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Survey Crew Chief - Civil Engineering Specialist 1

Oregon Dept. of Transportation – Highway Division – Region 5
Survey Crew Chief – Civil Engineering Specialist 1
ODOT18-0804oc – La Grande
Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your surveying or engineering knowledge and skills or to be involved in public transportation projects?  Bring your surveying or engineering experience to ODOT's Region 5 team as a survey crew chief to perform field surveys for the development, design, and monumentation of ODOT facilities.
We offer employees a culture that emphasizes public service, productivity, and collaboration.  You will feel empowered, engaged and motivated as you work with like-minded individuals who are driven and passionate about contributing to Oregon communities.
Region 5 is responsible for project development, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of the transportation system in eastern Oregon.
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 position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).


 Duties & Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Leading a field survey crew collecting data used for design of transportation projects.
  • Establishing horizontal and vertical control for proposed and existing ODOT facilities.
  • Providing staking for transportation projects and state owned property boundaries.
  • Checking, adjusting and calibrating survey equipment.
  • Ensuring that work is performed safely, efficiently, accurately, and in conformance with legal and design requirements.
  • Researching horizontal and/or vertical control, right-of-way maps, public land survey corners, and filed maps.
  • Utilizing computer software programs (Microstation, Inroads, Infinity, and Leica Geomatics Office) to perform survey calculations, develop digital terrain models, and survey base maps.
  • Communicating survey information both orally and in writing.
  • Being responsible for a safe working environment for the team by following appropriate work practices and procedures.
  • Training co-workers and subordinates to perform the above duties. 
Working Conditions
  • Sixty percent of this job is performed primarily outdoors, in all weather conditions, working long hours at times, and working in close proximity to highway traffic or construction equipment. 
  • Lifting and carrying 20 to 50 lb. survey instruments and traffic control signs.
  • Frequent travel within the region including overnight stays is required.  


 Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:

Minimum Qualifications
You will need:
  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience; OR
  • An associate's degree in engineering technology or surveying from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and two and one-half years of engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group; OR
  • Four years of para-professional engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Qualifications
  • 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).
Desired 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.
  • Land surveying knowledge and experience.
  • Experience or training in using Bently Microstation and Inroads software. 
  • Leading and working in a team environment.
  • Land Surveryor in Training (LSIT) or Professional Survey license.  

Interested?  For more information and to apply online, visit; search for ODOT18-0804oc.  This opportunity closes at 11:59 pm on February 14, 2018 (PST). 


Posted on: Thursday, February 01, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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