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

Design Technician Specialist

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Design Technician Specialist

Salary

$56,700.80 - $86,340.80 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-04500

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date

07/09/2024

Closing Date

7/21/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Jason Holst - Jason.Holst@iowadot.us

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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:Design Project Section, Design Bureau in Ames

Shift:Days, Monday through Friday; Flex schedules are available

Position Information:

The Design Bureau is looking to hire a Design Technician Specialist that will be part of a team designing highway improvement projects and construction plans that will be used to enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. This position is an essential member of a highway design team developing innovative transportation improvement projects. The Design Technician Specialist will assist leading the development of highway plans under immediate supervision of the principal engineer of a project.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Produces highway project plans that are consistent with Iowa DOT design guidance.

  • Calculates roadway geometric features including vertical and horizontal highway alignments.

  • Designs roadway intersections, drainage systems and traffic control plans.

  • Develops 3-dimensional computer models that represent the proposed roadway.

  • Calculates material quantities that will be needed to build the proposed roadway project.

  • Prepares final details needed to clearly communicate the intention of project plans to a road contractor.

  • Participates on a team that makes decisions to effectively balance mobility, environmental impacts, property impacts, cost and long-term maintenance.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analytical ability to identify challenges, define successful solution alternatives, and proactively solve problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in DOT highway design projects.

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and proactive attitude.

  • Desire to embrace and encourage a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.

  • A professional positive attitude to our team every day.

Design Bureau Culture and Benefits:

  • A 100+ person team with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional transportation improvement projects.

  • Interesting and complex projects are regularly developed by our staff providing varied experiences.

  • Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • An environment where teamwork, customer service, and a positive attitude

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:

1) Graduation from high school (or GED equivalent), and experience equal to eight years of full-time work in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, or right of way.

2) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, or right of way; and

b. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience, where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, right of way, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection.

3) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, or right of way; and

b. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of an accredited vocational program in engineering technology, design drafting, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, construction inspection, or cartography equals two years of full-time experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, right of way, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection.

4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work as a 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/DesignTechnicianSpecialist-04372.pdf) .

Why Choose the State of Iowa?

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Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

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

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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:

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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?

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    Have you graduated from high school or GED?IF YES- How many years of full--time experience do you have in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry or right of way?

  • I have not graduated from high school or GED

  • Less than eight years of full-time experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry or right of way

  • Eight years or more of full-time experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry or right of way

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    Have you graduated from high school or GED?IF YES- Do you meet"A" AND "B":A.Two years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, right of way, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, or construction inspection?ANDB.AnADDITIONALsix years (not used to count for part "A") of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry or right of way?

  • I have graduated from high school/GED AND have the experience required in parts "A" AND "B"

  • I have not graduated from high school/GED AND/OR I do not have the required experience in "A" and "B"

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    How many years do you have of a combination of post high school education AND/OR full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography. photogrammetry or right of way?

NOTE:30 semester hours equals one year of experience. Applicants may substitute a MAXIMUM of two years (60 semester hours) of post high school education for the experience.

  • I do not have any of the education and/or experience

  • Less than two years of the required education and/or experience

  • Two years to less than five years of the required education and/or experience

  • Five years to less than eight years of the required education and/or experience

  • Eight years or more of the required education and/or experience

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    How many years do you have of a combination of vocational technical school in engineering technology, design drafting or cartography AND/OR full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry or right of way?

NOTE:30 semester hours equals one year of full-time experience. Applicants may substitute a MAXIMUM of 2 years (60 semester hours) of the vocational technical school education for the required experience. Applicants must have graduated from high school/GED.

  • I have not graduated from high school

  • I have graduated from high school/GED but do not have any of the required experience and/or vocational education

  • I have graduated from high school/GED and have less than two years of the required vocational school education and/or full-time experience

  • I have graduated from high school/GED and have two years to less than five years of the required vocational school education and/or full-time experience

  • I have graduated from high school/GED and have five years to less than eight years of the required vocational school education and/or full-time experience

  • I have graduated from high school/GED and have eight years or more of the required vocational school education and/or full-time experience

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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 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 Design Technician for the State of Iowa

  • Less than 12 months of experience in the classification of Design Technician for the State of Iowa

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

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State of Iowa

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

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800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa, 50010

Website

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