Iowa DOT Open Positions


TRANSPORT DRIVER at Story County (Ames) – JOB ID# 9473BR

This position is part of the Distribution Center in the Office of Support Services. Transport Drivers pick and pack, load and unload inventory supplies and deliver them on weekly organized routes throughout the state. New equipment is delivered to field locations and used equipment returned to Ames. Freight is also delivered to cities and counties. Occasional trips out of state are also made.
Basic requirements:
• Maintain a Class A Commercial Drivers License
• Ability to drive diesel powered heavy duty tractor-trailer rigs with van and low-boy trailers
• Ability to perform heavy manual labor
• Ability to load and unload, organize and secure heavy loads
• Ability to work in inclement weather
• Travel: Overnight travel required.
• Shift: Days
Minimum Qualifications: Experience equal to two years of full-time work operating heavy trucks or tractor-trailers exceeding four tons. Salary range: $32,032 – 41,412 plus benefits. Application Deadline: March 28, 2011


This position assists the Civil Rights Coordinator with implementation of the Title VI program to ensure the department complies with all federal requirements of Title VI. Staff in this position serves as onsite specialist and works with departmental managers, supervisors and the Title VI Committee, assistant level and support staff to coordinate unit workload, and complete assignments, program goals and reports in a timely manner. The successful candidate would have skills in business administration, public administration or eighteen months of full-time professional program auditing, public contact experience obtaining, analyzing and evaluating data. This position serves as the department’s resource on the Title VI program plan and guidelines and provides technical assistance on all Title VI matters and related statutes. Provide guidance and assistance to other departmental programs, district, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Local Programs, cities and counties, involved in highway transportation projects to ensure nondiscrimination in all federal-aid projects. Coordinate Title VI program development and implementation with affected program areas. Provide guidance to program and district officials in Title VI Program administration and compliance to ensure requirements are included in directives and procedures to prevent discrimination.This position will conduct Title VI compliance reviews of impacted departmental programs, RTPAs, MPOs and Local Programs, cities and counties statewide to ensure that all programs, activities and services are free of discrimination.
Assist program and district offices in identifying and correcting any Title VI problems or discriminatory policies and practices. Prepare letters of findings and corrective action plans which adequately support findings of compliance or noncompliance. This position develops and make presentations on behalf of the Title VI Program. Create Title VI program brochures, handouts and fact sheets for presentations, training, meetings, and conferences to market the Title VI program. Provide Title VI information in alternative languages and appropriate literacy level. Provide education and consultation to internal and external customer groups. Conduct and coordinate Title VI training with the assistance of the department Title VI Committee. Promptly refer Title VI complaints to the Civil Rights Coordinator for resolution. This position assists in the preparation of an annual report of Title VI program activities, accomplishments, goals, and affirmative action for submission to the FederalHighway Administration (FHWA) by October 30th each year. This posisiton will assist in updating the Title VI program plan, guidelines and Title VI program resource directory as necessary to reflect any organizational, policy or implementation changes. Travel: Travel is required for this position. Shift: Days, Monday thru Friday. Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 with flextime available. In addition to applying through DAS website, all applicants must send a cover letter with their resume to:
Todd Sadler
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Employee Services
Ames, IA 50010
Minimum Qualifications: Experience equal to five years of full-time work with members of legally protected classes in areas of civil rights, human relations, social/economic problem solving or equal employment opportunity/affirmative action experience directed at the prevention and/or elimination of discrimination against members of legally protected classes.
Salary range: $37,273 – 54,787 plus benefits. Application Deadline: March 28, 2011

MATERIALS TECHNICIAN 4 at Cass County (Atlantic) – JOB ID# 9472BR

This Materials Technician 4 position is located in the District 4 Materials Office in Atlantic. The individual in this position will accomplish a wide range of responsibilities in the inspection, sampling, testing and documentation of Transportation related materials. This includes but is not limited to; coordinating the work of others as a lead worker, work activities involved with the Hot Mix Asphalt, Portland Cement Concrete, Assurance and District Laboratory programs. Candidate for this position must possess knowledge of Iowa DOT Materials test procedures, Materials Instructional Memorandums, standard specifications, and the contract documents. Candidate will answer technical questions and resolve materials related problems. Responsibilities include plant calibrations, paving reports, mix design, calculating batch weights, advising the District 4 Materials Engineer, and other duties as assigned. Candidate must possess or be able to obtain and maintain Iowa DOT Materials Certifications as follows: Aggregate Level I and II, PCC Level I, II, and III, HMA Level I and II, Nuclear Gauge, profilometer. Candidate must be able to perform standard materials testing calculations and must be able to operate Microsoft Office Computer Applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Candidate must be capable of working with and communicating with a wide variety of people, including contractor and producer personnel, local agency and consultant staff, and other Iowa DOT staff. Travel: With occasional weekend and overtime work; Occasional overnight travel may be required. Lifting: Some heavy lifting will be required up to 65 pounds. License: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Shift: Days, Monday thru Friday
Minimum Qualifications: Experience equal to five years of full-time work in the sampling, testing, and/or inspection of materials used in highway construction and maintenance projects. Salary range: $39,852 – 60,548 plus benefits.  Application Deadline: March 28, 2011

The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.