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Roadside Development Specialist 2

Ames, IA, United States

Posted on
Oct 25, 2020

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Salary $50,731.20 - $77,272.00 Annually

Location Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type Full-time

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Job Number 21-00898

Closing 11/5/2020 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Seana Godbold - ****

Job Description

Our MissionThe mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our team with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day.Shift: Days, Monday through Friday. Flex available.Location: Office of Design, Ames, IowaThe Office of Design is looking to hire a Roadside Design Specialist 2 to successfully provide technical expertise for landscaping in the Right-of-Way and develop landscape 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, revegetation, and landscape projects. This position requires strong communication skills, knowledge, and experience working with Iowa’s native plant communities and the ability to manage projects in a timely manner.Typical Responsibilities:

Provides construction documents for planting projects.

Provides guidance to inspection staff on planting and installation methods.

Assists with inspections and monitors planting projects, to assist inspection staff of the Department.

Provide technical assistance to design personnel and field staff on native plant species, shrubs, trees, and other planting concerns.

Assist with training for staff, consultants, and contractors on the latest planting 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.

Additional Requirements:

Travel is required.

Requires valid Driver’s License.

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

All of the following (1 and 2):

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry; and

A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience, where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in agronomy, landscape architecture, engineering, horticulture, or forestry equals one year of full-time experience in professional roadside development, site plan development, pollution prevention plan development, or watershed management.


employees with current continuous experience in the state classified service that includes the equivalent of 18 months of full time experience as a Roadside Development Specialist 1 shall be considered as qualifying.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)

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