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State of Minnesota Civil/Construction Engineering Student Worker – Student Worker Para Prof or Student Worker Para Prof Sr in Shakopee, Minnesota

Working Title: Civil/Construction Engineering Student Worker

Job Class: Student Worker Para Professional Senior

Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 09/08/2023

  • Closing Date : 05/15/2024 (position will be open until all positions are filled)

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

  • Division/Unit : Workforce and Agency Services/Human Resources/Staffing-Career Pathways Programs

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Student Worker Para Professional Salary Range: $16.82 - $19.69 / hourly

  • Student Worker Para Professional SeniorSalary Range: $18.26 - $22.26 / hourly

  • Classified Status : Unclassified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME

  • Work Area : Various

  • 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.

* 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.*

This job posting will be used to fill multiple Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering student worker positions for the summer of 2024. Positions will assist and provide support to engineering offices throughout the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) by performing pre-engineering work as assigned and directed by the hiring supervisor. Students will gain hands-on transportation work experience. Examples of assignments may include: Construction, Design, Project Management, Bridge/Structures, Materials, Environmental Stewardship, Water Resources, Hydraulics, Traffic and more. (A valid driver’s license is required for most of the positions.)

For more information on MnDOT’s Civil Engineering Student Worker Program (CEP) and more details about the current openings, please visit: Civil Engineering Student Worker Program - Careers - MnDOT (state.mn.us) (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/civil-engineering-program.html)

2024 Summer Job Opportunities and Locations (*this list is subject to change)

Twin Cites/Metro Area*

  • Golden Valley: Construction Surveys

  • Mendota Heights: Construction

  • Oakdale: Bridge Asset Management, Bridge Construction & Scoping, Bridge Hydraulics, Construction Surveys

  • Roseville: Bridge Maintenance, Traffic Engineering/Signing

  • St. Paul: Environmental Stewardship/Modeling & Testing

Greater Minnesota *

  • Alexandria: Surveys

  • Baxter: Construction

  • Detroit Lakes: Construction, Design, Surveys, Materials Lab

  • Fergus Falls: Construction

  • Hutchinson: Construction

  • Marshall: Construction

  • Moorhead: Construction, Traffic

  • Morris: Construction

  • Rochester: Construction, Project Development/Design, Project Management Water Resources

  • St. Cloud: Bridge Inspection & Scoping, Materials

  • Willmar: Construction, Pre-Design, Traffic

Apply Early! Interviews will start in November 2023 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor‘s degree or a graduate student pursing a Master‘s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geoengineering or Structural Engineering.

If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be required to complete an Education Verification form prior to appointment.

The program is open to all qualified applicants. Members of diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

** If you meet the above qualifications, please email the following documents to denise.hals@state.mn.us :

  • Resume

  • Transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable)

  • A letter of recommendation

  • Statement of Interest (one page outlining your interest in participating in the program, future academic and career goals, and relevant skills and experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Students completing their junior year at a college or university.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • A valid class D driver‘s license.

Physical Requirements

Varies based on type of work. If work is physical in nature, a pre-employment physical may be required.

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, Driver’s License Check, Education/License Verification and Pre-Employment Physical.


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.