Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Technician Senior in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Salary $45,136.00 - $66,372.80 Annually
Location Cedar Rapids - 52404 - Linn County, IA
Job Type Full-time
Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation
Job Number 22-03689
Closing 5/23/2022 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact Steve Staebler, email@example.com
Location: Cedar Rapids Resident Construction Engineer Office Shift: 7:45 AM to 4:30 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.
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)
Highway Technician Senior (HTS) Opportunity: This position will perform work overseeing the inspection of small to moderately complex construction projects to ensure that work is done according to specifications. The Highway Technician Senior is responsible for keeping the engineer informed of the project progress and the manner which it is being performed, maintain daily project records, and coordinate staffing needs. This person will ensure a safe working environment is maintained, solve onsite problems and situations regarding construction of project and design modifications: serve as lead worker to highway technicians, and perform other duties as assigned. This position requires the ability to follow instructions, communicate effectively, display high standards of ethical conduct, and display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment.The Highway Technician Senior should be proficient with the personal computer.
Highway Technician Senior Responsibilities:
Performs a variety of sampling, testing, and/or inspection procedures on various materials
Completes inspection on moderate to complex highway construction projects
Performs mathematical calculations to ensure compliance with project plans, percent complete, quantity used, and areas measured
Ensures that work is completed according to the plans, specifications, and contract documents
Maintains detailed records of all project activities such as vouchers, as-builts, and progress reports
Operates computers and applies related software applications
Acts as the liaison with Iowa DOT staff, government officials, contractors, and the public
Completes required certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment
Operates snow and ice removal equipment
Completes routine maintenance and service of DOT equipment and vehicles
Works in adverse weather conditions
Occasional overnight travel
Works collaboratively with diverse group of people
Maintains an attitude of determination and dedication
Displays high standards of ethical conduct
Treats customers courteously and be responsive to their needs
Commits to providing a high-quality product and service
Addresses and listens to others in respectful manner
Motivates others towards completing a common goal
Excited to pursue the next step in your career? Apply today! If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, GED, or equivalency, and experience equal to four years of fulltime work in highway maintenance, equipment operation, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing.2) A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of post-high-school education in highway maintenance, equipment operation, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing equals one year of full-time experience.3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Highway Technician or Construction Technician.4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twenty-four months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/HighwayTechnicianSenior-08123.pdf) (Download PDF reader) (https://get.adobe.com/reader/) .
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.
Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to attend a comprehensive bridge inspection course required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards.
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.