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State of Montana Compliance Specialist - MCSAP - Eastern MT. (22143) in Miles City, Montana

This position's location may be considered in all Eastern Montana Locations The Department of Transportation and Motor Carrier Services can offer you: Benefits, opportunity for career advancement, job stability, and the opportunity to live and work in Montana! 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, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. This position will be hired through the Helena Motor Carrier Services (MCS) office. Requirements for this position include: Possession of a valid Montana Driver's License; maintaining a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle are continued conditions of employment. Certification at North American Standard Level 1 for Vehicle Inspections and Compliance Reviews is required. A training assignment may be considered for qualified applicants to allow completion of the Level 1 certification requirements. Certification must be completed during the first year of employment and is a mandatory requirement to complete probationary period. Ability to meet physical demands which include working in all weather conditions, ability to crawl under, in, and around commercial trucks and perform inspections. This position travels extensively within an assigned work area and at times other areas. Travel will often include overnight stays. Benefits of working for the Montana Department of Transportation and the State of Montana include: • Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance • Potential hybrid remote work arrangement available (if applicable) • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance * Benefits apply on first day of employment * Access to Montana Health Centers, low-cost clinics for state employees and their families • State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation) • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays • Eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness • Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer (if applicable to position) This position is covered by a career ladder. Placement is determined by assessment of qualifications based on MDT advancement policy 3-0189. Successful applicant(s) will be subject to: Driving Record Check Duties: * This position performs motor carrier and HM Shipper (Hazardous Material Shippers) compliance reviews and safety audits in accordance with state and federal law including, commercial vehicle inspections, equipment checks and verification of driver documentation through random selection, by direct observation, and testing. This includes review of commercial motor carrier payroll, worker’s compensation, employee drug testing, and other employment records; and examination of driver and carrier records for accurate entries. This position researches, analyzes, evaluates, and reinforces laws, regulations and policies to identify and avoid potential violations by motor carriers, vehicles, and drivers. This position builds enforcement cases for Motor Carrier Services (MCS) where indicated by carrier repeated non-compliance. When assigned to a case, this position is solely responsible for all aspects of the commercial carrier’s appraisal, including: required paperwork documenting the review, audit findings, and recommendations for corrective action including training or legal actions. This position must understand and track written and oral information, apply analytical methods, detect violations of state and federal laws and regulations from various written and computer file sources, and develop and organize concise detailed case reports. *Competencies: * Thorough knowledge of Federal and State statues, rules and regulations regarding the operation of commercially operated vehicles hazardous materials; working knowledge of theories and practices of auditing, accounting, or management safety review procedures. Knowledge of carrier record keeping systems as they apply to Federal and State requirements regarding management safety records; personal computer systems and word processing software; and principles of training; knowledge of investigation and interviewing techniques. Skill in the operation of a motor vehicle, use of personal computers, business software applications, office equipment and various peripheral devices, such as scanner, digital modems, etc. Skill in effective verbal and written communication, diffusing volatile situations. Ability to provide quality customer service; make good decisions based upon available information; demonstrate leadership, ethics and effective communication with customers and the public; and utilize flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork in problem solving. *Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Law Enforcement, Transportation Safety or a directly related field. Alternative Qualifications: Four years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in auditing, accounting, law enforcement, marketing, business and commercial vehicle safety may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Other related or similar type of work experience may be considered. Required Application Materials: * If an applicant meets the positions minimum qualifications they will be required to take a written test after the job listing closes. They will be contacted to take a Spelling and Grammar test. In order to advance to an interview you will be required to pass the written test. 70 % or greater is a passing score for the written test. * College Transcripts A background check is required for the successful candidate. Relocation assitance may be considered. 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. Job: Security/Protective Services* *Title: *Compliance Specialist - MCSAP - Eastern MT. (22143) Location: Miles City Requisition ID: 22143152