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Transportation Generalist - Highway Maintenance|Snow & Ice

  • ... Deer River, Minnesota, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 29.28 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

Transportation Generalist - Highway Maintenance|Snow & Ice   

JOB TITLE:

Transportation Generalist - Highway Maintenance|Snow & Ice

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Deer River Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

What drives you?


At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system.
We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system.
You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good.
You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota.
You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization.
MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Job Details


Working Title: Transportation Generalist - Highway Maintenance/Snow & Ice
Job Class: Transportation Generalist
Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/05/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/26/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / Transportation-Dist 2-AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: District 2A - Deeer River/ East Central Subarea
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday winter season; Monday - Thursday summer season
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $23.
    34 - $29.
    28 / hourly; $48,733 - $61,136 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 202 - Craft, Maintenance, Labor/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Deer River Truck Station
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.
Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary


Note: Along with working regular hours as stated above, final candidate will also be added to a shift to cover emergency snow events.
Some overtime may occur.
Also, due to responding to weather events, call in's for this position may require work at any time of day or night, even on weekends or Holidays, but only as needed.

Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs daily and routine work road surface maintenance activities to keep the roadways and roadsides safe and in good repair according to MnDOT standards.
An employee in this class assists in the maintenance and operation of snow and ice control to ensure safe and clear roadways, and performs related work as required.
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.

Performs Roadway Maintenance and Roadside functions such as :

  • All activities required for roadside maintenance.
  • All roadway surface maintenance activities.
  • Services and makes minor repairs to operating equipment.
  • Provides traffic control.
  • Performs basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities.
  • Other duties as required.

Performs Snow & Ice functions such as:

  • Maintain roadways for snow and ice control.
  • Prepare and inspects winter equipment.
  • Perform preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup.
  • Perform winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals.
  • Perform all work related to installing, repairing, maintaining, and removing snow fences; replacing mailboxes.
  • Maintain documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management.
  • Perform traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

The level of experience to perform this job at the TG level can be achieved with:

  • A valid Class A or B Driver’s License with no air brake restriction is required at time of application and must obtain tanker endorsement within 30 days of hire.
    Must obtain valid Class A Driver’s License with no air brake restriction and tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire.
    License must be maintained throughout employment.

AND

  • One year of experience performing activities in snow and ice, soils, road surface maintenance, roadside maintenance, bridge maintenance, signs, or related activities (roadway maintenance, driving commercial vehicles, commercial landscaping, operating heavy equipment, or farm experience).

OR

  • Education: Successful completion of a Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance Program (of at least 60 semester credits; or 90 quarter credits) will substitute for one year of experience.
    (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).

AND

  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.
  • Exam Part 2: Candidates that are made a contingent job offer will be invited to take a computerized Math and Reading Assessment Test.
    The required passing score for the Math portion is a level 3 or higher and the Reading portion is a level 4 or higher.
    (Acceptance is contingent on passing a math and reading assessment test.
    )

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous MnDOT experience working as a Laborer, Transportation Associate or Transportation Generalist
  • Class A CDL

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work nights; may be required to work outside exposed to the weather elements (both hot and cold) on an intermittent basis.
The employee will drive a motor vehicle on the roadway and roadsides.
Periodically, the employee will walk on even and uneven sloping ground.
The employee must frequently and continually rotate through various body positions (standing, twisting, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting).
The employee will operate machinery and equipment (using vision and hearing) under varying temperatures.
The employee may need to infrequently move between 75 to 100 pounds and frequently move 50 pounds by pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying.
The employee must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment to protect the head, eyes, hearing, respiration, visibility, and feet from injury.

A pre-placement physical examination is required for this position.
Current employees who have successfully bid or are moving into specific job classification will b required to complete the pre-employment physical exam.
The scope of the physical exam will be limited to whether the employee can safely and effectively perform the essential function of the job, with our without reasonable accommodation, in compliance with state and federal law.

The incumbent will be subject to drug and alcohol testing.
New employees must pass a pre-placement drug test for evidence of use of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine ((PCP) and amphetamines (MDMA, MDA and MDEA) and acetylmorphine (6-AM).

Additional Requirements

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS:
Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference and criminal history checks.
It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment.
The background check may consist of the following components:
  • Payroll (SEMA4) Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Education/License Verification
  • Driver's License Check
  • Pre-employment physical and drug screen

This position is contingent upon the selected job candidate having a valid Commercial Driver's License, submits to a Federal Department of Transportation pre-employment drug test, (with negative results), is subject to future random drug and alcohol testing and is registered in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration´s Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.
mn.
gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Debra Graves at debra.
graves@state.
mn.
us or 218-755-6589.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Debra Graves at debra.
graves@state.
mn.
us.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve.
The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony.
As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers.
The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.
If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and doesnnot discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities.
Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation inorder to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whomapplication has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation.
Applicants may alsocontact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-Mail: ADArequest.
dot@state.
mn.
us; or by calling Janet Miller at 651-366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

MnDOT's Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at http://www.
dot.
state.
mn.
us/policy/hr/hr009.
html

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

29.28 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707480164-8c71e5cfa885559bea89b2adff7b88a9

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Deer River

Job Origin:

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What drives you?


