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Deputy Director, Nicole Moore

Contact Information

Description of Duties


Albright, Joe
Project Development Technician
515-357-0205
joe.albright@iowadot.us
  • Plan development review and contract document preparation: includes all stages of project plan development for local agencies in the State which may include the concept statement and preliminary, check, and final plans. 
  • Submittal of the final plans and contract documentation for submittal to the Contracts and Specifications Bureau. 
  • Also perform plan reviews, reviews contract documentation, and offers guidance to the local entities for locally let projects.
  • Assist local agencies in programming and funding for Federal and/or State-aid projects so that their funding is in the correct fiscal year in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) at the time they wish to let a project.
  • May assist in the preparation of pertinent Federal and/or State-aid agreements for projects that involve Federal and/or State-aid funding.

Beach, Hannah
Agreements specialist
515-239-1527
Hannah.beach@iowadot.us
  • City and county primary highway pre-design, preconstruction, right-of-way, and transfer of jurisdiction agreements
  • Bi-state and border bridge agreements
  • Park and institutional road agreements
  • TSIP agreements and project numbers
  • Mitigation agreements
  • Develop Staff Actions
  • Develop and maintain city and county agreement shells for various state and federal programs

Bell, Tammi
e-Construction/Doc Express
Administrator
515-239-1529
tammi.bell@iowadot.us
  • Administrator and trainer of e-Construction for local agencies (including Doc Express)
  • Back-up for Federal and State reporting
  • Back-up support for all other automation efforts for the Office
  • ICEA Computer Committee

Buchwald, Donna
Office director
515-239-1051
donna.buchwald@iowadot.us
 
  • Supervise office staff and administer office functions
  • Serve as liaison to local, state and federal agencies

Vacant
Secondary roads engineer
515-239-1064
  • Administer and coordinate various Federal and State programs for counties (i.e. STBGP, FM, HBP, HSIP , ER, TSIP, and County Bridge)
  • Resource point for the field engineers as they assist the counties with Fed-aid, State, and FM projects
  • Liaison to counties and county programs, budgets, and annual reports
  • Oversee review of county programs, budgets, and annual reports
  • Review and revise rural design criteria
  • Assist with reviewing IM's
  • Various committees: ICEA Design Committee, ICEA FM Committee, ICEA Computer Committee, TSIP Advisory Committee (alt.)
  • Monitor FM balance and cash flow

Dostart, John
Urban engineer
515-239-1291
john.dostart@iowadot.us
  • Administer Federal and State programs for cities (i.e. STBGP, TSIP, City Bridge, Curb Ramp, and Demo / Discretionary)
  • Resource point for the field engineers as they assist the cities with federal-aid projects
  • Liaison to cities and city organizations
  • Review and revise urban design criteria
  • Oversee Street Financial Report
  • Assist with reviewing IM's
  • Administer Inactive Obligations Report
  • Various committees: SUDAS , TSIP Advisory, APWA conference planning
  • ADA complaints and policy guidance
  • Title VI / EEO officer for Local Systems

Kennedy, Jim
Support Technician
515-233-7847
jim.kennedy@iowadot.us
  • Upload Contract Documents and Letting Information to Doc Express for Local Agency construction projects
  • Assist with Funding Agreements on Federal-aid and Federal-aid Swap projects, as well as other State-aid funding
  • Update Iowa DOT Equipment Rates annually
  • Assist Secondary Roads Engineer with Annual Report review and Budget and Program Review
  • Assist Urban Engineer with the City Bridge Program

Moore, Nicole
Deputy director
515-239-1506
nicole.moore@iowadot.us
  • Oversee administration of Federal-aid, federal-aid swap and state-aid programs for cities and counties
  • Coordinate revisions to all office policy and procedure documents (Guidance Manual, IMs, PPM, and Funding Guide)
  • Legislative, regulatory, and policy research and analysis
  • Office administration and special projects
  • Oversee office web site
  • Oversee development and preparation of primary and local systems agreements
  • LTAP contract administrator

Sprouse, Mary Beth
Automation and reporting specialist
515-239-1256
marybeth.sprouse@iowadot.us
  • Administer Street Finance Report, including training and revisions
  • Assist with review and approval of county budgets, programs and annual reports
  • Prepare and submit FHWA 536 report
  • Office equipment coordination and tracking
  • Automation projects, including training
  • HIDARG committee representative
  • Assist with county and city bridge programs (Federal and State)
  • Assist with FM fund balances and cash flow projections
  • Assist monitor county HBP balances
  • Assist counties and cities by answering basic questions and helping them locate reference information such as design guide, instructional memorandums or other procedural guides, funding information, report instructions, or other general information
  • Safety committee representative
  • Emergency responsive team
  • Assist/monitor bureau budget

VanBuskirk, Christy
Project Development Engineer
641-919-6125
christy.vanbuskirk@iowadot.us
  • Plan development review and contract document preparation: includes all stages of project plan development for local agencies in the State which may include the concept statement and preliminary, check, and final plans. 
  • Submittal of the final plans and contract documentation for submittal to the Contracts and Specifications Bureau. 
  • Also perform plan reviews, reviews contract documentation, and offers guidance to the local entities for locally let projects.
  • Assist local agencies in programming and funding for Federal and/or State-aid projects so that their funding is in the correct fiscal year in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) at the time they wish to let a project.
  • May assist in the preparation of pertinent Federal and/or State-aid agreements for projects that involve Federal and/or State-aid funding.
  • Develop guidance for local agencies to standardize their plans and contract documents.
  • Develop training for local agencies for standardizing their plans and contract documents.
  • Develop presentations and present at local agency meetings and conferences.

