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Iowa Department of Transportation Design Technician in Ames, Iowa

Salary $48,796.80 - $74,110.40 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 23-02240

Closing 2/23/2023 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Yanxiao Jia - Yanxiao.Jia@iowadot.us

Job Description

The mission of the Iowa DOT is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day. This position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, Integrity Without Exception, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and People Matter. Location: Highway Design Team, Office of Design Shifts: Days, Monday through Friday The Design Bureau is looking to hire a Design Technician 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 a member of a highway design team creating innovative transportation improvement projects. Understanding the principals of highway design will be a benefit. Typical Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Assists in calculation of roadway geometric features including vertical and horizontal highway alignments.

  • Assists in the design of intersections, drainage systems and traffic control plans.

  • Assists in the develop 3-dimensional computer models of 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 plans to a road contractor.

  • Uses various engineering software programs to generate project information.

    Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives, and proactively solves problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.

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

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive, and get-it-done attitude.

  • Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

    Office of Design 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.

  • Excellent benefits package, web site: https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees

  • 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 are valued.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email: aa-eeo@iowadot.us

    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 six years of full-time work in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection.

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

a. Four years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection; andb. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience.

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

a. Four years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection; andb. 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.

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

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/DesignTechnician-04371.pdf) (Download PDF reader) (https://get.adobe.com/reader/) .

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