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TSS Career Path/Class Specification

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Definitions:

TA: Transportation Associate

 

TG: Transportation Generalist

 

TGS: Transportation Generalist Senior

 

TS: Transportation Specialist


Select functional area for more information.

  • Bridge Inspection
  • Bridge Maintenance
  • Contract Administration
  • Design
  • Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection
  • Hydraulics / Water Resources
  • Materials
  • Permits
  • Planning
  • Pre-Design
  • Right of Way
  • Road Surface / Road Side Maintenance
  • Sign Maintenance
  • Snow and Ice
  • Soils
  • Surveys
  • Traffic Engineering

Bridge Inspection

TGS Only

tgs only

Assists or conducts annual inspections of in-service bridges and culverts on the state, county and local highway system throughout the state of Minnesota so structural integrity is maintained at the lowest safety risk and inconvenience to the public, to identify maintenance needs and to meet federal regulations.

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TGS: PDF (36 KB), DOC (44 KB)

Bridge Maintenance

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Conducts or assists in necessary repairs and installations in the area of steel fabrication and erection for bridges and structures so that structural integrity is maintained at the lowest safety risk and inconvenience to the public.

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TG:
PDF (35 KB), DOC (46 KB)

TGS: PDF (36 KB), DOC (45 MB)

TS: PDF (39 KB), DOC (44 KB)

Contract Administration

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Administers and/or directs field testing of construction materials by analyzing test results, verifying material quality and determining if construction materials meet MnDOT specifications. Reads and interprets plans and specifications to ensure contractor compliance.

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TG: PDF (36 KB), DOC (42 KB)

TGS: PDF (38 KB), DOC (45 KB)

TS: PDF (39 KB), DOC (44 KB)

Design

TA, TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Completes computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) functions and calculations; applies software programs used to perform technical detail drafting and design of plans in accordance with MnDOT policy and design standards.

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TG: PDF (37 KB), DOC (42 KB)

TGS: PDF (36 KB), DOC (42 KB)

TS: PDF (37 KB), DOC (42 KB)

Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection

TS Only

tgs only

Administers in-depth safety inspections of bridges on both the trunk highway and local systems, with a special emphasis on bridges with fracture critical members so structural integrity is maintained.

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TS: PDF (95 KB), DOC (45 KB)

TS with CADD: PDF (144 KB), DOC (44 KB)

Hydraulics / Water Resources

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Administers project scoping, design, maintenance and inspection activities. Recommends solutions to hydraulics, erosion control and drainage issues in the field in accordance with MnDOT manuals (e.g., Drainage, Road Design, Standard Plate and Standard Plans.)

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TG: PDF (92 KB), DOC (43 KB)

TG with CADD: PDF (153 KB), DOC (44 KB)


TGS: PDF (95 KB), DOC (46 KB)

TGS with CADD: PDF (146 KB), DOC (46 KB)


TS: PDF (101 KB), DOC (43 KB)

TS with CADD: PDF (165 KB), DOC (43 KB)



 

Materials

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Conducts all aspects of standardized and specific materials lab testing using specialized lab equipment to provide test results on materials for construction, design, maintenance or research.

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TG: PDF (32 KB), DOC (44 KB)

TGS: PDF (35 KB), DOC (45 KB)

TS: PDF (37 KB), DOC (46 KB)

Permits

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Supports the inspection and processing of access, drainage and utility permits affecting MnDOT highways so that rules, statutes, regulations and special provisions set by permit requirements are followed.

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TG: PDF (36 KB), DOC (43 KB)

TGS: PDF (36 KB), DOC (44 KB)

TS: PDF (40 KB), DOC (46 KB)

Planning

TS Only

tgs only

Updates and maintains construction project information for project activities and timelines; serves as the project expert in documenting, accessing, utilizing and retrieving project data from the computerized system for other MnDOT and project staff.

