Transportation Generalist Senior/Contract Administratioin-Snow And Ice

State Of Minnesota Mankato , MN 56002

Posted 10 months ago

What drives you?

At 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.

Job Details

Job Class: Transportaion Generalist SeniorWorking Title: Contract Administration/Snow and Ice

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/24/2019

Closing Date: 05/01/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / Transportation-Dist 7-AFSCME

Division/Unit: District 7 - Mankato / Mankato Resident Office

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $21.44 - $27.78/hourly; $44,766 - $58,004/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 - Technical/AFSCME

Work Area: Mankato

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

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.

  • Reports known deficiencies to Chief Inspector and verifies corrections of known deficiencies to ensure the project complies with project documents.

  • 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.

  • Applies enforcement procedures to the contract for less complex construction projects or recommends the application of enforcement procedures to the Chief Inspector when working on the most complex projects to ensure successful completion of projects.

  • Monitors contractor and traffic control safety practices, ensures personal safety is protected, and ensures the project is completed using applicable safety practices, rules and programs.

  • Provides work direction to assistant inspectors and/or student workers in gaining required technical skills through MnDOT's technical certification program.

  • Measures, computes, documents and enters pay items into Field Ops and determines amount of payment to contractor.

  • Interprets plans and specifications to ensure contractor compliance.

  • Monitors concrete and bituminous plants to ensure materials meet specifications and requirements.

  • Assists with final reviews on construction projects to ensure contractors have the appropriate certification.

  • Specifically for Bridge Construction Inspection, conducts steel fabrication inspection, pre-stressed concrete beam inspection, pre-cast concrete pipe and culvert inspection or other inspection of fabricated structural products not being manufactured at the construction site sufficient to do bridge structural materials inspection and non-destructive testing.

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:

  • Valid Driver's License at the time of hire

  • Class B License with no air brake restriction and tanker endorsement within six months is required.

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

Two years of experience performing contract administration (roadway and/or bridge construction) activities or related



  • A combination of one year of experience in any of the following areas may substitute for one year of performing contract administration (roadway and/or bridge construction) activities: bridge maintenance, bridge safety inspection, design, hydraulics, materials, soils, permits, planning, predesign, right of way, road surface/roadside maintenance, signs, surveys, snow/ice, and/or traffic engineering.

  • Note: 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.

Certifications Required:

Aggregate Production

Level I Bituminous Street

Level I Bituminous Plant

Level I Concrete Field

Level I Grading & Base

Construction Installer (Univ. of MN Erosion and Stormwater Management)

Construction Site Management (Univ. of MN Erosion and Stormwater Management)

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.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work outside in all seasons of weather, exposed to weather elements (both hot and cold). On a daily basis, the employee will work in high volume traffic zones in day and night time conditions and walk on even and uneven/sloping ground. They will operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment on and off the roadway. The employee will continually rotate through various body positions (standing, twisting, bending, sitting, kneeling) while operating equipment and performing various other tasks frequently and on a daily basis. The employee will operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment (such as snowplow/sander) requiring vision, hearing, and operating skills. The employee will frequently lift in the moderate 40-50 pound range. On an infrequent basis, lifting may be in the 100-pound range.

Additional Requirements

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.

Pre-Employment Physical Exam: A pre-placement physical examination is required for this position. Current employees who have successfully bid or are moving into a different functional work area will be required to complete the pre-employment physical exam for the area they are moving into. The scope of the physical exam will be limited to whether the employee can safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, in compliance with state and federal law.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, 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 LaVonne Nicolai at or 507-613-0165.


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.

MnDOT 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 application 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.

MnDOT's Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at:

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Transportation Generalist Senior/Contract Administratioin-Snow And Ice

State Of Minnesota