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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Highway Technician Associate in Carlisle, Iowa

Highway Technician Associate

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Highway Technician Associate

Salary

$36,379.20 - $53,268.80 Annually

Location

Carlisle - 50047 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

20-01214

Closing

11/18/2019 11:59 PM Central

LinkedIn Tag

#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Claude Frazier, (515) 265-0310

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Job Description

Our mission

The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day.

The team

The Iowa Department of Transportation's Highway Division is made up of more than 1,000 employees. These dedicated folks provide the support and services to maintain 114,000 lane miles of roadway with over 4,000 pieces of equipment located in more than 150 facilities statewide.

As a Highway Technician Associate you'll contribute to DOT's mission by conducting year-round repairs and preventive maintenance of state highways such as:

  • Operate equipment/perform physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and grading/paving projects.

  • Maintenance activities including repairing guardrail, mowing, cutting brush, disposing of animal carcass, sign repair and installation, and pavement repair.

  • Operate snow and ice removal equipment.

  • Completing routine maintenance and servicing of DOT equipment and vehicles.

  • Setting up traffic control to keep your team and the traveling public safe.

  • Responding to roadway emergencies.

  • Working in adverse weather conditions.

Whatever the challenge, you'll be helping travelers get where they need to go safely. What could be more rewarding than that? So, what are you waiting for?Apply today!

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, GED, or equivalency.

  • A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience, where one year of high school education equals one year of full-time work in highway maintenance or equipment operation.

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

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.

  • 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 30 minutes 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.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

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.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

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.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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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

03

Do you have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)?

  • Yes

  • No

04

If you DO NOT have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) - How many years do you have of COMBINED high school/GED education AND experience in full-time work in highway maintenance or equipment operation? One year of the required experience may be a substitution for each year of the required high school education.

  • Not applicable - I have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)

  • Less than one year of the combined specified experience and education

  • One year to less than two years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Two years to less than three years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Three years to less than four years of the combined specified experience and education

  • Four years or more of the combined specified experience and education

05

Starting with your most recent position, briefly walk us through your work history. How would your work experience help you in this position? Please highlight any experience you may have in construction, snow/ice removal, equipment operation and/or roadway maintenance.

06

Tell us about a time you had to work on a project with a team or group. What happened? What role did you take? What was the result?

07

Describe a difficult internal or external customer service experience that you've had to handle. Be specific, tell what you did and what the results were.

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

https://iowadot.gov/careers/

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