Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

Civil Engineering Technician *

The Great Falls District is recruiting for 2 Civil Engineering Technician positions in Cut Bank. 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. detailed job description

Safety & Education Bureau Chief

Inspired Guidance: Let your personality, expertise and creativity come through as you develop and present key educational clinics, conferences and courses that ensure the continuing education for the state's certified aviators and others in Montana. Spread Your Wings: Put your experience and love for aeronautics to use as the Chief Pilot and flight instructor for MDT's Aeronautics Division. Ensure the readiness of all pilots involved in air search and rescue activities for the state through effective delivery of training. Search High and Low: Use your flight expertise to include weather decision-making, navigation and overall management skills to ensure at a moments notice, search and rescue activities can be administered and coordinated to locate missing aircraft or air crews within the state. Leave a Legacy: Utilize your knowledge of business operations to look for ways to improve effectiveness of programs, including training delivery methods, personnel management and budget monitoring. detailed job description

Operations Bureau Chief - Information Services Division

  • 54127001
  • Band: 7
  • Helena
  • September 29, 2017

This position serves as an integral member of the Division Senior Management team along with other Bureau Chiefs and the Division Administrator of the Information Services Division. This position oversees several aspects of ISD including the Project Management/Business Analysis functions, the security awareness and planning/policy functions, and also ensures the divisionís financial management obligations are met. Further, this position also serves strategic planning and policy implementation roles. Responsibilities include development, management, and oversight of the division budget, as well as procedures, program plans, material resources, and personnel management issues within the bureau. The position recommends strategic plans, policies, and procedures for addressing major issues of concern, and provides ongoing advice and management to the Information Services Divisionís section supervisors on the administration of financial management functions, the records management function, and management of the divisionís project management staff. The position reports to the division administrator and directly supervises 10 positions (10.0 FTE). detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I - Temp - Butte Multiple Locations *

  • 54195332
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • October 6, 2017

Temporary Snow Plow Drivers for Butte, Whitehall, Deer Lodge, Divide, Dillon, Wisdom, and Deer Lodge work part time hours as needed. Position # to be filled is 97580 using 95332 for posting to MDT site only. 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I - Temp - Bozeman Multiple Locations *

  • 54197681
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • October 6, 2017

Temporary snow plow drivers for winter snow and ice control activities needed for various areas. Openings in Bozeman, Gallatin Gateway, Ennis, Harrison, Carbella/Emigrant, Townsend, West Yellowstone, and Wilsal. 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I - Temp - Helena Multiple Locations *

  • 54197580
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • October 6, 2017

Temporary Snow Plow Drivers for Helena, Boulder, and Mac Donald Pass will work part time hours as needed. 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. detailed job description

Temporary-Maintenance Tech

  • 54198820
  • Band: 7
  • Billings
  • September 28, 2017

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 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. detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech I *

  • 54197481
  • Band: BC7
  • Kalispell
  • September 28, 2017

MDT is looking for temporary snow plow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours and range from 4am-11:30pm. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends 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. Positions available in the following locations: Kalispell Columbia Falls Ferndale Whitefish Libby Successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 miles of the work headquarters. detailed job description

Stockperson

  • 54166037
  • Band: BC8
  • Wolf Point
  • September 26, 2017

The Stockperson is responsible for maintaining adequate supplies of stored items for maintenance, equipment and construction activities. Orders, issues and receives items such as signs, central store items, requirement/term contract items, purchase order items and daily supply items while ensuring correct quantities and condition of merchandise meets specifications. Checks vendor invoices for accuracy, determines proper cost coding, inputs data to the appropriate management system and submits payment. Responsible for maintaining secure storage areas which includes but not limited to cleaning of floors, weed cutting, clean-up of spills, etc.; for arranging stock within the storage areas in a neat, clean, easily accessible and well-organized manner for a safe and efficient retrieval of stock, efficiency of the annual inventory process and employee safety. detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech I *

