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Quality Assurance Technician - Engineering Specialist 3 ODOT18-1560oc

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Oregon Department of Transportation .

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Announcement: ODOT18-1560oc

Quality Assurance Technician - Engineering Specialist 3

Highway Division - Technical Services


Join us in keeping Oregon's roadways safe!

We are recruiting for a quality assurance technician

to join our Quality Assurance Unit in Portland. This position performs required quality assurance testing to ensure contract compliance throughout Region 1. This person helps to maintain consistency and quality in construction through performing verification sampling and testing of construction materials. The quality assurance technician serves as a resource to agency and contract personnel in proper sampling and testing procedures.

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.

Additional Details:

Open until Filled:

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Monday, 03/05/2018 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.


This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities

Drive to locations and obtain quality assurance test samples at contractor/supplier production facilities or project work locations.

Conduct complex and specialized tests on construction materials.

Evaluate test results for compliance with specifications and recommend acceptance, rejection, or alternative uses of construction materials.

Maintain records of received material samples and test results.

Conduct research testing on materials.

Review contractor quality control programs including soils, aggregate, Portland cement concrete (PCC) paving, structural concrete, asphalt, and other highway construction materials.

Inspect contractor production facilities, laboratories, and equipment.

Randomly verify proper certifications, monitor, and counsel contractors' technicians in their performance to promote accuracy and adherence to proper testing procedures.

Advise the project manager and quality assurance personnel of any deficiencies encountered.

Maintain repair, and calibrate laboratory and field testing machines and equipment.

Perform nuclear gauge calibration and/or verify calibration for nuclear moisture-density gauges.

Assist in training and proctor exams at the yearly technician schools.

Mentor personnel on testing procedures, sampling, and reviewing of test data.

Attend technical seminars and training to keep current on construction design, testing, and production practices and procedures.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

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;


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


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. 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.

Experience and/or formal training performing materials testing, including two or more of the following ODOT technician certifications and the ability to obtain the technician certifications within six (6) months of employment start date, allowing for the technician certification training schedule.

Certified Aggregate Technician.

Certified Embankment Technician.

Certified Asphalt Technician 1.

Certified Density Technician.

Quality Control Technician.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed outdoors with work also performed in a typical office environment.

Occasionally must drive a vehicle for long periods and must be able to drive both day and night.

Workload has competing demands with long hours and subject to being on call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week (including holidays).

Work includes direct contact with contractors and the public who may be adversarial at times.

Field work involves exposure to hazards of traffic, inclement weather, and construction equipment.

May be required to walk on rough terrain or uneven slopes, stoop or bend around structures or equipment, or climb up/down ladders or equipment.

This position must work with hazardous chemicals, equipment, and radioactive sources.

May be required to perform frequent lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds of materials, samples, and equipment, with occasional lifting and carrying over 60 pounds. Must follow safety procedures for weights exceeding 60 pounds.

Additional Information


We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply,

please follow these steps.

Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.

The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly

demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.

Complete the supplemental questions.


If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete 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 (Law Enforcement Data System), 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).

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 hours 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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