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Professional Geologist 2 – Senior Engineering Geologist – Materials Source

By March 14, 2023

Oregon Department of Transportation

Professional Geologist 2 – Senior Engineering Geologist – Materials Source
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Engineering & Technical Services Branch
Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, and HazMat Section

Salary Range: $6,680.00 – $10,366.00

The role:  

We are recruiting for a senior engineering geologist to lead our Materials Source Program! In this role, you will provide statewide engineering geologic expertise in the area of material source permitting, design and construction. You will manage a statewide materials source budget, develop and maintain standards, specifications, and training. You will also negotiate and coordinate with regulatory agencies on planning, protection and compliance issues, and represent our agency on issues that affect its statewide network of material source sites.

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:

·       Act as the designated statewide technical resource for materials sources and as a primary point of contact for regulatory agencies such as the Department of Geology and Minerals Industries.

·       Manage the statewide material source budget for material source development.

·       Proactively seek sites to develop for future project use.

·       Assist districts to maintain existing permits, locate and develop sources.

·       Create, review and edit standards for material source standards in the Geotechnical Design Manual and ensures agency policies, procedures and standards reflect current regulations.

·       Work with the Department of Justice and right of way on agreements providing access to material sources.

·       Lead and participate in various committees.

·       Oversee the operation and maintenance of the aggregate source information system database.

·       Perform project site investigations and designs as the professional of record.

·       Prepare maps, plans and specifications for material source site development and operations.

·       Conduct quality assurance reviews to improve statewide quality and consistency.

·       Work in an office setting with hybrid work options available and occasional field work required.

·       Field work involves exposure to hazardous conditions such as heavy equipment and construction sites where blasting with high explosives may occur; working in and around heavy traffic; exposure to inclement weather, steep slopes, remote locations and rough terrain.

·       Overnight travel (approximately three times a month) required.

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.
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What we need:

A Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG) license from the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners.


Three (3) years of journey level certified engineering geologist experience.

Note: Three (3) years of journey level certified engineering geologist experience is considered licensed experience only.

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.

·       Knowledge in the management, permitting, and proficient in the exploration, and design of material sources as the professional of record.

·       Knowledgeable in Oregon’s land use laws and regulations, mining laws, Oregon revised statutes, and Oregon administrative rules as they pertain to aggregate mining.

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills for intra-and inter-agency communication, development of standards, and development and maintenance of specifications and managing the budget statewide.

·       Proficient at 360-degree collaboration to resolve technical project delivery challenges.

·       Experienced at providing constructive quality control and quality assurance reviews.

Learn more and apply: 

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Click here to learn more and 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 

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

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