New job MDOT Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP) in Michigan

MDOT Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP)
MDOT Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP)

MDOT Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP)

Company : State of Michigan
Salary : $16.66 - $20.12 an hour
Location : Michigan

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Job Description

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP) is a unique partnership between MDOT and colleges and universities throughout Michigan that offers valuable on-the-job training and job shadowing to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or other transportation-related careers.

The goal of the TDRP is to recruit and expose underrepresented groups of students to transportation-specific career opportunities. While participating in this program, students will develop professional competence and long-range career goals, integrate work experiences with academic knowledge, establish a professional network, and earn income that can assist with college expenses.

MDOT HBCU TDRP students will work alongside other MDOT-sponsored on-the-job training program participants, internal staff and external professionals who provide engineering, technical, inspection and project management services for state road and bridge projects.

The work period will last ten weeks per year, and include the following:

  • Overtime compensation (per SEIU bargaining agreement)
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Flexible work schedules (contingent upon operational need)
  • Holiday pay
  • 16 hours of initial annual leave
  • Accrue annual and sick leave every pay period (per SEIU bargaining agreement)
  • 401K benefits
  • Double-occupancy housing provided on the campus of a local college or university
  • Planned activities to explore opportunities within the colleges and universities in the state

Required Education and Experience

Must be currently enrolled and studying in the engineering and technology fields of Civil Engineering, Civil Technology, or Land Surveying at a federally recognized Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

  • Cumulative GPA must be a 2.0 or higher.
  • First year: Students must have earned a minimum of 24 semester credits or 36 term credits before program entry.
  • Subsequent years: Returning students must show reasonable accumulation of credits, up to the maximum number of years allowed in the program (six years): Student must have earned at least the following number of credits for each returning year:
    • 2nd year - 36 semester credits or 51 term credits
    • 3rd year - 48 semester credits or 66 term credits
    • 4th year - 60 semester credits or 81 term credits
    • 5th year - 72 semester credits or 96 term credits
    • 6th year - 84 semester credits or 111 term credits

Additional Requirements and Information

  • Last semester college transcript and current course schedule to be attached to the on-line application (college transcript is not required for first semester/term students
  • Final must be provided to maintain employment
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Participation in the program could lead to a permanent position within the Michigan Department of Transportation for college seniors after successful completion of the season and satisfactory performance

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