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Department of Transportation Seasonal Positions

SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

2018 Summer Employment Opportunities

 

General Requirements:

Applicants must be age 18 by the date of hire. Most positions require a valid driver’s license. 

Some positions require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  CDL holders will be subject to the State drug and alcohol testing policy.  Some positions require travel.

The normal summer season is approximately May through September.  Opportunities may exist to begin earlier and work later.  Most positions involve outdoor work and strenuous physical labor.  Seasonal employees are paid only for hours worked.

Application/Hiring Procedures:
Use a “State of South Dakota Seasonal / Temporary Application” form.  (MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader.  Save the blank application to your computer. Open Adobe Reader. Open the application (file ->Open).

Job announcement information and the application form are available electronically at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/seasonal.aspx. Photocopies are acceptable. Applications are also available from any South Dakota Department of Transportation Office. 

Positions are available statewide.  Submit application to the location(s) of your choice.  Locations and addresses are contained in the attached listings.

Hiring will begin in March with an application deadline of March 31, 2018.  Applicants who apply after this date will only be considered if additional vacancies develop.

Be specific in completing the application form. List any relevant licenses or certificates (e.g., driver’s license, Commercial Driver’s License, CPR, etc.) as well as any equipment you are able to operate.  Please include both the beginning and ending dates you are available for employment.  It is essential that your mailing address and your telephone information are complete so we are able to contact you.

Supervisors will contact those applicants they wish to interview. Interviews will begin after the jobs are announced, and continue until positions are filled.  Not all applicants will receive an interview, but all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

Job ID #   Area Office     Program / Where to Apply     Location
DOT40   Yard Work Technician    

Department of Transportation
ATTN:  Tom Horan
PO Box 1970
Rapid City, SD  57709

    Rapid City
DOT40/41   Bridge Maintenance Worker    

Rapid City Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1970
Rapid City SD  57709-1970

    Rapid City
DOT71V   Data Collection Aide - Van
2 positions available
    Planning & Engineering
Transportation Project Development
ATTN:  Jerry Ortbahn
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

    Pierre
DOT84   Materials Testing Aide
6 positions available
    Materials & Surfacing
Department of Transportation
Materials Lab
Tom Grannes
104 S. Garfield Avenue, Building B
Pierre, SD  57501

    Pierre
DOT-09   Data Collection Aide     Operations Support
Department of Transportation
ATTN: Jason Humphrey
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

    Pierre
or
Rapid City
DOT10/11   Field Transportation Aide
10 positions available
    Aberdeen Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1767
Aberdeen, SD  57402-1767

    Aberdeen
DOT12   Field Transportation Aide  
2 positions available
    Watertown Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1446
Watertown, SD  57201-1446

    Brookings
Clear Lake
Watertown
Hayti
DOT13   Field Transportation Aide
8 positions available
    Huron Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 940
Huron, SD  57350-0940
    Huron
DeSmet  
Clark
Redfield
Highmore
Miller
DOT20/21   Field Transportation Aide
15 positions available
    Mitchell Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1206
Mitchell, SD  57301-1206
    Mitchell
Plankinton
Salem
Woonsocket
Armour
Bonesteel
Platte
DOT22   Field Transportation Aide/
3 positions available
    Sioux Falls Area Office
Department of Transportation
5316 W. 60th St. N.
Sioux Falls, SD  57107-6464

    Sioux Falls
DOT2X  

Specialty Crew

2 positions available
    Mitchell Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
Jeff Gustafson
PO Box 1206
Mitchell, SD  57301-1206

    Sioux Falls
DOT 30/31   Field Transportation Aide
4 positions available
    Pierre Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
104 S. Garfield, Bldg. A
Pierre, SD  57501-2586

    Pierre
Philip
Gettysburg
DOT30/31   Summer Clerical
1 position available
    Pierre Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
104 S. Garfield, Bldg. A
Pierre, SD  57501-2586

    Pierre
DOT32   Field Transportation Aide
8 positions available
    Mobridge Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 488
Mobridge, SD  57601-0488
    Mobridge
McIntosh
Eagle Butte
Herreid
Isabel/Selby

DOT40/41   Field Transportation Aide
2 positions available
    Rapid City Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1970
Rapid City, SD  57709-1970
    Sturgis
DOT71T FILLED Data Collection Aide-Truck     Planning & Programs
Transportation Inventory Management
ATTN:  Ken Marks
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

    Pierre

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Data Collection Aide
Location:                  Pierre
Positions Available: 2

Job Number:               DOT71
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Drive a mini-van to assist in the collection of distress survey for the pavement management system.

