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State of Montana Temporary Snowplow Driver / Highway Maintenance Tech - Helena Area's in Helena, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation *is recruiting for temporary snowplow drivers with driving or 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. 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. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal 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. *For a full job description, please contact Michaela Cortright, HR Specialist at mcortright@mt.gov. _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). 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. 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. Positions are available in the following Maintenance Sections: * Helena * Deer Lodge * McDonald Pass This requisition may be updated to reflect current openings as vacancies are filled. MDT may consider hiring temporary employees to other assigned sections depending on need. _Other Application Information:_ * This listing will remain open until filled, the hiring committee will review applications approximately every two weeks. * This is a temporary position offering up to six (6) months of employment. * Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a practical-test and a behavioral-based interview. The first round of testing is scheduled for October 27th. * 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 # 3-0134, "Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment. * This Maintenance Technician position requires a negative pre-employment drug screen, and is subject to regularly randomly selected for drug testing. Successful applicants will also be subject to all other Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration CDL regulations. * The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. * Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact Sadie Hansen, HR Specialist, shansen@mt.gov. * These positions belong to the Craft Council bargaining unit. The successful candidate will receive more information about the union during the onboarding process. * The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons 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. Job: Transportation* *Title: *Temporary Snowplow Driver / Highway Maintenance Tech - Helena Area's Location: Helena Requisition ID: 22143194 Other Locations: Deer Lodge, McDonald Pass

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