Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Seeds Student Worker Program current openings

511 Operator Seeds Student Worker

  • Location: Roseville
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Majors:Engineering, GIS, Criminology, or related fields

Assist with the day-to-day workings in the Operations Center of the Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC).  Enter and/or modify 511 incident and construction information, including lane impact details, to improve the quality of MNDOT’s 511 public notification on weekdays. Utilize MNDOT traffic cameras, monitor responder radio channels, and communicate with Freeway Operations dispatchers. 


  • Monitor State Patrol CAD, State Patrol/FIRST radio, closed circuit television (CCTV) and update, takeover, and/or delete CARS CAD 511 events
  • Enter incidents into 511 system for maintenance activities, construction work, and incidents on MN highways.
  • Assure cameras are pointed on roadways if not otherwise in use for incident monitoring.

Geographic Information & Mapping Seeds Student Worker

  • Location: St. Paul
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Majors: GIS, Geography, Civil Engineering, Civil Technology, Urban Planning

Assist in the development of the Data Quality Matrix Project in the review of State, County, Tribal Government boundary data layers, and State Aid, Functional Classification, Memorial routes data layers for the Cartography Unit in the Geographic Information and Mapping Section in the Office of Transportation Systems Management.


  • Review datasets of mapping features by researching and interpreting source data so that the content of Cartography Unit products is current, accurately depicted, and meets the business needs of our various clients and partners. 
  • Solicit information from local government, MnDOT offices, state agencies and other sources regarding status of municipal boundary changes and other transportation features depicted on the Cartography Unit’s mapping products.
  • Review and verify status reports, construction plans, aerial photography, road designation documentation, and other sources for changes and corrections to map data.
  • Enter map data through GIS workstation so that maps produced by automated drafting methods will accurately represent current information.
  • Assist in application development through GIS programming (Python).

Materials & Road Research Seeds Student Worker

  • Location: Maplewood
  • Number of openings 2
  • Majors: Science, Chemistry, Environmental Studies

Assist in materials testing for program delivery and special projects at the MnDOT Chemical Laboratory. Work with laboratory chemists and technicians to conduct sample testing as directed by the laboratory supervisor.


  • Conduct routine and special tests on construction and maintenance materials in a timely manner.
  • Assist in general maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.

Project Delivery Support Staff Seeds Student Worker

  • Location: St. Paul
  • Number of openings 1
  • Majors: Finance, Audit, IT, or related technical field of study

Support several work units of the Pre-Letting Unit to:

  1. Provide data compilation and analytics support
  2. Provide general assistance such as scanning contract documents and logging them into electronic repositories
  3. Assist in tracking contract documents (plans, provisions, agreements, contracts)
  4. Work on the development of special projects including audit inquiries, technical assessments, and review of technical documents for performance measures tracking.


  • Review and verify project documentation including the STIP, funding screens, submittal information, plans, agreements, authorization requests, and detailed estimates to ensure consistency and conformity in funding information. Identify and document inconsistencies and recommend corrections.
  • Analyze data to assess work task durations related to planning schedules, active project development schedules for work activities, ongoing schedule, and status updates. Data input, manipulation, trends development, and reporting assistance.
  • Perform various tasks including documentation for audit requests, analytics for new and modified processes/practices, and participation in special projects.

Roadway Data & Support Staff Seeds Student Worker

  • Location: St. Paul
  • Number of openings 1
  • Majors: GIS, Geography, Civil Engineering, Civil Technology, Urban Studies

Assist in the maintenance of geospatial transportation data within MnDOT’s Linear Referencing System (LRS – a GIS database) to provide accurate and current map information support for transportation planning, operations, and asset management.


  • Assist with guaranteeing the completeness and accuracy of the LRS network and data. Research and validate GIS - LRS data through the review of data in the GIS - LRS against Video Log and/or Google Street View. Bookmark where data needs to be corrected in the GIS - LRS. Correct data in the LRS as skills allow.
  • Assist with the entry of geographic update information through ESRI (GIS) tools so that geospatial data and maps produced will accurately represent current information.
  • Review and enter local supplied data, or data supplied by lead worker, into the LRS.

Seeds Student Worker

  • Location: Various
  • Majors: Various

The Seeds Student Worker Programs is always accepting applications for college students interested in working at MnDOT. You may submit your application at any time. If we are not currently hiring in your field, we will keep your application on file and contact you if a position comes available.