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Survey/Right-of-Way Unit Manager ODOT17-0050oc


Survey Unit/Right-of-Way Manager - Principal Executive/Manager E (ODOT17-0050oc) description image
Announcement: ODOT17-0050oc

Survey/Right-of-Way Unit Manager – Principal Executive/Manager E
Highway Division– Region 1 Project Delivery


The Region 1 Survey and Right-of-Way Unit supports planning, project delivery, and maintenance efforts. Employees in this technical discipline have expertise in land surveying, right-of-way (ROW) engineering, and preparation of ROW drawings, government plats, property descriptions, and exhibit maps necessary to convey real property, real estate appraisal, valuations, property easements, acquisitions, relocations, and negotiations.

Our Survey/Right-of-Way Unit is seeking a manager to be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the delivery of the Region 1 transportation system improvement projects occur on time and within budget.
  • Supervising right-of-way staff responsible for real property easements and acquisitions.
  • Supervising professional land surveyors and engineers responsible for field survey, cadastral, mapping and modeling functions.

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 first application screening is scheduled for June 26, 2017 at 7:30am, but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
  • This position is exempt from the current state of Oregon hiring freeze. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the planning, schedule assignments, and evaluate employee work.
  • Prepare and manage an annual operating budget.
  • Act for the Technical Center manager and/or Region Project Delivery manager and address stakeholders on agency programs and policies.
  • Identify and evaluate agency risk and recommend action and/or independently act to ensure agency compliance with applicable guidelines.
  • Review public complaints and legislative inquiries and recommend appropriate action or referral.
  • Interact with media concerning ODOT projects or programs.
  • 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.
  • Plan and schedule survey crews within the region.
  • Monitor progress and supervise location surveying, preparation, stamping and filing of legal survey maps, design base maps, staking of proposed ROW lines and monumentation of acquired ROW.
  • Supervise the planning, scheduling, and assigning of ROW activities.
  • Manage the planning and direction of activities of appraisal, acquisition, and relocation of real estate needed for public improvement projects.
  • Meet with property owners and other stakeholders to explain project plans and procedures to answer related questions.
  • Manage the planning and direction of management home purchase program for Region 1.
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Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:

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.


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.


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:
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: These are the criteria we will use to evaluate applications and determine who to interview. You will be asked about these skills and attributes in the supplemental questions portion of the application. 

  • Considerable technical right-of-way knowledge and/or experience.
  • Considerable technical survey knowledge and/or experience.
  • A keen understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience with staff resource leveling and using consultants to augment staff resources.
  • Work experience directly related to the position.
  • Education directly related to the position.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Frequent travel required to project locations or other cities to meet with management teams, remote crews, and project teams.
  • Occasional travel required to the homes or places of business of property owners and appearances in courts of law, hearings, and public meetings.


Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
This listing expires on: Saturday, June 24, 2017

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