Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

Maintenance Tech 1

The Havre Maintenance Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Havre. The Maintenance Tech operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, 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. MDT offers a competitive wages and benefit package. If you enjoy working outdoors and are looking for a new career opportunity this may be the position for you. job description

Service/Combination B

Duties: The Bozeman Division is recruiting for a Service Combination B located in the Bozeman Equipment Shop. Helps repair and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment, such as engines, motors, automotive equipment and construction equipment (both diesel and gasoline); helps dismantle devices to gain access to and remove defective parts; adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments; helps repair and replace defective parts; repairs and replaces tires on vehicles and equipment; lubricates and cleans parts; performs some minor repairs without supervision; may keep job records of time and materials. May service equipment and may maintain service records of auto, truck and equipment fleet for preventive maintenance program. May be required to perform routine highway maintenance work in case of emergencies. Performs related work as required. job description

Operations Manager

This position is the District Administrator for the Billings District and its subordinate area office(s). The position is responsible for providing executive planning and guidance for MDT operations and services in the assigned District; representing the agency, projects, and initiatives to governmental bodies, industry organizations, the media, and the public; and developing, allocating, and managing the budget, equipment, staff, and other district resources. The position reports to the Deputy Director of the MDT and is responsible for managerial oversight of approximately 300+ FTE employees located throughout the District. job description

Area Materials Supervisor

The Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for an Area Materials Supervisor in the Billings District that would work out of Lewistown. The Area Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for managing materials operations and activities throughout the phases of highway construction projects. The position serves as the Area's authority in materials standards, sampling, testing, and application and is expected to coordinate with the District Materials Supervisor and Materials Bureau to ensure the consistency and compliance of independent judgments and decisions in the field. Duties include managing major materials projects, including project budgets, timelines, resource allocations, and procedures; administering the Area Materials Laboratory to ensure effective operations, compliance with standards and regulations, and the accuracy and integrity of sampling, testing, and results analysis; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The incumbent reports to the District Materials Supervisor. job description

Civil Engineering Technician - Kalispell Materials Lab

  • 54151074
  • Band: 3
  • Kalispell
  • February 28, 2019

The District oversees highway and bridge construction from the time a construction contract is awarded to a private contractor until the project is completed and the work approved. This includes inspection, sampling, testing, and surveying site features and materials to ensure that roads and bridges are built or reconstructed to established standards. Field Project personnel are responsible for sampling and testing construction and site features and materials to provide information necessary to determine the scope of construction projects and materials needed; ensure compliance with State and federal standards and project specifications; maintain required documentation; and provide technical assistance to contractor, construction, and maintenance crews in the design, testing, and application of construction materials. The Area Materials Laboratories are responsible for supplying design, construction, and maintenance staff with necessary information on availability, quality, and quantity of materials used through site assessment, quality assurance, testing, and technical assistance services related to materials used in design, construction, and maintenance of the Montana's highways and bridges. This position serves as an experienced Field Project Technician within the District 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. job description

Civil Engineering Technician

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Civil Engineering Technician located in Conrad. This position is responsible for applying various inspections, sampling and testing procedures to verify construction projects features and materials conform with standard specs, Department requirements and contract agreements. This position is also responsible for assisting with staking and survey logistics and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. If you are looking for a career with advancement opportunities and enjoy working outdoors these positions might be for you. Apply Now! job description

Civil Engineering Technician

  • 54191219
  • Band: 2
  • Cut Bank
  • February 28, 2019

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Civil Engineering Technician located in Cut Bank. This position is responsible for applying various inspections, sampling and testing procedures to verify construction projects features and materials conform with standard specs, Department requirements and contract agreements. This position is also responsible for assisting with staking and survey logistics and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. If you are looking for a career with advancement opportunities and enjoy working outdoors these positions might be for you. Apply Now! job description

Designer - Traffic and Safety Bureau

Design responsibilities in this profile progress from mid to journey levels. Designer I is assigned work of analyzing data, developing design layouts, plan details and developing plan packages. 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. job description

Road Profiler Analyst

This position serves as a Road Profile Analyst and is responsible for organizing and conducting statewide data collection and analysis projects to determine the overall ride quality of roadways. This includes responsibilities for data collection, research, and analysis; software and equipment maintenance, calibration, and testing; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The position reports to the PVMS Data Collection Manager (#40080) and does not directly supervise others. job description

Surveyor-Temporary

  • 54195943
  • Band: 4
  • Billings
  • February 28, 2019

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is currently recruiting for a Temporary Surveyor. 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. job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

  • 54192438
  • Band: 5
  • Billings
  • February 28, 2019

The Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for an entry level Civil Engineer in the Billings District. We would especially like to welcome current college seniors who will graduate in May 2019 to apply! The Civil Engineering Specialist plans inspections of highway construction projects to ensure compliance with standards and specifications; analyzes and evaluates designs developed by other MDT personnel; explains engineering modifications to ensure quality, safety, compliance and cost effectiveness of preliminary designs; provides consultation to other engineering and design personnel and provides lead worker supervision. job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

