- Geotechnical Engineering
- Organizational Skills
- Driver's License
- Professional Engineer
- Flexible Spending Account
- Flexible Schedule
- Relocation Assistance
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
Initial Posting Date:
Department of Transportation
$5,568 - $8,225
Professional Engineer 1 – Geotechnical Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 4
Technical Center – Geotechnical Section
*** ODOT is following the direction of the Governor's Office to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are recruiting for agency critical positions at this time using virtual tools and processes such as video and phone interviewing to support social or physical distancing. We are also continuing to evaluate the situation and may extend or place recruitments on hold as appropriate. Current applicants for affected positions will be notified. Visit our COVID-19 web page for more information. For information about the statewide response, visit the Governor's COVID-19 web page .
We are reopening the job posting for this position. We briefly paused our recruiting for this position due to business reasons, but it has now been re-opened, as this position provides critical work to the agency.
This recruitment requires a resume and cover letter. If you do not attach your documents, we will not review your application.
Bring your geotechnical skills and expertise to ODOT! Join our Region 4 Geotechnical Team!
The job: You will be the geotechnical designer for the region , leading and directing geotechnical investigations and design.
As the successful candidate, you will collaborate with environmental, geology and engineering peers and contractors across region boundaries to attack complex projects that affect the traveling public. Make a difference in the community!
The mission of ODOT is to provide a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon's communities and economy thrive. Check out our current projects list !
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 Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 7:00 am PDT. We encourage you to not delay in applying.
If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
If you need to edit your job history in your Workday profile, after clicking Apply on the job posting, click the “Go to your profile” button on the right side of the screen.
Please carefully read the 'How to Apply' section below, for required attachments and specific instructions on applying.
What you will be doing:
Develop and finalize geotechnical design recommendations for complex projects based on interpretation and analysis of soil, rock and groundwater data from surface exposures, subsurface explorations and laboratory testing.
Communicate and document findings, recommendations, and design, write reports, memos, e-mails, and joint geology/geotechnical reports with staff engineering geologists.
Prepare or assist structural engineers in designs and specifications for retaining structures.
Review the work of consultants and work prepared for local agency projects.
Provide geotechnical engineering technical support to maintenance activities and respond to emergency events to assist in assessment and implementation of repairs for landslides, rock fall, settlement/sink holes, structure foundation issues, etc.
Assist region and local agency personnel in project development/scoping.
Do you like to travel? This position requires frequent travel with overnight stays.
Exposure to hazardous construction sites, heavy construction equipment and drills, at sites where blasting with high explosives is occurring, working in and around heavy traffic, and working in remote locations.
Requires maintaining a valid driver’s license and driving motor vehicles, often long distances, to project sites to perform work.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Field work requires exposure to adverse site and weather conditions in the severe climate of Eastern Oregon.
To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email Sr. Recruitment Consultant Janelle Brown .
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Enjoy the perks -
Ten (10) paid holidays a year.
Flexible work schedules.
Paid leaves and accrual (i.e., sick, vacation, personal business, comp time.).
Competitive benefits packages. Do you currently pay a large percentage for your healthcare premiums? You’ll only pay up to 5% out of pocket, depending on selected medical plan!
Flexible spending accounts, college savings, deferred compensation and more!
Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
Live, work and play in Bend, Oregon!
Relocation assistance may be available in the job offer process.
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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’re looking for:
If you have these attributes, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Knowledge and experience in the geotechnical engineering specialty field, specifically related to subsurface investigations, slope stability, settlement and earthwork.
Experience working effectively in multidisciplinary teams and meeting project scope, schedule and budget targets.
Demonstrated experience working independently, but in close coordination with other geo professionals.
Strong organizational skills and experience with geotechnical computer applications (i.e., A-Pile, S-Pile, L-Pile, Driven, Shaft, ReSSA, MSEW and others.
How to apply:
Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) 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 Geo-Environmental Unit Manager Russ Frost. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the desired attributes above will be graded as non-responsive. E xternal applicants: you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request (PRR) authorization and gender identity question. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. Employees: the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran , the task to claim preference will come after the PRR and gender identity tasks. 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.
For questions, call 503-378-8139 or email ODOTRecruitmentJB@odot.state.or.us .
The fine print:
Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 am PDT, 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. 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.
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
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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.