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Construction Inspector 4

Civil Engineering Specialist 1 – Construction Inspector 4
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
Compensation: $3,956.00 - 5,845.00 per month with outstanding benefits!
The role: 
Are you passionate about multimodal transportation? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Our Region 1 team in the dynamic Portland area is recruiting for a construction inspector 4 to ensure daily contract compliance on complex projects. You may assist in field surveying and design work on highway projects as well. 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.
If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
Please carefully read the 'How to Apply' section below, for required attachments and specific instructions on applying.
A day in the life:
  • Review pre-award contract documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Interpret contract documentation, anticipate potential problems and propose solutions.
  • Inspect and monitor construction and reject work or material that does not meet contract requirements.
  • Review and monitor contractor pollution and erosion control plans for conformance with environmental permits and biological requirements.
  • Measure and record contractor work and prepare source documentation for quantities and quality.
  • Identify items of work and/or materials that are not compliant with the contract documents and notify contractor.
  • Represent ODOT in communications with the contractor, the public or other interested parties.
  • Monitor project safety procedures and methods.
  • Monitor traffic control and spot check survey stakes, grades, stations, locations and alignments.
  • Provide project information to project manager, assistant project manager and project coordinator.
  • Lead field and office personnel to document quality and quantity of construction work and materials, verify proper payments to contractors and assemble project records for final acceptance.
Working conditions:
  • 50% or more of work is performed outdoors.
  • Long hours with some flexible hours, day and night shifts, and occasionally on call 24/7, including weekends and holidays.
  • Frequent travel to project sites is required, including occasional overnight travel.
  • Must work with contractors and the public who may be adversarial at times.
  • Daily exposure to traffic and construction site and equipment hazards.
  • Work may occur in inclement weather.
  • Work is with or in proximity to hazardous chemicals and radioactive sources.
  • Access to construction and survey sites includes traversing terrain that may be any combination of rough, uneven, rocky, muddy, icy, heavily vegetated or sloping. Access includes climbing ladders, traversing scaffolding and working in elevated locations.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds of material or equipment and carry standard inspection, survey and testing equipment.
What’s in it for you:
  • Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
  • Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
  • Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
  • Live, work and play near Portland, Oregon!
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What we need:
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience;
An associate's degree in engineering technology or surveying from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and two and one-half years of engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group;
Four years of para-professional engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. 
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020.
For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call Wesley Dawn in recruitment at 503-378-6721 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.