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Highway Technician

Date Posted:  Jul 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  370402

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

This position is located in the Crawfordsville District.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

This position is responsible for performing construction inspection, which includes assisting the project supervisor/engineer to determine and delegate work assignments. Incumbent observes, checks and performs construction activities, interprets road or bridge plans, and may direct survey crews. Incumbent prepares progress reports and communicates with contractors to ensure procedures comply with INDOT standards and specifications. Incumbent may perform as an assistant project supervisor/engineer or supervise a small project. A CDL is required for this position.

A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

  • Complies with INDOT safety policies and procedures;
  • Performs work assigned by project supervisor/engineer, ensuring that the required tests, measurements, and inspections are completed and recorded in a timely manner;
  • Ensures required inspections are completed in a timely manner and problems are reported;
  • Ensures work conforms with appropriate plans, specifications, procedures, and policies;
  • Provides feedback to project supervisor/engineer for performance management purposes;
  • Communicates employee issues to project supervisor/engineer, providing documentation as necessary;
  • Performs job documentation tasks such as site manager;
  • Provides assistance to the general public by responding to general inquiries, explaining delays, etc.;
  • Participates in winter snow and ice removal operations;
  • Performs emergency response activities such as: clean-up, traffic control, lane closures, placement of signs, and erecting barricades;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High school graduate or equivalent required;
  • Three (3) years experience as a Highway Technician 2;
  • Must have completed Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Highway Technician Program or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local highway guidelines, laws, and regulations for purposes of construction inspection;
  • Knowledge of drafting and surveying techniques;
  • Must possess a valid drivers license;
  • Must have valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days;
  • Required to submit to, and pass, a drug test as a condition of employment;
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds;
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing and walking for long periods of time;
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations;
  • Must be able to endure exposure to inclement weather;
  • Must have ability to read, write, and communicate clearly;
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team; 
  • Must be able to adequately perform computer skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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