Consultant Contract Budget Assistant - Transp Prog Specialist 1 or 2

State of Minnesota - Roseville, MN (30+ days ago)3.7

This position will provide consultant administration and management for single and multi-function, low, high risk, and/or complex professional technical agreements for the MnDOT Metro District, including other types of agreements that may be needed and required between MnDOT and other states or state agencies or municipalities. Ensure proper compliance with rules, laws, procedures, practices and standards that govern consultant selection, negotiations, contracting, monitoring, and delivery of professional technical services.


Minimum Qualifications at the Transportation Specialist 2 level are as follows:
A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Engineering, Business Administration or related plus one year of professional level work experience OR two years of professional level work experience demonstrating the following:
  • Professional level work experience developing, managing and administering professional technical contracts and/or other types of agreements or related activities that may include responsibilities for negotiations, contracting, monitoring, evaluation, and close-out.
  • Experience working within the parameters of contracting processes, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Preparation of quarterly funding reports and ad hoc (statistical analysis, analytical reports, statistical models or other summaries of data) reports.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Software applications (Outlook, Excel, Word) sufficient to schedule meetings, perform word processing and develop spreadsheet.
Minimum Qualifications at the Transportation Specialist 1 level are as follows:
A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Engineering, Business Administration or related degree; OR Two years of technical or para-professional work experience OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and work experience, that demonstrates the following:
  • Preparation, processing, administration and/or management of professional or technical service contracts.
  • Experience using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook to ensure documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and reports can be produced and data can be maintained.
  • Experience utilizing the principles, practices and methods of data collection, research and analysis sufficient to assist with the business management and measurement of maintenance operations.
If advanced to the finalist pool for both classifications, you will be assessed on the following criteria during a job interview:
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing sufficient to give direction, outline expectations, facilitate meetings, and answer general project questions related to contracts, policy and procedures.
  • Ability to gather, organize and interpret data and present information along with recommendations.
  • Organization skills sufficient to handle multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines, coordinate activities, and initiate research, anticipate and solve problems.
Preference for both classifications will be given to candidates with the following:
  • Experience in Roadway Design, Roadway Contract Administration, Right-of-Way, Hydraulics or Roadway Project Management.
  • Experience with MnDOT administration; policies and procedures for professional/technical contracting and/or MnDOT purchasing procedures.
  • Familiarity with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and requirements. .
  • Familiarity with Targeted Group Business (TGB) and Veteran Owned Business programs and requirements.
  • Knowledge of Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT)
  • Successful participation of the State of Minnesota Star of the North Fellowship program.

Application Details

Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

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Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Kim Rice at or 651.234.7426.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail:; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.
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