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Temporary Snow Plow Operator - Transportation Generalist

State Of Minnesota Brainerd, MN
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# **Job Summary**

Vacancies may occur in the following locations: Aitkin, Garrison, Pine River (Code Walker), Remer, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Motley (Code Staples), Wadena and Baxter.

Come work for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the nation's leader in the Transportation Industry. The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 3 has several openings for emergency/intermittent and temporary/full time positions for the 2019-2020 snow and ice season (mid-October through mid-April). These positions assist with the maintenance operations of snow and ice control, which includes snow plowing and operating heavy equipment.

Hours of work may include days, nights, weekends and holidays as required by weather and maintenance conditions.

Selected candidates will be required to attend New Employee Orientation and training. Start date is tentatively October 22, 2019.


Emergency Positions: Appointments are limited to 45 working days in any 12-month period. These positions will be called, as needed, to plow snow. District 3 averages 15-18 snow and ice events in a normal winter. Most of the appointments will be emergency positions.

Temporary Positions: Appointments are limited to 12-months in any 24-month period. These positions will work from approximately mid-October to mid-April, Monday through Friday. Regular hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. except during snow and ice events. Some of the appointments will be temporary positions.

Some examples of work for this position are listed below but not limited to the following:
Function: Road Surface/Roadway Maintenance
* Perform all activities required for roadside maintenance
* Perform all roadway surface maintenance activities
* Service and make minor repairs to operating equipment
* Provide traffic control
* Perform basic construction monitoring duties and basic inspection activities
* Other duties as required
Function: 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
* Maintain 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.

Job offer to successful applicants will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical exam, drug test, criminal background, reference and driver's license checks.

A revoked, suspended or canceled Driver's License within the last five (5) years or three (3) serious traffic violations during any 12 month period of time will disqualify a candidate.


## **Minimum Qualifications:**

NOTE: Your resume must clearly address the required experiences/skills listed below in order to continue in the hiring process.

The level of experience to perform this job at the Transportation Generalist level can be achieved with:

* One year of experience performing activities in snow and ice, soils, road surface maintenance, roadside maintenance, bridge maintenance, signs or related activities (roadway maintenance, driving commercial vehicles, landscaping, operating heavy equipment or farm experience).
* Valid Commercial Drivers' License, Class A or Class B with no air brake restriction. Must obtain tanker endorsement by interview date. YOU MUST LIST COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH NO AIR BRAKE RESTRICTION AND ANY AND ALL ENDORSEMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS ON YOUR RESUME.

* 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.

*Veterans may be eligible for a waiver of CDL based on military experience. Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer ( to obtain a copy of your VMET DD2586.

**Physical Requirements**

The physical demands of this job will vary, but typically requires lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects such as 50-pound bags. This job also may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. This job will require strenuous manual labor including but not limited to digging, shoveling, hauling, crawling, bending, pushing, pulling and climbing.

Weather elements: May require frequent exposure to weather elements (cold and hot) on a daily basis.

Application Details

## **How to Apply**

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Christine Hart at or phone, 320.223.6592, Melisa Bryant at or phone, 320.223.6591.

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The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail:; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

The MnDOT Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at:

*Job Title:* Temporary Snow Plow Operator - Transportation Generalist

*Location:* Brainerd;Staples;Wadena;Walker;Little Falls;Aitkin;Long Prairie;Remer;Garrison

*Job ID:* 34140

*Regular/Temporary:* Temporary

*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time

*Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers

*Date Posted:* 07/12/2019

*Closing Date:* 08/12/2019

*Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:* Transportation Department / Transportation-District 3-AFSCME

*Hiring Agency:* Transportation Department / Transportation-District 3-AFSCME

*Division/Unit:* District 3A - Brainerd / TS Aitkin

*Work Shift:* Day Shift

*Work Hours:* Day Shift

*Work Shift/Work Hours:* Day Shift

*Days of Work:* Varies

*Travel Required:* No

*Salary Range:* $19.89 - $25.00/hourly; $41,530 - $52,200/annually

*Classified Status:* Classified

*Bargaining Unit/Union:* 202 - Craft, Maintenance, Labor/AFSCME

*Work Area:* Various Truck Stations - See list of truck station locations below

*End Date:* April 24, 2020

*Job Class:* Transportation Generalist

*Working Title:* Temporary Snow Plow Operator - Transportation Generalist

State Of Minnesota


Brainerd, MN

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