Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

District Traffic Engineer

  • 54155029
  • Band: 6
  • Great Falls
  • December 8, 2017

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Traffic Engineer in Great Falls. This position is responsible for developing traffic engineering designs, managing traffic engineering projects; and conducting advanced traffic and traffic control device engineering studies to resolve the safety problems or to enhance highway safety. The position provides advanced training, guidance, and technical assistance to engineers, district and field project personnel and consultants. A training assignment may be considered. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for details. detailed job description

Temporary Maintenance Tech I

  • 54197880
  • Band: BC7
  • East Glacier
  • December 4, 2017

The Havre Division is recruiting for Temporary Maintenance Technicians (winter snowplow operators) in East Glacier. This positions clean and maintain 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

Maintenance Tech I-Temporary

  • 54188073
  • Band: BC7
  • Bridger
  • November 24, 2017

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for a Temporary Maintenance Technician for our Bridger section. 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Technician - Jordan

  • 54179037
  • Band: BC7
  • Jordan
  • November 30, 2017

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.

Maintenance Technician - Malta

  • 54187033
  • Band: BC7
  • Malta
  • November 30, 2017

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. detailed job description

Computer Systems Analyst

This position is a Computer Systems Analyst for the Construction Administration Services Bureau, and is responsible for analysis, design, coding, testing, implementation, maintenance, and training activities for agency computerized information and reporting systems; conducting hardware/software evaluations and troubleshooting, server and client software upgrades and database upgrades; providing user support; and conducting special studies. This includes performing detailed analysis and evaluation of information processing needs and objectives of users to determine the need for new systems or modifications to existing systems; designing system applications to meet user needs and to ensure efficient use of department resources and compliance with agency information system guidelines; project management; system testing and implementation; upgrades; training users; and evaluating new software/technology. The position reports to the Construction Systems Section Supervisor and does not directly supervise other agency personnel. This position will be working primarily with .NET and Java application development, and Jasper report development. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Technician / Materials Lab

  • 54155209
  • Band: 3
  • Kalispell
  • November 30, 2017

This position requires working with soils, wet concrete and hot plant mix both in the materials lab and on Highway construction projects in the summer and winter. The materials lab focuses on obtaining and performing lab tests to determine the quality of materials used in construction projects using AASHTO and ASTM test methods. Skill in intermediate math is essential in conjunction with data entry into computer programs. Familiarity with electronic scanning, email, excel, work or other computer programs will also be essential skills to learn as well as keeping a diary of each day's work. This position sometimes requires being away from home, overnight, often for multiple days and working more than 8 hours in a day especially in the summer months. It requires safe repeated lifting and carrying objects up to 70 pounds. The successful applicant will be interacting and working with a multitude of people form different MDT crews, different MDT divisions, construction contractors, and the public. Applicant must be able to quickly develop good working relationships and successfully deal with rapidly changing schedules and priorities. detailed job description

Field Investigation Unit Supervisor

This position serves as the Field Investigation Unit Manager and manages a wide variety of subsurface drilling and sampling equipment as well as overseeing subsurface investigation projects. Duties include planning, directing, and monitoring these projects; establishing Unit procedures and standards; overseeing drilling and sampling operations and activities; and maintaining Unit equipment resources and materials. The incumbent also administers the day-to-day tasks and operations of the Unit and performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisors. The incumbent reports to the Geotechnical Section Supervisor (#40026) and directly supervises 9 permanent staff as involved with various drilling projects and ongoing Unit operations. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Specialist

  • 54192438
  • Band: 5
  • Billings
  • November 28, 2017

The Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting for an entry level Civil Engineer. We would especially like to welcome current college seniors who will graduate in December 2017 to apply! 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I

  • 54178258
  • Band: BC7
  • Chester
  • November 27, 2017

The Havre Division is recruiting for a permanent Maintenance Technician in Chester. This position is responsible for all aspects of road maintenance. If you are looking for a new career opportunity and enjoy working outdoors this may be the job for you. Apply now! detailed job description

Civil Engineering Specialist- Hydraulics Section

Positions in the assigned bureau or district are responsible for conducting in-depth engineering and analysis, administer contracts, oversee projects and project design, and may serve as a lead worker. Work is assigned through instruction on specific engineering objectives and direction and the incumbent determines the best solution based on established engineering guidelines, knowledge and skills. Completed work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. detailed job description

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer

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

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer

  • 54122088
  • Band: 5
  • Billings
  • November 22, 2017

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

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer

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

MCS Enforcement Scale Officer

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

Maintenance Tech I

  • 54187020
  • Band: BC7
  • Plentywood
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of 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. detailed job description

Construction Engineering Services Value Analysis and Constructability Review Specialist

This position is a Construction Engineering Services Specialist and is located in the Construction Engineering Services Bureau of the Highways and Engineering Division. The position is responsible for developmental tasks that affects statewide preconstruction/construction operating procedures, the Value Analysis Program Manager, Constructability Review Program Manager, Post Construction Review Program Manager, Prequalification Process Manager, and Feasibility Review Process manager and influence other statewide policies, procedures and operations statewide and for conducting research, compliance evaluation, and highway project administration to provide engineering oversight, solution development and implementation, and policy/method development for construction projects; researching engineering and construction design, equipment, materials, and special items to develop new policies and specifications; and conducting engineering reviews of high-risk plans and special provisions for proposed and active road construction projects. Taking a cradle-to-grave approach to construction contract administration, using risked-based management to identify and manage risks through the project life, from the project development phase through construction and project closeout. The position reports to the Constructability Review Section Supervisor/Design-Build Engineer/Value Analysis Engineer. detailed job description

Maintenance Crew Leader

  • 54179046
  • Band: BC12
  • Richey
  • Open until filled

Performs a variety of work as a laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver in conjunction with supervisory duties as a crew leader while coordinating special maintenance projects 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. Knowledge and understanding of the union contracts and environmental procedures. A working knowledge of the MUTCD, standard drawings and traffic control operations. Contract administration in conjunction with contracted pavement overlays, chip sealing, crack sealing and striping projects. Plans and assigns on-site work procedures and instructs and monitors employees equipment operations and maintenance procedures; performs field inspections of utility and approach installations and monitors encroachments; inspects section to assess needs and informs supervisor of additional material, manpower or equipment needs; informs supervisor of any unusual problems; completes, analyzes and makes adjustments to maintenance management reports; computer knowledge to utilize the Remote Weather information sites, MMS, and e-mail. Assumes the Field Maintenance Supervisor A position on an as needed basis and performs all related work with this position. This position will be assigned to a remote section site (satellite) in Richey within the Circle section working independently and being removed from the day-to-day operations of the section headquarters. Performs related work as required. detailed job description

Temp Maintenance Tech I - Bozeman Multiple *

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

Open until filled but applications will be reviewed as received. 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

Survey Systems Manager

This position is responsible for the planning, procurement, development, operation, maintenance and ongoing management of MDT’s 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

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