Mining and Geological Engineering, Mining/Geological - Engineering Geology
Announcement: ODOT18-2655oc Senior Engineering Geologist – Professional Geologist 2 Highway Division – Region 2 Salem
Are you a professional geologist with experience in applying your talents in the field of engineering? ODOT has an opening for a senior engineering geologist in Salem! Act as the technical expert in engineering geology where you will plan, develop and coordinate engineering geology projects and programs in northwestern Oregon. Work on exciting projects in partnership with teammates to assure geologic hazards and conditions are properly identified, utilized and mitigated. Apply today!
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.
This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Act as the lead in technical and policy roles for engineering geologic conditions and hazards for landslides, rock falls, earthquakes, soft foundation soils, weak rocks, steep slopes, wave and stream erosion, tsunamis and debris flows and other challenging conditions.
Work in partnership with consultants, federal and state agencies to facilitate the engineering geology efforts.
Interpret, develop conclusions and make recommendations on engineering geologic hazard mitigation, transportation planning and development.
Identify and evaluate geologic hazards that affect public safety.
Establish work priorities, schedule investigations and plan and assign projects to staff, consultants and contractors.
Develop quality control and safety plans and perform adherence reviews.
Initiate and guide specialized research projects as a part of an investigative team.
Coordinate all geotechnical project activities in collaboration with engineering, environmental, Right of Way and other technical groups.
Participate on interview panels, provide hiring recommendations, mentor employees and provide input on employee performance.
Assist the supervisor in planning and developing project goals and objectives, budgets and definition for the scope of each project.
Assist the supervisor in planning, administering and coordinating long range programs.
Professional Geologist 2: A Certified Engineering Geologist license from the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners.
Three (3) years of journey level Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG) experience.
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license, an acceptable driving record and the ability to drive are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Desired 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.
Knowledge and expertise in the engineering geologic conditions and hazards in northwest Oregon.
Strong organizational skills.
Experience in leading teams.
Analytical and design experience with landslides and rock falls.
This position works at least 30% or more of the time in the field during potentially adverse weather conditions.
Field work includes exposure to rough terrain, inclement weather, falling rocks, landslides, steep slopes, heights, poison oak, construction sites, working around heavy equipment, work in roadways with heavy traffic volumes.
Occasional requirement of night work, weekend work, overtime.
Occasional exposure to geologic hazard emergencies, rock blasting, hazardous materials.
Occasional requirement of responding to the media.
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-378-5799.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: ODOT18-2655oc
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud."
Today, we develop programs related to Oregon’s system of
*highways, roads, and bridges;
*public transportation services;
*transportation safety programs;
*driver and vehicle licensing;
*and motor carrier regulation.
Mission Statement: We provide a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon's communities and economy thrive.