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Transportation Asset Specialist

By December 23, 2021
  • Full Time
  • Salem, OR
  • Applications have closed

Oregon Department of Transportation

Engineering Specialist 2 – Transportation Asset Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Policy, Data & Analysis Division
Transportation Data Section / Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit

The role:  

Join our team and operate the state highway video vehicle to capture footage for ODOT’s Digital Video Log program. You will travel all over the beautiful state of Oregon and process video images and road asset data. In this role, you will also maintain data in our TransInfo database and answer customer questions. If you’re looking for a unique way to put your engineering skills to work, apply today!

The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an engineering specialist 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 1 ($2,844 – $4,347) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 2. Underfill training will not exceed three years.

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.

A day in the life:

  • Maintain data in our TransInfo road asset database.
  • Make basic engineering calculations and research plans to determine various data elements.
  • Recommend changes to highway mile point equations, numbering of interchange ramps and new highway alignments.
  • Translate and enter construction plans and other data into TransInfo.
  • Collect field data for statewide roadway field inventories for agency programs.
  • Drive a state-owned passenger van with computer equipment and record and review road feature data on highways, roads and streets.
  • Maintain the unit’s field inventory collection manual.
  • Assist in producing and the quality assurance of data, maps and reports using computer queries and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques.
  • Frequent overnight travel around the state is required June through September.
  • Work in a vehicle on a varying network of highways and in varying conditions, operating a computer tablet and video equipment while vehicle is in motion.
  • Must be able to drive, walk, stand, bend, stoop and sit for extended periods of time and lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Roadway data collection requires working in all weather and traffic conditions.
  • When not in the field, work in a typical office or remote work environment using a computer.
  • 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 Salem, Oregon!

What we need for the engineering specialist 2 minimum qualifications:

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.

What we need for the engineering specialist 1 underfill minimum qualifications:

Eighteen months of experience directly related to engineering.


An associate’s degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school.

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

What we need for both options:

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.

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed in our announcement.

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 operating, inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining video recording equipment.
  • Experience in using a database.
  • Experience with road inventory systems using mapping tools.
  • Experience reading and performing engineering calculations from construction plans.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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