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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Job Category:
Engineering, Government - Military, Drafting - CAD
Position type:
Full Time
Zip Code:
Reference number:
D8 29540
Job Id #:
Date Posted:
January 11, 2019

Contract Administration/Snow & Ice

Examples of work for this specific vacancy at the Transportation Generalist level include but are not limited to:

Contract Administration

  • Obtains representative samples of bituminous, concrete, aggregate, grading and base materials and performs appropriate tests to ensure quality assurance.

  • Performs the construction materials acceptance tests (such as gradations, density, air, beam, cylinder and slump) in the field as required to ensure quality of materials.

  • Reads and interprets plans and specifications to ensure contractor compliance.

  • Checks the dimensions and tolerances of constructed roadway features to ensure conformance to plans and specifications.

  • Measures, computes and documents pay items to ensure proper payment for work done under the contract.

  • Performs and implements inspection processes so that test failures are corrected.

  • Monitors the work of contractor personnel to ensure compliance with established processes, practices, and specifications.

  • Assists the Plant Monitor to ensure materials meet specifications and requirements.

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

Minimum Qualifications

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).  Note*:  Applicants must have completed an acceptable degree with at least a “C” or 2.0 grade-point average or be enrolled in their last term, graduating by May 2019.  This information must be indicated on an unofficial copy of your transcript, as long as your name and grades are readable.  If the selected candidate does not yet have their degree, all offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of this educational requirement.  

  • 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.

  • Aggregate Production

  • Concrete Field I


  • Have and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement and no air brake restriction (or the ability to obtain within 6 months from dates of hire). 

Preferred Certifications (or ability to obtain within 12 months from date of hire):

  • Grading and Base I

  • Bituminous Street I

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous MnDOT experience working as a Laborer, Transportation Associate or Transportation Generalist with documented satisfactory performance.

Why Work for Us

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
  • Up to 29 paid vacation days per year
  • 13 paid sick days per year
  • Defined pension plan
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short & long-term disability available
  • Training opportunities and more!

About MnDOT

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.

How to Apply

  1. Go to mn.gov/careers and click “External Applicants – Search for Jobs Now”.
  2. Using the keyword search box type in, 29540.
  3. Select the job title, review the posting, and then click “Apply” at the bottom of the posting to start your application.
  4. When prompted for your Referral Source, list "Other - MN Jobs".

**Applications must be received on mn.gov/careers by 1/25/2019 to be considered** 

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