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Environmental Program Coordinator – Urban Mobility Office

By May 19, 2023

Oregon Department of Transportation

Environmental Program Coordinator 3 – Environmental Program Coordinator – Urban Mobility Office
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office

Salary Range: $5,772 – $8,951

The role: 

As an environmental program coordinator, you will ensure that we accomplish our agency’s environmental goals during the project development process and throughout all construction activities and maintenance procedures for all Urban Mobility Office programs and projects. Apply today!

This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before two years from date of hire. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. This position has the potential to become permanent.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

A day in the life:

  • Lead a team of environmental specialists responsible for conducting environmental activities, which includes reconnaissance and development, construction and maintenance activities.
  • Participate as a key decision-making member on project teams, including developing project purpose and need, project alternatives and environmental impact avoidance and minimization measures.
  • Prepare environmental baseline reports.
  • Monitor projects for change in scope and coordinate with environmental specialists and regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with local, state and federal agencies to obtain environmental clearances for projects.
  • Write and/or review Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) documentation to complete National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for projects.
  • Serve as our initial contact/resource for environmental issues involving construction/maintenance and operation programs during planning, NEPA and design.
  • Collaborate with environmental specialists and environmental regulatory agencies in environmentally related programs or serve in these programs.
  • Coordinate and assist in the training for environmental subjects delivered to construction crews, maintenance staff and new employees.
  • Conduct project environmental inspections and on-site review of construction projects.
    Perform field and literature scoping – writing the preliminary assessment of a proposed project’s environmental effects, constraints on the project development schedule and overall duration for environmental work.
  • Work is performed in an office environment with hybrid work options available.
  • Field and site work required (field trips average two to 12 hours per week) – field work includes exposure to highway hazards and walking along highways and crossing bridges.
  • 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.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

What we need:

A bachelor’s degree in an environmental science, a physical science, a natural science, engineering, or a closely-related field AND three years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience, one year of which must have included research design and analysis.

Three additional years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.

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 these qualities to be eligible for this position. 

  • Proven experience developing strategies that comply with environmental laws, policies, and regulations and move complex projects forward, with a preference for transportation-specific experience.
  • Ability to oversee and manage consultant contracts for public works projects, with a preference for transportation-related experience.
  • Understanding of NEPA as well as federal and state transportation and environmental policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying environmental laws, permit requirements, and other regulations to active construction projects.
  • Experience explaining technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

To apply for this job email your details to odotrecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov

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