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Transportation Civil Engineer 1 – TCE, Capital Programs Administration Department, PN:20049810, 20049668, 20050767

By May 5, 2022

Ohio Department of Transportation

Job Description – Transportation Civil Engineer 1 – TCE, Capital Programs Administration Department , PN: 20049810, 20049668, 20050767 (220001GJ)

Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
: Full-time
Work Hours: 7 AM to 3:30 PM hrs vary
Compensation: $26.24
Unposting Date
: Ongoing
Job Function
: Transportation
Agency Contact Name: District 1 Human Resources
Agency Contact Information: (419) 999-6811
Transportation Civil Engineer 1 – TCE, Capital Programs Administration Department , PN: 20049810, 20049668, 20050767 (220001GJ)
Transportation Civil Engineer 1 – TCE, Capital Programs Administration Department, PN:20049810, 20049668, 20050767

There are three (3) vacancies: PN: 20049810, 20049668, 2050767 ; your application will be considered for all 3 vacancies.

Who We Are:

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation’s 5th largest interstate system and the 2nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and to the people traveling within our great state. And in order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, Construction to Law, HR, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOTers are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency’s vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional, and highly productive organization.

ODOT’s Mission Statement:

To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:

-Take care of what we have

-Make our system work better

-Improve safety

-Enhance capacity

Benefits to You:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees.  The employee contributes 10% of his/her salary towards his/her retirement.  The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary.  Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
Position Description:

Employee works for a Registered Professional Engineer in order to accomplish assignments. Individual project assignments will be made by a licensed engineer in the assigned District/Central Office location. An evaluation report is completed denoting employee performance by a licensed engineer at the completion of each assignment.

Over a time period of approximately 12 months, TE1s participate in a work based training program (i.e., receives on-the-job training) intended to provide comprehensive experience of the engineering functions within the Ohio Department of Transportation. TE1s will each rotate to participate in projects/assignments in each of the following work units: Construction, Highway Management, & Planning & Engineering. Participants will facilitate operational efficiency in each of these work units by performing the following tasks, including but not limited to, representing the department acting as a liaison to relay project information between &/or to departmental offices, engineers, or inspectors, contractors, etc.; developing professional, productive internal & external customer service relationships; practicing evaluating the impact of decision(s) on project scope, coworkers, contractors, public safety, & public image of agency overall, etc., along with other related administrative tasks.

The rotation assignments will include duties prescribed by the work unit assignment as follows:

In Construction:

Travels & inspects existing simple & standard projects (e.g., guardrail, two-lane resurfacing, striping, ditch lay-overs, bridge overlays, culvert replacements) to ensure contractor compliance to plans, notes, & guidelines (e.g., examines plans; verifies calculations; checks quantities; estimates costs) & approves use of contingencies (i.e., quantity & plan design changes). Maintains project records using a computer & related software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel); performs surveying functions using surveying equipment; identifies necessary engineering changes which include: field operations, summarized engineering analysis & specific suggestions for remedies. Performs materials testing assignments (e.g., durability of specific mixes for bituminous concrete, evaluations of newly marketed construction materials).

In Highway Management:

Conducts traffic studies & researches specific locations (e.g., high accident areas); reviews lighting plans; assists in planning improvement & reconstruction projects to ensure public roads meet reasonable standards within limitations of regulations (e.g., maintenance of traffic control, sign control, traffic safety, minor structures); establishes characteristics of sewage treatment plants & their operations at roadside rest areas; formulates designs; researches previously implemented projects to identify if materials & original intent resulted in anticipated outcome. Work with county operational activities. Assists with activities involved in bridge painting, waterproofing, & annual bridge inspection to determine structural adequacy & condition.

In Planning/Engineering:

Using prescribed methods, a computer & related software (e.g., MicroStation), performs specific portions of a broad assignment (e.g., drafts detailed construction drawings used in planning & construction of highways; applies standard techniques to adjust data). Identifies discrepancies in results; corrects by following operations through a series of related steps; plans, designs, & coordinates development of drainage systems utilizing knowledge of soils, slope of land & availability of existing drainage; designs structures using established precedents to meet estimated load requirements, to be more efficient, safe, economical, acceptable; reviews highway & bridge plans (i.e., minor structures), contracts & cost estimates for technical & legal accuracy. Reviews environmental documents (e.g., water & air reports) & engineering source documents in the preliminary development stage for accuracy & compliance to specifications.

Based on job duties, this position is designated as telework eligible on a hybrid basis; the selected applicant must complete the initial training period prior to being eligible to telework.  All requests to telework are reviewed and must be approved by ODOTs Chief Human Resources Officer.

Bachelor’s degree in engineering; Accepted for Basic Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE exam) by Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors.

Knowledge of civil engineering technology; OSHA safety practices*; public relations*. Skill in use of computer, CADD & drafting equipment. Ability to understand civil engineering technology; use statistical analysis; comprehend & interpret plans & specifications to conduct standard inspections or design standard plans; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; handle routine & sensitive contacts with public government officials & property owners concerning assigned projects/plans.

(*)Developed after employment.

Position will be filled pursuant to the provision of the OCSEA/AFSCME Contract.

This position is overtime eligible per FLSA Standards.

All bargaining unit and exempt new hires to ODOT must serve a one year probationary period.

If operating state-owned vehicle, must show proof of valid driver’s license OR must provide own transportation.

All candidates applying for employment opportunities should be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship for an employment visa is not currently available for positions with the Ohio Department of Transportation.


Background Check Information The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check.  Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position.  An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

To apply for this job email your details to karen.jones@dot.ohio.gov

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