Quality Control Compliance Specialist (ODOT18-2233ocA)

State of Oregon - Portland, OR3.9

Full-time
Announcement: ODOT18-2233ocA
Quality Control Compliance Specialist – Civil Engineering Specialist 1
Region 1 Highway Division
Portland

ODOT Region 1 is recruiting a quality control compliance specialist to lead quality control and quality compliance programs at its Sylvan construction office. This position facilitates coordination between ODOT personnel and contractors so that program contract requirements are met. In this role, you will report to the project manager and ensure material quality. You will be responsible for verifying the proper installation of construction materials and that proper payments are made to contractors. In addition, you will assemble records and data at the completion of construction projects.

ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in making a difference!
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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.

What's in it for you?
Do you thrive in fast-paced, innovative environment? Do you enjoy working on a collaborative team with driven and passionate coworkers dedicated to making a difference? Join our dynamic Region 1 team and work in historic downtown Portland. Our employees work on projects that challenge the industry standard and that give back to our communities. We are currently working on projects from the recent transportation package, HB2017.
We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office. We are a recognized leader in the transportation industry and we offer our employees a robust benefit package that includes:
Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% - depending on the plan you choose.
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.
Vacation leave earned at 8 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.
24 hours additional leave earned each fiscal year.
We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.
A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.
Grow your career with us – we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.
These benefits are just the beginning, click here to visit our full benefits website.
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Additional Details:
This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT18-2233oc. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.
This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities
Interpret contract plans and specifications for roadway and bridge construction projects to ensure contract compliance.
Inspect and verify the quality of field-tested materials.
Ensure that contractors' QC programs meet required standards.
Randomly inspect for proper sampling and testing procedures and confirm technicians' certifications.
Provide technical expertise to project inspector and contractor personnel on testing procedures.
Prepare and maintain material test summaries for projects, ensuring that tests are performed, documented and submitted properly.
Review mix designs for contract compliance.
Review preliminary and advanced plans for appropriate material specifications.
Train ODOT employees in material testing and inspection methods.
Perform engineering calculations, conduct research and prepare reports.
Attend pre-construction and partnering meetings.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience.
OR
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 show independent work or senior team work.
OR
Four years of para-professional engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must show independent work or senior team work.
OR
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: We will use your related work experience and education to determine whom to interview. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

Working Conditions:
Work involves long, flexible hours and being on call 24/7, including holidays.
Exposure to hostile contractors and the public.
Position requires considerable travel which may require overnight stays.
Exposure to traffic hazards, construction equipment, inclement weather, hazardous chemicals and radioactive sources.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and traverse uneven terrain.
Additional Information

Instructions:
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.
Caution: 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 including 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 1-800-692-9666.
Note: 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 503-373-7377.
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Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
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Salem OR 97301-3871
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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.
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Core benefitsMedical, vision and dental insurance Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members $5,000 in employee basic life insuranceRetirement 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 yearThe 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.