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*** $5,000 Hiring Incentive! ***

Current Department of Transportation Employees do NOT qualify for Hiring Incentive...

Job ID: 27581

Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Planning and Engineering / Office of Materials and Surfacing

Location: Pierre

Salary: $34.52 per hour, depending on experience

Pay Grade: GI

Closing Date: 08/06/2024

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

Join a dedicated team of professionals working in a diverse, challenging field. South Dakota is one of the most geologic diverse states in the nation. As the Geotechnical Drill Crew Chief with the South Dakota Department of Transportation, you will oversee drill crews performing subsurface explorations collecting soil information to support design and construction of South Dakota’s transportation facilities. Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating and overseeing the drill crews assigned to the Geotechnical Engineering Activity; planning and preparing for subsurface explorations; overseeing, directing, and scheduling the maintenance and repair of drill rigs and transport vehicles; and managing the inventory of tooling, equipment, and supplies needed to support geotechnical drilling activities.

This position consists of statewide travel Monday through Thursday each week on a year-round basis.

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

Incumbent must have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a Class A commercial driver license (CDL) within 120 days of hire date to retain employment. Employee will be subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable-suspicion, post-accident, follow up, and return-to-duty drug and alcohol testing.

According to SDCL 32-12A, applicants will be required to authorize the Department of Transportation to obtain a complete driving record. Applicants living outside of South Dakota may be asked to provide a motor vehicle record from their state of residence.

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
• Leave:
• 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 Geotechnical Drill Crew Chief is approximately $95,351.00 annually.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

Experience in geotechnical subsurface investigations.

Knowledge Of
• South Dakota geology and surficial soils;
• principles and practices of conducting geotechnical investigations;
• operation and maintenance of geotechnical exploration drill rigs;
• preventative equipment maintenance methods.

Skill To
• read and interpret topographic and geologic maps;
• operate, maintain and repair various equipment;
• operate a computer and use Microsoft software.

Ability To
• display high standards of ethical conduct;
• attend to all details of assignments and complete work properly, accurately, and thoroughly;
• display a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments and goals;
• set priorities, schedule activities, acquire resources, and monitor progress to ensure the successful completion of projects and assignments;
• treat customers courteously and be responsive to their needs;
• listen attentively to others and clearly convey information and ideas;
• work cooperatively with others and promote a friendly work climate;
• use arms, legs, and back to safely move, drag, or lift 35 pounds frequently, up to 60 pounds occasionally (without assistance), and 95 or more pounds infrequently (with assistance);
• walk, sit, and stand for extended periods of time;
• routinely reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
• have the physical dexterity to operate drilling equipment.

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.

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.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


"An Equal Opportunity Employer
Pierre SD United States


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