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State of Minnesota Transportation Generalist/Transportation Associate - Highway Maintenance/Snow & Ice in Granite Falls, Minnesota

Working Title: Highway Maintenance/Snow & Ice

Job Class: Transportation Generalist/Transportation Associate

Agency: Transportation Dept

*This was previously announced internally only and is being re-announced for all qualified job seekers.

  • Job ID : 77621

  • Location : Granite Falls

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/04/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/16/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Transportation Dept / Transportation-Dist 8-AFSCME

  • Division/Unit : District 8 - Willmar / Montevideo Maintenance Area

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • 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 : Granite Falls Truck Station

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Re-Posting : Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

These positions are located in the Granite Falls Station

Shift & Normal Hours of Work: Summer: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday

Winter: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

During snow and ice operations employees are split into two shifts and will work 8 hours or more depending on the event. Hours will include overtime and various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Examples of work for this specific vacancy include but are not limited to:

Function: Road Surface/Roadside Maintenance

  • Perform all activities required for roadside maintenance

  • Perform all roadway surface maintenance activities

  • Service and make minor repairs to operating equipment

  • Provide traffic control

  • Perform basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Function: Snow and Ice

  • Performs Snow & Ice duties such as:

  • Maintains roadways for snow and ice control

  • Prepares and inspects winter equipment

  • Performs preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup

  • Performs winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals

  • Maintains documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management

  • Performs traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles

Examples of work for this specific vacancy at the Transportation Associate Level include but are not limited to:

The Transportation Associate serves a one-year probationary period as a trainee with a career

path to Transportation Generalist. Positions will be trained to perform skilled roadway surface

and roadside maintenance activities. The position involves working with others of diverse

backgrounds, using tact and diplomacy; exercising independent judgment; and working

cooperatively within a team environment

Function: Road Surface/Roadside Maintenance

  • Learns to perform all activities required for roadside maintenance

  • Learns to perform all roadway surface maintenance activities

  • Learns to service and make minor repairs to operating equipment

  • Learns to provide traffic control

  • Learns to perform basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities

  • Learns to performs other duties as assigned

Function: Snow & Ice

  • Learns to maintain roadways for snow and ice control

  • Learns to maintain prepares and inspects winter equipment

  • Learns to perform preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup

  • Learns to perform winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals

  • Learns to maintain documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management

  • Learns to perform traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles

Minimum Qualifications

Transportation Generalist Level

Valid Class B Driver’s License and no air brake restriction. Must obtain a Tanker Endorsement prior to hire. Must obtain a Class A License within 6 months of hire.

NOTE: Veterans may be eligible for a waiver of CDL based on military experience. Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer ( http://www.minnesotaveteran.org/cvso/ ) to obtain a copy of your VMET DD2586.

Exam Part 1: The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist level can be achieved with:

  • Experience: One (1) 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.

  • 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.)

Transportation Associate Level

Exam Part 1 : The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Associate level can be achieved with:

· Valid Class A or B Driver’s Permit at the time of Interview. Within 12 months acquire a Class A CDL with tanker endorsement and no air brake restrictions.

· 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.)

** The Minnesota Department of Transportation does not sponsor applicants for work visas or Optional Practical Training Extensions for STEM Students. Individuals must be legally authorized to work in the US at the start of employment.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • SEMA4 Records Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Employment Reference Check

  • Education/License Verification

  • Driver's License Check - A revoked or suspended Driver's License or major violation within the last five (5) years or a combination of minor violations and/or at-fault in the last three (3) years will disqualify a candidate

  • Pre-Employment Physical

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 test 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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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