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State of Minnesota Transportation Specialist in Roseville, Minnesota

Job Summary

Job Duties: Examples of work for this specific vacancy include but are not limited to:

  • Verifies, records and prioritizes incoming material samples.

  • Performs, directs the performance or monitors the performance of all aspects of standardized and specific materials testing.

  • Conducts or directs difficult, non-routine tests for special studies, circumstances and investigations.

  • Performs calculations, generates and distributes reports providing required documentation on test processes and results.

  • Completes analysis and interpretation of test results to determine if additional testing is required, materials meet specifications and tolerances.

  • Maintains, tests and calibrates and documents materials lab equipment.

  • Performs technical certification program training for agency and external personnel.

  • Writes technical documents including work plans, data analysis outcomes, recommendations and specifications.

  • Participates in research projects by collecting data, analyzing and tracking pavement management data.

  • Conducts annual reviews of all material testers.

  • Reviews project plan quantities to see if they meet project minimums.

  • Monitors quality control, certification, procedures and products produced by those working on state projects or receiving federal funds.

  • Oversees materials testing operations when supervisor is absent.

  • Inputs and tracks test data in spreadsheets and databases.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

The level of experience to perform this job at the TS level can be achieved with:

  • Four years of experience performing materials testing


  • Three years of experience performing materials testing or related activities and one (1) year of experience in roadway construction, engineering support or roadways maintenance areas

  • A two year Civil Technology degree or equivalent can be credited for one year of related experience.

  • Certification in Aggregate Production 1, Grading & Base 1, Bituminous Plant 1, Bituminous Street 1, Concrete Field 1 or ACI Field Grade 1, Concrete Plant 1 as required by Federal Highway Administration QC/QA standards.

  • Valid Class D driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements: The physical demands of this job will vary, but may require the ability to joint lift up to 150 pounds maximum with frequent moving and/or lifting or otherwise transfer of objects of various weights. This job also may require walking, moving, standing, to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. This job may require strenuous physical labor including but not limited to digging, shoveling, hauling, crawling, bending, pushing, pulling and climbing. For a complete list of physical requirements, please contact Susan Vang at 651-234-7418 or Kim Rice at 651-234-7426.

Additional Requirements

It is our policy that the successful candidate must pass employer reference checks and a criminal history check prior to employment. The reference check and background check may consist of the following components:

  • SEMA4 State Employee Records Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Employment Reference Check

  • Education/License Verification

  • Driver's License check

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 http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Kim Rice at kimberly.rice@state.mn.us or 651-234-7426.


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.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and 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 applicant 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: ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

The MnDOT Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/hr/hr009.html.

Job Title: Transportation Specialist

Location: Roseville

Job ID: 32747

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 05/14/2019

Closing Date: 05/23/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MnDOT / Metro District and Central Office

Hiring Agency: MnDOT / Metro District and Central Office

Division/Unit: Operations Division / Materials

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Hours: Day Shift

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $22.65 - $30.96 /hourly; $47,293 - $64,644 /annually

Classified Status: Permanent Classified

Job Class: Transportation Specialist

Working Title: Materials Independent Assurance Inspector

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