Requirements:  Must be age 18 by the date of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license.  Considerable overnight travel required.

Submit Application to:       
Department of Transportation
Transportation Project Development
ATTN:  Jerry Ortbahn
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Materials & Testing Aide
Location:                  Pierre
Positions Available:  6

Job Number:                DOT84
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Assist and perform highway construction materials acceptance and quality control testing during the construction season.  May be involved in testing liquid asphalt, portland cement, asphalt concrete, portland cement concrete, aggregates, soils, steel, wood, fly ash, concrete additives, concrete pipe, pavement thickness, and pavement smoothness.

Requirements:  Must be age 18 by the date of hire.  Driver’s license would be beneficial.  Ability to perform physical labor and lift up to 50 pounds.  Will work in laboratory setting and be exposed to related conditions.  Some positions require some overnight travel.

Submit Application to:       
Department of Transportation
Materials Lab
Tom Grannes
104 S. Garfield Avenue, Building B
Pierre, SD  57501

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Data Collection Aide
Location:                  Pierre or Rapid City
Positions Available: 2

Job Number:                DOT09
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Inspect and inventory guardrail systems adjacent to the roadway.   Duties include measuring, photographing and inspecting several types of guardrail, and updating computer databases with the most recent inspection reports.

Requirements:  Must be age 18 by the date of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license.  Ability to work outside and perform limited physical labor.  Considerable overnight travel required.

Submit Application to:       
Department of Transportation
Operations Support Office
ATTN:  Jason Humphrey
700 East Broadway Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Location:                  Aberdeen
Positions Available: 10

Job Number:                DOT10/11
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Perform skilled activities on specialty crew, survey crew, maintenance crew or construction crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, testing, setting stakes, running level and transit on survey crew, weighing and checking materials, flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Aberdeen Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1767
Aberdeen SD  57402-1767

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Brookings (1); Watertown (1)
*Please provide the location(s) you are applying for on the application
Positions Available: 2

Job Number:                DOT12
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Perform skilled activities on specialty crew, survey crew, maintenance crew or construction crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, testing, setting stakes, running level and transit on survey crew, weighing and checking materials, flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Watertown Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1446
Watertown SD  57201-1446

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Engineering: Huron (4)
Maintenance: Huron (1); DeSmet (1); Clark (1); and Miller, Redfield or Highmore (1)
*Please provide the location(s) you are applying for on the application

Positions Available: 8

Job Number:                DOT13
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:    

Engineering: Perform skilled activities on construction inspection crew or survey crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, materials testing, setting stakes, running survey equipment, or checking materials.

Maintenance: Perform skilled activities on maintenance crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:       Huron Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 940
Huron SD  57350-0940

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Engineering in Mitchell (3)
Maintenance: Mitchell (1); Salem (1); Plankinton (1); Woonsocket (1); Armour (1); Bonesteel (1); Platte (1)
Specialty Crews: Bridge Repair (3); Striping Crew (2)

*Please provide the location(s) you are applying for on the application

Positions Available: 
15

Job Number:                DOT20/21
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:

Engineering: Perform skilled activities on construction inspection crew or survey crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, materials testing, setting stakes, running survey equipment, or checking materials.

