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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Geotechnical Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Geotechnical Engineer

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Geotechnical Engineer

Salary

$75,774.40 - $116,542.40 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-02475

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date

01/26/2024

Closing Date

4/28/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Mark Dell - Mark.Dell@iowadot.us

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Job Description

Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mission isMaking 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: Ames, Iowa – Design Bureau/Soils Design Section

Shift Requirements: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available, some travel.

As a Geotechnical Engineer (Transportation Engineer Specialist), your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Advises consultants on non-standard, complex subsurface investigations, analyses, and geotechnical designs (including structural bearing analysis, retaining walls, subsurface treatments, settlement, slope stability and drainage).

  • Performs reviews of advanced laboratory and field investigation programs, analyses, and designs performed by geotechnical consultants under contract of the DOT.

  • Oversees, advises and provides recommendations on non-standard subgrade treatments, drainage, and other grading project activities which require an advanced understanding of geotechnical issues.

  • Performs embankment slope stability analysis to determine if additional right of way is necessary for stability purposes.

  • Designs slope stability remediation measures which include stability berms and flattened slopes in addition to more complex design measures such as rock buttresses and Yugoslavian drains.

  • Provides recommendations regarding the design and installation of specialized ground remediation technologies.

  • Assists with emergency response, disaster coordination needed as a result of major rain and flooding events.

  • Performs and/or coordinates foundation and overall stability analysis for bridges, culverts, and drainage structures.

  • Travels to remote sites for meetings and field reviews driving a state vehicle or personal vehicle and traverses sites with possible rugged terrain.

Special Requirements:

  • The most critical competencies of this position is the comprehensive understanding of advanced geotechnical engineering necessary to properly evaluate settlement, stability, subgrades, drainage, and other soils/foundation related work associated with highway and bridge projects.

  • You must maintain a valid Iowa Driver’s License.

  • You must possess and maintain licensure as an Iowa Professional Engineer in Active status.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is proud to be a partner with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Through this partnership, DOT engineers are granted membership at a largely discounted price, as well as discounts for conferences and continuing education through the ASCE. We are excited to offer this benefit and to have you join this partnership with us! If you're interested in learning more about this benefit, please visit https://www.asce.org/membership

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) All of the following (a and b):

a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and

b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering.

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

a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and

b. One year of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering; and

c. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.

3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/TransportationEngineerSpecialist-04244.pdf) .

Additional Qualification Requirements

Prior to appointment, applicants must possess active licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board.

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Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects directly on your skills and expertise.

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Health and Wellness:

Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health plans, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that the State of Iowa covers 90% of the premiums, providing you and your loved ones with excellent coverage at a remarkably low cost.

Retirement Planning:

We are proud to offer the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). A defined benefit plan, IPERS benefits are guaranteed for life, meaning once you retire, you will receive the same monthly benefit for the remainder of your life (once vested). We invest in your long-term financial well-being, so you can retire with peace of mind.Click here to learn more about IPERS (https://ipers.org/members) .

Paid Time Off:

Life is unpredictable, and at the State of Iowa, we understand the importance of work-life balance. Our leave policies, including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave with unlimited accrual, ensure you have the flexibility you need for personal and family matters.

Professional Development:

Elevate your career with continuous learning opportunities. We support your growth through training programs, workshops, and tuition reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

We care about your well-being beyond the workplace. Access confidential counseling, resources, and support through our Employee Assistance Program.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Be part of a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces all backgrounds and perspectives. We believe diversity is a strength that drives innovation.

Join Us - Elevate Your Career:

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

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    Are you licensed as a professional engineer?IF YES– How many years do you have of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering?

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more work experience in the identified areas

  • Not applicable – I am not licensed as a professional engineer

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    Do you have ALL of the following (a, b, and c):a.Licensure as a professional engineer;and b.One year of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering;and c.Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.

  • Yes - I meet A, B and C

  • No - I do not meet A, B and C

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    If you are an employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch): How many years have you spent in the classification of Transportation Engineer for the State of Iowa?

  • No experience to less than six months of work experience as a Transportation Engineer

  • Six months to less than twelve months of work experience as a Transportation Engineer

  • Twelve months or more of full-time experience as a Transportation Engineer

  • Not applicable – I am not an employee of the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa, 50010

Website

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