At MDT, we take seriously our mission of providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. Involving Montana's residents and communities is a vital part of fulfilling that mission.
MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. As an organization, we provide flexible hours, alternative work schedules, and a relaxed family-friendly environment to help MDT employees balance their personal and professional interests. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Visit our website at: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/
Life in Helena, MT
Escape the traffic congestion and high of cost living of so many metro areas and discover why we love Helena. Cradled in the foothills of the Montana Rockies, surrounded by pristine forests, alive with history and culture, lies Helena, "the heartbeat of Montana." This charming, sophisticated, and beautiful Victorian city is both the capital of the state of Montana and the county seat for Lewis and Clark County.
In Helena, you’ll get to know the colorful Queen City of the Rockies! Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, immersing yourself in the arts and culture of the area, or retracing the history of the Capital City, Helena has something for you. We’ll catch you on the trails, in the theaters, at a community event, or maybe at a local hotspot. Learn more at https://www.helenamt.com/.
This position serves as a planning technician within the Administrative Section and is responsible for state and federal law compliance through reporting, accounting and data management. This position participates in MDT’s Planning Division federal reporting for funding streams and planning projects in coordination with Bureau Chiefs and program managers throughout the agency. This position also participates in the data management of the financial processes of the division. The incumbent must have an understanding of state and federal law accounting rules and regulations. The incumbent will also perform a variety of other duties that support work unit activities, which may include, but will not be limited to; bulk mailings, vehicle usage tracking, responding to external requests, assisting and supporting senior staff, records management and general office organization. The incumbent must possess extensive data entry, communication, attention to detail and organizational skills. The position reports to the Section Supervisor and does not directly supervise others.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):
Requires work on multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively; remaining aware of workload and make appropriate adjustments to meet deadlines and complete tasks
Demands for accuracy in all aspects of work performed.
Compiling and analyzing data and information.
Coordinating, negotiating, and instructing.
Effectively communicate complex data relationships both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of adult education and training techniques.
Customer Service: Discovers and meets internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer. Anticipates future needs of internal/external customers.
Communication: Provides information to co-workers, customers, and the public through clear and concise verbal and written communication. Produces professional-quality reports. Demonstrates ability to develop rapport and maintain long-term associations with others both internal and external to the agency.
Commitment and Loyalty: Ability and willingness to align behavior with the needs and goals of the organization and provide a visible role model for others. Reliable and dependable. Holds self-accountable for organizational activities, services, decisions, successes, and failures. Demonstrates an understanding of the link between job responsibilities and overall organizational goals and needs. Performs the job with broader goals in mind.
Knowledge of the Job: Ability to carry out responsibilities effectively. Is aware of how own role/position fits in the organization mission. Understands the policies, procedures, rules, and laws that govern the work and exercise judgment in making necessary interpretations.
Analytical/Interpretive Thinking: Accurately applies general standards and requirements to specific transportation planning issues.
Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):
The required knowledge and skills are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in business administration, computer technology, office technology, or a related field.
Alternative qualifications include: Any combination of additional related work experience and education equivalent to the minimum qualifications.
Other Important Information:
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.
Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required additional materials must be submitted by midnight on the 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 at MDT.
All documents required for 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.
If you would like a copy of the Job Profile, please contact the HR Generalist.
Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy #6.03.001, "State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.
This position is being posted in accordance with the MFPE bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. The successful candidate will receive more information about the union and the option to join the union during the onboarding process.
The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons 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.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Salary: $ 47,334.00 – 47,334.00 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Transportation
Union: Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit: 035 – MDT – MFPE
Posting Date: Nov 19, 2021, 4:04:10 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Dec 6, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Transcripts
Contact Name: Sarah J. Peters | Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Contact Phone: 406-444-9253