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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Design Technician Associate in Ames, Iowa

Design Technician Associate

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Design Technician Associate

Salary

$36,628.80 - $53,788.80 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-04519

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date

07/10/2024

Closing Date

7/21/2024 11:59 PM Central

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#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Paul Flattery - Paul.Flattery@iowadot.uss

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Job Description

Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mission isMaking Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s five CORE values:Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

Location: Transportation Development Division, Design Bureau

Shift Requirements: Day Shift, Monday – Friday, Flex Scheduling Available

As a Design Technician Associate you will participate on a team that makes important decisions that balance highway geometrics, constructability, and property impacts! You will assist in the preparation of computer-generated roadway design plans by drafting and adding text to the design file and producing plans sheets using MicroStation.

You will tabulate and quantify materials to build highway projects, assist in calculation of roadway geometric features including vertical and horizontal highway alignments. Also, assisting in the design and layout of intersections, drainage systems, and traffic control plans that are consistent with Iowa DOT design guidance.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Understanding of highway design principles

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives, and proactively solve problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in the project development process.

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive, and get-it-done attitude.

  • Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.

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. 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) !

You have the freedom to flourish in Iowa – Apply today!

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 (or GED equivalent), and experience equal to two years of full-time work in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection.

  • A total of two 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 math, engineering, or a related field equals one year of full-time experience.

  • Graduation from an accredited vocational program in engineering technology, design drafting, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, construction inspection, or cartography.

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/DesignTechnicianAssociate-04370.pdf)

Why Choose the State of Iowa?

At the heart of our commitment to excellence is a dedication to our most valuable asset – our employees. Discover the outstanding benefits that set us apart as an employer of choice.

Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

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

Keep in mind, your wage is just one part of your total compensation. Unlock the complete value of your employment with the State of Iowa by using our user-friendlyTotal Compensation Calculator (https://das.iowa.gov/media/3773/download?inline) .Gain insights into your comprehensive annual compensation, including salary and State-provided benefits.

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 graduated from high school or possess a G.E.D.? IF YES - How many years of experience do you have in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey or construction inspection?

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  • Less than two years of the identified work experience

  • Two years or more of the identified work experience

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    How many years do you have of COMBINED post high school education in a job related subject area such as math or engineering AND/OR full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey or construction inspection?

  • I do not have any of the post high school education or identified experience

  • Less than two years of the post high school education and identified experience

  • Two years or more of the post high school education and identified experience

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    Have you graduated from a vocational technical school in engineering technology, design drafting, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, construction inspection or cartography?

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa, 50010

Website

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