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Utility & Railroad Technician

Date Posted:  Sep 28, 2021
Requisition ID:  263841

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


This position is typically filled at a salary of $39,884.00 annually.

About the Job:

This position assists with the coordination of utilities and railroad relocation documents in the Real Estate section of the Department Capital Program Management Division. Incumbent ensures that projects are constructed in conformance with design plans and specifications. 

A Day in the Life:

  • Identifies utilities through various avenues such as 811
  • Follows Rule 105, sending notifications and plans to all affected utility companies
  • Prepares utility agreements/relocation permits
  • Requests utility relocation plans, and schedules for relocation
  • Processes payments for utility and railroad reimbursements by requesting requisitions and purchase orders
  • Processes invoices for utility and railroad reimbursements
  • Sends plans to utility companies and monitors LPA projects
  • Participates in the selection, scoping, RR identification and diagnostics of isolated railroad projects
  • Reviews plans for rail involvement and sends plans to railroads
  • Requests and reviews RRFA and requests or secures funding
  • Prepares railroad agreements and authorizes railroad construction
  • Utilizes management information systems as they relate to the delivery of the project, including MIP, LRS, Chronolog, PeopleSoft, UT/RR Log, Outlook, Microsoft, and PSCS
  • Tracks and files documents of ongoing projects
  • Conducts District-wide railroad inspections upon request
  • Monitors LPA projects
  • Inspects standard projects to ensure contractor compliance
  • Inspects projects upon request
  • Assists in the review of highway and bridge plans, contracts and cost estimates for technical accuracy
  • Confers with a higher-level engineer or transportation technician to gain assistance to resolve unusual problems
  • Responds to outside inquiries and customer service requests on design issues (e.g., utilities and railroads)
  • Attends meetings and seminars as necessary
  • Meets with local government officials, utilities, railroads, and property owners to provide information regarding projects
  • Operates a state vehicle to attend field reviews

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School or equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years governmental transportation experience
  • Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Extensive knowledge of civil engineering technology and OSHA safety practices
  • Considerable knowledge of highway statutory, departmental, and administrative laws, rules, and regulations
  • Basic knowledge of the various methods that are utilized in the acquisition of land and associated properties
  • Working knowledge of safety practices pertaining to use of maintenance tools and equipment
  • Skill in the use of computer, CADD and drafting equipment
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare concise and informative reports from such data
  • Ability to use statistical analysis
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret plans and specifications to conduct standard inspections or design standard plans
  • Ability to cooperate with coworkers on group projects
  • Ability to handle routine and sensitive contacts tactfully with public government officials and property owners concerning assigned projects/plans
  • Ability to apply principles to solve problems involving few variables within familiar context
  • Ability to read and understand simple sentences with common vocabulary and to read technical documents

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to 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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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