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Iowa Department of Transportation Garage Operations Assistant in Knoxville, Iowa

Salary $47,736.00 - $72,508.80 Annually

Location Knoxville - 50138 - Marion County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 21-01734

Closing 1/24/2021 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Mike Kingery,

Job Description

What we offer YOU:

  • Team-oriented, positive work environment

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package

  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)

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.As a Garage Operations Assistant you’ll contribute to DOT’s mission by conducting year-round repairs and preventive maintenance of state highways such as:

  • Assist the Highway Maintenance Supervisor by organizing, coordinating, and overseeing administrative operations, maintenance work and staff.

  • Prepare plans for maintenance activities within budgetary limitations by establishing priorities, goals and objectives.

  • Evaluate and assist HMS to provide a response to roadway emergencies such as accidents, flooding, road closures and inclement weather.

  • Review equipment maintenance records, material supplies, inventory records, and crew reports.

  • Operate large equipment for shoulder work, grading, paving, right of way work and bridge projects.

  • Operate snow and ice removal equipment.

  • 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? Excited to join the Iowa DOT team? 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 four years of fulltime work in highway maintenance and equipment operation.2) All of the following (a, b, and c):

  • Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency; and

  • Two years of full-time work experience in highway maintenance and equipment operation; and

  • A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in part b), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in construction technology/management or engineering equals one year of full-time experience.

3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate or Equipment Operator Senior.

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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 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.

  • 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 a defined 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.