Transportation Generalist Senior- Construction/Snow & Ice

Minnesota Department of Transportation
July 17, 2021
Duluth, MN
Job Type


Transportation Generalist Senior- Construction/Snow & Ice
Various Locations

Positions may be available in the following Construction Offices: Duluth, Grand Rapids and/or Virginia


Examples of work for this specific vacancy at the Transportation Generalist Senior level include but are not limited to:
Contract Administration
Assists the Chief Inspector on a significant portion of complex projects by completing complex inspection activities to ensure successful completion of projects.
Serves as the Chief Inspector on less complex construction projects to ensure successful completion of projects.
Performs and/or directs frequent/routine field testing of construction materials (for example. grading and base, bituminous, and concrete), analyzes test results, and verifies material quality and determines if construction materials meet MnDOT specifications.
Performs construction inspections and verifies the dimensions and tolerances of constructed roadway features to ensure conformance to plans and specifications.
Performs required complex inspection activities of grading and base or bridge projects, and bituminous and concrete paving operations to ensure successful completion of projects.
Performs routine documentation to record location, quantity and quality of contract work and also completes required reports and administrative documentation (such as pay items, force account summaries, test reports,, usage reports, etc.) within MnDOT requirements from letting to finalization to ensure records of work and materials used are accurate and timely.
Assists with final reviews on construction projects to ensure contractors have the appropriate certification.
Assists in developing and designing elements for construction plans to ensure MnDOT, AASHTO, and FHWA standards are met.
Snow and Ice
Maintains roadways for snow and ice control
Prepares and inspects winter equipment
Performs preseason snow route inspection and performs post storm cleanup
Performs winter stockpile setup and transfer of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals
Performs all work related to installing, repairing, maintaining, and removing snow fences; replacing mailboxes
Maintains documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management
Performs traffic control set-ups and/or provides notification to dispatch of disabled vehicles

NOTE: The incumbent will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. New employees must pass a pre-placement drug test for evidence of use of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamines (MDMA, MDA and MDEA) and acetylmorphine (6-AM).

The incumbent is required to be immediately accessible to a phone and be able to report to work within one (1) hour of being called.

We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

11 paid holidays per year
Earn up to 29 paid vacation days a year
Earn 13 days paid sick time
Defined pension plan
Paid life insurance
Short & long-term disability available
Training opportunities
And more!

We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Exam Part 1:
The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist level can be achieved with:
A combination of one year of experience in any of the following areas: contract administration (roadway and/or bridge construction), bridge maintenance, bridge safety inspection, design, hydraulics, materials, soils, permits, planning, pre-design, right of way, road surface/roadside maintenance, snow/ice, surveys, and/or traffic engineering.
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).

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.

Exam Part 2:
Bidders from other functional areas will be invited to take a computerized math & reading assessment test. The required passing score for the math portion is a level 5 or higher and the reading portion is a level 5 or higher. Acceptance of the bid is contingent on passing the math and reading assessment.

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