Highway Technician

State of Iowa Talent Gateway - West Union, IA3.8

Here at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) we are committed to safe mobility of your family, friends and commodities reaching their destination. As a Highway Technician, you will be on the front lines of ensuring construction projects are following proper standards and procedures as well as being as customer facing employee playing a key role in the maintenance of Iowa's roadways.

Key Responsibilities
  • Operates equipment/performs physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and highway grading/paving projects
  • Performs routine technical (e.g., checking grades/elevations, sampling, testing and inspecting construction materials)
  • 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.

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

***Requires certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment.***

What we offer:
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Collaborative, positive work environment
  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors
  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
  • Fulfilling role in safe mobility for the community
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.

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.