Senior Construction Coordinator (Underfill Option)

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

Phone: 5037799733
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Senior Construction Coordinator (Underfill Option)


White City, OR 


$5,333 - $8,269

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$5,333 - $8,269


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Senior Construction Coordinator (Underfill Option)


Job Description:

Civil Engineering Specialist 3 – Senior Construction Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division
Region 3 - Construction Crew
White City


Our next application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.


The role:  


Join the region 3 team in White City! As the senior construction coordinator, you will be a member of the project management crew while assisting the resident engineer in administering construction contracts and support the development of projects.


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


The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a civil engineering specialist 3 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a civil engineering specialist 2 ($4,607.00 - $7,145.00) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a civil engineering specialist 3. Underfill training will not exceed three years.


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


A day in the life:

  • Coordinate inspection activities on multiple projects and assist resident engineer with scheduling crew work effectively.

  • Serve as a liaison on project scoping teams and project development teams by providing technical expertise on construction concerns, design issues, long- and short-term needs.

  • Work with impacted local jurisdictions, property owners and businesses for resolution of project issues.

  • Coordinate a team of project management personnel to ensure assigned projects are being constructed in accordance with contract requirements and established policies and procedures.

  • Perform construction inspection as needed.

  • Schedule, attend and communicate final inspection results on projects.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with project safety procedures and methods as identified in ODOT standard specifications, ODOT policy and safety standards and procedures. 

  • Track certification and training of crew members and provide input to the resident engineer for annual employee development plans.

  • May require long hours, differing shifts, overnight travel and call outs for emergencies.

  • May require work with dissatisfied contractors and the public.

  • Exposure to traffic and construction equipment, and adverse weather conditions including storms, snow, ice and rain.

  • May require walking long distances in a shift on paved surfaces or on very uneven terrain.

  • 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 White City, Oregon!


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What we need for a Civil Engineering Specialist 3:

  • Seven (7) years of civil or transportation-related engineering experience. Two (2) years of this experience must have been field inspection or construction contract administration.




  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering or transportation-related engineering AND

  • Four (4) years of civil or transportation-related engineering experience.




  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.


What we need for a Civil Engineering Specialist 2:


  • Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments.



  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related 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.  

  • Demonstrated construction inspection experience.

  • Experience reviewing construction plans and specifications and working with professionals to find improvements and mitigate issues.

  • Excellent communication skills used to effectively work with coworkers, stakeholders, the public and contractors.

  • Experience in a leadership/mentor role.

  • Skills and experience applying problem solving skills on projects.


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 must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section above. Please address your cover letter to Tim Fletcher, Resident Engineer. 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 will be graded as non-responsive. If you are an external applicant, you must upload in ‘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:

  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on 8/1/2022 but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

  • 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. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.

  • 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.