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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Highway Technician Associate in Ames, Iowa

Highway Technician Associate

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Highway Technician Associate

Salary

$46,800.00 - $55,598.40 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

23-02473

Closing

2/5/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Scott Robinson, Scott.Robinson@Iowadot.us

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Job Description

The Iowa DOT is looking for road heroes and snow fighters to join our team! As our newest Highway Technician Associate, you’ll spend your days outside doing whatever it takes to make Iowa highways safer while fulfilling our Mission -Making Lives Better Through Transportation. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the IDOT’s Core Values:Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exceptionalongside your IDOT teammates.One day you’ll be repairing pavement, the next you might be repairing guardrail or installing signs. No two days are exactly alike.

While a CDL permit is required upon hire, you must have your Class A and endorsements / restrictions CDL within 5 months following your appointment. CDL Training for Iowa DOT employees is provided!! Entry Level Driver Training is available if you do not already possess a Class A and endorsements / restrictions CDL for positions that require it. Those eligible will receive both hands-on Behind-the-Wheel Range and Road training, with web-based Theory training, to fulfill required state and federal regulations.

Location:Ames Maintenance Garage - Within five (5) months, employees are required to reside within 45 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.

Shift: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, hours may vary and subject to call 24 hours a day during emergency and / or weather conditions; occasional overnight travel

Pay Range: $22.50 to $26.73 an hour

Rain or shine, you’ll keep the roads safe by:

Supporting IDOT in day-to-day activities including, but not limited to:

  • mowing / cutting brush

  • disposing of litter and debris

  • repairing roadside waterways

  • operating snow equipment

  • grading / paving projects

  • assisting paint / bridge crews

  • participating in traffic control for Maintenance activities

  • performing routine maintenance and service of DOT equipment and vehicles

  • using DOT technical devices and software applications

May be required to obtain pesticide/herbicide certifications or other certifications as needed

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 - Monthly insurance premium (Iowa Choice*):

  • Single: $54/mo. employee share; $715/mo. state share

  • Family: $180/mo. employee share; $1,624.00/mo. state share

  • *Other insurance options available. Please review HERE (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/benefits/22_ecp/2022_Health-Dental_Premiums.pdf)

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Paid time off effective immediately - Biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 10 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)

Is your dream job behind the wheel of a big, orange truck? Apply today!

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

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:

  • Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency.

  • A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience, where one year of high school education equals one year of full-time work in highway maintenance or equipment operation.

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/HighwayTechnicianAssociate-08121.pdf)

Additional Qualification Requirements

  • Positions in this class require possession of a valid Commercial Learner’s Permit upon hire. Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, a valid Commercial Driver’s License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained to continue employment.

  • In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), this job requires a pre-employment drug screen and will require ongoing participation in the employer’s random drug and alcohol testing program and will be subject to the regulations regarding the Federal drug and alcohol testing program.

  • Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

  • Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Herbicide Applicator certification from the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

  • Positions require certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment as required by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Technical Training and Certification Program for Highway Materials and Construction; and/or other certifications as required.

  • Travel, including overnight travel, may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

  • Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, employees in designated positions are required to reside within a defined driving time, during normal conditions, from the assigned work location.

  • Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.

  • Employees must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website (http://goo.gl/rHiarg) .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/Benefits_Beyond_the_Paycheck.pdf) .

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability? Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

    02

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

    03

    Do you have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    If you DO NOT have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) - How many years do you have of COMBINED high school/GED education AND experience in full-time work in highway maintenance or equipment operation? One year of the required experience may be a substitution for each year of the required high school education.

  • Not applicable - I have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)

  • Less than one year of the combined specified experience and education

  • One year to less than two years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Two years to less than three years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Three years to less than four years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Four years or more of the combined specified experience and education

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    Please be as detailed as possible in your responses as this information will be used to determine who will move on into the next process. The DOT is one of the most visible government agencies, meaning the way that we interact with the public is extremely important. Share a time that you went beyond your job responsibilities to address a problem with a customer.

    06

    Please be as detailed as possible in your responses as this information will be used to determine who will move on into the next process. When you saw the job posting for this position, what interested you about the position and working for the Iowa DOT?

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    Please be as detailed as possible in your responses as this information will be used to determine who will move on into the next process. During the winter, you would be subject to?be on?call evenings and weekends when inclement weather is expected. Describe a specific time that best illustrates your ability to be dependable even when it's inconvenient

    08

    Please be as detailed as possible in your responses as this information will be used to determine who will move on into the next process. This position requires you to do a variety of different tasks from Mowing to Vehicle Maintenance to Culvert repairs and Debris removal to performing traffic control and Snow and Ice removal. Tell us how your past work experience has prepared you for a role like this one.

    09

    Please be as detailed as possible in your responses as this information will be used to determine who will move on into the next process. Describe a situation when you are able to identify and diffuse a conflict with a customer before it occurred.

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

https://iowadot.gov/careers/

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