Construction Inspector 3

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Construction Inspector 3


The Dalles, OR 



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Engineering Specialist 3 – Construction Inspector 3
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 4
Project Delivery/Construction
The Dalles

The role:  
Join our construction team in The Dalles, Oregon as a construction inspector 3! In this role, you will perform construction inspection, assist the quality control compliance specialist (QCCS) and the contract administration specialist (CAS) in the administration of construction projects and office engineering. 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.
A day in the life:
  • Perform duties as primary inspector on moderate to high complexity construction projects.
  • Enforce contractor compliance to plans and specifications.
  • Ensure final contract estimates are complete and determine final quantities of materials.
  • Perform routine engineering calculations to determine project quantities and for the horizontal and vertical control of transportation facilities.
  • Monitor safety issues and take appropriate action when there is a problem or report safety concerns to the office.
  • Assist the quality control compliance specialist in administration of the quality assurance program on transportation construction projects.
  • Assist the contract administration specialist in administration of contract payments and proper documentation.
  • At least 50% of the work is performed in the field and requires working in inclement weather (storm, snow, ice and rain), in close proximity to highway traffic or construction equipment and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Must work with radioactive sources and be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment and materials, climb ladders and traverse uneven terrain when performing duties.
  • 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 The Dalles, Oregon!
What we need:
Five and one-half years (66 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.
An associate's degree in engineering technology from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and four years of experience directly related to engineering.

An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus two and one-half years’ engineering experience).
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
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.
    • Preference may be given to those with a current ODOT General Construction Inspector Certification.
  • Experience performing project development plan and specification review.
  • Experience or training that demonstrates interest in public service, construction or construction inspection.
  • Experience working positively and collaboratively with coworkers, managers, contractors and the public.
  • Experience working independently with limited supervision.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer