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Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Staff Engineer) - Mount Pleasant TSC

Company: State of Michigan
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Staff Engineer) - Mount Pleasant TSC
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Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Staff Engineer) - Mount Pleasant TSC
$29.40 - $48.89 Hourly
Mount Pleasant, MI
Job Type
Permanent Full Time
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Opening Date
Closing Date
6/5/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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    Job Description
    This is a multi-disciplinary position and a key component of the Mt Pleasant Transportation Service Center (TSC) team. Performs or participates in a variety of professional engineering responsibilities involving the TSC and Region functions of design, construction, maintenance, traffic and safety, soils, and materials control and testing of transportation facilities. Assists with project scoping and estimating for maintenance and construction work, scoping and preparing projects for the call-for-projects (CFP) process, design plan preparation, utility coordination, and other duties as assigned. Assists the TSC team in technical work.
    The "Salary" listed above is a range that reflects the minimum rate at the entry (9) level through the maximum rate at the experienced (P11) level. Based on education and experience, candidates will be reviewed to determine what level they are qualified for.
    For additional information, please see the links below:

    • Position Details ( Position Description 10.10.2022.pdf)

    • All about MDOT

      Based on operational needs and within established limits, remote work and alternate work schedule requests for this position may be considered.
      For more information on these and other benefits,
      Forbes has ranked the State of Michigan in theTop 10 of America's Best Employers For New Grads ( and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services.
      Required Education and Experience
      Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering OR will obtain by August 31, 2023.
      Transportation Engineer 9
      No specific type or amount is required.
      Transportation Engineer 10
      One year of professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer 9.
      Transportation Engineer P11
      Two years of professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer, including one year equivalent to a Transportation Engineer 10.
      Alternate Education and Experience
      Transportation Engineer 9 - P11
      Possession of a registered professional engineer license as required by the State of Michigan may be substituted for 6 months of experience at the Transportation Engineer 9-P11 levels. This substitution may only be used once for any employee for qualification of appointment or early reclassification.
      Additional Requirements and Information
      Possession of a valid driver's license is required.
      To be considered for this position you must:

      • If applicable, attach a copy of your official college transcripts and/or foreign degree evaluation with your application.Click here ( for the State of Michigan (SOM) definition of an Official College Transcript. Applicants who possess foreign degrees must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents. Civil Service accepts evaluations from organizations listed on theNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or theAssociation of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (

        View the job specification at:
        All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment. Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.
        The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
        Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
        If you have questions related to this posting, please contact Kelsea Cole
        State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022,Forbesranked the State of Michigan in theTop 10 of America's Best Employers For New Grads ( and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:
        Rewarding Work:State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state's military and veterans; rebuild our state's infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.
        Insurance Benefits:The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees' annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available
        Retirement Programs:The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state's contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available at
        Vacation and Sick Leave:Eligible full-time employees receive between15 and 35 personal daysand13 sick daysper year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.
        Paid Parental Leave:Eligible employees can take12 weeks of paid leaveimmediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.
        Paid Holidays:Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year's Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.
        Bonus Programs:Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.
        Military Pay Differential:Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.
        Tax-Advantaged Programs:In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.
        Student Loan Forgiveness:Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans.Information ( to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.
        Tuition Reduction:Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.
        Professional Development:To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.
        Alternative and Remote Work Schedules:Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.
        Great Lakes and Great Times:Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park-just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan's affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.
        Updated: 11/14/2022
        Your eligibility for this position is based solely upon the information provided in your application, resume, transcripts, cover letter, and other attachments. Provide accurate dates of employment and extensive detail of your job duties in your application. Responses to the questions below must match what is on your application and are used for screening purposes. Have you read and understand the process for submission and use of your application materials?

        • Yes

        • No

          TRAENG - Do you possess a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering OR will you obtain by August 31, 2023? If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

          • Yes

          • No

            Do you possess a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering OR will you obtain by May 31, 2023? If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

            • Yes

            • No

              If applicable, did you attach a copy of your official transcripts? Failure to attach official transcripts may result in you being screened out of the process.

              • Yes

              • No

              • Not applicable

                TRAENG - Please select your level of experience.

                • None to one year of post-degree professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer?

                • At least one year of post-degree professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer?

                • At least two years of post-degree professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer?

                • At least three years of post-degree professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer?

                  In accordance with federal law, all new employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three business days of beginning employment. Can you, after employment, submit proof of your legal right to work in the United States?

                  • Yes

                  • No

                    Are you a current State of Michigan employee? State employees work for one of the departments that make up the government of the State of Michigan (i.e. Department of Corrections, Department of Transportation, etc.).

                    • Yes

                    • No

                      Are you a current Michigan Department of Transportation employee?

                      • Yes

                      • No

                        Do you possess a valid driver's license?

                        • Yes

                        • No

                          How many years of design experience do you have using computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software? If you have this experience, please ensure it is documented in the work experience and/or skills section of your application otherwise you may be screened out of this hiring process.

                          • More than 5 years

                          • 3-5 years

                          • 1-3 years

                          • Less than 1 year

                          • No experience

                            Although not required for appointment to the position, have you taken and passed the fundamental of engineering (FE) examination?

                            • Yes

                            • No

                              If you indicated you have not taken and passed the FE examination, do you plan to take the FE examination prior to December 31, 2022?

                              • Yes

                              • No

                              • I have already taken and passed the FE exam

                                Are you familiar with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Design Standards?

                                • Yes

                                • No

                                  MDOT - Have you participated in any of the following MDOT Workforce Programs?

                                  • MDOT Youth Development and Mentoring Program

                                  • MDOT TRAC Program

                                  • MDOT Internship (Co-Op) Program

                                  • Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP) Internship

                                  • MI Construction Career Days

                                  • National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

                                  • Other

                                  • N/A

                                  • MDOT Capstone Internship

                                    MDOT - Where did you hear about this job? (Check all that apply)

                                    • State of Michigan Website/NEOGOV or

                                    • LinkedIn

                                    • College/University Career Services Office or website

                                    • Twitter

                                    • Facebook

                                    • Indeed

                                    • Career Search Engine (i.e. Monster, Careerbuilder)

                                    • Michigan Works! Agency

                                    • Career Fair

                                    • GovDelivery

                                    • Billboard

                                    • Employee Referral

                                    • Veterans Organization

                                    • Government Jobs

                                    • Diversity Jobs

                                    • recruitics

                                    • ZipRecruiter

                                    • Other

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                                      State of Michigan
                                      400 South Pine Street
                                      Lansing, Michigan, 48909
                                      (800) 788-1766
                                      State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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