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State of Montana Administrative Assistant-Road Reporter in Montana

Montana Department of Transportation in the Billings District is currently recruiting for Road Reporters in the Billings office.


Operates two-way radio and answers all incoming calls to effectively gather information from Highway maintenance crews and compile a detailed road report November through April. This report is then entered into a computerized report. Creates script and records roadway information on recording device accessible to the public and news service. May also be required to arrange, sort and file materials; type labels, envelopes, headings, form letters; proofread forms, records, requests, etc.; performs basic arithmetic calculations, answer multi-line telephone, distribute information, operate simple office equipment; keypunch information into computer terminal; work independently; perform related work as required.

*Note to Applicants:

The successful applicants must be willing to work weekends, holidays, nights and additional hours during storms. Shift times will vary based on the need to fill in, but will likely consist of shifts on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM.

_Special Information:_

-Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

-All documents for required establishing preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

/The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People 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./


One year of clerical/office experience. Radio experience is desirable but not necessary.

Working knowledge of Windows, Oracle, Excel, outlook and internet; thorough knowledge of road reporting system and various weather programs as well as knowledge of standard office practices and procedures is preferred.

This position requires the ability to work independently and without direct supervision. Must be able to deal with crisis situations an remain calm. Adapt quickly to changing circumstances, prioritize work and perform under pressure. Accept the pressure of multiple tasks, such as multi-phone lines ringing and several radio calls simultaneously. Work is performed in a controlled office environment. Little or no travel is involved. The period of active employment is typically November to April dependent on weather.


Ability to follow written and verbal instructions; prioritize information while making decisions in emergency situations; perform basic mathematical calculations; read maps; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, emergency services, and the general public; hear and differentiate messages in an occasionally noisy environment; speak clearly and concisely; and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Job: *Transportation

Title: Administrative Assistant-Road Reporter

Location: **

Requisition ID: 19142522