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State of Minnesota Construction Inspectors & Survey Crew Members in Rochester, Minnesota

Working Title: Construction Inspectors & Survey Crew members

Job Classes: Transportation Associate; Transportation Generalist; Transportation Generalist Senior

Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/02/2023

  • Closing Date : 04/14/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Transportation Dept / DOT-Metro-Central Off-AFSCME

  • Division/Unit : Metro / Golden Valley, Oakdale, Eden Prairie & Mendota Resident Offices; Oakdale and Golden Valley Construction Surveys

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. but may vary to include contractor’s hours

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Transportation Generalist Senior Salary Range: $23.61 - $30.60 / hourly; $49,297 - $63,892 / annually

  • Transportation Generalist Salary Range: $21.90 - $27.53 / hourly; $45,727 - $57,482 / annually

  • Transportation Associate Salary Range: $20.47 - $21.10 / hourly; $42,741 - $44,056 / annually

  • Classified Status : Temporary Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 202 - Craft, Maintenance, Labor/AFSCME; 207 - Technicians/AFSCME

  • Work Area : Golden Valley Construction; Oakdale Construction, Oakdale Surveys, Golden Valley Surveys

  • End Date : Most positions will end 11/22/23 but may be extended, not to exceed one year

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No

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.

MnDOT Metro District has summer temporary vacancies in Roadway Construction Inspection and Construction Surveys for our Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Mendota Heights, and Oakdale offices. These positions may start between March through May and may be employed for the summer of 2023 only, or may continue for a duration of up to one year. These positions are great opportunities to gain experience that may lead to a permanent position with MnDOT.

Positions will be filled in the Transportation Associate, Transportation Generalist, or Transportation Generalist Senior classifications. The salary and classification will be determined based on education and/or experience of the selected candidates.

The responsibilities for each area include, but are not limited to:

  • Roadway Construction Inspection: incumbents will provide support to contract administration and field inspection personnel.

  • Surveys: incumbents will provide assistance in performing field survey responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for each classification are as follows:


Exam Part 1:

A valid Class D Driver’s License AND the ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver - Class B license with no air brake restrictions and tanker endorsement.


Exam Part 1:

Twelve months of experience performing activities in either Surveys (e.g., land, location, and construction surveys, etc.), or Construction (roadway, bridge construction, residential or commercial instruction) or related activities.


A two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four year degrees: Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent


Exam Part 1:

Two years of experience performing contract administration (roadway and/or bridge construction) or Surveys activities (e.g., land, location, and construction surveys, etc.) or related activities.

NOTE: A Two year Civil or Construction Technology Degree or the following four-year degrees: Architectural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Land Surveying / Geomatics; or equivalent may 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).


Exam Part 2 for the Transportation Associate, Transportation Generalist and Transportation Generalist Senior classifications require receipt of a passing score of Level 5 or higher on the math and reading portion of the computerized math and reading assessment. [The job offer is contingent on passing a basic math and reading test.] Applicants meeting Exam Part 1 will be contacted to test and may select a test site based on their geographic availability.


The driver’s license requirement for both levels is a valid Class D Driver’s License with no major traffic convictions in the past 5 years; OR 4 or more minor violations in the last 3 years; OR any combination of minor violations and at fault accidents totaling 4 or more occurrences.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience performing Contract Administration (Roadway Construction) and/or Land Surveying/Geomatics work.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands of this job will vary, but may require the ability to joint lift up to 150 pounds maximum with frequent moving and/or lifting or otherwise transfer of objects of various weights. This job also may require walking, moving, standing, to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. This job may require strenuous physical labor including but not limited to digging, shoveling, hauling, crawling, bending, pushing, pulling and climbing. For a complete list of physical requirements, please contact Valerie Ringhofer at 651-234-7418 (tel:651-234-7418) or Kim Rice at 651-234-7426 (tel:651-234-7426) .

Additional Requirements

It is our policy that the successful candidate must pass a background check 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 Verification


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.