Quality Assurance Coordinator - Construction

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

Phone: 5037799733
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Quality Assurance Coordinator - Construction


Salem, OR 


4306.00 - 6680.00

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Department of Transportation


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$4,306 - $6,680


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Quality Assurance Coordinator - Construction


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Civil Engineering Specialist 1 – Quality Assurance Coordinator - Construction
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Statewide Project Delivery Branch
Construction Section / Quality Assurance Unit


The role:  

Join our Statewide Project Delivery Branch’s Construction Section as a quality assurance coordinator! In this role, you will ensure the required quality assurance testing is performed consistently and accurately throughout the region. This position is vital to keep crews operating efficiently and provides safe work conditions not only for employees but the traveling public as well.


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:

  • Perform complex and specialized tests on construction materials.

  • Evaluate test results for compliance with specifications and recommend acceptance, rejection or alternative uses of construction materials.

  • Maintain records of received material samples and test results.

  • Act as the senior quality assurance coordinator lead worker for day to day scheduling of quality assurance testing personnel.

  • Assign and review work, compute and evaluate test results.

  • Assist the region assurance specialists and quality control compliance specialists in reviewing quality and quantity documentation.

  • Maintain repair and calibrate laboratory and field testing machines and equipment.

  • Perform nuclear gauge calibration and verification of calibration for nuclear moisture density gauges.

  • Assist in internal and external training at the yearly technician schools.

  • Mentor and support quality assurance and contractor personnel on testing procedures, sampling and reviewing test data.

  • Work is primarily performed outside and requires working long hours and subject to being on call 24 hours including weekends and holidays.

  • Daily exposure to traffic, construction equipment, weather, hazardous chemicals, equipment and radioactive sources and may require lifting up to 60 pounds, moving around rough terrain and climbing ladders.

  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.


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:

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.


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.  

  • Knowledge of mathematics and highway construction procedures and practices.

  • Experience and formal training performing construction materials testing.

  • Ability to read and comprehend construction contract documents including plans, specifications and estimates.

  • Experience using spreadsheet and word processing applications on a computer.

  • Current and valid ODOT certifications:

    • Certified Aggregate Technician (CAgT)

    • Certified Embankment and Base Technician (CEBT)

    • Quality Control Technician (QCT)

    • Certified Density Technician (CDT)

    • Certified Asphalt Technician 1 (CAT-1)

    • Certified Asphalt Technician 2 (CAT-2)

    • Concrete Control Technician (CCT)


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 Larry Ilg, State Quality Assurance Engineer Unit Manager.

      • 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:

  • 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).


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.