Civil Engineering Specialist 1 – Senior Inspector

Oregon Department of Transportation   Salem, OR   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on September 10, 2023
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Civil Engineering Specialist 1 – Senior Inspector
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 5
Construction Office

The role:
Apply today to join our team as a senior inspector in scenic Eastern Oregon: Region 5! In this important role, you will oversee daily contract compliance, contract administration and contractor documentation to ensure safe, efficient and economical highway construction and federal funding. You will also be part of a hardworking crew of 10-15 employees performing field, office and inspection technology work on various transportation and construction projects.
The majority of the work performed by the person in this position will be performed in the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Region.
? If you are a current Malheur County resident, you will receive 5% preference for this recruitment unless you opt out of receiving the preference.
o A resident applicant who received preference and accepted the position must maintain residency in Malheur County for at least five consecutive years following the hire date.
o Failure to maintain residency in Malheur County is considered a voluntary termination of employment from the position.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website. 
If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
A day in the life:
? Read, understand and interpret contract documentation and identify potential problems and work with others in their resolution.
? Ensure construction work is performed in accordance with the contract documents and inspect construction grade, materials and procedures.
? Ensure contractors meet labor compliance specifications and standards and perform field interviews.
? Inspect construction materials and procedures and ensure that all required tests are performed and documented.
? Prepare field inspection reports, daily progress reports and pay notes.
? Perform detailed surveys using manual and electronic survey equipment, computers and software.
? Research horizontal and/or vertical control, right of way maps, public land survey corners and field maps.
? Monitor project safety procedures and traffic control.
? Drive a state vehicle to various project sites, meetings and other locations throughout the day; overnight stays may be required.
? Work is performed primarily outdoors – working conditions include exposure to hazardous construction sites, heavy construction equipment, traffic and all weather conditions.
? Duties may involve lifting and carrying equipment (up to 50 pounds).

What’s in it for you:

? Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
? Live, work and play in Ontario, Oregon!

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What we need:
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 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.
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one-year civil engineering or surveying experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position.
? Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documentation.
? Construction inspection experience.

Additional information:

? We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.
? We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
? Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
? We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
? We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver's license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
? You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process.