Construction Inspector 2

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

Phone: 5037799733
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Construction Inspector 2


Astoria, OR 


$3721 - $5775

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Department of Transportation


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$3,721 - $5,775


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Construction Inspector 2


Job Description:

Engineering Specialist 2 – Construction Inspector 2
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division
Region 2 – Astoria Construction Office


The role:  


Bring your engineering expertise to our Astoria Construction Office as a construction inspector 2! In this role, you will ensure daily contract compliance on complex construction projects and provide documentation to support payment and project acceptance according to policies and requirements. You may also perform junior surveying tasks. Apply today!


Area 1 of Region 2 within the Oregon Department of Transportation 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. Project such as bridge replacements, roadway preservation, intersection safety improvements and ADA upgrades modernize and increase safety for all residents and visitors of Oregon visiting the beautiful Oregon Coast. Stream channel restoration projects provide for improved salmon spawning habitat increasing the viability of our beautiful and natural habitat. All ODOT projects are rewarding as they give back to our local communities and the many visitors who choose to recreate and spend time among the many natural wonders of the Oregon Coast.


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:

  • Determine if contractors are in compliance with project plans and specifications by performing project inspection during the construction phase.
  • Enforce provisions of construction contracts when work or materials do not conform to the specifications. 
  • Interpret engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental standards and permits.
  • Generate project documentation that is required by various regulators, statutes and standards. 
  • Work as a survey crewmember in the field.
  • Attend and engage in meetings in person, online and over the phone.
  • Work may require occasional long hours, working nights and weekends, overnight travel and being on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
  • Work is performed in all types of weather conditions, on all terrains, around heavy equipment and traffic, around hazardous chemicals and may require lifting up to 60 pounds.
  • 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:

Three and one-half years (42 months) of sub-professional engineering experience.




An associate's degree in engineering technology from a community college or technical school of engineering and two years of experience directly related to engineering.



An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus six months’ engineering experience).


Note: If you are currently a transportation maintenance specialist 2 (TMS2) or have been one in the past, in addition to your completed application, please attach section three of your TMS2 position description to receive full credit for your related work. If your experience includes work in multiple maintenance disciplines (e.g. highway, sign, bridge, striping or landscape) please attach section three of the position description for each of the relevant disciplines.


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.  

  • Working knowledge of mathematics.

  • Experience in land surveying.

  • Knowledge and experience with highway construction methods and design standards for highway construction.

  • Knowledge, experience or training in inspection.


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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. 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, 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).


ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.