Transportation Specialist Series hourly wage ranges
$15.99 - $16.49/hour; $33,387 - $34,431/year
Transportation Associates work as trainees who perform skilled roadway surface and roadside maintenance activities.
$17.11 - $21.51/hour;
$35, 726 - $44,913/year
Entry level technical and skilled work involving transportation design, construction and maintenance activities.
Transportation Generalist Senior:
$18.45 - $23.90/hour; $38,524 - $49,903/year
Intermediate level technical and skilled work, and/or lead work.
$19.49 - $26.64/hour; $40,695 - $55,624/year
Senior level technical and/or specialized work.
Keeping Minnesota’s roadways safe requires a highly trained and motivated workforce.
Whether it’s plowing snow, repairing guard rail, filling potholes, paving roads, inspecting bridges or repairing and maintaining roads in other ways, MnDOT’s Transportation Specialists work to keep roads safe for their fellow Minnesotans.
Do you see yourself in a job like this?
First, you may want to review some tips and guidelines on how to apply.
Then just follow these steps to apply:
- Set up an account on the State of Minnesota Jobs website
Military veterans information
The State of Minnesota Jobs site holds a wealth of information for military veterans interested in state jobs.
Also please note: Military veterans can apply for a waiver from the Commercial Driver's License road test through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
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Everyday across the state, you see the big bright orange trucks and equipment operated by folks just like you.
MnDOT calls the people in these jobs Transportation Specialists because that’s what they are trained to be – specialists.
Transportation Associates and Transportation Generalists
"The best part about my job is everyday there is something new, something different."
...a MnDOT Transportation Associate
Our entry level position is called a Transportation Associate. To apply for a TA position you must hold a Commercial Driver's License Permit, Class A or B with no air brake restriction.If you already hold a Class A or B CDL with no air brake restriction plus have one year of related job experience, you may qualify to apply for a Transportation Generalist position. Tanker endorsements are required for some positions. Please list all your endorsements on your resume when you apply.
Take a look at MnDOT workers in action
View the five short videos below to hear directly from MnDOT workers as they give you an inside look at what it's like to work at MnDOT as a Transportation Specialist. (To enable or disable closed captioning, view in full screen mode).
If you see yourself in a job like this, review the information on how to apply.
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Using math and reading skills
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Cool new skills
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Transportation Associates and Generalists work on a variety of projects on Minnesota's roadways. View this video to see some examples. (Audio is background music only).
MnDOT at work
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