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Iowa Department of Transportation Electrician in Ames, Iowa


$55,057.60 - $72,508.80 Annually


Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type


Job Number



645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/3/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Brett Hambly -




    Job Description

Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mission is Making 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: 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

Shift Requirements: Flexible schedule available. Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, Some evening and weekends, In person

Special Requirements: Master electrician and/or Journeyman license required.

As an Electrician, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform electrical installations, maintenance, alterations, and repairs.

  • Plan electrical layouts, and calculate loads, line requirements, and balances.

  • Perform diagnostic work and determine a solution.

  • Oversee work by outside contractors.

  • Consult with team members and supervisor as well as other bureau, division, and agency staff on the planning of renovations and installations of the electrical systems in projects.

  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed in the Ames and other DOT locations throughout the state 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. 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 ( !

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:

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:

  • Three years of full-time work experience in skilled electrical work in the construction or repair of residential or commercial buildings.

  • Successful completion of a standard electrician program at an accredited trade school.

  • A total of three years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where one semester of an approved trade school electrician program is equivalent to six months of full-time experience.

  • Successful completion of three years of an approved electrician apprenticeship program.

  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Trades Helper which involved electrical duties.

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

Additional Qualification Requirements

  • Must be capable of operating forklift and other material handling equipment, and other heavy mobile equipment as necessary such as scissor lifts, manlifts, and other aerial platforms.

  • Must be willing to work weekends and after hours performing assigned tasks, and must be willing to respond to on call requirements on weekends and after hours.

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Iowa Driver’s License.

  • Certified Licensed Electrician is preferred.