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Journey Transportation Technician(Job Id 27092)

Posted on: May 29, 2024

Website South Dakota Department of Transportation

*** $2,000 Hiring Incentive! ***
Current Department of Transportation Employees do NOT qualify for Hiring Incentive

Job ID: 27092 (Two positions)
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Operations
Location: Pierre
Salary: $21.66 – $25.78, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GG
Closing Date: 06/18/2024

This is a full-time position with the Department of Transportation. For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit https://dot.sd.gov/.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation Pierre Area Office is looking for an eager and capable individual to support our mission to provide “Better Lives through Better Transportation.” By joining our team, you will become part of that larger purpose to maintain and build our state’s transportation system for all South Dakotans and those who travel through our state. The Pierre Area Office is looking for a motivated individual to help us fulfill this mission.

The Pierre Area oversees many miles of roads and many bridges in the middle part of the state. We have work in a variety of capacities from asphalt paving, concrete paving, bridge construction, and much more.

We have opportunities for you to work independently and in a team setting. We will provide training for the work you will do. The Pierre Area provides a great team environment, mentoring, and overall purpose with people that care. Work assignments will allow you to work in a variety of environments from the office to the great outdoors. As a team member, you will also be given safety shirts, a jacket, and other related safety items. Also, you will be provided a state vehicle for use on the job.

This position performs technical engineering support and construction trade’s related work. Duties may include, but are not limited to, inspecting portland cement concrete paving; collecting and testing portland cement concrete samples; inspecting and observing portland cement concrete plant inspections; collecting and testing samples for asphalt plant quality control/quality assurance; inspecting asphalt paving; monitoring grading operations; collecting and testing aggregate and soil samples; inspecting pipe materials and installation; inspecting erosion and sediment control; inspecting structures and materials; setting up and collecting survey data; inspecting temporary traffic control through and around work zones; and completing various records and reports.

A valid driver’s license is required.

This position has a typical 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, mid-November through March; longer hours will generally occur during construction season to be in compliance with Federal Highway requirements. This may include some weekend hours from April through mid-November.

Work assignments are frequently performed outside in all weather conditions and around highway traffic.

What we offer to you beyond the paycheck:

Hiring Incentive
Health Insurance (Low & High Deductible Single and Family Plans)
Well-Being Program
Employee Assistance Program
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Health Savings Account
Basic Life Insurance Coverage (free to employee)
Membership in South Dakota Retirement System
Vacation Leave (15 paid vacation days per year)
Sick Leave (14 paid sick days)
Paid Family Leave (40 hours per week for twelve weeks for birth or adoption of a child)
Military Leave (15 paid days per calendar year)
11 Paid Holidays
Longevity Pay
Semimonthly Pay Periods
Eligibility for Meal Per Diems
Flexible Scheduling
Paid Overtime (if applicable)
The total compensation of Hourly Wage + State/Federal Benefits for a typical year for entry level Journey Transportation Technician is approximately $64,405.00 annually.

Licenses and Certifications:
Certification in one or more materials testing areas and/or one or more inspection areas is required within the first year of employment. Further certification areas will be determined by the supervisor according to job responsibility and needs. Required certifications must be maintained for continued employment. Classes and training in the certification areas are provided through the Department of Transportation

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A positive attitude that is willing to learn and be self motivated. While a degree is not required for this entry level position, having a technical degree in civil engineering technology, engineering/architectural drafting, and/or experience in transportation related construction or surveying is preferred, but not required.

Knowledge of:

civil engineering techniques (preferred but not required);
various types of engineering survey equipment (preferred but not required).
Skill to:

operate computers and use Microsoft software;
use a calculator and accurately perform basic mathematical functions.
Ability to:

display high standards of ethical conduct;
treat customers courteously and be responsive to their needs;
work cooperatively with others and promote a friendly work climate in order to achieve shared goals;
display a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments and goals;
attend to details of assignments and complete work properly, accurately, and thoroughly;
safely move, drag, and lift 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 90 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance);
walk, sit, and stand for extended periods of time;
routinely reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Join the South Dakota Department of Transportation! View more about this opportunity here: https://youtu.be/4Bwxxkb3oZo.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers $0 premium employee health insurance option plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.




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You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”