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Materials Laboratory Technician, Sub-Journey 4 (PCN 0921)

Materials Laboratory Technician, Sub-Journey 4 (PCN 0921)

Materials Laboratory Technician, Sub-Journey 4 (PCN 0921)

State of Alaska
Juneau, AK

Job details

Job Type

- Seasonal



The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Southcoast Region Design and Engineering Services is looking for a Materials Laboratory Technician - Sub-Journey 4 to help us
Keep Alaska Moving!

This position performs a wide variety of materials testing (including AASHTO proficiency testing) to determine physical properties and classification of soils, aggregates, concrete, and bituminous mixes.

In this position you will maintain, calibrate, affect general repairs of laboratory equipment in accordance with AASHTO Laboratory Accreditation, and achieve and remain current in WAQTC industry-standard certification program.

You will review documents in AASHTO R-18 for guidance and ensure that the lab test equipment calibrations are completed according to the requirements provided by the AASHTO Reference Materials Lab (resource) program.

Our Organization, Mission, and Values
We are seeking a highly motivated applicant to join our team as a Materials Laboratory Technician and help us Keep Alaska Moving!

Our mission is to:
  • Provide Accurate Quality Assurance Testing.
  • Provide Technical /Professional Laboratory Services to Our Broad Customer Base.
  • Support the Design and Engineering Services Group through Material Testing and Characterization.
  • Expand the Southcoast Region Materials Laboratory’s Capabilities and Efficiencies through Innovation.

The Benefits of Joining Our Team
The Design and Engineering Services section is an evolving and growing part of the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Our ideal candidate will thrive on the variety of materials related testing tasks and the teamwork that an accredited laboratory offers.

Where You Will Work
This position reports to the DOT&PF, Southcoast Region, 7-mile Materials Laboratory located in Juneau. Southeast Alaska is an area of unique habitats surrounded by temperate rainforests on steep-sided mountains, glaciers and marine waters presenting abundant recreational opportunities and even exceptional engineering design challenges. The Southcoast Region encompasses Southeast and Southwest Alaska. You will provide materials support for communities stretching from Adak to Kodiak and Yakutat to Ketchikan. The office location is conveniently situated midway between downtown Juneau and the valley, provides abundant parking and the work environment is a team-oriented atmosphere. Teleworking may be required on an occasional (situational) basis.

For more information about living and loving Juneau please visit the following site:

Who We Are Looking For
Our successful candidate will possess the following competencies:
  • Familiar with AASHTO R-18 accreditation procedures.
  • Skill and ability to efficiently direct and schedule work in a materials lab setting to meet project time demands.
  • Experience performing journey level materials testing functions on soils, aggregates, asphalt and concrete.
  • Experience in the development of asphalt and concrete mix designs.
  • Experience reading and interpreting materials specifications and test procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Vacancies in this job class are filled through Union referral, except for promotions, demotions, transfers, and emergency appointments.

This job class is part of a series of competency based class specifications created for career areas within the Labor, Trades, and Crafts Unit. The class specification identifies the levels of work and wage grades within the career area, the core and specific competencies of the career area, required work behaviors, certifications, and physical requirements. The competency specification for this job class is available at (Download PDF reader).

Additional Required Information


The State’s online recruitment system, Workplace Alaska, requires applicants to certify that they have a legal right to accept employment in the United States. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain the appropriate documentation to accept or continue legal employment. The State of Alaska does not function in the role as an employer sponsor.

This recruitment utilizes a supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process. These questions may be a mix of written, multiple choice, and select all that apply questions. The answers you provide to the questions will be an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience and/or education. The answers will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process; please be as thorough and accurate as you can.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Applications and resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

Robert Trousil
Phone: (907) 465-4441

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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