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Iowa Department of Transportation Design Technician Specialist in Ames, Iowa

Salary

$56,700.80 - $86,340.80 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-04500

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date

07/09/2024

Closing Date

7/21/2024 11:59 PM Central

LinkedIn Tag

#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Jason Holst - Jason.Holst@iowadot.us

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    Job Description

Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

Location: Design Project Section, Design Bureau in Ames

Shift: Days, Monday through Friday; Flex schedules are available

Position Information:

The Design Bureau is looking to hire a Design Technician Specialist that will be part of a team designing highway improvement projects and construction plans that will be used to enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. This position is an essential member of a highway design team developing innovative transportation improvement projects. The Design Technician Specialist will assist leading the development of highway plans under immediate supervision of the principal engineer of a project.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Produces highway project plans that are consistent with Iowa DOT design guidance.

  • Calculates roadway geometric features including vertical and horizontal highway alignments.

  • Designs roadway intersections, drainage systems and traffic control plans.

  • Develops 3-dimensional computer models that represent the proposed roadway.

  • Calculates material quantities that will be needed to build the proposed roadway project.

  • Prepares final details needed to clearly communicate the intention of project plans to a road contractor.

  • Participates on a team that makes decisions to effectively balance mobility, environmental impacts, property impacts, cost and long-term maintenance.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analytical ability to identify challenges, define successful solution alternatives, and proactively solve problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in DOT highway design projects.

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and proactive attitude.

  • Desire to embrace and encourage a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • A professional positive attitude to our team every day.

Design Bureau Culture and Benefits:

  • A 100+ person team with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional transportation improvement projects.

  • Interesting and complex projects are regularly developed by our staff providing varied experiences.

  • Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • An environment where teamwork, customer service, and a positive attitude

What we offer YOU:

  • Competitive pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance

  • Insurance benefits start first of the month following 30 days of employment. 2024 health and dental insurance premiums can be found here (https://das.iowa.gov/media/3577/download?inline=) .

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

  • Paid time off effective immediately - biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 9 paid holidays per year.

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package with employer match

  • Optional 401A plan with employer contributions.

  • Employee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling; legal, financial).

We encourage you to view more about the State of Iowa Employee benefits and costs at the State of Iowa Employee Benefits Website (https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees) !

You have the freedom to flourish in Iowa – Apply today!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your request to the Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) Officer at: aa-eeo@iowadot.us

Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from high school (or GED equivalent), and experience equal to eight years of full-time work in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, or right of way.

2) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, or right of way; and

b. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience, where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, right of way, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection.

3) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, or right of way; and

b. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of an accredited vocational program in engineering technology, design drafting, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, construction inspection, or cartography equals two years of full-time experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, right of way, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection.

4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work as a Design Technician.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/DesignTechnicianSpecialist-04372.pdf) (Download PDF reader) (https://get.adobe.com/reader/) .

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