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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Local Systems Engineering Intern in Ames, Iowa

Local Systems Engineering Intern

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Local Systems Engineering Intern


$18.81 Hourly


Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

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Job Number



645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/20/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Nicole Moore,

Job Description

Are you looking for a meaningful career opportunity in a great environment? Look no further than the Iowa DOT, Local Systems Bureau.

The Iowa Department of Transportation, Local Systems Bureau, is seeking qualified applicants for an Intern position. The Local Systems Bureau is the liaison bureau to cities and counties for state and federal transportation programs. Our Local Systems Mission Statement is “Our mission is to work with our transportation partners and provide guidance in the development and implementation of projects to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. Only together can we and will we continue to improve the quality of transportation in Iowa.”

Desired abilities:

  • Works as a leader while collaborating with diverse groups of people

  • Maintains a positive attitude of determination and dedication

  • Effectively communicates with a wide variety of individuals.

  • 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

  • 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

Summary of Job Duties:

  • Assist with a variety of Federal-aid, Federal-aid Swap, and State-aid transportation programs

  • Assist with the development, modification, and implementation of policies for LPA’s

  • Assist with Project Field Reviews for LPAs

  • Preparation for Meetings, including developing Power Point Presentations, Excel forms, etc.

  • Assist with data requests from citizens, media, attorneys, city/county/state engineers, etc.

What we offer YOU:

  • Team-oriented, positive work environment

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development

  • A chance to sample a wide variety of transportation related engineering challenges

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

Travel: Occasional travel

Shift: Days, Monday -Friday. Flex-time and some teleworking allowed with Supervisor approval.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Completion of at least?two years?in civil, construction, materials, or transportation engineering, or in an engineering management curriculum at an accredited?four-year college or university with eligibility for junior status upon return to school.


State of Iowa


645 Iowa Department of Transportation


800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa, 50010



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