Class Code: 04308
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES –
HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE
ASSISTANT SOILS PARTY CHIEF
Under general supervision, performs technical work in assisting with the direction of a soils testing party in the field; performs related work as required.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.
Assists the party chief in planning work schedules, in logging, boring, and sampling results, and in general records maintenance.
Operates power drilling and sampling equipment in procuring various samples.
Makes field identification of soil samples and rock strata.
Locates boring position utilizing elementary engineering survey techniques and equipment such as a transit and chain.
Assists in the maintenance of drilling, sampling, and engineering survey equipment.
Assists in the training and supervision of new personnel.
Operates truck and attached drilling equipment.
Assists a supervisor by performing, in accordance with set procedures, policies, and standards, such duties as instructing employees about tasks, answering questions about procedures and policies, distributing and balancing the workload and checking work; may make occasional suggestions on appointments, promotions, and reassignments.
Knowledge of soil sampling techniques.
Knowledge of basic mathematics.
Knowledge of engineering survey techniques.
Ability to properly utilize a variety of soil sampling and drilling equipment.
Ability to operate a truck.
Ability to properly utilize engineering survey equipment.
Ability to carry out limited supervisory responsibilities on a temporary basis.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Responds appropriately to supervision. Makes an effort to follow policy and cooperate with supervisors.
Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Fosters commitment and team spirit.
Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The equivalent of two years of full-time field experience with a soils sampling crew;
three years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university, with major course work in geology or soils science;
any equivalent combination of the above specified education and experience, with thirty semester hours of the specified education equivalent to eight months of the specified experience;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a Geological Technician, Materials Technician 1 or Engineering Aide 1 shall be considered qualified.
All positions in this job class require applicants to possess a Commercial Drivers License class A and an air brakes unrestricted endorsement at the time of hire.
Effective Date: 4/1/92 PW