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Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Technician in Grimes, Iowa

Salary $39,686.40 - $58,552.00 Annually

Location Grimes - 50111 - Polk County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 20-02747

Closing 5/31/2020 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jim Scott, Jim.Scott@iowadot.us

Job Description

Our missionThe mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. 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: Grimes Maintenance Garage Shift: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., hours may vary, subject to call 24 hours a day during emergency conditions. Highway TechnicianThis position will contribute to DOT's mission by conducting year-round repairs and preventive maintenance of state highways such as: operate equipment/performs physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and highway grading/paving project; performs duties related to snow and ice removal. 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. 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. CDL: Possess a valid Commercial Learner's Permit upon hire; within 45 calendar days following appointment, a valid Class B CDL with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and maintained until getting your Class A CDL; and within five (5) months following appointment, a valid Class A 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. Certification: Requires certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment. Additional Requirements:

  • Post offer, pre-employment physical.

  • Within 5 months of appointment, must reside within 45 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

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.

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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 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.

  • Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.

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

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