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Quality Assurance Engineer - Principal Executive/Manager E

Quality Assurance Engineer - Principal Executive/Manager E (ODOT17-1911oc)

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Announcement: ODOT17-1911oc
Quality Assurance Engineer – Principal Executive/Manager E
Highway Division – Technical Services

Salem
 
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians.


We are recruiting for the quality assurance engineer to join our Construction Section in Salem. This position ensures high quality construction throughout the state and develops and administers program and policies that ensure uniformity of construction quality statewide. This position directs the Quality Assurance Program and the Quality Assurance Unit. The quality assurance engineer provides technical, administrative, and managerial assistance to the Construction Section manager. The quality assurance engineer also provides program, policy and personnel development and management in: 

  • Construction quality assurance.
  • Construction inspector and tester training and certification.
  • Testing laboratory inspection and certification.


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:

  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 02/14/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and administer the statewide Construction Quality Assurance Program.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, program guidelines, and acceptance criteria. 
  • Lead the region quality assurance steering team in developing standards and procedures.
  • Provide professional engineering support to the Quality Assurance Program.
  • Ensure test methods and procedures comply with proper validation, precision, and bias protocols.
  • Prepare standard specifications, supplemental standard specifications, and special provisions.
  • Assist project managers with construction quality issues. 
  • Coordinate cooperative quality initiatives across agency boundaries.
  • Represent ODOT on various subcommittees.
  • Explore and develop innovative quality assurance methods and performance based specifications.
  • Structure activities in work unit to promote and foster a diverse and healthy workplace.
  • Supervise staff and evaluate staff performance.
  • Participate in employee selection, orientation, and training.
  • Develop and manage the budget (approximately $2 million) for the Quality Assurance Unit. 
  • Determine priorities of staffing and budget needs to meet changing program needs.
  • Direct the Construction Training and Certification Program. 
  • Review complaints and prepare recommendations for censure or decertification actions regarding certified technicians and laboratories.

Minimum Qualifications:
Pathway One: Three years of management experience in a public or private organization that included responsibility for each of the following:
a) Development of program rules and policies.
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans.
c) Program evaluation and
d) Budget preparation.

OR

Pathway Two: Two years of management experience in a public or private organization that included responsibility for each of the following:
a) Development of program rules and policies.
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans.
c) Program evaluation and
d) Budget preparation.
AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

OR

Pathway Three: Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader,
a) Assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.).
b) Project responsibility for developing goals and objectives.
c) Project evaluation and 
d) Monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

In the work history section on your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
 
Special Qualifications:

  • A current, valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in civil or transportation-related engineering is required.
  • Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

 
Preferred Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Transportation or similar construction engineering experience.
  • Experience with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and/or state DOT quality control and quality assurance programs.
  • Experience troubleshooting quality control and quality assurance disparities.
  • Experience managing a technical staff and training programs and developing technical guidance and specifications.

 
Working Conditions:

  • Visits to construction sites, overnight travel, and driving long distances required on a monthly basis.
  • Ability to travel statewide on short notice is required.

Learn More and Apply!

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 02/14/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Apply today! Click here to learn more and to apply.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentem@odot.state.or.us.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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