Core Focus & Value - Iowa DOT Careers


Where we're going

Our Core Values

  • Safety First
    The safety, security, and well-being of staff, travelers, and customers is of utmost importance. We are committed to continuous feedback and learning to be safer, proactive, more resilient, and highly prepared.
  • People Matter
    We are committed to diversity, respect, listening well, and engaging all in meaningful ways. Our culture emphasizes civility, continuous improvement, innovation, and reasonable risk-taking.
  • Customer Focused
    We are committed to consistently providing high-quality service for our external and internal customers. We promote a positive customer focus by understanding customer needs and empowering staff to be responsive.
  • Servant Leadership
    We are intentional never to be complacent and to always follow through with serving the public and each other. Leading by serving embraces a positive commitment to personal growth, being helpful, and aligning our efforts.
  • Integrity Without Exception
    We foster a culture of respect, honesty, and commitment. transparency, accountability, and ethical behavior undergird all we do as stewards of iowa’s transportation resources.

Our Core Focus

Making Lives Better Through Transportation
Serving the people and businesses of Iowa, the DOT's unique niche as Stewards of Iowa’s Transportation System contributes to the State of Iowa’s Core Purpose of Enhancing the Quality of Life for Iowans .

10-Year Target

Safest - Smartest - Made to Last
Iowa has the most customer-focused, safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system and services in the nation through agility and innovation.


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