Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

Administrative Assistant

  • 54151218
  • Band: 3
  • Missoula
  • February 8, 2020

This position serves as an Administrative Support Specialist within the Missoula District office. Responsibilities involve: customer service and communications, reception work including answering multiple phone lines, responding to public concerns & communication, and payroll for the construction department. The position also provides a range of responsibilities involving: accounts payable, procurement card transactions, accounts receivables, and payroll/personnel. The position reports to the District Financial Officer or the Area Administrative Assistant and does not directly supervise other agency personnel. You must review the job listing in SOMRS for full application instructions (including minimum qualifications, required materials, etc.) job description

Internship MDT Equipment Billings

  • 54138029
  • Band: 1
  • Billings
  • February 21, 2020

MDT offer's competitive pay and hands on experience for our Interns. You will have the opportunity to put your book knowledge to use in a live setting, contributing to current projects. All MDT Interns must be enrolled in a College, University, or Tech School to be considered. You are required to attach your unofficial transcripts, cover letter, and resume to be considered for this position. One intern will be hired from this posting and will work at the MDT Billings Shop job description

District Financial Officer

  • 54151302
  • Band: 6
  • Missoula
  • February 4, 2020

This position serves as an Accountant for the Missoula District. The position is responsible for establishing and implementing District accounting controls, managing project and grant financial data, managing budgets, and performing various other duties as assigned. The position jointly reports to the Accounting Controls Bureau Chief and the Missoula District Administrator and does supervise others. job description

Bituminous Civil Engineering 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

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. This position is part of the Field Investigation Unit career ladder. job description

Chief Chemist

This position serves as MDT’s Chief Chemist and Analytical Laboratory Supervisor. The position is responsible for administering scientific research and development projects; managing laboratory operations, activities, and resources; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. In these roles, the position serves as the Department’s primary authority in a range of scientific research, testing, analysis, and development. The position reports to the Testing Operations Supervisor and directly supervises four permanent staff positions (4.0 FTE) and two temporary positions (2.0 FTE) within the laboratory. job description

District Scour Engineer

This position manages the statewide bridge scour program and serves as the Department’s authority in bridge scour assessment, scour mitigation, and advanced hydraulic modeling and design. job description

Public Involvement Officer

The overall purpose of this position is to ensure 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. job description

Utility Agent

This position manages and coordinates major utility relocation projects; administers contracts for project-related work; provides input and review of subsurface utility engineering (SUE) projects; and performs a variety of other duties in support of the Department mission and ongoing Bureau operations and activities. The position reports to the Utilities Engineering Contract Specialist and does not supervise other agency personnel. job description

Maintenance Technician *

  • 54179042
  • Band: 7
  • multiple locations
  • January 31, 2020

Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting maintenance technicians/snowplow drivers in the Glendive and Sidney area. 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

Transit Planner/Grants Management

This position performs professional-level tasks supporting MDT's transit planning functions. The position is responsible for preparing and assisting in the preparation of various transportation plans, programs, policies and transit needs for a variety of transportation modes. The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state laws for development and implementation of such plans, programs, and projects as well as researching, analyzing, and managing financial data to support transportation planning functions. job description

CES Bridge Reviewer

The position is responsible developmental tasks that affect statewide preconstruction/construction operating procedures, implementing the agency’s Construction Review Program; Construction Claims & Dispute Resolution Program; Change Order Program; Non-Uniformity Complaint Process, and Value Engineering Program and for developing and evaluating policies, procedures, plans, and specifications; providing engineering, contract administration technical guidance and advice to districts, other bureaus, and legal staff. job description

Internal Auditor or Senior Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor I performs compliance, operational, financial, contract, information technology, and other types of audits and consulting activities in accordance with the annual audit plan with minimal supervision. Performs more complex audits under the guidance of the Internal Audit Group Manager. Internal Auditor II proficiently performs all phases of an audit or consulting engagement with minimal supervision. job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

  • 54192438
  • Band: 5
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

The Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for entry level Civil Engineers in the Billings District. 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 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 Tech

  • 54191218
  • Band: 2
  • Great Falls
  • Open until filled

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Civil Engineering Technician in Great Falls. This position is responsible for applying various inspection, 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. job description

Maintenance Technician/Snowplow Driver *

  • 54197380
  • Band: 7
  • Missoula
  • Open until filled

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 between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. There are approximately thirty 40-hr openings, and ten 20-hour openings. 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 as needed. At the time of posting this listing, positions are currently only available in the Lookout section. job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech 1 *

  • 54197780
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

The Great Falls Division is recruiting for Temporary Maintenance Technicians (winter snowplow operators) in Belt, Cascade, Dutton, Fort Benton, Great Falls, Sun River and Wolf Creek. 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

Mechanic/Machinist

  • 54166910
  • Band: BC12
  • Butte
  • Open until filled

Open Until Filled. The Diesel Heavy Equipment/Truck Mechanic/Machinist position in Butte 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

