Iowa Department of Administrative Services Design Technician Associate in Ames, Iowa
Design Technician Associate
Design Technician Associate
$32,406.40 - $47,590.40 Annually
Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
6/23/2019 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact
Michael Kennerly - 515-239-1243
The Office of Design is looking to hire three Design Technician Associates that will be part of a team designing highway improvement projects and construction plans that will be used to enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. These positions are entry level and the selected individuals will become an essential member of a highway design team developing innovative transportation improvement projects. The Design Technician Associate will assist in the develop of highway plans under immediate supervision of senior designers. Having an understanding of the principals of highway design will be a benefit.
Participates on a team that makes decisions that effectively balance mobility, environmental impacts, property impacts, cost and long term maintenance.
Produces highway project plans that are consistent with Iowa DOT design guidance.
Assists in calculation of roadway geometric features including vertical and horizontal highway alignments.
Assists in the design of intersections, drainage systems and traffic control plans.
Assists in the develop 3-dimensional computer models of the proposed roadway.
Calculates material quantities that will be needed to build the proposed roadway project.
Prepares final details needed to clearly communicate the intention of plans to a road contractor.
Uses advanced computer applications and processes in all aspects of the photogrammetric process.
Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.
Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems.
Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.
Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process.
Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude.
Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements.
Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.
Office of Design Culture and Benefits:
A 100+ person team with a wide variety of experiences working collaboratively to deliver exceptional transportation improvement projects.
Interesting and complex projects are regularly developed by our staff providing varied experiences.
Excellent benefits package, web site:https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/employee-and-retiree-benefits/employees
Project schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.
Flexible work schedules.
Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.
An environment where team work, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from high school or GED and experience equal to two years of full-time work in design drafting, cartography, photogrammetry, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey or construction inspection;
an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year (thirty semester hours or its equivalent) of post high school education in a related subject area such as math or engineering for each year of the required experience;
substitution of graduation from a vocational technical school in engineering technology, design drafting, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, construction inspection or cartography.
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