Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

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Current MDT Openings

Maintenance Technician I

  • 54174039
  • Band: BC7
  • West Glacier
  • October 30, 2017

MDT is looking for qualified individuals with construction, highway and heavy equipment knowledge and experience for year round road maintenance. Performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production, etc. Responsible for the overall functional operation of machines including training of others, pre-operations checking, scheduled servicing, calibrating of equipment, adding fluids and changing blades, pins, teeth on buckets, etc. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends as needed. 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech 1

  • 54178250
  • Band: BC7
  • Cut Bank
  • October 31, 2017

The Havre Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Cut Bank. 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. If you enjoy working outdoors and would like to be part of a team dedicated to the safety of the traveling public this may be the job for you. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech 1

  • 54178261
  • Band: BC7
  • Conrad
  • October 31, 2017

The Havre Division is recruiting for a Maintenance Technician in Conrad. 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. If you enjoy working outdoors and would like to be part of a team dedicated to the safety of the traveling public this may be the job for you. detailed job description

Mechanic Machinist

  • 54166503
  • Band: BC12
  • Shelby
  • October 27, 2017

The Havre Division is recruiting for a Mechanic Machinist in Shelby. This position performs a variety of work associated with the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel machinery and equipment including fabrication of specialized parts, system design and manufacture, and troubleshooting; cleaning, inspecting, and determining course of repair including restoring close tolerances with accuracy; machining and/or replacing functional parts, devices and control instruments; reinstalling and assembling; starting, driving or operating equipment and devices to test performance. detailed job description

Civil Engineering Tech

  • 54191288
  • Band: 2
  • Cut Bank
  • October 20, 2017

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

Service Combination A

  • 54166408
  • Band: 7
  • Great Falls
  • October 25, 2017

The Great Falls District is recruiting for a Service Combination A located in the Great Falls Equipment Shop. This position will service trucks, cars and equipment; pump gas; wash vehicles; change and mechanically balance tires; replace belts, batteries, filters and other parts; receive, pick up and delivers parts; clean shop area; general janitorial work. May be assigned radio dispatcher responsibilities. Responsible for records of fueling and lubrication of equipment. Performs related work as required. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I

  • 54188027
  • Band: BC7
  • Lodge Grass
  • October 25, 2017

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

Administrative Clerk - Temporary Road Reporter

  • 54197341
  • Band: 2
  • Glendive
  • October 17, 2017

Duties: 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. 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

Area Office Manager

  • 54174201
  • Band: 5
  • Kalispell
  • Open until filled

This position is the Area Administrative Assistant for one of six area office assignments. The position is responsible for administering and coordinating the operations, services, and administrative systems of the Area Office; coordinating and processing area accounting and budget operations; administering and coordinating office functions and customer support services for the Area Office. The position reports to the District Financial Officer, and is responsible for the supervision of technical and clerical staff. 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. detailed job description

Stockperson

  • 54166037
  • Band: BC8
  • Wolf Point
  • October 16, 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. Training assignment may be available. detailed job description

Service/Combination A

  • 54166709
  • Band: BC7
  • Missoula
  • October 19, 2017

This position services truck, cars and equipment; pumps gas; washes vehicles; cleans engines; repair and changes auto tires; mechanically balances tires; replaces belts, hoses, batteries and other parts. Receives delivered stock. Picks up and delivers parts when necessary. Replaces light bulbs in-building; clean shop area and may do general janitorial work in-building. May be assigned radio dispatcher responsibilities and may be required to relay messages to fellow workers or law enforcement agencies. Moves furniture and fixtures. May be required assistance to carpenters, utility workers, and painters. Also makes minor adjustments and repairs on sprinkler fixtures, electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, and soft duct work. May be requested to operate power mowers and snow plow during lawn and building maintenance. Responsible for keeping records on clearing, servicing and lubrication of equipment. Performs related work as required. 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. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I-Temporary *

  • 54188040
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • October 18, 2017

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting Temporary Maintenance Technicians for our Columbus and Red Lodge Sections. 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

Maintenance Tech-Temporary *

  • 54198820
  • Band: BC7
  • multiple locations
  • October 18, 2017

Montana Department of Transportation is currently recruiting Temporary Maintenance Technicians for our Bridger and Big Timber Sections 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

Maintenance Crew Leader - Richey

  • 54179046
  • Band: BC12
  • Richey
  • October 17, 2017

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

Surveyor

The Level I Surveyor is responsible for performing a variety of technical and pre-professional survey duties. Examples of duties for the Level I Surveyor 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 Level II Surveyor is responsible for performing advanced technical and professional field survey work; serving as party chief for field surveys; reviewing surveys to determine the validity of the evidence and methods used and to ensure accurate survey information; maintaining equipment and inventories; and performing other duties as assigned. detailed job description

Maintenance Tech I - Culbertson

  • 54187013
  • Band: BC7
  • Culbertson
  • October 16, 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

Student Trainee - MSU Design Unit

Up to three (3) MSU student positions will be filled for the MDT/MSU Design Unit in Bozeman, starting May 14, 2018. The positions are part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer. Students must be available to work full-time during the summer of 2018 and part-time during the Fall 2018 semester. The position will end upon completion of a Bachelor's Degree from MSU. detailed job description

District Financial / Office Manager

  • 54151302
  • Band: 6
  • Missoula
  • Open until filled

This position is the District Financial Officer for one of five districts statewide. The position is responsible for administering District fiscal systems and operations; developing, maintaining, and analyzing District budgets and providing budget reporting; managing the operations, services, and administrative systems of the District Office; and developing and administering District outreach and information dissemination activities. The position reports to the District Administrator and supervises District Administrative Services Staff in both the District and Area offices. 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

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