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

Engineering Technician Senior

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Engineering Technician Senior

Salary

$55,952.00 - $85,176.00 Annually

Location

State of Iowa - See Job Description, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

23-02435

Closing

2/7/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Sarah Okerlund, Sarah.Okerlund@iowadot.us

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Job Description

Location: Will report to a DOT location within the Iowa counties of Boone, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright.

Shift: Full-Time (40 hours/week), Days, Monday - Friday, flex time and teleworking allowed with Supervisor approval.

Travel: Some travel/occasional overnight

Pay: Hourly, $26.90 - $40.95 per hour ($55,952 - $85,176 annually). Starting pay is negotiable within pay scale range, based on years of experience above the minimum qualifications.

Are you looking for a meaningful career opportunity in a great team environment? Look no further than the Iowa DOT, Local Systems Bureau. Iowa DOT’s Mission isMaking Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our mission, the person selected for this position would 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.

The Local Systems Bureau is seeking qualified applicants for a Local Systems Field Technician position. This position performs a wide variety of paraprofessional engineering functions primarily related to the construction and construction administration of Federal and State-aid County and city road construction projects, and ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations, and guidelines. This position supports the Local Systems Field Engineer for local public agencies (LPAs) within approximately one-half of the counties in the Central Region (listed under “Location”). Also, refer to our Regions map (https://iowadot.gov/local_systems/LocalSystemsRegionsMap.pdf) .

Summary of job duties:

  • Administers Federal and State-aid County and city road construction contracts; including but not limited to:

  • Attending various construction related meetings.

  • Ensure compliance with proper policies, procedures, specifications, Local Systems Instructional Memorandums, and Materials Instructional Memorandums.

  • Reviewing and/or processing Change Orders, reviewing Reimbursement Requests, progress vouchers and pay estimates, and Weekly Reports of Working Days.

  • Perform final audits or reviews of the contract.

  • Assist with post-construction field reviews, when required.

  • Obtain, assemble, and submit contract close-out documents.

  • Answering contract related questions and assists in solving problems or disputes related to county and city road construction contract construction and administration.

  • General administration of information for the State Auditor’s Office, Inactive Obligations, and Project End Dates, when asked.

  • Communicate well with other Bureau and District personnel when needed.

  • Monitor progress of all Federal-aid and final review on selected State-aid county and city transportation contracts, to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines. Assist and provide guidance to agencies requesting to utilize Federal or State-aid for professional services, construction, and other transportation contract elements.

  • Monitor and process payment requests from cities, counties and other recipients of Federal and State-aid for transportation contracts, tracking progress through final payment and contract close out.

Essential functions:

  • Administers Federal and State-aid county and city transportation contracts.

  • Complete final audit on all Federal-aid and final review on selected State-aid county and city transportation contracts, in a timely manner.

  • Monitor progress of all Federal-aid and final review on selected State-aid county and city transportation contracts, to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines. Assist and provide guidance to agencies requesting to utilize Federal or State-aid for professional services, construction, and other transportation contract elements.

  • Monitor and process payment requests from cities, counties and other recipients of Federal and State-aid for transportation contracts, tracking progress through final payment and contract close out.

  • Answers contract related questions and assists in solving problems or disputes related to transportation contract construction and administration.

Desired abilities:

  • Collaborates with diverse groups of people

  • Maintains a positive attitude of determination and dedication

  • Effectively communicates with management and a wide variety of customers and peers

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently

  • Treats customers courteously and is responsive to their needs

  • Commits to providing a high-quality product and service

  • Addresses and listens to others in respectful manner

Local Systems Culture and Benefits:

  • Flexible work schedules, valuing a great work-life balance and encouraging professional growth and development opportunities

  • Excellent benefits package, web site:https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees

  • A team with a wide variety of knowledge and experience working collaboratively with our Local Public Agency (LPA) partners

  • A team sharing an energy and passion for assisting the LPAs in Iowa to make a positive impact within our communities and for the traveling public

  • An environment where communication, teamwork, customer service and a positive attitude are valued and appreciated

What we offer YOU:

  • 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 - Monthly insurance premium (Iowa Choice*):

    Single: $54/mo. employee share; $715/mo. state share

    Family: $180/mo. employee share; $1,624.00/mo. state share

    *Other insurance options are available. Please review HERE (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/benefits/22_ecp/2022_Health-Dental_Premiums.pdf) .

  • 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)

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: 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 an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in civil engineering or a related field, and experience equal to five years of full-time work in engineering survey, construction inspection, highway design, materials inspection, or materials testing.

  • A total of seven years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in civil engineering or a related field equals one year of full-time experience.

  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as a Construction Technician Senior or Design Technician Specialist, or four years of full-time work as a Construction Technician, Highway Technician Senior, Engineering Operations Technician, or Design Technician.

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/EngineeringTechnicianSenior-04323.pdf) .

Additional Qualification Requirements

  • Designated 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.

  • If a CDL is not required, designated positions in this class are required to have and maintain a minimum of a valid Class C Non-Commercial Operator's License.

  • In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), designated positions in this job class require 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, persons in designated positions are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

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

  • Employees in designated positions 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.

CareerChoices

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.

Benefits

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 (http://goo.gl/rHiarg) .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/Benefits_Beyond_the_Paycheck.pdf) .

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability? 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 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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    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 in engineering survey, construction inspection, highway design, 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, highway design, 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

  • Seven 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 years of experience do you have in the classification of Construction Technician, Highway Technician Senior, Engineering Operations Technician, or Design Technician 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, Highway Technician Senior, Engineering Operations Technician, or Design Technician for the State of Iowa

  • Less than four years of experience in the classification of Construction Technician, Highway Technician Senior, Engineering Operations Technician, or Design Technician for the State of Iowa

  • Four years or more of experience in the classification of Construction Technician, Highway Technician Senior, Engineering Operations Technician, or Design Technician for the State of Iowa

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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, Highway Technician Senior, Engineering Operations Technician, or Design Technician. Specialist 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 or Design Technician Specialist for the State of Iowa

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

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

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    Provide specific examples of your experience working with or for a local public agency road department. How many years have you worked for or with a local public agency road department? Explain how this experience will help you perform the duties of this position.

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    Describe your experience in administering, working with, and/or auditing Federal or State funded transportation programs or projects, including your abilities to understand, explain, and practically implement Federal or State laws, regulations, or policies. Explain how this experience will help you perform the duties of this position. How many years have you worked with Federal or State transportation funded programs?

    09

    Describe your experience working with other agencies, departments, or customers. How have you clearly and effectively communicated with personnel outside of your own agency or department? How do you maintain good working relationships with people with difficult personalities?

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    Describe a situation and the steps taken where you made efforts to assure high quality results. Why did you do it that way you chose to do it, and what were the results?

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