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Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Technician Associate in Carlisle, Iowa

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 20-00077

Closing 8/25/2019 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Claude Frazier - claude.frazieriii@dot.iowa.gov

Job Description

Our missionThe 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 teamThe 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.Your jobAs a Highway Technician Associate for the Carlisle garage, you'll contribute to DOT's mission by conducting year-round repairs and preventive maintenance of state highways and the various signs and structures within the right-of-way, as well as winter plowing and sanding. Whatever the challenge, you'll be helping travelers get where they need to go safely. What could be more rewarding than that?About youRequirements

  • Within 5 months of appointment, must reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.

  • Pre-employment drug screen. Will require ongoing participation in the employer's random testing program.

  • Post offer pre-employment physical.

  • Must respond to emergency situations as required.

  • Must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) upon hire.

  • Within a period of time determined by the appointing authority, will be required to have and maintain a current Herbicide Applicator certification.

  • Ability to lift/lower, carry and push/pull various items/using force from 50 - 100 lbs.

  • Some overnight travel may be required.

What makes you stand out

  • Ability to follow directions and learn on the fly (we'll train you!)

  • Passion for customer service

  • Knack for working harmoniously alongside others

  • A valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Don't have one? Within 30 calendar days following appointment we'll help you get one with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions. License must be obtained and maintained in order to continue employment.

The Iowa DOT is committed to the on-going development of its employees. Our employees are encouraged to identify their strengths and the areas where they would like training or mentoring. Employees have the opportunity to create their own career plan and are given the training, tools, and encouragement they need to realize their goals. We also provide a variety of benefits that help us focus on our mission.View our bounty of perks: https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/BenefitsBeyondthe_Paycheck.pdf (Download PDF reader) 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 this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)

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.

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