Personnel Updates for March 23 – April 5, 2018


Information provided by the Office of Employee Services







New hires

Corey Melchert, highway technician associate, Cedar Rapids garage

John Booth, highway technician associate, De Soto garage

Chad Dejong, highway technician associate, Knoxville garage

Kayla Burkett, administrative assistant 2, Motor Vehicle Administration

Lance Pedersen, mechanic, Sioux City – Leeds garage

Nicholas Moore, information technology specialist 5, Network Services

Brandon Miller, highway technician associate, Muscatine garage

Teri Kaczinski, clerk-specialist, Driver & Identification Services

Christopher Neis, highway technician associate, Ottumwa garage



Jesse Bakken, from highway technician associate to mechanic, Williams garage

Kelly Bernady, from secretary 1, Ames maintenance, to administrative assistant 2, Support Services

Mason Gallup, from highway technician associate to highway technician, Manchester garage

Jerry Groom, from information technology specialist 4 to information technology specialist 5, Information Technology Division

Jason Ruter, from construction technician senior to construction technician supervisor, Mason City construction


Other Personnel Updates

Michael Lauritsen, transportation engineer intern, from Design to District 1 materials

Jason Hennessy, driver’s license examiner, Ankeny driver’s service center



James Abbott, highway technician associate, Pacific Junction garage

Donald Beine, highway technician associate, Waverly garage

James Carpenter, roadside development specialist 2, Design

John Clute, transportation engineer specialist, Bridges & Structures

Debora Corwin, information technology specialist 5, Information Technology Division

Michael Hagen, garage operations assistant, Hanlontown garage

Ivan Jopp, highway technician associate, Pacific Junction garage

Janet Lawrence, executive officer 2, Motor Vehicle Enforcement

Bruce Mehlert, highway technician associate, Urbana garage

Jaraine Mohs, information specialist 2, Strategic Communications & Policy

Mark Nordholm, parts worker, Support Services

Dennis Oelberg, highway technician associate, Hanlontown garage

Michael Pagel, construction technician, Grimes construction

Christine Palas, highway technician associate, Elkader garage

Linda Surber, management analyst 4, Maintenance

Michael Tjelmeland, purchasing agent 3, Support Services


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