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Highway Technician in Ottumwa, IA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

Salary $38,875.20 - $57,345.60 Annually

Location Ottumwa - 52501 - Wapello County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-01791

Closing 2/17/2019 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Jay Ridlen -

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

  • Operating large equipment for shoulder work, grading, paving, right of way work and bridge projects.
  • Operate snow and ice removal equipment.
  • Performing routine bridge inspections.
  • Inspects construction projects.
  • Conducts routine sampling, inspection, and testing of materials used in highway construction.
  • 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.
  • Occasionally travel overnight.

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:

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.