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Current MDT Openings

Right Of Way Agent

This position monitors and enforces control of Outdoor Advertising statewide to identify and ensure removal of unlawful advertising signs adjacent to the National Highway System (NHS) and the primary highway system. This position assists other agents with property appraisals and negotiations to arrive at fair compensation for MDT property acquisitions by researching property information, conducting site inspections, conducting simple waiver valuations, and related duties. This position reports to the Special Programs Manager (position #60019) and does not supervise other. job description

Public Involvement Officer

This position ensures that the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) 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. 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 Department meetings. This position may need to work overtime on short notice. job description

Maintenance Tech I - Helena

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 1 - Gallatin Gateway

  • 54176001
  • Band:
  • Gallatin Gateway
  • October 11, 2020

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 I - Three Forks

  • 54176033
  • Band:
  • Three Forks
  • October 11, 2020

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 Technician I

The Havre Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technicians in Chester. If you enjoy working outdoors and being part of a crew dedicated to the traveling public this may be the position for you. The Maintenance Technician operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, mowing, bridge repair and material or equipment transportation. In winter, loads sanding material and performs snow removal and sanding. Responsible for overall function operations of machines including preoperational checking, scheduling servicing, adding fluids, changing pins, and cutting edges, etc. Performs related work as required. Requires a valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with tanker and airbrake endorsements and no restrictions and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). Applicants with a learner’s permit have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. job description

MSU Student Trainee

Up to five (5) MSU student positions will be filled for the MDT/MSU Design Unit in Bozeman, starting May 17, 2021. The positions are part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer. Students must be available to work full-time during the summer of 2021 and part-time during the Fall 2021 semester. The position will end upon completion of a bachelor’s degree from MSU. job description

Temp Maintenance Tech / Winter Snowplow

  • 54197380
  • Band:
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

MDT Missoula Division is looking 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. You must review listing in SOMRS for location and full application instructions. Contact Brenna Love with any questions. job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech/Snow Plow Driver

  • 54198780
  • Band:
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

MDT is looking for temporary snowplow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance in Culbertson and Plentywood. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 road miles of the work section headquarters. 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. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. job description

Consultant Project Engineer

This position serves as a Consultant Project Engineer for the Consultant Design Bureau. The position performs engineering duties to develop and complete up to 20 concurrent transportation related projects with up to 20 separate consulting firms simultaneously. The position is responsible for developing, directing and monitoring statewide diverse and complex projects; developing, negotiating, executing, and administrating consultant contracts statewide; supervising consultant work and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. job description

Temporary Snowplow Driver / Maintenance Tech BOZ

  • 54197681
  • Band:
  • multiple locations
  • October 14, 2020

Temporary Snow Plow Drivers / Maintenance Technicians for Bozeman, Livingston, White Sulphur Springs, Wilsall, Emigrant, West Yellowstone, Ennis, Harrison, Three Forks, and Townsend.MDT is looking 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 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. job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech/Snow Plow Driver

  • 54190340
  • Band: BC8
  • Grass Range
  • October 2, 2020

Montana Department of Transportation is currently 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. This temporary position is for Grass Range and is 40 hours/ per week. The position will begin in November/December and ends in March/April depending on weather. job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech/Snow Plow Driver

  • 54103018
  • Band: BC8
  • Lewistown
  • October 2, 2020

Montana Department of Transportation is currently 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. This temporary position is for Lewistown and is 40 hours/ per week. The position will begin in November/December and ends in March/April depending on weather. job description

Materials Lab Specialist

This position serves as a Materials Laboratory Specialist for the MDT Materials Bureau. The position is responsible for directing various materials testing processes to ensure the quality, consistency, and efficiency of materials lab operations, to ensure that materials comply with specifications, and to provide information and consultation for the development and application of materials and planning and conducting materials testing and analysis projects. The position is also responsible for the accuracy and consistency of testing and results for the cement, concrete, fabric, and soils materials laboratory’s in the Materials Bureau. The position reports to the Concrete Supervisor. job description

