing the progress of all preconstruction activities for several concurrently ongoing bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects, and bridge and structures activities in other Highway projects in that District. The position is responsible for managing, developing, and documenting the preconstruction activities from project assignment to contract award including project risk assessments, working with stakeholders, initiating appropriate public involvement, as well as overseeing the structural engineering, design, and preparation of bridge plans, special provisions and cost estimates. This position reports to the Bridge Design Engineer. job description

Working Shop Foreman / Lead Mechanic - St. Regis #66710

The Equipment Bureau provides, maintains, and administers all vehicles and equipment required by the Department of Transportation. The Equipment Bureau is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the 4000 units in MDT’s fleet; as well as the 800 vehicles in the State's Motor Pool Program. The Equipment Bureau personnel are assigned to administrative, financial, purchasing and technical specification services. This position works in the repair and maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment, gas and diesel, works with pumps, motors, engines, power trains, tools, vehicles and heavy equipment, welds (gas, arc and wire) cuts metals during repairs or fabrication. This position engineers, designs, and fabricates tools and equipment, modifies existing equipment (Snowplow Trucks or other equipment) as this will enhance highway maintenance Incumbent works with all basic hand and power tools, measuring gauges and instruments, sophisticated electronic and other diagnostic equipment. This includes all welding and cutting equipment, metal machinery equipment, specialized equipment, shop vehicles, heavy equipment, trucks, light duty equipment, layout work instruments. Incumbent works with parts and service manuals, diagrams, schematics, sketches, operations manuals, and manufacture’s specifications, computers for computerized manuals and equipment repair information. job description

Right of Way Agent - Glendive #57245

MDT is recruiting for a Right of Way Agent in the Glendive District. This position is responsible for assisting other agents with property appraisals and negotiations for highway project property valuations and acquisitions. This includes researching property information, conducting site inspections, conducting simple waiver valuations, and related duties. The position is expected to perform these support functions while gaining a progressively responsible knowledge of appraisal and negotiation processes, standards, and requirements. The position reports to the District Right of Way Manager or Special Programs Manager and does not directly supervise others. job description

Surveyor II or III

The journey level, Surveyor II, 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 professional land surveyor, Surveyor III, is responsible for planning and performing professional survey work. Examples of duties include: organizing and overseeing straightforward survey projects, signing off on uncomplicated survey projects, analyzing evidence to determine boundary locations, staking/monumenting property boundaries, coordinating survey reviews to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and compliance with established standards and policies, making professional level survey calculations, carrying out complex drafting, providing training to field survey crews and coordinating the operation and maintenance of survey equipment within the Unit. The Survey III is in responsible charge of all survey work being performed under their PLS license. job description

Fabricator / Mechanic

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. Must have the ability to follow manufacturers’ instructions, blueprints and drawings, and written/oral instructions to fabricate correctly scaled and assembled components for projects, update equipment, fabricate changes needed for technology, safety, operational benefits or other departmental goals and objectives. job description

Environmental Project Development Engineer

This position is responsible for ensuring that MDT’s work is conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Montana Water Quality Act (MWCA), and applicable MDT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rules, standards and guidelines to accomplish the project development goals and objectives of MDT. job description

Law Enforcement Officer, MCS Weigh Station *

  • 54122096
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

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. job description

Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Operator *

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, 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; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. A working knowledge and understanding of the union contracts, environmental procedures, MUTCD, maintenance manual, standard drawings and traffic control operations. A working knowledge of basic carpentry skills needed for assisting the division-wide carpenter. Contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines including training of others, pre-operational checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. job description

Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Operator

  • 54176211
  • Gallatin Gateway
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, 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; herbicide application; crack sealing; fence building or bridge repair; guardrail or sign installation; roadway repair; vegetation and roadside maintenance; striping operations; winter road maintenance operations. A working knowledge and understanding of the union contracts, environmental procedures, MUTCD, maintenance manual, standard drawings and traffic control operations. A working knowledge of basic carpentry skills needed for assisting the division-wide carpenter. Contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. job description

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