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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Transportation Engineer Associate in Fairfield, Iowa

Transportation Engineer Associate

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Transportation Engineer Associate


$62,358.40 - $96,574.40 Annually


Fairfield - 52556 - Jefferson County, IA

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

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4/18/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Job Description

Are you seeking to diversify your skills and use your energy and ideas towards making a difference?

Are you a pending/college graduate with a degree in one of the following areas:

Civil, Construction, Environmental, Materials, Structural,

Transportation Engineering or Engineering Management?

Look no further!!

As our newest Transportation Engineer Associate, you will have the opportunity to flex those critical thinking skills while fulfilling our Mission - Making Lives Better Through Transportation. So, read on to see how you can contribute your strengths towards the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Core Values:Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception alongside your supportive teammates.

Location:Reports to Fairfield Resident Construction Engineer Office – Fairfield, Iowa

Work Hours:7:45 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, hours may vary; may need to respond to emergencies and occasional travel.

As the Fairfield Transportation Engineer Associate, you’ll play a vital role by coordinating contract administration for projects throughout District 5.

Working with a great team dedicated to improving Iowa roads by:

  • inspecting and coordinating construction projects ensuring work is aligned with contract documents.

  • engaging and collaborating with employees to support team success

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

  • ensuring proper certification of materials including sampling, testing, and inspection

  • responding to inquiries and resolves technical issues in accordance with department policies

  • performing Resident Construction final audit process for completed projects

  • using DOT technical devices and software applications

Special Requirements: Possession of an Engineer Intern (EI) Certificate issued by the Iowa State Board of Engineering Examiners is required within 18 months of hire. Licensure as a Professional Engineer is required within 9 years of hire for continued employment as a Transportation Engineer Associate.

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

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 premiums for 2024 (Iowa Choice*):

  • Single: $61/mo. employee share; $818/mo. state share

  • Family: $205/mo. employee share; $1,854/mo. state share

  • *Other insurance options available. Please review 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)

You have the freedom to flourish – Apply now!

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:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, mechanics, structural, or transportation engineering or in engineering management.

  • Possession of a verification of graduation with major course work in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, mechanics, structural, or transportation engineering or in engineering management.

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

Additional Qualification Requirements

Applicants hired with verification of graduation will be required to graduate with a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university within 10 months of hire.

Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to obtain one or more of the following certificates, licenses, or endorsements:

  • Certification as an engineer intern by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board

  • Licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board is required within 9 years for continued employment; temporary training assignments will terminate within six months following a second attempt to obtain a professional engineer license or nine years from date of hire.

Why Choose the State of Iowa?

At the heart of our commitment to excellence is a dedication to our most valuable asset – our employees. Discover the outstanding benefits that set us apart as an employer of choice.

Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

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

Keep in mind, your wage is just one part of your total compensation. Unlock the complete value of your employment with the State of Iowa by using our user-friendlyTotal Compensation Calculator ( .Gain insights into your comprehensive annual compensation, including salary and State-provided benefits.

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 ( .

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:

Ready to elevate your career with the State of Iowa?Click here ( to explore more about our unparalleled benefits and discover what makes us unique. Your success is our priority!


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    Have you graduatedordo you possess a Verification of Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, mechanics, structural or transportation engineering, or in engineering management?

Note: Hires made with the Verification of Graduation will require graduation from the college or university within 10 months of hire.

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    Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in one or more of the following:

  • Survey crew;

  • Construction inspector;

  • Professional civil engineer

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation


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Ames, Iowa, 50010



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