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State of Montana Highway Maintenance - CDL Driver/Equipment Operator - Culbertson in Culbertson, Montana

The Department of Transportation is recruiting for a maintenance technician position in Culbertson. This position will perform a variety of work as a laborer, lead worker, equipment operator and truck driver for highway maintenance activities. Operates a variety of equipment, including trucks, to perform regular maintenance activities such as ditch cleaning, patching, overlays, fence repairs, lawn mowing and material or equipment transportation. In winter, loads sanding material and does snow removal and sanding. Responsible for overall functional operation of machines including preoperational checking, scheduled servicing, and adding fluids, and changing pins, cutting edges, etc. Performs related work as required. 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. Education & Experience: Requires knowledge of highway maintenance and equipment typically assigned to a section, including basic diesel/gasoline vehicle maintenance: * One (1) year experience driving heavy truck and operating construction equipment. * Understanding of_ basic math, computers and record keeping; and the ability to make estimates of materials needed. Computer training will be available * _A valid Montana Class A Type II Commercial Operators license w/endorsements for air brakes and tanker is required. Applicants with a Class B license or a learner's permit and experience are encouraged to apply. Successful applicant with a learner's permit will be required to obtain a Class A, Type II CDL license with endorsements within 30 days of hire Additional Information * Successful applicant must live or relocate within 45 road miles of the assigned maintenance section and must have a telephone or be reasonably accessible to the section headquarters. Relocation assistance may be offered to the candidate at the time of offer. * 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. Offer of employment is contingent upon undergoing pre-employment testing for controlled substances * 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. * This position belongs to the AFSCME bargaining union. More information about your choice to join the union will be available to the successful candidate during the onboarding process. * 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, then non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicant will have preference. * This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy (Level I - IV) and pay is based on the level. Pay and placement in the career ladder is based on MDT time in grade, classroom training, practical experience, and successful completion of the MDT Maintenance Academy. Reaching maximum Maintenance Tech pay (Level IV) can take up to five years. * To be considered for this position, you must submit your online application before applications are screened. All required additional materials must be submitted. If you need assistance in completing the online application/ /or an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. All documents for required establishing preference must be received or date stamped by screening date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. First screening date is tentatively set for September 14, 2022. * 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. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. If you would like a copy of the Job Profile, please send an e-mail to: Joyce Ayre, Title: Highway Maintenance - CDL Driver/Equipment Operator - Culbertson * Location: *Culbertson Requisition ID: 22142916