Technician Certification Program Manager

North Dakota State University   Bismarck, ND   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on July 9, 2024
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The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at NDSU is seeking candidates for a Technician Certification Program Manager. The primary objectives of this position are to: (1) Oversee the technical certification program to ensure the quality and certification of individuals performing tests and inspections on construction materials . ; (2) Understand and maintain current knowledge of NDDOT specifications, supplemental specifications, and special provisions regarding sampling and testing requirements; (3) Plan and schedule training classes, classrooms, and instructors in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT); (4) Maintain Technical Certification Program records and process class registration . ; (5) Work with NDDOT to consolidate certifications records.; (6) Assess varies software applications or assist with an in-house developed software application to be used to track certifications, class registrations, & renewals for implementation into the program.

Work Schedule: TBD

Advertised Salary: $57,000+/DOE

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree OR minimum of 2 years of college
  • Experience and knowledge with NDDOT's Field Sampling and Testing Manual
  • Knowledge of NDDOT's Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent Customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree with 5-years of construction/technical training experience
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems
  • Experience with SQL Server Databases or other database platforms
  • Familiarity with AASHTO & ASTM sampling, testing, and standards.
  • Experience in facilitation and curriculum development.
  • Experience with working with adult learners and understanding their needs.
  • Proven communication skills, teamwork, troubleshooting, and diagnosing.
  • Experience in managing budgets
Applicant Materials Required:
  • NDSU Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Vita
  • Proof of Veterans Preference
  • Official Transcripts

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) is a research, education, and outreach center at North Dakota State University which is guided, in part, by an advisory council composed of representatives of various organizations, industries, and agencies affecting or affected by transportation. Our mission is to providing innovative transportation research, education, and outreach that promote the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. In addition our areas of concentration are:

Research - Conducting applied and advanced research in highway, transit, rail, air, and waterway transportation that addresses the critical issues of the state, region, and nation. Education - Educating the transportation workforce of tomorrow through multidisciplinary curricula that focus on transportation economics, management, infrastructure planning, mobility, and supply chain logistics. Outreach - Improving the skills and knowledge of the existing workforce through training, technical assistance, and the transfer of research results to practitioners.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .