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Digital Historian Student Summer Intern -Ames

To qualify, students must be currently enrolled; majoring in a program related to the position such as Library Science, Journalism, History or similar areas of study.  

The position, located at the DOT in Ames, will primarily be focused on creating an aid for cataloging, preservation, and recall of the Iowa DOT’s photo collection and digitizing print and negative images. The position may also assist with archiving video files.

Applicants should be detail-oriented and have good organizational and written communication skills. The position requires the ability to organize and catalog materials using standardized language for indexing images and video. Applicants must have computer and keyboarding skills and be comfortable handling historic slides, film, photographs, and negatives to preserve their quality. Interest in historic preservation and knowledge of video formats a plus.

This is a paid internship, starting at $14.05/hour.  Starting date will be May 19, 2014.

Application Deadline is April 30th.  Successful candidates will be contacted shortly after the post closing for interview scheduling. 

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Page County

This Equipment Operator Senior is a leadership position whose primary role is to report to and work with the District 4 Paint Crew located at the Clarinda Maintenance Shop.  Travel and overnight stays are expected.  This position requires the ability to operate and maintain technical highway painting equipment, provide positive leadership and guidance, and coordinate work crews and functions.  This position shall be required to assist with snow removal activities, operate trucks, tractors, loaders and other maintenance equipment in a safe manner, normal highway maintenance activities and respond to emergency situations.  These duties require the ability to work outdoors during inclement weather and the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. 

:  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 Driver’s License (CDL) Instruction Permit upon hire. Within 14 calendar days following appointment, a valid Class A CDL must be obtained and maintained with air brake and tanker endorsements. 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.

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. Requires certification for testing materials and operating specialized equipment. Must respond to emergency situations as required. Must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours. Some overnight travel may be required.

Shift: Days; and is subject to call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year during emergency conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school, or G.E.D. and two years of full-time highway maintenance and equipment operation work. For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Post Close date:  April 28, 2014

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Training Specialist 2 - Ames

Position open ONLY for permanent employees of Iowa Department of Transportation.

Story County

Location: Ames - Office of Employee Services

SelectiveRequired:  649 Safety Programs/Workers Compensation

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is committed to safety, both in the infrastructure we provide and throughout our workforce. We are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for safety combined with demonstrated training success to join our team. This safety training professional will serve as an integral part of a Employee Health and Safety (EHS) Team based in Ames, Iowa. The EHS Team helps ensure that health and safety are a basic part of our workforce culture and operating practice. To achieve this, the position, as part of the EHS Team, participates in the development, delivery and oversight of safety training as well as serving as a safety consultant for over 2,800 employees located throughout Iowa.  

Beyond the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have

*experience in the development and delivery of safety-related presentations that incorporate adult-learning concepts and meet ANSI Z490.1 standard criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training 

*excellent written and verbal communication skills

*experience with and/or knowledge of OSHA law and compliance

*successful experience training diverse audiences in a variety of work environments

*knowledge of and experience with the use of multi-media training technology

Additional Requirement - Selective 649
: Safety programs/workers' compensation. Candidates MUST have at least 12 months' demonstrated experience involving planning, promoting, coordinating, enforcing or carrying out a workplace safety program in order to qualify. 

: Some travel with occasional overnight travel will be required.

Shift: Days

In addition to applying through the DAS-HRE, all candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to
Todd Sadler
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Employee Services
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA  50010

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and experience equal to three years full-time work in one or a combination of the following areas: 1) Professional training, teaching or counseling experience in an educational setting; 2) Professional personnel administration including such areas as job analysis, performance appraisal system, selection devices or labor relations; 3) Professional experience in a major technical program area utilized by the employing agency. For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

For this position the appointing authority, with Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise prior approval, may request those applicants possessing a minimum of one year experience in the following area:  649 Safety programs/workers’ compensation.  Applicants wishing to be considered for this position must list applicable experience on the application.

POST CLOSE DATE: April 18, 2014
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Support Services Student Intern - Ames, Iowa

The Iowa DOT is seeking a qualified student to fill an Administrative Intern position.  The successful candidate will work approximately 20 hours/week in the Office of Support Services located in Ames, Iowa.   

This position is only available to applicants who are currently enrolled in a degree program pertaining to the job duties.  Start date will be May 19, 2014 and could continue until the student graduates and no longer qualifies for the position. 

The ideal candidate must be available to work 20- hours per week for at least one year or more.  The candidate must be a currently student to participate during the internship employment period.

Starting salary is $14.05/hour. 

Primary duties include:

*Process invoice payment

*Utility billing reconciliation

*Issue Security badges using WINDSX software

*Verify utility invoice information making certain they meet the required criteria

*Greet internal & external customers/vendors

*Answer phones from internal/external customers

*Operate Security system for fire & tornado alerts and trouble alarms

*Order supplies

*Retrieve, open, and distribute mail

*Data entry

*Track mail charges

*Miscellaneous administrative duties

Post close date:  April 25, 2014.

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This position is open ONLY for permanent employees of the Iowa Department of Transportation.  Candidates in any status other than permanent are not eligible to apply.

Dubuque County

Location: Dubuque

This position is only open for permanent employees of Motor Vehicle Division

Responsible for assisting the Driver License Supervisor by answering technical issuance and record questions from employees and customers, along with preparing reports, answering correspondence, and monitoring and reviewing issuance transactions completed at the station.

Responsibilities include instructing employees, distributing and balancing the workload, reviewing applicant eligibility and qualifications in order to assure that driver licenses and identification cards are issued in compliance with Iowa laws, departmental rules and established procedures. Administers special reexaminations (written, driving, or visual) and reviews medical/vision reports to assure that the applicant is medically and physically capable of safely operating a motor vehicle.

Requires experience and detailed understanding of state/federal laws, rules and procedures affecting driver licensing, Driver Services/DOT policies, and licensing procedures and requirements. Excellent written/communication skills and experienced customer service skills. 

Shift: Tuesday through Saturday with rotating schedules

NOTICE: This position is a covered position under the REAL ID Act of 2005, 49 U.S.C. § 30301 note, as further defined in 6 CFR Part 37. Any applicant selected for employment in this position must submit to and pass a background check of the form and content required by 6 CFR 37.45.May make suggestions on selections and promotions.

Post close date: April 17, 2014

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Federal and state laws prohibit employment and/or public accommodation discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 800-457-4416 or Iowa Department of Transportation's affirmative action officer. If you need accommodations because of a disability to access the Iowa Department of Transportation’s services, contact the agency's affirmative action officer at 800-262-0003.