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Civil Engineering Specialist 1 - Geodetic Survey Associate (ODOT17-1221oc)


ODOT17-1221oc - Salem

This position is responsible for supporting resource grade Global Positioning Systems (GPS) equipment and procedures for asset inventory as part of ODOT's Asset Management Program. This position also works with the Geometronics Geodetic Control Program. The Geodetic Control Program is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of ODOT's vertical and horizontal control infrastructure across the State of Oregon. This control network forms the foundation for all surveys, private and/or public, in Oregon.

Additional Information:

  • This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE)
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. Must be able to drive both day and night.


  • Research new resource grade GPS technology and provide information to the Chief of Surveys for procurement.
  • Provide training to various ODOT staff in the use of Resource Grade GPS hardware and related software.
  • Work closely with various ODOT sections to develop standards and custom data collection applications relating to resource grade GPS and associated data storage, including, but not limited to GIS, Asset Inventory, Geo-Hydro/Environmental, and Access Management to assure resource grade GPS data is collected efficiently and accurately by end users.
  • Research the emerging technologies related to GPS Reference Station Networks and plan future enhancements to the Oregon GPS Reference Network.
  • Implement a plan for continued development of the Statewide Real-Time GPS Reference Station Network; coordinate closely with other public and private reference station partners.
  • The duties of this position may require extensive overnight statewide travel, which may be in adverse weather conditions. Must work in the field with survey crews to provide on-the-job training and assistance. Field work may be in remote areas, during inclement weather, and alone. Contact with the public, which may be hostile at times. 


The 'Work Experience' and/or 'Education' sections of your application must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed below; you must also answer supplemental questions.

A resume or position description will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify your application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Surveying, or Transportation-related Engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience;
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;
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;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with a Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) or Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT).


Pre-employment Checks:
Criminal background checks will be conducted on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees.  All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.
Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be give veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
For questions about the job announcement, call 1-503-986-3774.
For technical help with online application, call 1-855-524-5627.

 Electronic Application Checklist:
Supplemental Questions*
Veteran's Documents - If Applicable

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax 1-503-986-3895

Posted on: Thursday, March 02, 2017
This listing expires on: Monday, March 27, 2017

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