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We are recruiting for a remote sensing surveyor to join our Engineering Automation Section – Geometronics Unit in Salem. This position works with the lead remote sensing surveyor to acquire LiDAR scan data and aerial photographs. This person leads a team responsible for preparation of point clouds, mosaics, planimetric/topographic maps, and digital terrain models used in support of transportation improvement projects.

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.

Additional Details:

  • Under-fill: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a professional land surveyor 1 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a civil engineering specialist 2 ($4,272 – $6,309 monthly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate acquires a professional land surveyor’s license. Under-filling will not exceed thirty (30) months.
  • Open until filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 09/26/2018 at 8:00 a.m., 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).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide training and instruction in field location and construction survey automation procedures.
  • Ensure proper and efficient use of electronic survey equipment by working directly with survey crews.
  • Process and analyze survey data by working directly with office engineering personnel using computer design and drafting equipment.
  • Assist in developing new standards, procedures, and policies related to surveying.
  • Maintain knowledge of all aspects of surveying, highway design, highway construction, boundary monumentation, federal government requirements, and related Oregon laws.
  • Provide technical assistance related to ODOT survey procedures to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Research and test new survey instruments and software for future procurement.
  • Work directly with survey crews when using specialized equipment for short-term non-standard surveying situations.
  • Work with survey vendors to maintain current on new developments and technology and provide information and serve as a technical resource for field personnel.
  • Work with other sections of ODOT to coordinate activities related to automation.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Civil Engineering Specialist 2 Minimum Qualifications (Under-fill Option):
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, geomatics, surveying or transportation-related engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience;
Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Professional Land Surveyor 1 Minimum Qualifications:
A valid professional land surveyor (PLS) license.

Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.

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).

Civil Engineering Specialist 2 Under-fill Special Qualifications:
To be eligible for the civil engineering specialist 2 under-fill option, a candidate must have passed all the professional land surveyor’s exams (Oregon and national) and submit proof with their application. The candidate must have their professional land surveyor’s license (the ability to stamp) within thirty (30) months of hire.

Desired 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 of the operation and management of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
  • Knowledge of remote sensing data file types and processing software.
  • Knowledge of computer programming and scripting used in the manipulation remote sensing data types.
  • Experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and the manipulation of GIS data sets.
  • Experience in geodetic surveying procedures, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and the processing of Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) data sets.

Working Conditions:
This position works primarily indoor in an office work using computers with occasional field work outdoors required.
Normal operation of remote sensing equipment may require extended periods of sitting in one position and maintaining the same position.