Survey Analyst- Construction

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

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Survey Analyst- Construction


Astoria, OR 



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Department of Transportation

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$4,177 - $6,421

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Survey Analyst - Construction

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Civil Engineering Specialist 1 – Survey Analyst - Construction
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 2

The role:  

Join the Astoria Construction Office as a survey crew leader! In this position you will be responsible for coordinating survey activities on complex projects. You will also direct the work of lower level personnel and train them on survey techniques. 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.

This position is located in Area 1 of Region 2 within ODOT, which extends from the Columbia estuary to (approximately) Neskowin along US101, and up the Columbia River to Scappoose. This expansive area allows for a wide variety of transportation projects. Projects such as bridge replacements, roadway preservation, intersection safety improvements and ADA upgrades modernize and increase safety for all residents and people visiting the beautiful Oregon Coast. Stream channel restoration projects provide for improved salmon spawning habitats, improving the viability of our beautiful and natural environment. All ODOT projects are rewarding as they give back to local communities and the many visitors who choose to recreate and spend time among the many natural wonders of the Oregon Coast.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

  • Direct field and construction surveying activities on a crew.

  • Develop base maps, digital terrain models, drainage studies, right of way resolves establish control points and preliminary alignments.

  • Process survey data and use computer analysis and design software on road projects.

  • Maintain surveying equipment and supplies.

  • Monitor project safety procedures and methods.

  • Review and monitor contractor’s schedules for feasibility, accuracy and completeness.

  • Act as a mentor for lower level inspectors and surveyors on crew.

  • Write technical reports and project semi-final narrative.

  • Perform construction inspection of contractor’s performance ensuring plans and specification are adhered to.  

  • Calculate and verify quantities, prepare and submit pay notes as work is performed on projects.

  • May be exposed to extreme hazards, lifting up to 50 pounds, adverse weather conditions, and work occasionally at heights of 20 feet or more.

  • 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 Astoria, Oregon!

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What we need:

  • 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 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.


  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience.


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 providing construction inspection on heavy civil projects.

  • Experience performing thorough roadway, bridge, hydraulic, ADA plans, specifications and quantity reviews.

  • Preference will be given to those with a current ODOT General Construction Inspector Certification.

  • Experience and knowledge related to delivering projects in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and policies.

  • Experience in land surveying.

How to apply:

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

  • Complete the following required steps:

    • Fill out the application. We will not accept a position description or attached resume in place of a completed 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, 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.