Transportation Planner 3 | Iowa State Police Association

Transportation Planner 3

Company: Iowa DOT

Full time
Deadline: 09/25/2020
Ames, IA
$63,377.60 - $97,697.60 Annually


The Iowa DOT's Safety Engineering Section seeks a motivated, personable Transportation Planner to join our team in analyzing crash types and roadway characteristics in an effort to reduce the tragic circumstances that lead to serious injuries and fatalities on our streets and highways.

What we are looking for: -Effective communicator -Proactive problem solver with a strong attention to detail -Collaborative teammates -Motivated, friendly, inclusive, get-it-done attitude -Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading change -Professional, positive attitude

What you’ll do: -Provide traffic safety planning services to DOT bureaus and districts as well as to local agencies statewide. -Manage the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and Traffic Safety Research Program. -Investigate and prepare roadway safety studies. -Develop and manage special safety projects/programs. -Serve as a representative of the Safety Engineering Section at project meetings, traffic incident management committee meetings, and multi-disciplinary safety teams. -Represent the Iowa DOT in a professional manner. -Consult with supervisor and teammates when appropriate.

This role requires the application of transportation safety principles to the unique problems encountered, as well as knowledge of the project development process, and the DOT organizational structure. Coordination and communication with various DOT offices, as well as federal, state and local agencies is essential. This includes making presentations at public meetings such as workshops, public hearings, city council meetings, and professional conferences.

We can offer you a welcoming environment where great communication skills, innovative thinking, and a positive attitude are valued. The Iowa DOT is a great place to work with team support, excellent benefits, flexible schedules, and the possibility for telework.

Where you’ll work: -Collaborative, positive work environment -Employee discounts from a variety of vendors -A bounty of perks


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to six years of full-time work in professional transportation planning*/engineering.

* "Transportation planning" includes analyzing transportation data, plans, and reports to identify problems; preparing contracts and grants; managing grant application submittals; developing transportation plans; conducting/coordinating research projects; or creating mapped representations of data.

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