Maintenance: Perform skilled activities on maintenance crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Specialty Crew:  Perform skilled activities on a Bridge Repair or Striping Specialty Crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: flagging, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete repair, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:     Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Mitchell Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1206
Mitchell SD  57301-1206

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Sioux Falls (3)
Positions Available:  3

Job Number:                DOT22
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:  Perform skilled activities on specialty crew, survey crew, maintenance crew or construction crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, testing, setting stakes, running level and transit on survey crew, weighing and checking materials, flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:     Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:       Sioux Falls Area Office
Department of Transportation
5316 W. 60th St. N.
Sioux Falls SD  57107-6464

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Specialty Crew
Locations:                 Sioux Falls (2)
Positions Available:  2

Job Number:                DOT2X
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Specialty Crew:  Sign Crew (1); Bridge Crew (1) positions.
Perform skilled activities on a Bridge Repair or Signing Specialty Crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: flagging, installing signs, repairing bridges and concrete repair, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:     Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Mitchell Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
Jeff Gustafson
PO Box 1206
Mitchell SD  57301-120
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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Pierre (2); Gettysburg (1); Philip (1)
*Please provide the location(s) you are applying for on the application
Positions Available: 4

Job Number:                DOT30/31
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Perform skilled activities on specialty crew, survey crew, maintenance crew or construction crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, testing, setting stakes, running level and transit on survey crew, weighing and checking materials, flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Pierre Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
104 S Garfield, Bldg. A
Pierre SD  57501-2586

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Summer Clerical
Locations:                 Pierre  
Positions Available:  1

Job Number:                DOT30/31
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $9.80 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Perform clerical duties such as answering phone, filing, delivering mail, running parts, pulling weeds, painting bollards and door frames, and other miscellaneous yard work.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required. 

Submit Application To:      
Pierre Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
104 S Garfield, Bldg. A
Pierre SD  57501-2586

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2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Mobridge (2), McIntosh (1), Eagle Butte (1), Herreid (2), Isabel (1), and Selby (1)
*Please provide the location(s) you are applying for on the application
Positions Available:  8

Job Number:                DOT32
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Perform skilled activities on specialty crew, survey crew, maintenance crew or construction crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, testing, setting stakes, running level and transit on survey crew, weighing and checking materials, flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Mobridge Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 488
Mobridge SD  57601-0488

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

 

Position Title:           Field Transportation Aide
Locations:                 Sturgis
Positions Available:  2

Job Number:                DOT40/41
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties:     Perform skilled activities on specialty crew, survey crew, maintenance crew or construction crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: project inspection activities, testing, setting stakes, running level and transit on survey crew, weighing and checking materials, flagging, repairing fences and signs, striping highways, repairing bridges and concrete, Right-of-Way clean-up, hand or machine mowing, driving truck, asphalt patching, sealing, weed spraying, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements:    Must be age 18.  Valid driver’s license required.  Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools.  Travel required for some positions.

Submit Application To:      
Rapid City Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1970
Rapid City SD  57709-1970

 

 

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

 

Position Title:           Bridge Maintenance Worker
Locations:                 Rapid City
Positions Available:  1

Job Number:                DOT40/41 - Bridge
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date:            March 31, 2018

Duties: Perform skilled activities on specialty maintenance crew.  Work depends on crew assignment but may include: assisting in bridge inspections, set up and removal of traffic control, flagging, repairing bridges and concrete, asphalt patching, sealing, painting, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials.

Requirements: Must be age 18. Valid driver’s license required. Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, occasional heavy lifting and operate hand tools. Work is typically performed near live traffic. Summer schedule is typically 10 hour workdays Monday through Thursday, but may vary.

Submit Application To:      
Rapid City Region/Area Office
Department of Transportation
PO Box 1970
Rapid City SD  57709-1970

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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2018 SUMMER SEASONAL POSITIONS

Position Title:           Yard Work Technician
Location:                  Rapid City
Positions Available: 1

Job Number:                DOT40 - 2017
Agency:                    Department of Transportation
Minimum Salary:       $10.49 per hour
Closing Date: open until filled.           

The SD Department of Transportation seeks motivated person for yard work duties at the Rapid City Complex. Duties include mowing, weeding, trimming, and other duties as assigned. Position is from April 2017 – October 2017.  20 to 40 hours a week. For more info please contact Tom Horan 605-394-2244.  Applications available online at bhr.sd.gov or pick up at 2300 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD.

Requirements:  Must be age 18 by the date of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license.  Knowledge of yard equipment required.  Must work independently and able to lift up to 50 lbs. 

Submit Application to:       

Department of Transportation
ATTN:  Tom Horan
PO Box 1970
Rapid City, SD  57709

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