Bituminous Material Specialist

This position is responsible for the oversight of the Departments Bituminous Materials Program. Major duties include managing the Profiler Calibration program, coordination and oversight of bituminous materials and mix design testing protocols, project review, and aiding HQ, District, and Construction personnel in all matters related to bituminous materials and construction practices. This position is also responsible for conducting professional bituminous engineering research and analysis and developing processes to implement new technologies, materials, and construction practices into the program. The incumbent evaluates project plans and provisions; establishes guidelines, procedures, and parameters for evaluation of current bituminous quality assurance testing and mix design verification practices. job description

District Hydraulic Engineer

  • 54134001
  • Band: 7
  • multiple locations
  • October 7, 2020

This is a District Hydraulic Engineering position in the Hydraulics Section. This position provides advanced professional engineering analysis, expertise, and final design services for all hydraulic and drainage aspects of the Department. Specifically, the District Hydraulic Engineer: •Formulates professional engineering investigations and develops designs based on engineered alternative approaches to complex hydraulic problems; •Prepares technical and risk assessments, establishes guidelines, procedures, and parameters for various projects and activities; plans and oversees a variety of engineering projects.Work locations being considered include: Glendive, Miles City, Wolf Point, Glasgow, Billings or Helena. Preference is being given to: Glendive, Miles City, Wolf Point, Glasgow, and Billings. job description

Maintenance Technician Bozeman

  • 54176042
  • Band: BC8
  • Bozeman
  • Open until filled

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. job description job description

Seasonal Dispatcher *

  • 54197336
  • Band: 3
  • Helena
  • September 29, 2020

For this position the season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. Duties include road reporting, incident dispatching, Road Reporting System (RRS) 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. job description

Administrative Assistant *

  • 54151213
  • Band: 2
  • Missoula
  • September 21, 2022

The MDT Missoula Division Office currently has two fulltime, permanent administrative assistant vacancies. Responsibilities involve: •customer service and communications, •reception work including answering multiple phone lines, •responding to public concerns & communication, •Adopt-A-Highway Program Coordinator The position also provides a range of responsibilities involving: •accounts payable •procurement card transactions •accounts receivables •and payroll/personnel If you have any questions please contact: Contact Brenna Love at: blove@mt.gov job description

Occupational Safety Consultant

  • 54116002
  • Band: 5
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. This position provides professional development, implementation, and management of occupational safety and health, employee safety, and risk management programs for the agency at the district level. The position serves as the District expert on the implementation and administration of safety programs; interpretation of safety regulations; safety awareness; safety training, and safety compliance. The position does not supervise others. job description

Temp Maintenance Tech / Winter Snowplow

  • 54197481
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

MDT Kalispell Division is looking 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. You must review listing in SOMRS for locations and full application instructions. Contact Brenna Love at blove@mt.gov with any questions. job description

Bridge Inspection Engineer

This position serves as the Bridge Inspection Engineer and is responsible for managing MDT’s Bridge Inspection Program for over 5000 bridges and transportation structures in-service statewide. The Bridge Inspection Engineer serves as the supervisor of the Bridge Inspection Unit, which includes remote supervision of the Area Bridge Inspection Engineers and Managers stationed in the Districts. The Bridge Inspection Engineer coordinates with the District Construction Engineers, Maintenance Chiefs, and others to ensure District bridge inspection teams are accountable and receiving support for bridge inspection operations. This position is responsible for ensuring public safety; maintaining program compliance with Federal laws, policies and guidelines; developing and monitoring statewide inspection operations and budget estimates; supervising bridge inspector work and quality; and promoting efficient and cost effective use of Department resources and funds. This job requires a professional level of expertise on assessing bridge conditions, performing bridge inspections, evaluating deterioration, and determining the safety and serviceability of bridges. job description

