Engineering Specialist 2 – Local Agency Assistant Oregon Department of Transportation Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1 Project Services Section – Local Agency Unit Portland
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We are looking for a motivated person to join our Local Agency Program staff. In this role, you assist the local agency liaisons in the management of projects using both state and federal transportation funds. This involves using your administrative skills to help with grants and contracts, along with building your engineering skills through preliminary engineering work.
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.
Administers accounting, reporting, and other management requirements with grant recipients or contractors. Reviews local agency and consultant invoices for accuracy or correctness, and preparation for payment. Assists in safeguarding the integrity of administration or contracted services and protecting the agency from financial losses due to adverse legal action or audit irregularities.
Reviews and solicits comments on prospectuses prepared for new and revised projects; drafts final prospectus from comments received.
Develops, monitors and updates databases and project files. Helps to carry out delivering specific duties as directed by unit Manager.
Reviews plans, prospectuses, agreements, schedules, budgets, progress reports, or other grant/contract monitoring instruments to ensure contract or grant/program performance. Identifies and resolves problems, assists in assuring appropriate and timely correction of grant administration and/or contract compliance issues.
Assists with preparation and coordination of preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction authorization requests to obtain approval of Federal funds. Participates in occasional job-site reviews. Coordinates requests for intergovernmental agreements for preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction projects.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
We have a total compensation calculator that factors in the value of your benefits as an employee of the State of Oregon. Accounting for this, the estimated total annual compensation for this position is $72,304 - $100,885!
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What we need:
Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.
An Associate's degree in Engineering technology from a community college or technical school of engineering and two years of experience directly related to engineering.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Note: If you are currently a transportation maintenance specialist 2 (TMS2) or have been one in the past, in addition to your completed application, please attach section three of your TMS2 position description to receive full credit for your related work. If your experience includes work in multiple maintenance disciplines (e.g. highway, sign, bridge, striping or landscape) please attach section three of the position description for each of the relevant disciplines.
The Oregon Department of Transportation began in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." ?We provide a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon's communities and economy thrive.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.