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TS: PDF (100 KB), DOC (44 KB)

TS with CADD: PDF (151 KB), DOC (45 KB)

Pre-Design

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Develops preliminary design studies and prepares geometric layouts using computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) according to MnDOT design standards and CADD data standards that best suit project needs (e.g., geometric, safety, traffic, funding and right of way.)

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TG: PDF (37 KB), DOC (43 KB)

TGS: PDF (38 KB), DOC (42 KB)

TS: PDF (34 KB), DOC (50 KB)

Right of Way

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Performs technical activities related to acquisition of right of way and management of property owned by MnDOT, as well as reconveyances, turnbacks, leases, limited use permits and access control changes to ensure compliance with statutes, policies and regulations.

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TG: PDF (96 KB), DOC (46 KB)

TG with CADD:
PDF (146 KB), DOC (46 KB)


TGS: PDF (100 KB), DOC (45 KB)

TGS with CADD: PDF (148 KB), DOC (45 KB)


TS: PDF (103 KB), DOC (46 KB)

TS with CADD: PDF (155 KB), DOC (48 KB)

Road Surface / Road Side Maintenance

TG, TGS

TG and TGS

Maintains and reconstructs roadways, rights of way and roadway shoulders with gravel, bituminous and concrete; participates in culvert cleaning and guardrail repair; sets up traffic controls in high volume traffic and performs work associated with accidents, spills and ruts; and performs preventative maintenance on highway equipment.

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TG: PDF (36 KB), DOC (37 KB)

TGS: PDF (36 KB), DOC (37 KB)

Sign Maintenance

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Installs, repairs and removes permanent signs and messages according to the MN Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Traffic Engineering Manual (MUTCD) to ensure the safety of the motoring and pedestrian public.

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TG: PDF (97 KB), DOC (44 KB)

TGS: PDF (37 KB), DOC (44 KB)

TS:
PDF (39 KB), DOC (46 KB)

Snow and Ice

TG, TGS

TG and TGS

Removes snow from roadways and shoulders, rest areas, rights of way or yards; applies anti-icing and de-icing chemical on stretches of highway under slippery conditions; removes frozen ice and material from culverts; and performs night or dawn patrols for the safety of the travelling public.

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TG: PDF (35 KB), DOC (37 KB)

TGS: PDF (36 KB), DOC (36 KB)

Soils

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Assists in setting up soils sampling and testing equipment so that soils, rocks, pavement samples and ground water information are taken in the right location and in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), MN Department of Health and MnDOT standards.

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TG: PDF (91 KB), DOC (43 KB)

TGS: PDF (95 KB), DOC (43 KB)


TS:
PDF (99 KB), DOC (44 KB)

TS with CADD: PDF (145 KB), DOC (44 KB)

Surveys

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Performs technical work associated with land, location, construction and/or geodetic control surveys and creation of base maps to ensure accurate information and computation of the purchase of right of way, the design and construction of highways and other transportation systems, or setting of accurate control points.

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TG: PDF (103 KB), DOC (46 KB)

TG with CADD: PDF (152 KB), DOC (46 KB)


TGS:
PDF (107 KB), DOC (46 KB)

TGS with CADD: PDF (156 KB), DOC (46 KB)


TS:
PDF (115 KB), DOC (48 KB)

TS with CADD: PDF (164 KB), DOC (48 KB)

Traffic Engineering

TG, TGS, TS

TG, TGS and TS

Prepares or assists in the development, maintenance and operation of traffic construction and control plans (traffic control, signals, signing, lighting and pavement marking) and traffic control systems to ensure compliance with state/federal regulations, state electrical codes and state policies/practices.

View full job description/class specification:

TG : PDF (100 KB), DOC (47 KB)

TG (with CADD):
PDF (105 KB), DOC (48 KB)


TGS:
PDF (100 KB), DOC (45 KB)

TGS (with CADD):
PDF (106 KB), DOC (47 KB)


TS: PDF (100 KB), DOC (48KB)

TS (with CADD):
PDF (107 KB), DOC (49 KB)