  • 54190058
  • Band: 5
  • Missoula
  • February 22, 2019

The District Offices located across the state are responsible for supervising contract administration through the supervision and inspection of materials and workmanship on highway construction projects; performance of safety inspections on public owned bridges; and performance of preconstruction and construction surveys. Positions in the assigned bureau or district areresponsible for conducting in-depthengineering and analysisadminister contractsoversee projects and project design, and may serve as a lead worker. Work is assigned through Applies prescribed engineering techniques and engineering procedures in accordance with established criteria in order to perform assigned tasks. The work is routine and technical therefore does not require previous experience. Collects data, gathers information or documents, performs standard computations or analysis and prepare drawings and visual aids. Possesses basic oral and written communication skills and interacts with other staff. The employee acquires an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and develops basic skills. Acquires basic engineering knowledge and develops skills in a specific assigned work area. Applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform assigned tasks as part of a wide-ranging assignment. Exercises limited judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional work. Performs basic engineering design tasks and provides assistance to other tasks such as; preparation of permit applications, material testing, drawings, and computer-aided design (CAD) work. Receives close supervision on unusual or difficult problems, and general review of all aspects of work and interacts with staff, general public, officials, and contractors. Performs routine engineering tasks in the assigned area with little or no supervision. Acquired engineering competence in a specific work area should reasonably transfer to other work areas at the same level. job description

Civil Engineering Technician

  • 54192408
  • Band: 2
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for Civil Engineering Technicians for our construction team in Billings. This position serves as a Field Project 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. job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

  • 54190068
  • Band: 5
  • Kalispell
  • February 22, 2019

The District Offices located across the state are responsible for supervising contract administration through the supervision and inspection of materials and workmanship on highway construction projects; performance of safety inspections on public owned bridges; and performance of preconstruction and construction surveys. Positions in the assigned bureau or 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 Applies prescribed engineering techniques and engineering procedures in accordance with established criteria in order to perform assigned tasks. The work is routine and technical therefore does not require previous experience. Collects data, gathers information or documents, performs standard computations or analysis and prepare drawings and visual aids. Possesses basic oral and written communication skills and interacts with other staff. The employee acquires an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and develops basic skills. Acquires basic engineering knowledge and develops skills in a specific assigned work area. Applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform assigned tasks as part of a wide-ranging assignment. Exercises limited judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional work. Performs basic engineering design tasks and provides assistance to other tasks such as; preparation of permit applications, material testing, drawings, and computer-aided design (CAD) work. Receives close supervision on unusual or difficult problems, and general review of all aspects of work and interacts with staff, general public, officials, and contractors. Performs routine engineering tasks in the assigned area with little or no supervision. Acquired engineering competence in a specific work area should reasonably transfer to other work areas at the same level. job description

Drill Operator

This position serves as a drill operator and conducts a variety of on-site drilling and sampling operations. Duties include operating specialized drilling equipment, gathering and preparing soil and rock samples, and maintaining and repairing drill machinery, equipment, tools, and vehicles. The position reports to the Drill Crew Chief and does not directly supervise other agency personnel. job description

Civil Engineering Technician *

  • 54191988
  • Band: 2
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

This position serves as a Field Project 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. job description

4-Hour Winter Snow Plow Driver (Temp Mtc Tech)

  • 54197880
  • Band: BC7
  • Harlem
  • Open until filled

The Havre Division is recruiting for a 4-hour Winter Snow Plow Driver (Maintenance Technician) in Harlem. The Maintenance Technician 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; 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. 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. Requires contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and pavement striping projects. job description

Maintenance Tech 1

  • 54178258
  • Band: BC7
  • Chester
  • Open until filled

The Havre Maintenance Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Chester. The Maintenance Tech operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, 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

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer

  • 54122091
  • Band: 5
  • Culbertson
  • Open until filled

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. job description

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer Broadus

  • 54122003
  • Band: 5
  • Broadus
  • Open until filled

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. job description

Maintenance Technician - Plentywood

  • 54187218
  • Band: BC7
  • Plentywood
  • 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 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

Temporary Maintenance Technician *

  • 54197780
  • Band: BC7
  • Great Falls
  • Open until filled

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

Civil Engineering Specialist - Wolf Point

  • 54191928
  • Band: 5
  • Wolf Point
  • Open until filled

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. job description

District Traffic Engineer

  • 54155029
  • Band: 6
  • Great Falls
  • Open until filled

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Traffic Engineer in Great Falls. This position is responsible for developing traffic engineering designs, managing traffic engineering projects; and conducting advanced traffic and traffic control device engineering studies to resolve the safety problems or to enhance highway safety. The position provides advanced training, guidance, and technical assistance to engineers, district and field project personnel and consultants. A training assignment may be considered. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for details. job description

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