The first round of screening is scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 am. We encourage you to not delay in applying.
Professional Geologist 1 – Hazmat/Engineering Geologist Oregon Department of Transportation Highway Division – Region 4 Geo-Environmental Unit Bend, Oregon
The job: The hazmat/engineering geologist will be the primary point of contact for hazmat issues in Region 4.
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.
Perform project site reconnaissance for proposed investigations to define access, define work force and equipment needs.
Interpret and evaluate data obtained from investigations to develop geologic models, and make design recommendations.
Evaluate field equipment requirements and purchases equipment.
Develop and manage the technical aspects of leases, cooperative agreements and/or contracts.
Perform surface and subsurface investigations.
Sample and conduct field tests on naturally occurring construction materials and processed products.
Monitor geologic problem areas.
Assist the region’s hazmat coordinator with hazardous materials site assessments, hazmat data evaluation and report preparation, hazmat clean up and site remediation.
Perform hazardous materials investigations.
Provide technical assistance and assists in presenting hazardous materials information in interactions with consultants, the public and other agencies.
This position requires frequent travel with overnight stays.
Exposure to hazardous construction sites, heavy construction equipment and drills at sites where blasting with high explosives is occurs.
You will work in and around heavy traffic, and working in remote locations.
Fieldwork requires exposure to adverse site and weather conditions in the severe climate of Eastern Oregon.
To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email Sr. Recruitment Consultant Janelle Brown.
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.
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Qualifications – You must be:
A registered geologist (RG) license or a certified engineering geologist (CEG) license from the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners (OSBGE).
Note: This position requires an RG or CEG license, or the ability to obtain one from the OSBGE within six (6) months of hire.
We will consider candidates with an RG/CEG license from other states. You will be responsible to contact the OSBGE for information to be licensed in Oregon.
The next testing examination date is March 20, 2020. For more information regarding the licensing requirements through the OSBGE, click here.
You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
Attributes - What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, be sure your resume reflects this experience! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Knowledge and experience in contaminant migration and hazardous materials exploration, sampling and field testing techniques as it relates to development, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities.
Knowledge and experience in hydrogeology and engineering geology and exploration, sampling and field testing techniques as it relates to development, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities.
Ability to work independently, but in close coordination with other geo professionals.
Experience working effectively in multidisciplinary teams, demonstrating ability to prioritize work to meet project scope, schedule and budget.
We may give preference to candidates who have registration as a certified engineering geologist (CEG).
How to apply:
Attach a resume. Your resume must include complete dates for each employer.
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If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
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This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019, 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.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be 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.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871 Fax 503-986-3895
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 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
Additional Salary Information: For additional benefit information, copy and paste this link into your browser. https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/index.aspx
Internal Number: REQ-24077
About Oregon Department of Transportation
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, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.