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Youth Development & Mentoring Program Team Members (Metro Region
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Youth Development & Mentoring Program Team Members (Metro Region
Job Description
**This posting is for the following counties in the Metro Region:**
The mission of the Michigan Department of Transportation Youth Development and Mentoring Program (YDMP), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is to prepare a diverse workforce for the future by providing participants with opportunities to pursue higher education, personal growth, and transportation careers.
The program values responsibility, empowerment, respect, integrity, relationship building, and safety. MDOT offers mentoring activities and sessions to teach job and life skills, introduce college/university options, and present high school students and recent high school graduates with information about careers in civil engineering, road construction and maintenance, planning, and other areas of transportation.
The training and mentoring element of the YDMP is designed to enhance communication skills, develop leadership qualities, and improve awareness of transportation career opportunities. Through site visits to MDOT facilities, tours of construction sites and educational institutions, and participation in college and career fairs, participants will receive practical, hands-on experiences that will provide opportunities and exposure to various aspects of transportation. The Michigan Civil Service Commission provides an option for on-site career planning and résumé writing to participants at each region office. Mentoring sessions will be conducted for the YDMP participants. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the following types of training and mentoring activities:
* MDOT safety training/orientation
* College readiness planning
* Equal Employment Opportunity
* Personal finance and accounting
* Résumé writing and interviewing
* MDOT Transportation Operations Center tours
* MDOT road and bridge construction and maintenance project tours
* College and career fairs
* University and college tours
* Visits to state or local libraries, museums, or historical sites
* Participate in activities at private engineering firms specifically tailored to introduce surveying, concrete testing and analysis, civil engineering, etc.
Team Member
**This posting will close when all positions are filled.**
Required Education and Experience
**Eligibility Requirements**
* **Team Member 1 Positions **
* Must be a currently enrolled high school student or recent graduate
* Must be at least 16 years of age by June 17, 2018.
* Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA and must provide most recent report card or transcript
* Must provide a letter of recommendation from a school teacher, counselor, or principal
* **Team Member 2 (Special Crew) Positions**
* Must be at least 18 years of age by June 17, 2018
* Must possess a valid driver's license
* Must attach a resume
Additional Requirements and Information
* Valid school-issued work permit
* Pass a pre-participant drug test
* 40-hour work week availability
* Ability to work outside and lift up to 45 pounds
* Ability to walk and work on roadsides and uneven terrain
* Willingness and ability to follow oral and written instructions
*Salary:* $10.50 - $12.00 Hourly
*Location:* Various, MI
*Job Type:* Non Career
*Department:* Transportation
*Job Number:* 5901-18-MR-YDMP-TM
*Closing:* 5/31/2018 5:00 PM Eastern
*Bargaining Unit:* N/A
*Agency:* State of Michigan
*Address:* 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909.
*Phone:* (800) 788-1766

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