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Iowa Department of Transportation Construction Technician Senior in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


$50,252.80 - $76,336.00 Annually


Cedar Rapids - 52404 - Linn County, IA

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Job Number



645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/23/2024 11:59 PM Central

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John Lamping,




    Job Description

Do you love making sure things are built correctly? As a Construction Technician Senior, you will spend your day making roads safer through sampling, testing, and inspecting construction projects year-round. You will contribute your knowledge and skills towards the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mission of Making Lives Better Through Transportation and our five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

While a CDL permit is required upon hire, you must have Class A and endorsements / restrictions on your CDL within 5 months following your hire date. CDL Training for Iowa Department of Transportation employees is provided! Entry Level Driver Training is available if you do not already possess Class A and endorsements / restrictions on your 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: Cedar Rapids Resident Construction Engineer Office

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

While being a part of a dedicated team, some of your independent responsibilities will include:

  • completing inspection on highway construction projects

    • maintaining detailed records of all project activities such as vouchers, as-builts, and progress reports

      • acting as the liaison with Iowa DOT staff, government officials, contractors, and the public

      • performing mathematical calculations to ensure compliance with project plans, percent complete, quantity used, and areas measured

      • ensuring that work is completed according to the plans, specifications, and contract documents

      • performing basic office administration via technical devices and software

      • overseeing teammates assigned to specific projects

      • completing routine maintenance and service of DOT equipment and vehicles

      • operating snow and ice removal equipment

This position requires a high volume of computer and software use. To be successful in this position, you will need high proficiency with typing and digital data entry.


  • May be required to obtain testing material certification, specialized equipment training, or other certifications as needed for construction inspection

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 ( .

  • 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 ( !

If you like being involved in a variety of highway projects - Apply today! You have the freedom to flourish in Iowa.

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:

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, GED, or equivalency, and experience equal to five years of full-time work in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection, materials testing or the building construction trades.

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

a. One year of full-time work experience in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection, materials testing or the building construction trades; and

b. A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university coursework in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection, materials testing or the building construction trades equals one year of full-time experience.

3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Construction Technician or Highway Technician Senior.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description ( (Download PDF reader) ( .

Additional Qualification Requirements

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

All of the following apply to Department of Transportation positions only:

• Designated 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 Class A Commercial Driver’s License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained to continue employment.

• If a CDL is not designated, all positions are required to have and maintain a minimum of a valid Class C Non-Commercial Operator’s License.

• In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), designated positions in this job class require 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.

• 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.

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