Iowa Department of Administrative Services Design Technician in Ames, Iowa

Design Technician



Design Technician


$45,344.00 - $68,868.80 Annually


Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type



645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number



10/22/2017 11:59 PM Central

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Tony Gustafson - (515) 239-1430

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Job Description

Duties include but are not limited to - plan right of way projects so that acquisition plats and legal descriptions will be completed in an orderly and timely fashion; resolve and correlate property line, lot line and section line locations from field and record data; calculate right of way acquisition areas using coordinate geometry software (GEOPAK); prepare acquisition plats and plats of survey using CADD (MicroStation); draft legal descriptions for each right of way parcel; perform field work with the District 1 Survey Crew on an as-needed basis; maintain filing and archiving systems; provide information and support to field offices and private sector consulting firms. Knowledge in the areas of land surveying principles and practices, different types of land conveyance documents, the metric system and its conversion to English are essential.

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. License: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Shift: Days, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school or GED and experience equal to six years of full-time work experience in design drafting, cartography, engineering survey, soils survey, land survey, construction inspection or photogrammetry;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year (thirty semester hours of its equivalent) of post high school education for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years;


substitution of one year (thirty semester hours or its equivalent) of vocational technical school education in engineering technology, design drafting, or cartography for two years of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years;


substitution of experience in engineering survey, soils survey or construction inspection for each year of the required design drafting experience to a maximum substitution of two years;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to twenty-four months of full-time work as a Design Technician Associate.

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation


800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa, 50010.