Iowa Department of Administrative Services Roadside Development Specialist 3 in Ames, Iowa

Roadside Development Specialist 3

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Roadside Development Specialist 3

Salary

$55,140.80 - $85,404.80 Annually

Location

Ames - 50011 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

19-00823

Closing

10/22/2018 11:59 PM Central

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#LI-DNP

Point of Contact

Seana Godbold - 515-239-1424

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Job Description

The Office of Design is looking to hire a Roadside Design Specialist 3 to successfully handle erosion control, in the development of transportation projects, that enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. This individual will be an essential member of a team that collaborates with numerous stake holders to develop and monitor erosion control projects. This position requires strong communication skills, knowledge, and experience working with Iowa's native and agronomic plant communities, knowledge of erosion control strategies, and the ability to manage projects in a timely manner.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Develop plans and inspect erosion control practices to support the erosion control measures of the office.

  • Prepares Storm Water Pollution & Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for the Department.

  • Provide technical assistance to design personnel and field staff on soils, erosion control, and native plant species.

  • Provide training for staff & consultants on the latest erosion control standards and regulations.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analyze challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems.

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

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

  • 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.

Shift: Days, Travel required. Valid Driver's License Required.

Office of Design 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 designed by our staff providing a wide breadth of experiences.

  • Excellent Benefits Package. Web link:

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

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

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

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) All of the following: (a, b, and c):

a) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry; and

b) Three years of full-time work experience in professional roadside development, site plan development, pollution prevention plan development, or watershed management; and

c) A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry, where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work equals one year of full-time experience.

2) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes three years of full-time work as a Roadside Development Specialist 2.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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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Please review all three parts of the question - "A, B and C"

a. Have you graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry?IF YES - PLEASE REVIEW "B"

b. Do you have three years of full-time work experience in professional roadside development, site plan development, pollution prevention plan development, or watershed management?IF YES- PLEASE REVIEW "C"

c. Do you have anadditionaltwo years (not used in the first two parts of this question) of combined educationand/orfull-time experience in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry? *APPLICANTS MUST NOT USE THE SAME EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE USED FOR PARTS A and B. IT MUST BE ADDITIONAL EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE.

NOTE: 30 semester hours equals one year of experience

  • I do not have a degree in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry

  • I do not have three years of full-time work experience in professional roadside development, site plan development, pollution prevention plan development, or watershed management

  • I do not have an additional two years of combined education and/or full-time experience in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry

  • I meet all of the requirements listed in "A, B and C" above

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time work in the classification of Roadside Development Specialist 2 for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee

  • I do not have any experience in the classification of Roadside Development Specialist 2 for the State of Iowa

  • Less than three years of experience in the classification of Roadside Development Specialist 2 for the State of Iowa

  • Three or more years of experience in the classification of Roadside Development Specialist 2 for the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

http://www.iowadot.gov/index.html#/services

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