Oregon Department of Transportation
Initial Posting Date:
Department of Transportation
$4,103 – $6,364
Construction Inspector 3 (With Underfill Option)
Engineering Specialist 3 – Construction Inspector 3
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 5
Join our team in Ontario as a construction inspector 3! In this role, you will work as part of our Region 5 team to perform field engineering work on construction and maintenance projects. Apply today to join us in keeping Oregon on the move!
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. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.
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 may receive 5% preference for this recruitment. Please indicate in your application questionnaire for this recruitment if you are requesting Malheur County residence preference in employment.
- 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.
- Failure to maintain residency in Malheur County is considered a voluntary termination.
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an engineering specialist 3 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 2 ($3,609.00 – $5,601.00) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 3. Under-fill training will not exceed three years.
Our first application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying. If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
A day in the life:
- Assist designers with plan preparation, project estimates and other project duties.
- Inspect quality of materials to ensure standards are met.
- Assist with survey calculations using various survey equipment and software.
- Complete random inspections for proper sample and test procedures.
- Read, interpret and apply contract documents to project work.
- Prepare documentation for all projects.
- Ensure construction work performed is in alignment with contract documents.
- Prepare cost estimates for projects.
- Assist in field and construction survey activities.
- 50% of work performed outdoors and may include working in hazardous conditions.
- To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.
What’s in it for you:
- Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
- Live, work and play in Ontario, Oregon!
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What we need for an engineering specialist 3:
Five and one-half years (66 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.
An associate’s degree in engineering technology from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and four years of experience directly related to engineering.
An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus two and one-half years’ engineering experience).
What we need for an engineering specialist 2 under-fill option:
Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.
An associate’s degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school of engineering and two years of experience directly related to engineering.
An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus six months’ engineering experience).
Note: If you are currently a transportation maintenance specialist 2 (TMS2) or have been one in the past, in addition to your completed application, please attach section three of your TMS2 position description to receive full credit for your related work. If your experience includes work in multiple maintenance disciplines (e.g. highway, sign, bridge, striping or landscape) please attach section three of the position description for each of the relevant disciplines.
- 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 of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
- Ability to read and comprehend contract documents.
Experience in construction inspection and material testing.
Experience in managing multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.
Ability to work in a team of diverse positions and levels of experiences.
How to apply:
- Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
Complete the following required steps:
- Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.
- Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application. The questions below are shown as “Required” in parentheses. This means that a response to the question is required and not does indicate that a certain skill, level of experience or education is required to be considered. We apologize for any confusion this may cause. Note: your responses to the questions must be supported in your work history.
- After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
- If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. 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.
For questions, call 503-400-5327 or email ODOTRecruitmentSH@odot.oregon.gov.
The fine print:
- This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 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 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 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. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 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.
To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitmentSH@odot.oregon.gov