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Job Category:
Transportation - Logistics, Government - Military, Data Analysis - Research
Position type:
Part Time, Temporary, Student
St. Paul
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Reference number:
CO 29531
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Date Posted:
January 11, 2019

Traffic, Data and Analysis Seeds Student Worker

The MnDOT Seeds Program is a student worker program that exists to provide a career track for college students. To be a participant in the Seeds Program, a student must fall within one of the following categories:

  • a minority; or
  • a Recently Separated Veteran (RSV);
  • economically disadvantaged;
  • a student with a disability;
  • a woman in a STEM or non-traditional field.

Click the link here to view the Seeds program informational video: Seeds Student Worker Program At a Glance

Job Description

This position assists with duties of the Traffic Forecasting and Analysis Section of the Transportation System Management Office.  Duties are to gather, compile, analyze and distribute traffic data that is essential to internal and external customers. Duties also include assisting with traffic forecasting and travel demand modeling activities.  This position also responds to data and mapping requests for the TDA section and other MnDOT offices in various formats including developing reports, taGenebles, charts, graphs or GIS map products. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must be in pursuit of a degree in Civil Engineering, Civil technologies, GIS, or related technical fields and have at least one year or more left in school before completing their program.
  • Strong math and statistical analysis skills;
  • Strong computer skills and ability to follow detailed technical instructions;
  • Familiar with GIS software and ArcMAp or ArcGIS Pro and/ or CAD software;
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (specifically MS Excel) and other computer software;
  • Strong time management, and multitasking skills; and
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Seeds Program Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a current student enrolled at a college/university, trade or technical school.
    • If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution they must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits.
    • If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, the student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off.
    • Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation.
    • You will be asked to complete an Education Verification form prior to appointment.
  • Applicants must be studying a field that fulfills a MnDOT need. Examples of majors that fulfill MnDOT needs:
    • Accounting, Finance, Business;
    • Communications, Human Resource, Diversity & Equity, Law, Organizational Development, Public Administration;
    • Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Construction Management, Environmental Studies, Land Surveying, Planning, Urban Studies;
    • General Studies, Administrative Support
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 for engineering applicants. Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their transcript to verify GPA prior to being invited to interview.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one academic year left in their post-secondary program prior to graduation.
    • NOTE: Applicants must include an anticipated graduation/completion date on their resume. This information is needed to determine eligibility.

If you are applying based on economic status, you will be asked to provide information to verify income eligibility. Please go to the Seeds program income criteria webpage for details at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/income.html. If you meet the criteria you will be contacted to provide proof of your economic status.

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, 29531.
  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 2/11/2019 to be considered** 

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