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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Highway Technician Associate in Sioux City, Iowa

Highway Technician Associate

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Highway Technician Associate


$42,598.40 - $54,995.20 Annually


Sioux City - 51101 - Woodbury County, IA

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number



7/4/2022 11:59 PM Central

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Job Description

The starting wage for this position is $20.71 an hour / $42,598.40 annually.

Location:Sioux City Maintenance Garage - Within five (5) months, employees are required to reside within 45 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.

Shift: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, hours may vary and subject to call 24 hours a day during emergency and / or weather conditions.

CDL Training for Iowa DOT employees is provided!! Entry Level Driver Training available if you do not already possess a Class A 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.

Iowa DOT’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 DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

Desired Abilities:

  • Works collaboratively with diverse group of people

  • Maintains an attitude of determination and dedication

  • Displays high standards of ethical conduct

  • Treats customers courteously and is responsive to their needs

  • Commits to providing a high-quality product and service

  • Addresses and listens to others in a respectful manner

Highway Technician Associate responsibility:

  • Maintenance activities including repairing guardrail / fences, mowing, cutting brush, disposing of litter and debris, sign repair and installation, pavement repair, roadside waterways, etc.

  • Operates equipment/perform physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and grading/paving projects

  • Completes routine maintenance and service of DOT equipment and vehicles

  • Operates computers and applies related software applications

  • Responds to roadway emergencies

  • Reads and applies Traffic Control Standards to assist motorists

  • Works in adverse weather conditions

  • Operates snow and ice removal equipment

  • May obtain pesticide/herbicide certifications or other certifications needed for construction inspection

  • Occasional overnight travel

What we offer YOU:

  • Team-oriented, positive work environment

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Excellent pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance

  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package

  • Optional 401A plan with employer contributions

  • Employee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season passes, travel, counseling; legal, financial)

Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email:

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.

  • A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience, where one year of high school education equals one year of full-time work in highway maintenance or equipment operation.

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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.

  • 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.

Join Us!

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.


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.


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 ( .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure ( .


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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

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

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    If you DO NOT have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) - How many years do you have of COMBINED high school/GED education AND experience in full-time work in highway maintenance or equipment operation? One year of the required experience may be a substitution for each year of the required high school education.

  • Not applicable - I have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)

  • Less than one year of the combined specified experience and education

  • One year to less than two years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Two years to less than three years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Three years to less than four years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Four years or more of the combined specified experience and education


    Please list all types of equipment you have experience with AND the work/tasks done with each piece of equipment in relation to construction, road maintenance and snow removal.


    Describe your experience servicing equipment including the type of equipment serviced.


    Describe a specific experience working in a high stress situation?


    Describe your snow removal experience including the weather conditions, type of road, products and equipment used.

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