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Pavement Field Crew Leader- Construction

By June 1, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Salem

Oregon Department of Transportation

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Department of Transportation

Salary Range:

$3,980 – $6,117

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Position Title:

Pavement Field Crew Leader – Construction

Job Description:

Engineering Specialist 3 – Pavement Field Crew Leader – Construction
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Statewide Project Delivery Branch
Construction Section – Pavement Services Unit

The role:  

Apply today to join our traveling Pavement Field Crew as the crew leader and help keep Oregon’s roads safe and smooth! In this role, you will work together with a field crew to collect crucial highway pavement data that is necessary to prepare pavement designs for the construction, rehabilitation or reconstruction of state highway pavements. Our traveling field crew is expected to be available to travel anywhere in the state on a weekly basis. Our crew currently travels between 25 and 35 weeks per year.

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.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

  • Drive and operate testing equipment such as a falling weight deflectometer and a soil drill/probe.
  • Coordinate field crew activities with the office design staff to assure complete and thorough testing/sampling of projects.
  • Coordinate field crew activities with field offices (project managers, maintenance personnel, etc.).
  • Assist office staff in evaluating field data.
  • Train new field crew members in the proper procedures for traffic control, equipment operation and sample collection.
  • Oversee the field crew in obtaining the essential data to develop pavement designs for construction and rehabilitation projects.
  • Ensure the field crew has supplies and the number of staff needed to perform their work.
  • Ensure adequate traffic control procedures for a safe work zone.
  • Support crew in setting up traffic control devices and in flagging traffic around the work area.
  • Perform minor on-site repairs, maintenance, and calibration on field crew equipment.
  • Work is primarily outdoors with extensive statewide travel required:
    • Walk on roadways with exposures to hazards, noise and air pollution.
    • Some night work is required.
    • Drive long distances and safely lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Stand long periods and walk several miles a day.
  • 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 Salem, Oregon!

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What we need:

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 (4) 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).

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.  

  • Experience communicating and coordinating with people from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement tasks for a small crew to keep them busy and efficient.
  • Experience planning and setting up traffic control.
  • Ability to act independently and solve problems in the interest of ODOT, even when no authority is present.

How to apply:

  • Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
  • Complete the following required steps:
    • Fill out the application. We will not accept a position description or attached resume in place of a completed application.
    • Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.
  • 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.

Need help?

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

  • 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.
  • 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, 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

Fax 503-986-3895

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 ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov

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