Salary $38,875.20 - $57,345.60 Annually

Location Grimes - 50111 - Polk County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-00798

Closing 10/21/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jim Scott - (515) 986-5726

Job Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking to fill a Highway Technician position to assist the state. This position operates equipment/performs physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and highway grading/paving projects; during construction season, performs routine technical (e.g., checking grades/elevations, sampling, testing and inspecting construction materials) and survey, field/lab tests and inspection duties; collects, classifies and reports project data. Performs duties related to snow and ice removal.

Lifting:  Ability to perform heavy work, occasionally (1-33% of the time) lifting/lowering, carrying and pushing/pulling various items/using force from 50 - 100 lbs.  Team lift or mechanical assist recommended for weights over 75 lbs.

CDL:  Must possess a valid Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) upon hire. Within 30 calendar days following appointment, a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and maintained in order to continue employment.

Drug & Alcohol Testing:  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. Requires certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Post offer, pre-employment physical.
  • Within 5 months of appointment, must reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
  • Must respond to emergency situations as required. 
  • Must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours. 
  • Some overnight travel may be required.

3rd Shift: 10:00 pm to 6:30 am, Sunday thru Friday, hours may vary and subject to call 24 hours in emergency conditions.

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 two years of full-time work in highway maintenance, equipment operation, construction inspection, field work in engineering survey, or materials inspection and testing.

2) A total of two 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 Associate or Construction Technician Assistant.

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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 Class A Commercial Driver's License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained in order 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, field maintenance employees are required to reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
  • Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.
  • Employees must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.

 


We are an equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.