Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

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Current Openings

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

Maintenance Technician

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

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

Maintenance Crew Leader

  • 54103038
  • Band: BC12
  • Denton
  • August 27, 2014

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. detailed job description

Maintenance Technician

  • 54103042
  • Band: BC7
  • Mobridge
  • August 27, 2014

Duties: 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

District Construction Operations Engineer

Duties: The District Construction Operations Engineer position 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 (#57028) and provides direct supervision for 9 professional and technical staff (11.0 FTE). 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

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

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

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 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

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

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