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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Executive Officer 2 in Ames, Iowa

Executive Officer 2

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Executive Officer 2

Salary

$60,320.00 - $93,267.20 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

21-00937

Closing

10/25/2020 11:59 PM Central

LinkedIn Tag

#LI-DNP

Point of Contact

Sheri Raab at sheri.l.raab@iowadot.us

To Apply

For consideration please provide your cover letter and resume to Sheri Raab at sheri.l.raab@iowadot.us or mail it to Iowa Department of Transportation C/O Sheri Raab 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. Your cover letter and resume will need to arrive by the position closing deadline.

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Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Transportation. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

This position serves as the executive assistant to the Director of the Department of Transportation and the Transportation Chief Operating Officer (COO) for initiatives and concerns involving the Department. The position reports directly to and serves at the will of the Department Director. It is exempt from the Merit System.

For us, the ideal candidate will be able to exercise good judgment, work well in a team environment, and deal with challenging situations. They will be able to exercise discretion, have patience and good customer service skills. It is also important this person treats others with dignity and respect, is always looking to improve on the status quo, and has a desire to learn new things. If this describes you, keep reading.

Duties include:

  • Collaborating with departmental management to prepare and maintain the agency’s strategic plan and identifying, prioritizing and tracking key projects and programs, including key deliverables, milestones, and delivery dates to ensure that key projects and programs are timely implemented.

  • Coordinating communication to staff and key stakeholders.

  • Maintaining alignment of strategic elements with legislative authority, internal policy and resources, and public resources.

  • Coordinating work efforts with the Division Directors and/or designees in completing various departmental activities as directed.

  • Providing instructions, researching information, and obtaining feedback on the Director's behalf.

  • Planning, organizing and managing special departmental projects.

  • Coordinates responses to customer complaints/inquiries to the Director from various customers, such as the Governor's Office, legislators, Congressional delegation, other state agencies, industry representatives, the general public, etc.

  • Reviews, prepares and organizes information/materials for the Director or COO to use in upcoming activities, meetings and/or presentations.

  • Prepares a detailed travel itinerary as needed.

  • Organize meetings and conferences as needed.

  • Interacts with the Division Directors, other internal staff, Governor's Office, legislators, Congressional delegation, industry representatives, other state agencies, and the general public to set up appointments for the Director/COO and make revisions to the schedule as priorities change.

  • Keep the Director/COO’s calendar updated.

Other duties include but are not limited to: Participating in special projects which involve the Director or COO’s level of review and participation, as assigned, and serving as backup for the duties of the Commission Secretary due to an absence.

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 an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to four years of full-time professional-level work in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management.

2) A total of eight years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience.

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

a. Two years of full-time professional-level work experience in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management; and

b. A total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

c. A total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, public health, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Executive Officer 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

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

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

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