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  • TRANSP PROG SPECIALIST 2 , Motor Carrier

    Is anybody here familiar with this position? I realize that it is a non-sworn position, but I am just wondering if it is mainly an office job or if they get out in the field to work. It looks like it is DOT,not DPS, so it is not the same as Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspectors. I am just a little unclear on what the DOT folks do vs. the MSP CVIs I guess.


    TRANSP PROG SPECIALIST 2 , Motor Carrier
    $ 18.10-$ 26.39 hourly, $ 37,793-$ 55,102 annually
    Date Posted: 03/17/2011
    Closing Date: 03/28/2011
    Hiring Agency: Transportation Dept
    Division/Bureau: Freight & Comm Vehicle Ops
    Location: St. Paul
    Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
    Posting Number: 11DOT000129
    Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
    Work Shift: Day Shift
    Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
    Travel Required: yes
    Job Grouping: Const Facil Maint Mfg & Trans
    Classified Status: Classified

    Job Description: Enforce state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of motor carriers and other commercial motor vehicle operations in the State of Minnesota; audit carrier and shipper records; investigate complaints of alleged compliance violations; advise/inform carriers, shippers, law enforcement agencies and the public on motor carrier regulation; plan, coordinate and conduct state and federal safety performance evaluations of motor carrier operations; participate in special enforcement initiatives; and schedule and perform inspections of drivers and commercial motor vehicles.
    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree plus two (2) years of professional experience OR three (3) years of professional experience OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and experience that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities performing the following functions--

    -- Experience in a regulatory setting that includes activities involving oversight of state and federal laws, rules and regulations to ensure compliance, which includes the auditing of client's records.

    -- Experience in gathering and documenting evidence of alleged violations of laws, rules and regulations including data gathering in preparation for possible criminal or civil action; and report writing to include good computer skills and excellent writing skills.

    -- Experience in interacting with customers and stakeholders in a professional manner using excellent verbal and written communication skills making complex technical information understandable to a non-technical audience or clientele.

    --Ability to perform commercial vehicle inspections.

    Successful applicants will be required to:
    --Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License;
    --Pass a Criminal Background Check and Physical Assessment prior to employment; and
    --Once employed, a new employee will be required to successfully complete and maintain specific certifications necessary to perform the job.
    NOTE: Physical requirements include: routinely lifting up to 80lbs of equipment; walking, bending , stooping, sitting, standing for short and long periods of time; exposure to extended periods of time working outside in adverse weather conditions and exposure to noxious odors and fumes.

    Preferred Qualifications: --Bachelor's degree with coursework in law, business administration, education or criminal justice.

    Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

    If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.

    * Mn/DOT does not discriminate against qualified disabled applicants. Anyone who believes they may need an accommodation, please contact Mn/DOT's Affirmative Action Office in advance, so any necessary arrangements can be made. To request an accommodation, e-mail [email protected]; or call 651/366-4718 (MN Relay 711).
    How to Apply: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to <http://www.careers.state.mn.us/job-tip>

  • #2
    Transportation Program Specialist 2 , Motor Carrier

    I received a telephone call today to interview for this next week. I also thought I would try again to see if anybody would happen to know anything more about this.


    • #3
      your interview

      Wondering how your interview went with MN/DOT, I have one coming up for a Transportation generalist and was hoping you could share some of the questions I'm sure they will be similar. They told me to come 15 minutes early and they would give me a list if questions, was it the same for you? Any help would be appreciated.


      • #4
        I will let you know. I think coming 15 minutes early and getting a list of questions might be very common for Minnesota state job interviews.
        Last edited by Jim1648; 05-05-2011, 08:54 AM. Reason: Details


        • #5
          When is your interview?


          • #6
            TRANSP PROG SPECIALIST 2 , Motor Carrier

            Originally posted by cp1972 View Post
            Wondering how your interview went with MN/DOT, I have one coming up for a Transportation generalist and was hoping you could share some of the questions I'm sure they will be similar. They told me to come 15 minutes early and they would give me a list if questions, was it the same for you? Any help would be appreciated.
            The interview went just fine. I have also applied for the DOT Associate and Generalist positions. I took the two tests on math and reading that are required. Do they contact you as soon as they know you have passed the tests or do I need to contact them and schedule an interview?

            It was the same drill where they have you come 15 miutes early. The questions are pretty much the standard, run of the mill type. The 15 minutes they give you will be adequate to help you prepare you answers. I think they are along the lines of tell us about a situation where..... There is a DOT Library on the second floor of the DOT Builidng. It might be helpful to go there even more than 15 minutes early if you want to use the computers, etc.
            Last edited by Jim1648; 05-11-2011, 11:27 AM. Reason: Details


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