Region Contacts

Field Technicians by region

Brunscheon, Tom
Eastern region
515-357-8992
thomas.brunscheon@iowadot.us

Erickson, Daryl
Central region
641-422-9444
daryl.erickson@iowadot.us

Heeren, Doug
Eastern region
319-286-4904
doug.heeren@iowadot.us

Shelton, Jeff
Western region
319-286-4904
jeff.shelton@iowadot.us

  • Contract Administration of Federal-aid, Federal-aid Swap, and Farm-to-Market projects including:  site visits to projects, change order reviews, reimbursement request reviews/processing, item progress vouchers, and Weekly Reports of Working Days
  • Final Contract Reviews and Contract Close-out, including:  field documentation; project engineer’s office audit; and final pay quantities. Review “Statement of Completion and Final Acceptance of Work” (form 830435), “Final Payment” (Form 830436), and “Certificate of Completion and Final Acceptance of Agreement Work” (form 640003) on Federal-aid, Federal-aid Swap, FM and State-aid transportation contracts, where applicable.
  • Monitor close-out status of Federal and State-aid transportation contracts.

Boell, Brenda
Central region
515-239-1437
brenda.boell@iowadot.us
  • Coordinate and provide training for staff of County, City, and Consultant engineering staff on proper documentation and record keeping for federal-aid construction projects (all levels of Contract Administration training for Iowa DOT and local agency inspectors and administrators)
  • Various committees
  • Contract Administration of Federal-aid, Federal-aid Swap, and Farm-to-Market projects including:  site visits to projects, change order reviews, reimbursement request reviews/processing, item progress vouchers, and Weekly Reports of Working Days
  • Final Contract Reviews and Contract Close-out, including:  field documentation; project engineer’s office audit; and final pay quantities. Review “Statement of Completion and Final Acceptance of Work” (form 830435), “Final Payment” (Form 830436), and “Certificate of Completion and Final Acceptance of Agreement Work” (form 640003) on Federal-aid, Federal-aid Swap, FM and State-aid transportation contracts, where applicable.
  • Monitor close-out status of Federal and State-aid transportation contracts.

Field Engineers by region

Catus, Brian
Western region
712-274-5839
brian.catus@iowadot.us

Ehlert, Vince
Western region
712-243-7638
vince.ehlert@iowadot.us

Ellis, Kent
Eastern region
319-286-4903
kent.ellis@iowadot.us

Okerlund Sarah
Central region
515-239-1555
sarah.okerlund@iowadot.us

  • Serve as a liaison between the LPAs, the Department, and the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Contract Administration of Federal-aid, Federal-aid Swap, and Farm-to-Market projects including:  site visits to projects, change order approval/disapproval, and answering contract related questions from contractors, project engineers, project inspectors, consultants, and local governments.
  • Final Contract Reviews and Contract Close-out, including:  field documentation; project engineer’s office audit; and final pay quantities. Review or approve “Statement of Completion and Final Acceptance of Work” (form 830435), “Final Payment” (Form 830436), and “Certificate of Completion and Final Acceptance of Agreement Work” (form 640003) on Federal and State-aid transportation contracts, where applicable.
  • Monitor close-out status of Federal and State-aid transportation contracts.
  • Provide engineering advice, reviews, evaluations, and recommendations to LPA/consultant staff engaged in development and construction of projects and programs in cooperation with the Department.
  • Direct and oversee the work activities of multiple Engineering Technician Seniors assigned to assist this position.
  • Assist the LPAs as a general resource concerning many issues such as functional classification, jurisdiction, route number, right-of-way acquisition, condemnation, availability of funding programs and qualification, budget and programming advice, and transferring FM funds to secondary road funds.
  • Provide miscellaneous engineering and traffic safety support to LPAs.
  • Request and coordinate traffic engineering studies with the Department's Traffic Engineering Assistance program (TEAP) consultant to assist the LPAs with their more complex traffic safety and operational problems.
  • Develop or assist in the development of project funding agreements between the Department and the project sponsor.
  • Assist and provide guidance to agencies requesting to utilize Federal and State-aid for professional services, construction, and other transportation contract elements.
  • Respond to customers' concerns/questions about transportation contracts.
  • Act as the Regional representative of Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS).
  • On Federal-aid contracts, assist in the Federal-aid consultant selection process.