Parsons Corporation Operations Manager in Iowa, United States

Operations Manager


Iowa, United States

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Operations Manager

We are currently seekingHighway HelperOperations Managerto join our team in Des Moines, IA.


  • Lead and manage approximately 20 employees who are providing on-road Highway Helper services on behalf of the Iowa DOT across three or more locations (Des Moines, Council Bluffs Cedar Rapids and possibly the Quad Cities)

  • Ensure that the on-road staff have fully-equipped and operational vehicles, and that staff are well-trained and knowledgeable of Parsons Standard Operating Procedures for these services;ensure each company project facility has appropriate security, equipment and management

  • Maintain in-state client relations, and communicate relevant project information to the Parsons management team

  • Conduct technical inspections of personnel, vehicles and equipment

  • Participate in periodic Traffic Incident management (TIM) team meetings, critical incident reviews, and other TIM activities

The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and skills:

  • Minimum high school education (college degree a plus)

  • Ability to read and speak English

  • Ability to lift, reach, stoop and carry at least 50 pounds (non-repetitive) and work with tow and vehicle equipment such as dollies, tires and floor jacks

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, as direct support to on-road operations may be required occasionally

  • Must be able to pass controlled-substance drug testing both at time of hire and during random inspections before, during and after scheduled shifts

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and driver license investigation, and hold a valid current State of Iowa driver's license

  • 10+ years of proven field operations experience in traffic incident management

  • Experience in Safety Service Patrol or emergency response

  • 20+ Years of proven personnel management experience

  • Strong communication skills using both telephone and two-way radio systems

  • Prior law enforcement or other first responder experience in Iowa

  • Training in developing and providing training to traffic incident responders

  • Good Driving Record

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience in motorist assistance or highway transportation a plus

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, visit and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and .

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.