Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Technician in Des Moines, Iowa
Salary $38,480.00 - $56,784.00 Annually
Location Des Moines - 50313 - Polk County, IA
Job Type Full-time
Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Job Number 18-01956
Closing 5/21/2018 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact Eric Lack (515) 265-1614
This position operates equipment/performs physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and highway grading/paving projects; during construction season, performs routine technical (e.g., checking grades/elevations, sampling, testing and inspecting construction materials) and survey, field/lab tests and inspection duties; collects, classifies and reports project data. Performs duties related to snow and ice removal.
Lifting: Ability to perform heavy work, occasionally (1-33% of the time) lifting/lowering, carrying and pushing/pulling various items/using force from 50 - 100 lbs. Team lift or mechanical assist recommended for weights over 75 lbs. C
DL: Must possess a valid Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) upon hire. Within 30 calendar days following appointment, a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and maintained in order to continue employment.
Drug & Alcohol Testing: 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. Requires certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment.
Post offer, pre-employment physical.
Within 5 months of appointment, must reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
Must respond to emergency situations as required.
Must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.
Some overnight travel may be required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from high school, or G.E.D. and two years of full-time highway maintenance and equipment operation work, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year (30 semester hours) of accredited post high school education in highway maintenance and equipment operation, construction inspection, engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing for each year of the required experience;
employees with current continuous experience in the State Executive Branch that includes 18 months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate or Construction Technician Assistant.
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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 Class A Commercial Driver's License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained in order 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, as determined by the appointing authority, designated positions are required to have and maintain a current 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.
Employees must be able to travel and may be required to stay away from home overnight during assignments.
Within a timeframe, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in designated positions are required to reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.