Geo-Hydro-HazMat Manager

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

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Geo-Hydro-HazMat Manager


Salem, OR 



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Department of Transportation

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6,285.00 - 11,180.00

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Geo-Hydro-HazMat Manager

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Engineering Manager 2 – Geo-Hydro-HazMat Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 2
Tech Center


The role:  

Join our team as the Geo-Hydro-HazMat Manager for Region 2! In this position you will plan, assign and direct the daily activities of the unit. You will also be responsible to the Region 2 technical center manager for establishing and monitoring engineering design policy and procedures. Apply today!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website

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

A day in the life:

  • Plan, assign and coordinate the design and drafting for Hydraulics, Geology, GeoTech, Hazmat and Roadside Development for in-house projects.

  • Prepare Unit’s work plan budgets and monitor expenditures to assure compliance.

  • Directly supervise personnel, manage performance, resolve disputes, motivate and develop, mentor, coach and train.

  • Develop long and short range staffing and work scheduling plans to assure project teams are staffed with the necessary internal and/or external geo-hydro/hazmat resources to be successful in project delivery.

  • Responsible for ensuring geo-hydro/hazmat resources are scheduled to support maintenance, planning, local program and outsourcing programs as necessary.

  • Regulate work priorities and develop strategies to achieve and implement them.

  • Is responsible for and/or delegates contract administration duties for geo-hydro/hazmat consultant services contracts as necessary.

  • Ensure product quality control for geo-hydro/hazmat products conforms to the standards of practice.

  • Maintain appropriate interfaces with Technical Services section managers to ensure that units’ processes and standards are current as well as communicating delivery issues back.

  • Serve on Regional and Statewide teams as requested

  • 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:

  • Six years of supervision, management, or progressively related experience


  • Three years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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.  

  • Strong technical knowledge of the various federal, state and local laws, regulations and permitting processes and work procedures applicable to geotechnical engineering and design/construction.

  • Strong program and resource management skills with proven ability to efficiently schedule and monitor multiple, concurrent work tasks.

  • Strong personnel manager with proven performance management skills and the ability to build a cohesive work unit.

  • Strong communicator, proven ability to negotiate technical solutions on behalf of the agency.

  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, in order to be able to perform essential duties of this job.

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, Carol Cartwright.

      • 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:

  • The posted salary includes additional compensation due to recent market analysis.

  • 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 employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

  • You will become part of the state's management team.

Learn more and apply: 

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on 07/20/2022 .

Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website. 

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email  

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer