Announcement: ODOT17-1645oc Local Agency Liaison – Civil Engineering Specialist 3 Highway Division – Region 2 Salem
We are recruiting for a local agency liaison to deliver local program projects by establishing contacts with local agencies to advise and assist them with the development, design, and construction of federal and state funded local transportation projects. Projects range from simple to very complex and many of these projects are highly visible with local significance. The local agency liaison also initiates and negotiates agreements with local agencies and manages consultant contracts used in the development and construction of projects.
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.
Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to possibly become permanent or end on or before 11/30/2019 depending on business needs. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service.
Rotational Option: We may also fill this position as a rotational assignment open to current state of Oregon employees in permanent positions and in good standing (limited duration and temporary employees not eligible). This opportunity will last until 11/30/2019, but the duration can change at any time depending on business needs. You must have your manager's approval before applying for this assignment. Rotation candidates are not required to meet the position's minimum qualifications.
Open until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Tuesday, 12/12/2017 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Classification Study: This position is currently included in a statewide classification study. The classification and salary are subject to change.
Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure progress of project team by guiding the development and maintenance of project schedules.
Oversee project adherence to project scope, program guidelines, budget, state and federal policies, and engineering design standards.
Review consultant work order contracts and local agencies' requests for proposals/qualifications for ODOT approval.
Administer ODOT/local flexible services contract for local agencies.
Propose and facilitate procurement methods outside of the usual Commission Services bid/award scenario.
Review and approve engineering documents and plans prepared by professional consultants.
Organize and conduct project meetings with stakeholders.
Review and recommend design exceptions, public interest findings, and Buy America waivers.
Administer the development of the Construction Engineering budget.
Review and circulate project design and environmental reports for comments and approval.
Review, verify readiness, and submit final plans, specifications, and estimates.
Inspect and evaluate transportation problems and assist local agencies to develop engineering solutions.
Answer inquiries from local agencies, other state agencies, consultants, and the public.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and four years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience; OR Seven years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. Two years of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments in drafting, field or laboratory inspection, construction contract administration, surveying, materials testing, or traffic investigations; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. If not, you must be able to provide an acceptable alternative method of transportation. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Experience administering state and federally funded transportation projects from inception through construction.
Training and experience working in cooperative roles with partners and external stakeholders in helping to deliver federally funded transportation projects.
Experience and training in transportation engineering, project development, intergovernmental agreements, consultant contracts, project management, construction contract change orders, and federal funding compliance and obligation.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing responsibilities.
Work is performed in an office environment with field work at project sites as needed.
Project site visits may involve exposure to hazards of traffic, heavy equipment in operation, inclement weather conditions, and crossing difficult and hazardous terrain.
Field work may also include stooping or bending around structures or equipment and working 20 feet or more above the ground or water at project sites.
Regional travel and occasional statewide travel required.
Workload involves contact with elected and local officials, various media, and the public who may be adversarial on issues at times.
Please note that we cannot accept resumes and/or applications through this website. Please click the link provided in the announcement or visit www.odotjobs.com and search for job posting ODOT17-1645oc. This opportunity is open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Tuesday, 12/12/2017 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, road...s, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.