Internship MDT Engineering 2021

  • 54138001
  • Band: 1
  • multiple locations
  • November 30, 2020

This is a summer internship position and all applicants must be enrolled in a College, University, or Tech School. If applicant is not currently enrolled in a College, University or Tech School the application will not be considered for a position unless the applicant is within six months of their graduation date. Engineering Intern positions will located through-out Montana and telework may be an option for several positions. job description

Machinist/Mechanic

  • 54166705
  • Band: BC13
  • Missoula
  • 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. The incumbent 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. “Permanent full-time mechanics and machinists currently employed and covered by [the Craft Council] collective bargaining agreement may bid to fill any vacancy within their classification, at other locations covered by this agreement. Any applicant who chooses to transfer to the location with the vacancy shall be subject to seniority guidelines… of this agreement.” 2019-2021 Agreement between The State of Montana And Public Employees Craft Council. Current mechanics/machinists who are Craft Council bargaining unit members will have preference. If no bargaining unit member is selected, external applicants meeting minimum qualifications must pass written and practical exams before participating in a behavioral-based interview for the vacancy. You must review the application in SOMRS for full application instructions. Contact Brenna Love with any questions. job description

Maintenance Technician - Opheim

The Wolf Point Maintenance Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Opheim. This position will perform 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. job description

Internal Auditor *

The Internal Audit Group focuses on providing management with independent, objective assurance, and consulting services designed to add value and improve the effectiveness of the department operations and internal controls. This will be accomplished by performing engagements as designated in the Internal Audit Plan approved by the MDT Audit Committee. Strong critical thinking, analytical, and verbal/written communication skills are essential to provide MDT’s management and staff with objective evaluation and recommendations for process improvements. It also requires a comprehensive understanding of the overall operation and interrelationships within the department job description

Surveyor - Butte

This position is a professional land surveyor for the MDT Butte District. 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. Will perform additional duties assisting in utilities as needed. job description

Striping Foreman

  • 54175074
  • Band: BC12
  • Butte
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver in conjunction with lead worker duties as a paint striper foreman. Has knowledge of union contracts. Participates in the coordination and delivery of the Division Area striping program. During striping activity performs work as a striper driver, striper operator, equipment operator, and oversees calibration and minor repairs of all striping equipment. A working knowledge of the Maintenance Manual, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), standard drawings, traffic engineering manual, and traffic control operations. Contract administration in conjunction with maintenance and construction projects. Plans and assigns on-site work procedures and instructs, trains, mentors, and monitors operations and striping procedures. Inspects Maintenance Division Area to assess striping needs using on-site inspections and retro-reflectometer readings. Has knowledge of any specific safety concerns for striping as traffic control devices. Knowledge and understanding of environmental procedures. job description

Statewide Environmental Engineering Specialist

This position is an Environmental/Civil Engineer Specialist. The position is commonly referred to as the Statewide Environmental Engineering Specialist (SEES). The SEES position serves in Helena for the Field Services Unit within the Engineering Section of the Environmental Services Bureau (ESB). The position is responsible for implementing MDT's erosion and sediment control, storm water, construction, and maintenance environmental permitting programs 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 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. job description

Surveyor III

  • 54155004
  • Band: 6
  • Great Falls
  • Open until filled

This position is a professional land surveyor (Surveyor III). This 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/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 with the unit. The Survey III is responsible for all survey work being performed under their PLS license. The position reports to the District Land Surveyor Manager. job description

Survey Project Manager

The Survey Project Manager is a senior professional land surveyor (PLS) for the MDT's Photogrammetry and Survey Section. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining special statewide survey subprograms: developing, planning and implementing statewide land survey methods, procedures, technology and operations for the MDT; planning and performing professional survey work; coordinating survey review and approval for quality control purposes; developing and overseeing training for field survey crews; and directing and coordinating the operation and maintenance of survey equipment. The Survey Project Manager is in responsible charge of all survey work being performed under their PLS license. The position reports to the Land Survey Manager. job description

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