Project Geologist 1 (ODOT18-2486oc)

Company Name: Oregon Department of Transportation
Title: Project Geologist 1 (ODOT18-2486oc)
Location: Roseburg, OR
Description: “Bring your geological expertise to ODOT!
The primary purpose of this role is to provide all necessary geologic information and guidance on ODOT projects. This includes develop, oversee, interpret, and report on geologic investigations and geologic hazards for transportation related projects in the exciting and complex geology of southwestern Oregon. Duties include emergency geologic hazard response, subsurface investigations, analysis, and design for infrastructure, modelling (slope stability, kinematic analysis, rockfall, etc.), quarry management, and more. Position will work as part of the geology group often in collaboration with geotechnical engineers. An essential function of the position will be to coordinate with project managers, maintenance personnel, construction group, planners, contractors, consulting firms, and other federal, state, county, and city agencies.

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.
Duties & Responsibilities

Project Planning and Coordination
Plans and develops project goals and objectives, budgets, and defining the scope of each project.
Accompanies agency supervisors, engineers, and designers on field investigations to identify and evaluate geological concerns and recommend appropriate solutions.
Develop plans and specifications for material sources.

Reviews the work of Exploration Specialists for the completeness and conformance with applicable State and Federal regulations and guidelines.
Trains lower level geologists and exploration crews in the technical methods and requirements.

Geological Activities
Directs drill crews in obtaining subsurface samples and in installation of geotechnical instrumentation.
Requests the materials laboratory to perform specific tests for material identifications and engineering properties.
Conducts statistical mapping of joints within rock masses and assesses rockfall potential, and makes recommendations for rock slope design and mitigation.

Geologic/geotechnical Mapping and Report Writing
Research geologic literature, publications, maps, well logs, aerial photos, and other historical data.
Analyzes geological data with computer methods to determine the depth and rate of landslide movement.
Write comprehensive final engineering geology reports and professionally seals taking full responsibility of work as a licensed Engineering Geologist in the State of Oregon through the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners.

Minimum Qualifications: A Registered Geologist (RG) license from the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners.

Special Qualifications:
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

Knowledge, skills, training, and experience with the above duties and responsibilities.
Desired Majors: Geology, Hydrogeology/Hydrology, Geological Engineering

Additional Information:

Augment: This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT17-1518oc. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.
Open Until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on August 31, 2018 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.
Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Questions and Application Support:

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Position Type: Full-time Employment
Hours per week: 40

Salary & Benefits: Salary: $5,190.00 – $7,667.00 Monthly
Medical, vision and dental insurance
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and   qualified family members
$5,000 in employee basic life insurance
Retirement benefits
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs
**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are   Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will  have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS  participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6%  contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with  accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
Ten paid holidays a year
The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance   Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.
Optional benefits
Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Flexible spending accounts
Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.”

Application Process:
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.

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Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year) . Please title your resume using this format, “”[last name]_2486oc_Resume.””

Cover Letter: We require a cover letter that specifically and clearly demonstrates your experience in the following areas below. Please title your cover letter using this format, “”[last name]_2486oc_Cover.””

Please review the duties and responsibilities section of this announcement. In your cover letter describe your experience, training, skills, and/or knowledge that relates to the duties and responsibilities for this position and how you are the best fit for the position.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran’s Points:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, “”[Your Last Name] DD214″” and your disability letter “”[Your Last Name] Disability Letter.”” Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans’ preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4″

Application Deadline: 8/31/2018