Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

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Current Openings

Temporary Maintenance Technicians

  • 54197780
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • September 12, 2014

The Great Falls District is recruiting for temporary Maintenance Technicians (winter snowplow operators) in Great Falls, Cascade, Rogers Pass, Sun River, Augusta, and Lincoln. This position cleans and maintains roadways, and depending on weather, will plow and sand roadways during snow events. If you are looking for temporary employment consider joining a team dedicated to the safety of the traveling public. detailed job description

IT Project Manager

  • 54181025
  • Band: 7
  • Helena
  • September 12, 2014

Lead and direct multiple IT projects concurrently or direct a single large, critical project by applying project management principles, methodologies, and practices identified in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Oversee project delivery; assemble project teams; identify appropriate resources needed; develop schedules to ensure timely completion; coordinate staffing needs with functional area managers. detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Technician *

  • 54197380
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • September 10, 2014

The Missoula District is recruiting for Temporary Maintenance Technicians. This position will load sanding material and does snow removal and sanding depending on weather conditions, cleans and maintains roadways and overall keeps the roads safe for the traveling public. Possible locations for these positions are Evaro, Clinton, Missoula, and Lolo for the CRAFTS union and Drummond, Alberton, Ronan, Lookout Pass, Plains, & Lost Trail for the AFSCME union.

Temporary Maintenance Technician

  • 54197481
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • September 10, 2014

The Kalispell Area is recruiting for Temporary Maintenance Technicians. This position will load sanding material and does snow removal and sanding depending on weather conditions, cleans and maintains roadways and overall keeps the roads safe for the traveling public. Possible locations for these positions are Ferndale, Kalispell, West Glacier, Troy, Hot Springs, Noxon, and Whitefish. If you're looking for temporary work this winter, this may be the perfect position for you! detailed job description

Occupational Safety and Health Consultant

  • 54116006
  • Band: 6
  • Helena
  • September 12, 2014

This position provides professional development, implementation, and management of occupational safety and health, employee safety, and risk management programs for the agency at the Helena headquarters level. The position serves as the Helena headquarters expert on the implementation and administration of safety programs; interpretation of safety regulations; safety awareness; safety training, and safety compliance. The position is based in the Helena MDT Human Resources office. The position does not supervise others. Manage the activities of the Helena headquarters occupational safety and health programs. Design, develop, and recommend programs and maintain occupational safety and health compliance. Direct and identify proper work methods to managers, supervisors and staff. Examine alternatives, design, develop, and present safety training, review innovative and comprehensive solutions; and resolve program problems to meet departmental needs and comply with local, state, and federal safety regulations. Analyze, review, evaluate, and report program effectiveness. Formulate and recommend strategies for accident and injury prevention; safe work environment; protection for the general public; and reduction of costs associated with accidental losses, tort liability and compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations. Develop, coordinate, and conduct safety meetings and professional safety training on accident and injury prevention, as well as on compliance procedures for agency managers, supervisors and staff. Identify, research, preview, and evaluate safety resource materials for agency managers to ensure work practices meet applicable requirements. Oversee and serve as risk management coordinator for the agency. Make recommendations to Occupational Safety and Health Bureau Chief on implementation of a risk management plan and risk awareness for the agency. This includes review analysis and trend analysis to develop innovative approaches. Serve in an advisory capacity to resolve problems with insurance coverage of agency assets and resources. Disseminate and collect insurance and risk management information needed to maintain and preserve the insurability and viability of agency assets. Review alternatives and make recommendations for risk management policies and administrative or legal action. detailed job description

GIS Analyst - Cartographer

There are two open positions to be filled. These positions serve as professional transportation planners and GIS application experts within the Road Inventory and Mapping Section and are responsible for planning and managing statewide GIS data, mapping projects and services. These positions develop and establish geospatial data management and mapping methods, procedures, and standards; develop project plans and priorities; provide oversight and technical assistance to transportation planners, local government officials, consultants, MDT staff, and others; conduct quality assurance reviews; develop, test, and implement new information system functions and operations; and provide a variety of related project management services. These positions are also responsible for conducting specific GIS Road Inventory projects, producing and maintaining a variety of specialized interactive and printed maps, while also performing a variety of other duties as assigned. These positions report to the Section Supervisor and do not directly supervise others. detailed job description

Chief Chemist

  • 54140007
  • Band: 6
  • Helena
  • September 15, 2014

This position serves as MDTís Chief Chemist and Analytical Laboratory Supervisor. The position is responsible for administering scientific research and development projects; managing laboratory operations, activities, and resources; representing the Department in court and at regional meetings with industry and other State DOTís; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. In these roles, the position serves as the Departmentís primary authority in a range of scientific research, testing, analysis, and development areas. detailed job description

Transportation Planner

  • 54126065
  • Band: multiple
  • Helena
  • September 8, 2014

Do you want a career as a transportation planner engaging in program planning and management activities for critical infrastructure that moves people and goods? MDT provides an environment where you can make a difference by planning, organizing, analyzing and tracking various transportation-related projects and programs. Surrounded by a team of dedicated professionals, your skills in data analysis, program and project management are desired here. Apply today! We are hiring one position and placement at the Band 5 or Band 6 level will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. detailed job description

Surveyor I, II, or III

  • 54192518
  • Band: multiple
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

BAND 4 - This position is an entry level surveyor ( Surveyor I) for the MDT. The position is responsible for performing a variety of technical and pre-professional survey duties. BAND 5 -This position is a journey level Surveyor (Surveyor II). The position is responsible for performing advanced technical and professional field survey work. BAND 6 -This position is a professional land surveyor (Surveyor III) for the MDT. responsible for planning and performing professional survey work. detailed job description

