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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Highway Technician in Chariton, Iowa

Highway Technician

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Highway Technician

Salary

$50,960.00 - $62,940.80 Annually

Location

Chariton - 50049 - Lucas County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-04210

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date

06/11/2024

Closing Date

6/23/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Ethan Andresen - Ethan.Andresen@iowadot.us

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking for individuals who are interested in both the construction and maintenance areas! When you step into the role of Highway Technician, your days will be spent outside conducting a variety of tasks to make Iowa roadways safer while fulfilling our Mission -Making Lives Better Through Transportation. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our Core Values:Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exceptionalongside your teammates.During the warm months, you will spend most of your time completing inspections of construction projects; and in the cold months, you will help support the maintenance garages with snow removal efforts. Despite working between the two different areas, you will get to be a part of one dedicated team!

While a CDL permit is required upon hire, you must have your Class A and endorsements / restrictions CDL within 5 months following your appointment. CDL Training for Iowa DOT employees is provided!! Entry Level Driver Training is available if you do not already possess a Class A and endorsements / restrictions 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:Chariton Maintenance Garage - Within five (5) months, employees are required to reside within 45 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.

Shift: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Hours may vary and are subject to be on call 24 hours a day during emergency and / or weather conditions. Some overnight travel may be required.

Whether you’re working in construction or maintenance, you’ll keep the roads safe by:

  • conducting routine sampling, inspection, and testing of materials used in highway construction

  • maintaining construction records

  • informing contractors and project inspectors of construction quality issues and/or non-complying work

  • performing routine maintenance and service of DOT equipment and vehicles

  • using DOT technical devices and software applications

  • operating snow equipment

To excel in this position, you will need the ability to learn new software, access and utilize multiple applications, and efficiently produce high volumes of typing.

Requirements:

  • Obtain pesticide/herbicide certifications or other certifications as needed

While you keep our roadways safe, we want to share what we offer YOU as a State of Iowa employee:

  • 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 (https://das.iowa.gov/media/3577/download?inline=) .

  • 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 (https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees) !

Do you like variety in the work you perform? You have the freedom to flourish in Iowa – 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: aa-eeo@iowadot.us

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 high school, GED, or equivalency, and experience equal to two years of full-time work in highway maintenance, equipment operation, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing.

  • A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of post-high-school education in highway maintenance, equipment operation, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing equals one year of full-time experience.

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

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/HighwayTechnician-08122.pdf) .

Additional Qualification Requirements

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

  • In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), this job requires 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.

  • Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Herbicide Applicator certification from the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

  • 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.

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

  • Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, employees in designated positions are required to reside within a defined driving time, during normal conditions, from the assigned work location.

  • Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.

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

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Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

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

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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 (https://ipers.org/members) .

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 (https://iowa.attract.neogov.com/recruitment/p/benefits) to explore more about our unparalleled benefits and discover what makes us unique. Your success is our priority!

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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    Do you have a High School Diploma, General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) or equivalency?

IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time experience in one or more of the following?

  • Highway maintenance

  • Equipment operation work

  • Construction inspection

  • Field work in engineering survey

  • Materials inspection and testing

  • Not applicable – I do not have a High School Diploma, General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) or equivalency

  • No experience in highway maintenance, equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing

  • Less than one year of experience in highway maintenance, equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing

  • One year to less than two years of experience in highway maintenance, equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing

  • Two or more years of experience in highway maintenance, equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing

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    How many years do you have of COMBINED post high school education in highway maintenance, equipment operation, construction inspection, engineering survey, or materials inspection and testingANDfull-time experience in one or more of the following?

  • Highway maintenance

  • Equipment operation work

  • Construction inspection

  • Field work in engineering survey

  • Materials inspection and testing

30 semester hours of the specified post high school education equals one year of the required experience.

  • No applicable - I do not have experience and/or post high school education in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of the COMBINED education and experience in one or more of the following; highway maintenance, equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing

  • Two or more years of the COMBINED education and experience in one or more of the following; highway maintenance, equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing

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    If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (Executive Branch): How many months of full-time work experience do you have in the classification of Highway Technician Associate or Construction Technician Assistant?

  • Less than six months of experience as a Highway Technician Associate or Construction Technician Assistant

  • Six months to less than 12 months of experience as a Highway Technician Associate or Construction Technician Assistant

  • 12 months to less than 18 months of experience as a Highway Technician Associate or Construction Technician Assistant

  • 18 or more months of Highway Technician Associate or Construction Technician Assistant

  • Not applicable - Not a State of Iowa employee

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

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Ames, Iowa, 50010

Website

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