Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

Maintenance Tech - 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

Project Management Specialist - Human Resources and Occupati

This position provides project management through all phases of project lifecycle. Work involves managing project scope, schedule, and budget by applying project management principles and methods as defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The Project Management Specialist is responsible for coordinating with cross-functional teams, both internally and with external vendors or third parties, through meetings and progress measurement activities to ensure successful project completion on time, within budget, and with minimal disruption to critical business activities. This position is responsible for collecting, compiling, and analyzing HR metrics and data. Analyzes and reports on people data, makes comparisons to industry benchmarks, and determines trends and relationships among variables. Based on findings, makes recommendations for policy, process or operational changes and improvements to achieve both divisional and departmental goals and objectives. job description

Civil Engineering Technician #91988 - Glasgow

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for Civil Engineering Technician in Glasgow. This position serves as a 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. Varied Shifts - Typically 40-hour work weeks will be offered. Overtime may be available. This position involves travel as the majority of the work is performed at construction sites. job description

Engineering Project Manager #57015

  • 54157015
  • Band:
  • Wolf Point
  • Open until filled

MDT is recruiting for an Engineer Project Manager in Wolf Point. The position is responsible for providing engineering and administrative oversight of highway and bridge construction work in the assigned district. Duties include providing professional engineering and administrative oversight of construction and reconstruction projects; directing preconstruction and construction survey activities; provide professional engineering oversight of bridge inspection activities and project support for other agency programs; and administering field construction facilities and equipment. The position reports to the District Construction Engineer and manages various sized crews of between 2 and 20 FTE and additional temporary employees as needed. The average crew size on construction projects is 7 FTE regular employees and 4 FTE temporary employees. MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Visit our website at: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/ job description

Temporary Civil Engineering Technician - Kalispell #96133

This position serves as a temporary 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. The position reports to the Field Project Technician III and provides guidance and technical assistance to less experienced Field Project Technicians performing routine inspections, sampling, testing, and surveying procedures. MDT's construction season typically runs late spring into fall. This temporary employment is expected to last approximately mid-May through October, though may flex in response to construction needs. Temporary employment will not exceed 12 months. job description

Civil Engineering Specialist - Kalispell #90068

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

Maintenance Tech 1 - 78258

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 Examiners Certificate (MEC). Applicants with a learners permit have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. job description

Civil Engineering Technician - Kalispell #90038

This position serves as a 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. The position reports to the Field Project Technician III and provides guidance and technical assistance to less experienced Field Project Technicians performing routine inspections, sampling, testing, and surveying procedures. job description

Civil Engineering Tech *

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. The position reports to the Field Project Technician III and provides guidance and technical assistance to less experienced Field Project Technicians performing routine inspections, sampling, testing, and surveying procedures. job description

Maintenance Tech

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

Transportation Planner Traffic Data Analyst

This position serves as the traffic safety transportation planner for the MT Department of Transportation in the collection and submission of Montanas crash fatality related data required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Highways Administration in accordance with federal regulations. job description

Transportation Planner

This position serves as the polling manager for the Montana Department of Transportation. Continuous Count Station program which resides in the Traffic Data Collection and Analysis Section. The incumbent is primarily responsible for daily data acquisition from over 100 Automatic Traffic Recorders and Weigh in Motion sites across the state of Montana. The incumbent works closely with field personnel and other office staff to monitor, configure, and calibrate the traffic recorders so they retain a high level of accuracy throughout the year job description

Hydraulics Civil Engineering Specialist

The Hydraulics Civil Engineering Specialist will be responsible for the hydraulic waterway designs and engineering studies necessary to complete all hydrologic and hydraulic aspects of the Montana Department of Transportations highway construction and maintenance programs. Determines the best solution based on established engineering guidelines, knowledge and skills. job description

Civil Engineering Lab Technician #57005

  • 54157005
  • Band:
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a Civil Engineering Technician for the Materials Lab. We are looking to fill one position in the Glendive or Wolf Point location. This position serves as a Civil Engineering Lab Technician in the District Materials Lab and is responsible for applying various inspection, sampling, and testing procedures to verify that construction project features and materials conform with standard specifications, Department requirements, and contract agreements. The position is also responsible for assisting with staking and surveying logistics and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. This position requires working with soils, wet concrete, and hot plant mix both in the materials lab and on Highway construction projects in the summer and winter. The materials lab focuses on obtaining and performing lab tests to determine the quality of materials used in construction projects using AASHTO and ASTM test methods. Skill in intermediate math is essential in conjunction with data entry into computer programs. Familiarity with electronic scanning, Email, Excel, Word or other computer programs will also be essential skills to learn as well as keeping a diary of each day's work. The successful applicant will be interacting and working with a multitude of people from different MDT crews, different MDT divisions, construction contractors and the public, Applicant must be able to quickly develop good working relationships and successfully deal with rapidly changing schedules and priorities. job description

