Iowa Department of Transportation Roadside Development Specialist 3 in Ames, Iowa

Salary $55,140.80 - $85,404.80 Annually

Location Ames - 50011 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-00795

Closing 10/21/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Seana Godbold - 515-239-1424

Job Description

The Office of Design is looking to hire a Roadside Design Specialist 3 to successfully handle erosion control, in the development of transportation projects, that enhance the state and national transportation systems in Iowa. This individual will be an essential member of a team that collaborates with numerous stake holders to develop and monitor erosion control projects. This position requires strong communication skills, knowledge, and experience working with Iowa's native and agronomic plant communities, knowledge of erosion control strategies, and the ability to manage projects in a timely manner.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Develop plans and inspect erosion control practices to support the erosion control measures of the office.

  • Prepares Storm Water Pollution & Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for the Department.

  • Provide technical assistance to design personnel and field staff on soils, erosion control, and native plant species.

  • Provide training for staff & consultants on the latest erosion control standards and regulations.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Ability to successfully utilize advanced software applications.

  • Analyze challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems.

  • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products.

  • Effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals involved in our development processes and with all levels of management.

  • 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.

Shift: Days, Travel required. Valid Driver's License Required.

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 designed by our staff providing a wide breadth of experiences.

  • Excellent Benefits Package. Web link:

  • Work schedules are based on 40-hour work weeks.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.

  • Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical.

  • An environment where teamwork, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from accredited four year college or university with major course work in agronomy or landscape architecture, and the equivalent of five years of full-time experience in agronomics or landscape design three years of which must have been in professional roadside development work;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of three years of full-time experience as a Roadside Development Specialist 2 shall be considered as qualified.

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