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State of Montana Highway Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Equipment Operator - Gallatin Gateway in Gallatin Gateway, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting a Maintenance Technician in Gallatin Gateway. This position performs a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator, and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates various trucks and a variety of heavy equipment to perform culvert placement and installation/cleaning, landslide removal, crack/mastic sealing, fence building or bridge repair, guardrail or sign installation, luminaire maintenance, roadway repair, vegetation and roadside maintenance, pavement marking and striping operations, and snow and ice control. For a full job description, please contact HR Specialist, Michaela Cortright at _mcortright@mt.gov_ This position is part of a career ladder with career advancement opportunities.__ _Benefits of working for MDT and the State of Montana include:_ · Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance · Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance · Access to Montana Health Centers, low-cost clinics for state employees and their families · State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation) · Employees in this position receive overtime compensation or compensatory time for all time in a pay status over 40 hours in a workweek. · Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays · Eligibility forPublic Service Student Loan Forgiveness · Benefits apply on first day of employment. · 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: _Required Education and Experience:_ Maintenance Tech Level I ($26.09): · One (1) year experience driving heavy truck or operating construction equipment. · A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with no restrictions, a tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). Applicants with a learner’s permit have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. · Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications may also be considered. If no qualified applicants, MDT is willing to consider a training assignment for individuals with no experience who would be eligible to obtain the CDL. Maintenance Tech Level II ($26.59): · Also requires one (1) year of documented experience from another city, county, or other state highway road department where you were employed for the purpose of road maintenance. Maintenance Tech Level III ($27.09): · Also requires three (3) or more years of documented experience from another city, county, or other state highway road department where you were employed for the purpose of road maintenance. 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. _Required Application Materials:___ · Your online application must be submitted before midnight on the closing date. Ensure all materials submitted are selected as “Relevant.” If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR representative listed below. _Other Information_ 2023 MT State Legislature has approved a pay increase of $1.50/hour to the state pay plan effective July 1, 2024. Successful applicant must live or relocate within 45 road miles of the Gallatin Gateway Section House and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. Top candidates will be invited to participate in a practical test and behavioral-based interview prior to final selection. 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. This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. Applicants may be eligible for placement up to a Maintenance Technician Level III if they have documented relevant experience from a city, county, or state highway road department(s) where they were employed for the purpose of road maintenance. Experience will determine level placement and wage. 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. 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. Title: Highway Maintenance Tech - CDL Driver / Equipment Operator - Gallatin Gateway Location: Gallatin Gateway Requisition ID: 22140797