At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Job Details


Working Title: Transportation Generalist - Highway Maintenance/Snow & Ice
Job Class: Transportation Generalist
Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/05/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/26/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / Transportation-Dist 2-AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: District 2A - Deeer River/ East Central Subarea
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday winter season; Monday - Thursday summer season
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $23.34 - $29.28 / hourly; $48,733 - $61,136 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 202 - Craft, Maintenance, Labor/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Deer River Truck Station
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary


Note: Along with working regular hours as stated above, final candidate will also be added to a shift to cover emergency snow events. Some overtime may occur. Also, due to responding to weather events, call in's for this position may require work at any time of day or night, even on weekends or Holidays, but only as needed.

Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs daily and routine work road surface maintenance activities to keep the roadways and roadsides safe and in good repair according to MnDOT standards. An employee in this class assists in the maintenance and operation of snow and ice control to ensure safe and clear roadways, and performs related work as required. A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.

Performs Roadway Maintenance and Roadside functions such as :

  • All activities required for roadside maintenance.
  • All roadway surface maintenance activities.
  • Services and makes minor repairs to operating equipment.
  • Provides traffic control.
  • Performs basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities.
  • Other duties as required.

Performs Snow & Ice functions such as:

  • Maintain roadways for snow and ice control.
  • Prepare and inspects winter equipment.
  • Perform preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup.
  • Perform winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals.
  • Perform all work related to installing, repairing, maintaining, and removing snow fences; replacing mailboxes.
  • Maintain documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management.
  • Perform traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

The level of experience to perform this job at the TG level can be achieved with:

  • A valid Class A or B Driver’s License with no air brake restriction is required at time of application and must obtain tanker endorsement within 30 days of hire. Must obtain valid Class A Driver’s License with no air brake restriction and tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire. License must be maintained throughout employment.

AND

  • One year of experience performing activities in snow and ice, soils, road surface maintenance, roadside maintenance, bridge maintenance, signs, or related activities (roadway maintenance, driving commercial vehicles, commercial landscaping, operating heavy equipment, or farm experience).

OR

  • Education: Successful completion of a Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance Program (of at least 60 semester credits; or 90 quarter credits) will substitute for one year of experience. (In order for education coursework to be considered in lieu of work experience you must submit a copy of your transcripts).

AND

  • Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.
  • Exam Part 2: Candidates that are made a contingent job offer will be invited to take a computerized Math and Reading Assessment Test. The required passing score for the Math portion is a level 3 or higher and the Reading portion is a level 4 or higher. (Acceptance is contingent on passing a math and reading assessment test.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous MnDOT experience working as a Laborer, Transportation Associate or Transportation Generalist
  • Class A CDL

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work nights; may be required to work outside exposed to the weather elements (both hot and cold) on an intermittent basis. The employee will drive a motor vehicle on the roadway and roadsides. Periodically, the employee will walk on even and uneven sloping ground. The employee must frequently and continually rotate through various body positions (standing, twisting, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting). The employee will operate machinery and equipment (using vision and hearing) under varying temperatures. The employee may need to infrequently move between 75 to 100 pounds and frequently move 50 pounds by pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying. The employee must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment to protect the head, eyes, hearing, respiration, visibility, and feet from injury.

A pre-placement physical examination is required for this position. Current employees who have successfully bid or are moving into specific job classification will b required to complete the pre-employment physical exam. The scope of the physical exam will be limited to whether the employee can safely and effectively perform the essential function of the job, with our without reasonable accommodation, in compliance with state and federal law.

The incumbent will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. New employees must pass a pre-placement drug test for evidence of use of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine ((PCP) and amphetamines (MDMA, MDA and MDEA) and acetylmorphine (6-AM).

Additional Requirements

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS:
Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference and criminal history checks. It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
  • Payroll (SEMA4) Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Education/License Verification
  • Driver's License Check
  • Pre-employment physical and drug screen

This position is contingent upon the selected job candidate having a valid Commercial Driver's License, submits to a Federal Department of Transportation pre-employment drug test, (with negative results), is subject to future random drug and alcohol testing and is registered in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration´s Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Debra Graves at debra.graves@state.mn.us or 218-755-6589.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Debra Graves at debra.graves@state.mn.us.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and doesnnot discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation inorder to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whomapplication has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may alsocontact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-Mail: ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us; or by calling Janet Miller at 651-366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

MnDOT's Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/hr/hr009.html

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