Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Transportation Specialist Series

Keeping Minnesota's roadways safe demands 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.

Transportation Associates and Transportation Generalists

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.

Application process

If you see yourself in a job like this, review the information on how to apply.

Take a glance at MnDOT employees in action

View the five short videos below to hear directly from MnDOT employees with 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).

Why I enjoy my job at MnDOT
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Using math and reading skills
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Great benefits
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Cool new skills
(YouTube 58 seconds)

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
YouTube (6:05 min)