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Construction Inspector 3

By June 17, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

Engineering Specialist 3 – Construction Inspector 3
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 4
Project Delivery/Construction
The Dalles

This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement REQ-97474. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to reapply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.

The role:  

Join our construction team in The Dalles, Oregon as a construction inspector 3! In this role, you will perform construction inspection, assist the quality control compliance specialist (QCCS) and the contract administration specialist (CAS) in the administration of construction projects and office engineering. Apply today!

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.

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 – $5,601) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an engineering specialist 3. Underfill training will not exceed three years.

A day in the life:

  • Perform duties as primary inspector on moderate to high complexity construction projects.
  • Enforce contractor compliance to plans and specifications.
  • Ensure final contract estimates are complete and determine final quantities of materials.
  • Perform routine engineering calculations to determine project quantities and for the horizontal and vertical control of transportation facilities.
  • Monitor safety issues and take appropriate action when there is a problem or report safety concerns to the office.
  • Assist the quality control compliance specialist in administration of the quality assurance program on transportation construction projects.
  • Assist the contract administration specialist in administration of contract payments and proper documentation.
  • At least 50% of the work is performed in the field and requires working in inclement weather (storm, snow, ice and rain), in close proximity to highway traffic or construction equipment and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Must work with radioactive sources and be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment and materials, climb ladders and traverse uneven terrain when performing duties.
  • 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 The Dalles, Oregon!

What we need for an engineering specialist 3:

Five and one-half years (66 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.

OR

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.

OR

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 (underfill):

Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.

OR

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.

OR

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 both:

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 providing construction inspection on heavy civil projects.
  • Preference may be given to those with a current ODOT General Construction Inspector Certification.
  • Experience performing project development plan and specification review.
  • Experience or training that demonstrates interest in public service, construction or construction inspection.
  • Experience working positively and collaboratively with coworkers, managers, contractors and the public.
  • Experience working independently with limited supervision.

Learn more and apply:

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

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

Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email ODOTRecruitmentCC@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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

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