Iowa Department of Administrative Services Engineering Technician Senior in Ames, Iowa

Engineering Technician Senior

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Engineering Technician Senior

Salary

$52,000.00 - $79,144.00 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

18-01989

Closing

5/27/2018 11:59 PM Central

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#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Mike Kennerly - 515-239-1243

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Job Description

The Office of Design is looking to hire an Engineering Technician Senior that will be part of a team designing highway improvement projects and construction plans that will be used to enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. This position is the most advanced level of highway designer and the selected individual will be an essential member of a highway design team developing innovative transportation improvement projects. This position is expected to have an advanced understanding of the principals of highway design. Requirement: Have and maintain a minimum of Class C Driver's License.

Shift: Days, Monday through Friday.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Participates on a team that makes decisions that effectively balance mobility, environmental impacts, property impacts, cost and long term maintenance.

  • Produces highway project plans that are consistent with Iowa DOT design guidance.

  • Calculates roadway geometric features including vertical and horizontal highway alignments.

  • Designs intersections, drainage systems and traffic control plans.

  • Develops 3-dimensional computer models of the proposed roadway.

  • Calculates material quantities that will be needed to build the proposed roadway project.

  • Prepares final details needed to clearly communicate the intention of plans to a road contractor.

  • Uses advanced computer applications and processes in all aspects of the photogrammetric process.

    Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude.

  • Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

Office of Design Culture and Benefits:

  • A 100+ person team with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional transportation improvement projects.

  • Interesting and complex projects are regularly developed by our staff providing varied experiences.

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • An environment where team work, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and experience equal to five years of full-time work in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection or materials testing;

OR

any equivalent combination of education and experience substituting qualifying experience for the education on the basis of one year of experience for thirty semester hours of education;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the experience equal to one year of full-time work as a Construction Technician Senior or four years of full-time work as a Construction Technician.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field? IF YES - How many years of experience do you have and in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection or materials testing?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field

  • Less than five years of experience in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection or materials testing

  • Five years or more of experience in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection or materials testing

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How many years do you have of a combination of post high school education in Civil Engineering or

related field AND/OR full-time work in engineering survey, construction inspection, materials inspection or materials testing? 30 semester hours equals one year of experience.

  • I do not have any of the combined education and/or experience

  • Less than seven years of the combined education and/or experience

  • Severn years or more of the combined education and/or experience

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)? IF YES - How many months of experience do you have in the classification of Construction Technician Senior for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee

  • I do not have any experience in the classification of Construction Technician Senior for the State of Iowa

  • Less than 12 months of experience in the classification of Construction Technician Senior for the State of Iowa

  • 12 months or more of experience in the classification of Construction Technician Senior for the State of Iowa

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)? IF YES - How many years of experience do you have in the classification of Construction Technician for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a State of Iowa employee

  • I do not have any experience in the classification of Construction Technician for the State of Iowa

  • Less than four years of experience in the classification of Construction Technician for the State of Iowa

  • Four years or more of experience in the classification of Construction Technician for the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

http://www.iowadot.gov/index.html#/services

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