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Civil Engineering Specialist 1 - Sr Inspector/Jr Designer (ODOT17-0252OC) more...
Location:Klamath Falls, OR
Company:Oregon Department of Transportation
First posted:May 18, 2017 (last updated 1 week 5 days ago)


  Per the state of Oregon   Executive Order 17-07 , this position is exempt from the hiring freeze. ODOT17-0252OC - Klamath Falls

This announcement will remain open until filled. We request your immediate response as this recruitment may close at any time without advance notice at the discretion of the agency after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. The next round of screening may begin as early as  06/19/2017 . We cannot guarantee that we will review applications we receive after this time. We may close the announcement at any time with no notice after our initial screening date. 
  Oregon Department of Transportation, Highway Division - Region 4   This position performs both senior inspector and junior designer tasks. As the senior inspector, you will be responsible for ensuring daily contract compliance on transportation projects. As the junior designer, you will complete designs of minor to semi-complex transportation projects using current design standards, policies and procedures.

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. 

This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).   

Duties & Responsibilities

Senior Inspector

  • Read, comprehend, and enforce contract plans and specifications for road and bridge construction contracts.
  • Report and coordinate all assigned phases of work between the project manager's office and the contractor on major projects.
  • Inspect, document, accept or reject work performed and material installed
  • Check quantity of material being placed, method of placement, and conformance to line and grade.
  • Perform complex engineering calculations (field design) associated with the layout and design of contract plans and specifications.   
  • Check the paving equipment to see that it meets specifications.
  • Review the contractor's project schedule to determine personnel needs to meet the scheduled work. 
  • Check and monitor horizontal and vertical alignments of all pile, footings, bents, beam seats, walls,and decks for bridge construction. 
  • Monitor traffic protection for safety of the traveling public.
  • Monitor DBE, EEO, and trainee programs for compliance.
  • Coordinate the relocation efforts of utilities involved with highway construction.
  • Responsible for quality control documentation and coordination with QCCS.
  • Preliminary CCO preparation and negotiation.
  • Environmental permit review and compliance monitoring.

Junior Designer

  • Prepare drawings,maps, and technical reports; operate computers and design software.
  • Perform engineering and survey computations for design of construction projects
  • Determine, obtain, and record all necessary field data for planning and design of highway construction projects.
  • Work as project coordinator.


  • Train personnel in inspection, surveying, materials testing and office administration at local and statewide levels.

Working Conditions :

  • This is a high stress position with competing demands, tight time schedules, simultaneous or identical deadlines, working with contractors and processing special requests. 
  • May communicate with irate contractors and public. 
  • Assists with the administration, of large construction projects on tight time schedules with limited personnel and financial constraints. 
  • May also be subjected to extreme hazards of traffic, construction equipment, weather, animals, plants, and terrain.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications :

  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one (1) 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 (2) and one-half (1/2) years of engineering or surveying experience.

One (1) year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group.


  • Four (4) years of *para-professional engineering or surveying experience.

One (1) 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.

* Para-professional engineering experience primarily includes performing drafting, inspection/surveying work, reviewing the work of lower level engineering specialists, and has not authority for authorizing changes.

Special Qualifications :

  • Must have a valid drivers' license and acceptable driving record.

Preferred Attributes :

Your application will be graded based on the following preferred attributes. Applicants whose knowledge, experience and skills that most closely meet the attributes below will be invited to interview.

  • Experience with a demonstrated strong working knowledge of:
    • Mathematics (geometry, algebra and trigonometry).
    • Materials testing procedures.
    • Land surveying.
    • Highway construction methods and standards.
    • Road and construction procedures and practices.

Additional Information

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps. 

  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. Complete the supplemental questions.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Criminal background checks will be conducted on final candidates, not including 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.

Veteran's Points :

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources . Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details).

Questions :

For questions about the job announcement or online application, call (see application details).
For technical help accessing your account, call 1-(see application details) (May take up to 24 hours to receive a response.) or email (see application details) .
Electronic Application Checklist :

  1. Application.
  2. Supplemental questions.
  3. Veteran's documents - if applicable. 

Oregon Department of Transportation
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax 1-(see application details)  
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at (see application details) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1.
ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Questions: 1-(see application details) (EEO-ODOT) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1.
ODOT is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is our policy not to discriminate against any qualified employment applicant because of a disability. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process by contacting the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-(see application details) (EEO-ODOT).
ODOT does 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.  For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, contact the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-(see application details) (1-877-EEO-ODOT).

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources. 

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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