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Professional Geologist 1

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Oregon Department of Transportation .

Roseburg, OR

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Announcement: ODOT17-1518oc

Highway Region 3 - Geo/Hydro Unit

Project Geologist 1 - Professional Geologist 1


Bring your geological expertise to ODOT!

The primary purpose of this role is to provide all necessary geologic information and guidance on ODOT projects. This includes develop, oversee, interpret and report on simple to complex geologic investigations for highway and other agency projects. The position requires coordination with other Project Geologists, Field Geologists, Project Manager, Maintenance Personnel, Bridge Foundation Units, and the Geotechnical Group (Salem), along with other State, County, City, Private Contractor and consulting firms.

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

Project Planning and Coordination

Plans and develops project goals and objectives, budgets, and defining

the scope of each project.

Accompanies agency supervisors, engineers, and designers on field

investigations to identify and evaluate geological concerns and recommend

appropriate solutions.

Develop plans and specifications for material sources.


Reviews the work of Exploration Specialists for the completeness and conformance with applicable State and Federal regulations and guidelines.

Trains lower level geologists and exploration crews in the technical methods and requirements.

Geological Activities

Directs drill crews in obtaining subsurface samples and in installation of geotechnical instrumentation.

Requests the materials laboratory to perform specific tests for material

identifications and engineering properties.

Conducts statistical mapping of joints within rock masses and assesses

rockfall potential, and makes recommendations for rock slope design and


Geologic/geotechnical Mapping and Report Writing

Research geologic literature, publications, maps, well logs, aerial

photos, and other historical data.

Analyzes geological data with computer methods to determine the

depth and rate of landslide movement.

Write comprehensive final engineering geology reports and professionally

seals taking full responsibility of work as a licensed Engineering Geologist in

the State of Oregon through the Oregon State Board of Geologist


Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

A Registered Geologist (RG) license from the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners.

Special Qualifications:

Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. 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.

Knowledge, skills, training, and experience with the above duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions:

Works at least 50% or more of the time in the field during potentially adverse conditions, with adverse site conditions up to 20% of the time.

Adverse site conditions include adverse weather on rough terrain, along freeways and highway with high volume traffic, along heavy equipment, construction site traffic, on unstable slopes and near, around or with potentially hazardous materials.

Occasional overnight travel within the Region.

Occasional standby time and overtime.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply,

please submit a resume and cover letter as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.


In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year)

. Please title your resume using this format, [last name]_ODOT17_1518oc_Resume.

Cover Letter:

We require a cover letter that specifically and clearly demonstrates your experience in the following areas below. Please title your cover letter using this format, [last name]_ODOT17_1518oc_Cover.

Please review the duties and responsibilities section of this announcement. In your cover letter describe your experience, training, skills, and/or knowledge that relates to the duties and responsibilities for this position and how you are the best fit for the position.


If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider i

ncomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, [Your Last Name] DD214 and your disability letter [Your Last Name] Disability Letter. Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details).


DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Work Authorization:

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:

For questions about the job announcement, call (see application details) or (see application details).

For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-(see application details) from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hrs to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at (see application details) .

We encourage you to print or save a PDF copy of your application.

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax (see application details)

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-(see application details) (1-(see application details)). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at (see application details). Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

$5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

Long-term and short-term disability

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

Flexible spending accounts

Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

Company info

Oregon Department of Transportation .
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