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Iowa Department of Transportation Assistant Survey Party Chief in Ames, Iowa

Salary $42,764.80 - $63,377.60 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 22-00781

Closing 9/20/2021 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jeremy Harris,

Job Description

Our Mission The mission of the Iowa DOT is safest, smartest, made to last. 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. Location: Ames, Shift: Days, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Assistant Survey Party ChiefThis assistant survey party chief position is on a preliminary survey crew in the survey section within the Design Bureau. This team is responsible for obtaining engineering survey information needed to develop highway improvement projects on the primary road and interstate systems. The assistant survey party chief performs technical engineering survey work. This position requires skills and knowledge in engineering survey procedures and electronic data collection techniques. Typical responsibilities include collecting topographic survey data, performing survey computations, as well as collecting, formatting, and editing electronic field data. This position requires skills that include excellent communication, knowledge of electronic data collectors, and knowledge of electronic data collection procedures, some CADD mapping and GNSS operation is required. Applicants must have experience using survey instruments including electronic total stations, global positioning equipment, survey levels, and a thorough understanding of feature and linking codes. Bentley MicroStation software is used.Travel: In-state overnight travel can be required.License: Driver’s License Required. Preferred experience

  • basic experience in producing CADD drawings.

  • Prior use of traditional survey equipment including GNSS devices.

    Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work outdoors year around in all weather conditions.

  • Post offer, pre-employment physical.

  • Class C Non-Commercial Operators (Drivers) License

    Minimum Qualification Requirements

    Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:1) Three years of full-time work experience in engineering survey, which included the operation of survey instruments.2) A total of three 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 civil engineering, construction engineering, or photogrammetry equals one year of full-time experience.3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work in survey, construction, maintenance, or design as a Highway Technician Associate, Highway Technician, Highway Technician Senior, Construction Technician Assistant, Construction Technician, or Construction Technician Senior.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. ( (Download PDF reader) (

    Additional Qualification Requirements

  • All positions are required to have and maintain a minimum of a valid Class C Non-Commercial Operator's License.

  • 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.

  • Employees must be able to travel and may be required to stay away from home overnight during assignments