Additional Salary Information:
Applicant Pool:If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.
The position is part of a career ladder and placement will be at the salary level noted above. The full salary range of the Transportation Planner career ladder is $27,652.00 - $59,826.00. The ability to move within the career ladder is based on MDT advancement policy 4-0104, and state classification policies. For further details please email email@example.com.
Applicants identified for further processing will be required to take an assessment test to determine knowledge and aptitude.
The duties of the position occasionally require overnight travel.
The position requires a Montana driver’s license or a valid Driver’s License from another state and the ability to obtain a Montana License within 30 days. Maintaining a valid Montana Driver’s License and insurability is a continued requirement of this position.
Driver’s Records Check: Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, “State Vehicle Use,” and MDT Policy # 3-0134, “Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy” are a condition of employment. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records.
This position is covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Benefit Association). The successful applicant for this position who is eligible-retirement qualified will be required to participate in the VEBA group. The VEBA group can take part in an annual election. Any questions regarding the VEBA can be addressed to Laurie Edwards, MDT Human Resources Division 444-6053.
All documentation required establishing preference or as required as part of the application must be submitted by the closing date to be considered during the selection process.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:Driving Record Check
The position being recruited serves as the program manager for the Montana Department of Transportation’s (MDT’s) Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) program. The incumbent is responsible for managing all program activities including scheduling work; data acquisition, processing, analysis and quality control reviews of raw and processed data; generating graphs, maps and reports; database management; as well as initiating and overseeing any necessary program maintenance and enhancement activities.
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the program output meets the needs and quality standards required for use by state, local, federal and private agencies in planning, engineering and travel monitoring activities within the State of Montana. This is accomplished by monitoring federal and state regulations to ensure the Department’s traffic programs and processes are in compliance with reporting regulations; researching best practices and new technology or methodologies and identifying and instituting those which are beneficial to MDT’s Traffic program.
The position also provides support to the section’s Systems Analysts in terms of data management, assisting with year-end traffic data processing and managing ad hoc projects which require the incumbent to communicate and coordinate with internal and external customers in order to define the overall project scope and deliverables, including specialized reports and maps necessary to meet the needs of each customer.
Data Management – Knowledge of GIS, Oracle, and Excel database development and data management.
Problem Solving - Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Planning – Advanced skills in project planning and management; specialized GIS/GPS and data management applications, and organizing and coordinating field inventory activities.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Equipment Operation — Operating computers and digital measuring equipment; data collection and graphic presentations.
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geology, Geography, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business, Economics, Education, Public Administration, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Social or Physical Science, Engineering, Land Use Planning, or Resource Management.
Six months experience in program or project oversight is preferred.
Other equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.