Professional Engineer 1 – Rose Quarter Traffic Control Engineer Oregon Department of Transportation Highway Division – Region 1 Project Delivery Section – I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Portland, Oregon
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This recruitment requires a resume and cover letter. If you do not attach your documents, we will not review your application.
Do you have a passion for transportation improvement projects? Bring your skills and expertise to ODOT!
The job: As the successful candidate, you will use innovative traffic management solutions to solve complex traffic construction problems and implementing those solutions in compliance with state and federal design standards for traffic management and traffic handling.
In this role, you will provide technical expertise in the design and development of plans, specifications and cost estimates for work zone traffic control and staging specific to the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.
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.
The next round of screening is scheduled for Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 7:00 am. We encourage you to not delay in applying.This recruitment requires a resume and cover letter. If you do not attach your documents, we will not review your application.
Please carefully read the 'How to Apply' section below, for required attachments and specific instructions on applying.
A day in the life:
Independently review designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for temporary traffic control and permanent pavement marking on large, multi-staged and complex construction projects.
Evaluate intricate and complex bridge and roadway construction problems.
Analyze complex construction traffic sequencing and apply advanced methods, materials, techniques and processes to bring solutions and resolution.
Coordinate design activities.
Monitor all traffic control and permanent pavement marking to ensure compliance with design standards, policy and guidelines.
Provide technical advice regarding temporary traffic control, permanent pavement marking design and plan preparation and constructability.
Indoor office work at designer/drafter table, field trips throughout the region to field review projects.
Travel to statewide meetings regarding temporary traffic control and permanent pavement markings.
Manage a heavy contract schedule requiring getting plans completed to meet contract deadlines while ensuring that projects are designed from construction and traffic safety viewpoints.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!
Relocation assistance available as part of the negotiated compensation package.
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You must have:
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Note: "Valid" means you have the ability to stamp. We will verify your license before we consider your application. If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. 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!
Experience independently designing and preparing plans, specification and cost estimates for traffic control designs for complex projects.
Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment while communicating with high-profile individuals in a tactful and professional manner.
Good working knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Oregon supplement of MUTCD, Oregon sign policy and sign design manual.
Experience reviewing and managing consultants work products to ensure compliance with ODOT design standards, policies, and guidelines.
How to apply:
Attach a resume. Your resume must include complete dates for each employer.
Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the desired attributes above. Please address your cover letter to Urban Mobility Office Deputy Director Della Mosier. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the desired attributes above will be graded as non-responsive. If you are applying through the external jobs site, you must attach your cover letter to the section labeled “Resume/CV.”
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process.
If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
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This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00am, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
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.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
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 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).
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871
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. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Internal Number: REQ-26432
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.