Maintenance Tech 1 - Sidney #79035

The Department of Transportation is recruiting for maintenance technician in Sidney. 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

Maintenance Tech 1 - Broadus #89030

The Department of Transportation is recruiting for a maintenance technician in Broadus. 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

Experimental and Research Project Manager

This position is responsible for managing complex experimental and research projects for all aspects of a project through the entire lifecycle, from project concept through final reporting and implementation. Project management comprises planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closure activities by applying recognized project management principles, methodologies, and practices. The incumbent assists in defining project goals and objectives, establishing methods and means of accomplishing those objectives, and presenting findings and recommendations to enhance the operations and activities of the Department. 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. Strong critical thinking, analytical, and verbal/written communication skills are essential to provide MDTs 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. Auditors must be able to travel in-state 30% of the time; and limited out of state travel. job description

Maintenance Technician #87027

  • 54187027
  • Band:
  • Culbertson
  • Open until filled

The Department of Transportation is recruiting for 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. 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

Machinist/Mechanic

  • 54166046
  • Band:
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for a Mechanic in our Billings Equipment Shop. 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 *

There are three open positions, one in Cut Bank and two in the Helena area. Positions in thisbureau 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 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

Right Of Way Appraisal Reviewer

This position serves as an Appraisal Reviewer for the Right of Way and serves as a field authority in conducting property appraisals to arrive at fair compensation for property acquisitions. This includes all standard and specialized property appraisal types. This position approves Just Compensation due to landowners. The position reports to the Appraisal Unit Manager and doesnt supervise any FTE. job description

Senior District Traffic Engineer - Bozeman

This position is a Senior District Traffic Engineer (PE). The position is responsible for developing traffic-engineering designs; managing traffic engineering projects; and conducting advanced traffic and traffic control device engineering studies to resolve safety problems or to enhance highway safety; and developing traffic engineering designs. The position provides advanced training, guidance, and technical assistance to engineers, district and field project personnel, consultants, and local governments on specialized work zone traffic control design applications and practices, and exercises lead worker supervision over other engineers in the District. The position reports to the District Preconstruction Engineer. This position requires travel within the Butte District (Southwest Montana). This travel sometimes includes overnight or longer periods away from home. Occasionally, this position requires long periods of time observing traffic patterns and behaviors without a break (4-hours). Supplemental Question: job description

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer Haugan

The Department of Transportation and Motor Carrier Services can offer you: Benefits, opportunity for career advancement, job stability, and the chance to live and work in Montana. The Motor Carrier Services is advertising to obtain a pool of applicants interested in becoming a Motor Carrier Services Officer in Haugan, Montana. Duties: 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 Wibaux

The Motor Carrier Services is advertising to obtain a pool of applicants interested in becoming a Motor Carrier Services Officer in Wibaux, Montana. Duties: 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 Coutts

Motor Carrier Services is advertising for a Motor Carrier Services Scale Officer to be located in Coutts, Montana.Duties: 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

Mechanic / Machinist - Butte

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

MCS Scale Enforcement Officer Culbertson *

  • 54122154
  • Band:
  • Culbertson
  • Open until filled

The Motor Carrier Services is advertising to obtain a pool of applicants interested in becoming a Motor Carrier Services Officer in Culbertson, Montana. Duties: 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 Lima

The Motor Carrier Services is advertising to obtain a pool of applicants interested in becoming a Motor Carrier Services Officer in Lima, Montana. Duties: 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 Butte *

The Motor Carrier Services is advertising to obtain a pool of applicants interested in becoming a Motor Carrier Services Officer in Butte, Montana. Duties: 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

Temporary Maintenance Tech/Snow Plow Drivers *

  • 54197780
  • Band:
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Great Falls Division is recruiting for Temporary Maintenance Technicians (winter snowplow operators) in Great Falls, Cascade, Belt, Dutton, Sun River and Rogers Pass. 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. 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. job description

Welder Mechanic/Machinist

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

Machinist/Mechanic (MDT) *

  • 54166705
  • Band:
  • 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 at 406.214.2945 with any questions. job description

Maintenance Tech I

  • 54176001
  • Band:
  • 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 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

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