Development Review Coordinator

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

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Development Review Coordinator


Salem, OR 



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Department of Transportation

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$5,878 - $9,037

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Development Review Coordinator

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Professional Engineer 1 – Development Review Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 2
Development Review

The role:  

The development review coordinator reviews, evaluates and coordinates replies to transportation impacts from proposed public and private development, land use, comprehensive plan amendments and zone changes and to identify and recommend appropriate mitigation measures for the highway system and insure consistent implementation of the statewide access management program. Apply today to join our team!

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.

A day in the life:

  • Receive all local land use actions and coordinate replies as necessary.

  • Advise if development proposal requires submittal of a Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA).

  • Provide preliminary review of traffic-impact studies for proposed developments, land use actions and zone-changes and recommend mitigation measures commensurate with the impacts.

  • Provide technical assistance to the district in evaluating access requests and recommend the appropriate action.

  • Prepare permit findings as appropriate.

  • Coordinate technical plan reviews through the region tech center and headquarters as appropriate.

  • Conduct field investigations for access management and development review.

  • Assist to develop policy and administrative rules for access management and facility operations.

  • Assist with the development of statewide training plan for access management including processes, manuals, guidelines, etc. for implementation of access management statewide.

  • Typical work is done primarily in an office environment but a considerable amount of travel is required throughout the region 2 boundary including occasional overnight stays. You may be involved in issues along the roadside near high speed traffic. 

  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email

What’s in it for you?

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.

  • Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon

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What we need:

  • A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.

  • NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  

  • Experience as it relates to projects impacting the state highway system. This experience could be in traffic operations and safety analysis, project management, project design, or other engineering related responsibilities.

  • Experience and roles in the development review process. How were you able to effectively communicate and negotiate for your parties’ interest throughout the process.

  • One of the responsibilities of this position includes evaluating existing and proposed highway approaches using guidance from Oregon Administrative Rule, Technical Bulletins, State and local agency design standards. Please describe your experience using technical guidance to create a report that includes findings and conclusions.

How to apply:

  • Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.

  • Complete the following required steps:

    • Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.

    • Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section above.

      • Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.

      • Please address your cover letter to hiring manager, Naomi Zwerdling.

      • Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.

      • If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.

    • Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.

  • After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.

  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. 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.

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The fine print:

  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.

  • 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 may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.

  • 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 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.