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Engineering Specialist 2 - Culvert Inventory QA/QC Specialist (ODOT17-2137oc)
Announcement: ODOT17-2137oc
Engineering Specialist 2 - Culvert Inventory QA/QC Specialist
Highway Division – Technical Services Branch


Engineer your future!
Join the ODOT team as a culvert inventory quality assurance/quality control specialist in Salem!  The primary focus of this position is to assist teams in performing field data collection and condition assessment of highway culvert assets that conduct water through embankments and fill slopes.  In this key role, you will conduct QA/QC review of field data, collect office and field data and input data into asset management systems and track, monitor and maintain data entered into asset management systems.  Apply today!
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:

  • Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is scheduled to end on or before October 31st, 2018, though the duration can change at any time due to business needs. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible with a designated maximum length of service.
  • Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review office and field data for compliance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Identify problem areas and discuss them with stakeholders to determine path to correction.
  • Input process quality assurance data into asset management systems.
  • Provide quality control review of asset management, GIS and meta data prior to publishing.
  • Perform field work to confirm and correct discrepancies found in the quality assurance process.
  • Assist with manual updates, procedures, and criteria.
  • Coordinate activities with the program leader and project staff.
  • Assure asset management, project and electronic files are organized, accessible and easy to use.
  • Evaluate technical as-built asset documents from other business lines.
  • Process time tracking, expense, travel arrangement, and field reports.
  • Participate in safety meetings and traffic control discussions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An associate's degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school of engineering AND two years of experience directly related to engineering; OR
  • Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Note: If you are currently a Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2 (TMS2) or have been one in the past, in addition to your completed application you will need to attach Section 3 of your TMS2 position description to receive full credit for your related work. If your experience includes work in multiple maintenance disciplines (e.g. Highway, Sign, Bridge, Striping or Landscape) you will need to attach Section 3 of the position description for each of the relevant disciplines.
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.

  • Detail Oriented: Demonstrates precision and accuracy, ensuring particulars are not overlooked.
  • Results Oriented: Sets high goals and standards of performance for self, subordinates, and others in the organization. Establishes procedures to monitor and/or regulate processes, tasks and activities.
  • Planner/Organizer: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; schedules personnel, plans assignments and allocates resources.
  • Team Player: Builds and develops appropriate relationships with peers, colleagues, customers and suppliers at all levels within the organization to achieve a common goal.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with the use of a personal computer.
  • Occasional overtime may be required to meet deadlines and handle peak workloads.
  • Occasional statewide travel over multiple days is required.
  • Field work or adjacent to roadways with exposure to heavy and high speed traffic.
  • Strenuous physical labor working in inclement weather, sometimes in rugged unpopulated terrain, and exposed to traffic hazards required.
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous plants such as poison oak, poison sumac, cow parsnip, or hazardous animals and insects such as spiders, snakes, scorpions, wasps, and dogs.
  • Occasional lifting or maneuvering up to 40 pounds.
  • Occasional use of hand tools and gas-powered equipment to trim, cut, prune, and remove heavy vegetation, brush, groundcover, tree debris, etc. to clear a path down to and from around culverts and similar structures.
  • Occasionally required to remove and replace heavy metal grates from culvert inlets using a J-hook metal grate puller.

Learn more and apply today!

This recruitment closes on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Apply today! Click here to learn more or to apply.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-378-5799.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

Posted on: Monday, March 05, 2018
This listing expires on: Thursday, March 15, 2018

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