Temporary Maintenance Tech\Snowplow Driver

  • 54188052
  • Band: BC7
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

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. These temporary positions are for the Billings and Laurel areas and are 40 hours/ per week. The position will begin the beginning of December and ends in March/April depending on weather. job description

Surveyor

  • 54191948
  • Band: 4
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The Glendive District is recruiting for an entry level surveyor. The position is responsible for performing a variety of technical and pre-professional survey duties. Example 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

Administrative Assistant-Road Reporter

  • 54197980
  • Band: 2
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation in the Billings District is currently recruiting for Road Reporters in the Billings office. Operates two-way radio and answers all incoming calls to effectively gather information from Highway maintenance crews and compile a detailed road report November through April. This report is then entered into a computerized report. Creates script and records roadway information on recording device accessible to the public and news service. May also be required to arrange, sort and file materials; type labels, envelopes, headings, form letters; proofread forms, records, requests, etc.; performs basic arithmetic calculations, answer multi-line telephone, distribute information, operate simple office equipment; keypunch information into computer terminal; work independently; perform related work as required. The successful applicant must be willing to work weekends, holidays, nights and additional hours during storms. Shift times will vary based on the need to fill in, but will likely consist of shifts on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM. job description

Service/Combination B

  • 54166204
  • Band: BC9
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

MDT is recruiting for a Service Combination B position in the Glendive Shop. This position will help 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

Maintenance Tech I - Scobey

  • 54187217
  • Band: BC7
  • Scobey
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician for the Scobey Section. 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

Maintenance Tech 1-Ashland

  • 54189028
  • Band: BC7
  • Ashland
  • Open until filled

The Department of Transportation is recruiting for a maintenance technician in the Ashland Section. The position will 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

Road Reporter

  • 54197335
  • Band: BC7
  • Bozeman
  • Open until filled

Open Until Filled - applicants will be reviewed as received. Operates two-way radio and answers all incoming calls to effectively gather information from Highway maintenance crews and compile a detailed road report November through April. This report is then entered into a computerized report. Creates script and records roadway information on recording device accessible to the public and news service. May also be required to arrange, sort and file materials; type labels, envelopes, headings, form letters; proofread forms, records, requests, etc.; performs basic arithmetic calculations, answers multi-line telephone, distribute information, operate simple office equipment; keypunch information into computer terminal; work independently; perform related work as required job description

Temporary Snow Plow Driver/Maintenance Tech - Bozeman - Mult

  • 54197681
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

Open Until Filled. Temporary Snow Plow Drivers (Maintenance Technicians) for winter snow and ice control activities needed for various areas. Multiple openings in Bozeman (Belgrade), Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Ennis, Carbella/Emigrant, Three Forks, Townsend, Harrison, and West Yellowstone. 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. 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 Snow Plow Driver / Maintenance Tech I *

  • 54195332
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

Temporary Snow Plow Drivers / Maintenance Technicians for Butte, Twin Bridges, Wisdom, Divide, Lima, and Anaconda to work part time hours as needed. 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. 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 principle 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

MCS Scale Officer

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

Civil Engineering Specialist

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

This position serves as an entry-level civil engineer within the assigned District and is responsible for conducting and coordinating engineering analyses of various project components, overseeing design processes, and providing consultation and technical assistance on construction projects to ensure compliance with engineering standards, Department requirements, and contract specifications. The position reports to the designated Engineering Project Manager and provides lead worker supervision to engineering project aides and/or other technical and support staff within the District. job description

Bridge Structural Engineer

This position is a professional level structural design engineer. The Engineer is assigned final design work, design review work, 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 also is assigned preliminary design work. The preliminary design work may be done in conjunction with the Bridge Area Engineer or be assigned in terms of the general results expected. Since bridge design work affects the safety of the public, State law requires that the design work be done with a licensed professional engineer in responsible charge of the work. job description

MCS Scale Officer Broadus

  • 54122093
  • Band: 5
  • Broadus
  • Open until filled

Motor Carrier Services is advertising for a Motor Carrier Services Scale Officer to be located in Broadus, MT. 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 1 - Jordan

  • 54179040
  • Band: BC7
  • Jordan
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician for the Jordan Section. 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

Civil Engineering Technician

  • 54191988
  • Band: 2
  • Wolf Point
  • Open until filled

MDT is currently recruiting for Civil Engineering Technician for our Wolf Point construction team. 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

Maintenance Tech 1 - Broadus

  • 54189030
  • Band: BC7
  • Broadus
  • Open until filled

MDT is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Broadus. 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

Assistant Bridge Inspector

  • 54191968
  • Band: 5
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The Glendive District is recruiting for an Assistant District Bridge Inspector. This position is responsible for assisting the District Bridge Inspection Manager in directing and overseeing the bridge inspection program for the District. Duties include program planning and management; providing administrative and technical oversight, quality assurances, and bridge inspection expertise; assist in the management of the ongoing operations and activities of the work unit; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. job description

Mechanic/Machinist

  • 54166610
  • Band: BC12
  • Bozeman
  • Open until filled

Open Until Filled. The Mechanic/Machinist position in Bozeman 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

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