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State of Montana Permanent Seasonal CDL/Snowplow Driver in Forsyth, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for a /permanent seasonal CDL driver in Forsyth./ MDT is looking for a driver with heavy equipment operation experience for winter road maintenance. This includes snow removal, cleaning the right of way, fixing guardrail, repairing fences, signs, and luminaires, traffic control and salt brine production. 40 hours per week depending on weather and the needs of the section. Scheduled shifts range from 4am-11:30pm. Must be available for emergency weather conditions and be able to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Season typically begins mid-November and ends in March, depending on weather. 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. For a full job description, please contact HR Specialist, Joyce Ayre at Benefits of working for the Montana Department of Transportation and the State of Montana include: _ * Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance * Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance o Benefits apply on first day of employment o Access to Montana Health Centers, low-cost clinics for state employees and their families * State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation) * Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays * Eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness * Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer For information on the Montana Department of Transportation’s mission, vision, and values, please visit our website: *Minimum Qualifications:* One (1) year experience driving heavy truck or operating construction equipment. Requires knowledge of highway maintenance and equipment operation including basic diesel/gasoline vehicle maintenance. Basic math, record keeping, computer skills and the ability to make estimates of materials needed. A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with no restrictions, a tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). The panel may consider applicants with a learner’s permit or a Class B CDL have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. Successful applicant must live or relocate within 45 road miles of the work headquarters and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR Generalist, Joyce Ayre, at *Other Information_* * This is a permanent seasonal position. Successful candidate will be return to work each fall. * Your online application and all required additional materials must be submitted before midnight on the closing date. Ensure all materials submitted are selected as “Relevant.” * Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy #6.03.001, "State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment. * Requires a negative pre-employment drug test * Requires registration to Federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse * This position belongs to the AFSCME bargaining unit and is being posted in accordance with the agreement. More information will be provided when hired. * The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program and our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. * The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. Title: Permanent Seasonal CDL/Snowplow Driver Location: Forsyth Requisition ID: 22143617