Maintenance Technician

  • 54179010
  • Band: BC7
  • Sidney
  • Open until filled

Duties: Performs a variety of work as a laborer, 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; fence building or bridge repair. detailed job description

Maintenance Technician

  • 54187031
  • Band: BC7
  • Wolf Point
  • September 2, 2014

Duties: Performs a variety of work as a laborer, 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; fence building or bridge repair. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician Materials Lab

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

This position serves as a Civil Engineering Technician 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. 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. detailed job description

Civil Engineer Specialist

Analyzes and evaluates pavement condition data to develop technically defensible results and conclusions related to performance of materials under varying influences (e.g., weather, topography, stresses, etc.). Researches, analyzes, and determines probable causes of and treatments for pavement deficiencies. The CE Specialist analyzes the most complex projects within the Pavement Management System (PvMS) that may be the result of materials characteristics, data collection methods, or information system operations. Reviews pavement performance models to forecast pavement conditions and determine optimum treatment methods that ensure safety while promoting efficient and cost-effective maintenance and repair. The CE Specialist utilizes specialized computer applications, analytical results, and materials engineering theories and principles to develop and evolve performance models. Oversees information systems development and administration related to performance models. Conducts specialized pavement research and analysis projects in response to specific requests. This includes forensic studies of failing pavements, PvMS data analyses, performance trends and characteristics, and a range of other interests. Develops original research and analysis methods, standards, tools, as necessary assigns tasks to fulfill specialized requests. Evaluates advanced software designs and modifications performed by consultants to ensure that products conform with specifications, provide compatibility with existing MDT information systems, and provide efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Plans and develops new or modified system functions and operations; coordinates with vendors throughout software design and testing phases; and identifies and explains technical problems to ensure effective system operations. detailed job description

Working Shop Foreman

  • 54166038
  • Band: BC13
  • Wolf Point
  • Open until filled

Supervises and coordinates the work of the mechanic/machinists, service/combination people in the repair and service of mechanical equipment on a daily basis. Inspects and reviews the work of personnel supervised. Performs a variety of work in repair and maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment, both gas and diesel, such as pumps, motors, engines, power trains, tools, vehicles and heavy equipment, also welds (gas, arc and wire) and cuts metals during repairs or fabrication. detailed job description

Assistant District Bridge Inspection Coordinator

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

The Assistant District Bridge Inspection Coordinator is responsible for assisting the District Bridge Inspection Manager in directing and overseeing bridge inspection and analysis projects throughout the District. Duties include project planning and management; providing administrative and technical oversight, quality assurances, and engineering expertise; assist in the management of the ongoing operations and activities of the work unit. detailed job description

District Land Surveyor

  • 54191898
  • Band: 6
  • Glendive
  • Open until filled

The District Survey Manager is a senior professional land surveyor (PLS) for the MDT. This position serves as the District's technical authority responsible for directing and overseeing District land survey operations and activities. The position plans and manages District land survey projects; implements survey procedures and technology at the District level; directs and monitors survey projects; oversees District survey program operations (e.g. supplies, contracts, etc.); and provides technical expertise and consultation. The position reports to the District Preconstruction Engineer and is under the technical oversight of the Helena Photogrammetry & Survey Section. This position provides in-line supervision to District Survey Unit staff and provides technical oversight to other District survey crews. The District Survey Manager is in responsible charge of all district survey work being performed under their PLS license. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician

  • 54192418
  • Band: 3
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

Responsible for coordinating and conducting various highway construction inspection, sampling and testing materials to ensure compliance with standards and specifications. Conducts staking and survey procedures. Additional overtime hours and travel may be required during the construction season. A vehicle is provided to travel to the job site. detailed job description

Materials Lab Inspection Aide

This position is responsible for performing routine testing procedures on materials used in highway and bridge construction to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and for assisting Materials Lab Technicians with aspects of more complex testing procedures (i.e., preparing samples, setting up tests, calibrating equipment, etc.). This work involves the application of technical testing methods and procedures which vary dependent upon the type of material tested. detailed job description

Temporary Civil Engineering Aide

  • 54195943
  • Band: 2
  • Billings
  • Open until filled

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. detailed job description

Motor Carrier Enforcement BEG Patrol Officer

  • 54122098
  • Band: 4
  • Glasgow
  • Open until filled

Enforces Federal and Montana Commercial & Agricultural Transportation Laws. Officers are responsible for helping to regulate the international commercial and agricultural motor carrier industry. They are also responsible to enforce international, federal, and state commercial motor carrier laws at both fixed and mobile locations throughout Montana. MCS Enforcement Officers regulate and enforce law individually or with other officers, in densely populated and remote areas of the state. Officers have full autonomous decision-making authority on a wide range of regulation and enforcement issues, including height, width, and weight restrictions, vehicle licensing and motor fuel tax requirements, hazardous material transportation restrictions; and vehicle, operator, and load safety. detailed job description

Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer *

  • 54122039
  • Band: 4
  • multiple locations
  • Open until filled

Enforces Federal and Montana Commercial & Agricultural Transportation Laws. Officers are responsible for helping to regulate the international commercial and agricultural motor carrier industry. They are also responsible to enforce international, federal, and state commercial motor carrier laws at both fixed and mobile locations throughout Montana. MCS Enforcement Officers regulate and enforce law individually or with other officers, in densely populated and remote areas of the state. Officers detailed job description

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