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Senior Program Coordinator - Operations and Policy Analyst 3

Senior Program Coordinator - Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (ODOT17-1615oc)

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Announcement: ODOT17-1615oc

Senior Program Coordinator – Operations and Policy Analyst 3
Highway Division – Technical Services


We are recruiting for three (3) operations and policy analyst 3 positions to join our Consulting Services Unit. This position works directly in support of the project delivery teams by providing consultative advice on administrative, policy, programmatic, and management aspects of consultant contracts. 

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details:

  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
  • We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.
  • We will use this recruitment to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancies and possibly future permanent or limited duration vacancies as they occur in this unit or location.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform operational research, evaluate programs, analyze findings, and make recommendations to management regarding the assessment of program and technical needs.
  • Assist in determining and implementing program planning goals and objectives.
  • Provide guidance and respond to internal and external stakeholder questions.
  • Conduct thorough research of statutes, rules, and policies.
  • Perform technical review and interpret changes in administrative rules, statutes, and legislative requirements.
  • Advise management on relative costs and benefits of various options. 
  • Formulate policies and design operational systems to support policy direction.
  • Coordinate with outside stakeholders and agency staff to address operational issues and identify necessary changes in process and policy.
  • Provide reports to management on program status and issues.
  • Develop or review complex statement of works for contracts and amendments for high-risk projects and methods for compliance.
  • Conduct cost/benefit estimating analysis and negotiations on multi-million dollar projects. 
  • Perform risk assessments of operations and practices and advise management of risk mitigation options.
  • Compose technical writing documents including statement of works, white papers, manuals, recommendation reports, and contract administration letters. 
  • Lead and facilitate project and contract administration team meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
Preferred Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the items on this list, as demonstrated in your application materials and responses to our correlated essay-style supplemental questions, to determine whom to interview.

  • Experience successfully working in a collaborative problem solving environment.
  • Experience developing or reviewing complex statements of works for professional services on high-risk projects.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and regulations involved in revising a statement of work to ensure compliance.
  • Experience leading and facilitating meetings.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment, including extensive use of a computer with various software programs.
  • Occasional in-state travel required.
  • Workload involves working on complex, high visibility programs and projects.
  • This position has contact with internal and external stakeholders who may be adversarial at times.
  • Occasional overtime required to accomplish work products and meet deadlines.


For questions about the job announcement or online application, call 503-986-7146.

This opportunity closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
This listing expires on: Monday, October 23, 2017

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