Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

District Construction Operations Engineer

  • 54152202
  • Band: 7
  • Missoula
  • December 27, 2019

The District Construction Engineering Project Manager is responsible for managing the delivery of major highway construction projects throughout the District. The position also provides management support in developing and implementing program plans, goals and objectives; reviewing and recommending standards policies, and procedures; and administering ongoing District Construction program operations. The position is responsible for directing the final review of plans, specifications, and estimates for accuracy and ability to be constructed; overseeing environmental review and permitting processes; monitoring contract conformance; determining and resolving technical construction problems within proposed contract plans; and developing solutions to a broad range of engineering deficiencies and contract administration problems. The incumbent reports to the District Construction Engineering Manager (#51049) and provides direct supervision for 11 professional and technical staff (11.0 FTE). job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech\Snowplow Driver

  • 54190340
  • Band: BC7
  • Lewistown
  • December 20, 2019

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 following areas: Roy/Mobridge, Ryegate and, Lewistown. These positions are call-out positions, hours will vary and are dependent on winter storm events. These positions will end in March/April depending on weather. job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech\Snowplow Driver

  • 54198820
  • Band: BC7
  • Billings
  • December 20, 2019

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 the Billings area and is 40 hours/ per week. The position will end in March/April depending on weather. job description

Computer System Analyst *

This position will perform analysis, design and development tasks individually or as a member of a project team in support of the Department of Transportation’s day-to-day operations. The incumbent will follow the department’s agile software development methodology and use agile tools for enhancements and new development. Varying levels of computer programming, systems analysis and design and project management will be required based upon placement in the career ladder. job description

Workspace Designer (Architect)

This temporary position will assess the space requirements for each work area within MDT. This position is responsible for designing efficient and productive workspace for current MDT staff. This position is responsible for revising drawings and layouts to accommodate changes and enhancements while developing effective working partnerships within the bureau, division and department. Requires the ability to read and interpret building drawings, schematics, blueprints, code specifications, and diagrams. Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) programs to create project drawings. Requires knowledge of federal, state and local building administrative codes relating to building projects; knowledge of modern architectural methods; background on solving architectural design and construction problems; and knowledge of ADA Handicap Accessibility Guidelines. Requires strong customer service skills and the ability to establish cooperative working relationships. Needs excellent written and oral communication skills. job description

Road Profile 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

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

Machinist/Mechanic

  • 54166319
  • Band: BC12
  • Helena
  • December 9, 2019

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 manufacturers’ instructions, blueprints and drawings, and written/oral instructions to fabricate correctly scaled and assembled components for projects. The incumbent must have the ability to follow maintenance procedures. job description

District Preconstruction Engineer

  • 54151201
  • Band: 7
  • Missoula
  • December 16, 2019

This position is the District Preconstruction Engineer for one of five districts statewide and its subordinate area offices. The position is responsible for directing the planning, implementation, and oversight of engineering services for multiple district projects; providing engineering oversight, analysis and technical assistance to MDT staff, contractors, local governments, and others; and administering consulting contracts. The position reports to the District Administrator, and manages 20 - 25 FTE construction staff in the district . job description

Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector

  • 54122141
  • Band: 5
  • Great Falls
  • December 11, 2019

This position performs motor carrier and HM Shipper (Hazardous Material Shippers) compliance reviews and safety audits in accordance with state and federal law including, commercial vehicle inspections, equipment checks and verification of driver documentation through random selection, by direct observation, and testing. 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

Internship MDT Aviation Management

  • 54138027
  • Band: 1
  • West Yellowstone
  • January 24, 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 Yellowstone Airport. job description

Internship IT Computer Support Help Desk

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. One intern will be hired from this posting; interns will work in the ISD Computer Support Help Desk Section of the Informational Services Division in Helena MT. 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

Maintenance Tech 1 - Malta

  • 54187023
  • Band: BC7
  • Malta
  • Open until filled

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician for the Malta 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

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

Internship MDT Library

This is a Summer Internship position and all applicants must be enrolled in a College, University, or Tech School. The intern will be responsible for assisting with literature searches, helping to clean up the library catalog system, copying and creating records to add to our system, assisting with the management of our interlibrary loan program, contributing to the Summer Research Newsletter, making sure MDT research products are widely available online, and assisting with daily library operations. 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

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for an entry level Civil Engineer in the Wolf Point Office. 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. We encourage current college students who will graduate in December 2019 to apply. job description

Temporary Maintenance Technicians/Snowplow Drivers - Kalispell Division *

  • 54100311
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • 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. Positions available in the following locations areas: Kalispell, Marion, Columbia Falls, Polson, Rollins, Hot Springs, Whitefish, Noxon, and Troy. job description

Temporary Maintenance Technician/Snowplow Driver - Missoula Division *

  • 54197381
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • 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. Positions available in the following locations areas: Missoula, Lolo South, Lolo Pass, Seeley Lake, Drummond, Phillipsburg, Alberton, Lookout, Ravalli, Ronan, Thompson Falls, and Evaro. 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-Materials Lab

  • 54157010
  • Band: 2
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

If you are looking for a job offering career advancement with a high school degree, MDT is recruiting for a technician position. This position serves as a Field Project Technician within 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, Department requirements and contract agreements. 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. Prepares samples for testing based on the type of material and procedures outlined in the manual. Conducts a wide variety of specialized testing procedures on materials to specifications at preconstruction and construction sites; sets up trailer and other site equipment, maintains and repairs equipment to ensure safety, accurate results, proper operation, cost containment and extended life. Performs other related work as assigned. job description

Civil Engineering Technician - Miles City

  • 54191988
  • Band: 2
  • Miles City
  • Open until filled

The Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for Civil Engineering Technician in Miles City. 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

Accountant

This position is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and reconciling the differences between department financial subsystems and SABHRS. Approve documents and financial transactions for the Collections Section. Review, recommend, and implement audit corrective action plans. This position participates in testing system changes, developing test plans and implementing new systems, enhancements, processes and procedures. job description

Maintenance Tech 1- Plentywood

  • 54187036
  • Band: BC7
  • Plentywood
  • Open until filled

MDT is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Plentywood. 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 - 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

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

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