  • 54197380
  • Band: BC7
  • Missoula
  • September 26, 2017

MDT is looking for temporary snow plow drivers with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. Hours vary between 20-40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours and range from 4am-11:30pm. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends 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. Positions available in the following locations: Missoula Seeley Drummond Lolo Pass Lolo South Lost Trail Evaro Ravalli Alberton Lookout Pass Plains Thompson Falls Successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 road miles of the work headquarters. detailed job description

Administrative Clerk/Road Reporter Temp

Temporary opening from approximately October 21st to April 2018. 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I

  • 54188027
  • Band: 7
  • Lodge Grass
  • September 20, 2017

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician for our Lodge Grass Section. Internal candidates will be given preference. 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 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. detailed job description

Computer Applications Programming Supervisor

  • 54181105
  • Band: 7
  • Helena
  • September 22, 2017

Directs and manages the applications programming team in the development of the new systems and maintenance of existing systems to meet the needs of the departmentís business processes and the training of the department personnel in the use of the systems. Directs the analysis of current and potential computerized business process requirements and requests and coordinates the development, installation and maintenance of computerized business applications and their integration with other systems. This position reports to the Applications Manager and directly and indirectly supervises a combination of up to 10 senior analysts, professional consultants and project managers. detailed job description

Survey Systems Manager

This position is responsible for the planning, procurement, development, operation, maintenance and ongoing management of MDTís customized survey systems, software and equipment. The position serves as MDTs resident expert on MDT survey systems and practices and ensures consistency in the use of these systems through development of policy, procedures and QA/QC processes. This position also identifies training needs, oversees department wide automated survey training efforts and directs technical support efforts related to survey systems software and hardware. The position is located in the Highways Bureau - Photogrammetry & Survey Section - Survey Unit and reports to the MDT Land Survey Manager (#35004). This position provides technical oversight, professional guidance and program direction related to automated survey systems to both Helena headquarter and District survey and construction staff. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

This position performs professional Traffic Engineering studies in both urban and rural roadway environments. The position is also responsible for geometric design of both urban and rural intersection, interchanges, and roadway sections using current geometric design practices and techniques. This position identifies traffic control needs for roadways, intersections, and/or freeway interchanges. This position also provides technical traffic engineering assistance to other offices both in the headquarters and the districts as well as local government and the general public. detailed job description

Aircraft Pilot

  • 54143030
  • Band: 6
  • Helena
  • Open until filled

Seeking an Aircraft Pilot to perform the following duties: pilots a turbo-prop airplane (Aero Commander), day and night, under all weather conditions. Maintains FAA second class medical certificate, must hold a commercial multi-engine land pilot certificate with an instrument rating and pass type specific aircraft training such as Flight Safety.Serves out of town for short periods, with occasional long working hours, weekends and holidays when necessary. The pilot maintains proficiency in all aspects of a turbo-prop multi-engine department aircraft, including instrument, VFR, and night ratings, and maintains compliance with FAA, state and department policy while flying multi-engine, turbo-prop airplanes, as single-pilot, with up to seven passengers to high-density traffic areas, such as Washington D.C., Seattle, and Denver. The pilot is also responsible for washing the aircraft and cleaning the hanger. At all times, the pilot maintains and presents a positive image for Montana and the Department of Transportation (MDT). detailed job description

Bridge Inspection Coordinator

  • 54100000
  • Band: 6
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The District Bridge Inspection Coordinator directs and oversees bridge inspection and analysis projects throughout the District. Duties include project planning and management; providing administrative and technical oversight, quality assurances, and engineering expertise; managing the ongoing operations and activities of the work unit; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The District Bridge Inspection Coordinator reports to the District Construction Engineer and directly supervises a variable number of permanent and seasonal staff. This position is in Glendive but other locations may be considered. A $500 monthly rental assistance program is available for the Glendive or Wolf Point location. detailed job description

Bridge Inspection Coordinator (PE)

  • 54191958
  • Band: 6
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The District Bridge Inspection Coordinator directs and oversees bridge inspection and analysis projects throughout the District. Duties include project planning and management; providing administrative and technical oversight, quality assurances, and engineering expertise; managing the ongoing operations and activities of the work unit; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The District Bridge Inspection Coordinator reports to the District Construction Engineer and directly supervises a variable number of permanent and seasonal staff. detailed job description

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