Job: Right of Way Design Technician, Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames, IA

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Job title:
Right of Way Design Technician
Job location:
Ames, IA  50010 United States
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Date posted:
$45,344.00 - $68,868.80 Annually
flexible schedule

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.
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Civil Technician
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Job Description

ob Description
Are you a motivated person interested in a career with great benefits, flexible work hours, and a family friendly attitude? If so, then this is a position for you.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking for Design Technician within the design section in the Office of Right-of-Way.

Utilizing Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) programs, this position will layout and generate the plans and exhibits to establish the needed right-of-way for highway construction projects. The Design Technician is expected to be able to develop plans from simple to moderately complex projects under general supervision. Typical work responsibilities: developing proposed right of way limits; preparing exhibits used in the appraisal and acquisition of property; ordering the report of ownership and liens from county abstractors and performing additional ownership research from various county assessors; determining what property rights need to be acquired to construct and maintain the highway improvement.

Essential Functions:

Conduct title abstract review and interpret complex legal descriptions to identify property ownership.
Review title documents to determine impact of possible encumbrances.
Prepare the refined final right-of-way design plans and documents in accordance with project-specific demands.
Draft individual plot plans with area calculation used for parcel appraisals and acquisitions.
Develop strip maps used for public displays.
Interprets construction plans to determine construction needs and develop right-of-way layout plans using computer aided design software.

Reference materials used: Typical reference materials include, but not limited to: land survey information, county assessor ownership records; report of liens by county abstractors; construction plans and cross-sections.

Software and other systems: MicroStation, GeoPak, ProjectWise, Excel and Project Scheduling System.

Typical Work Hours: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (40 hours per week) Flexible work locations and hours available upon supervisor approval

Job Requirements

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.

(Job number: 3737444)
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