State of Oregon Project Traffic Investigator (ODOT18-2753ocA) in Portland, Oregon

Project Traffic Investigator (ODOT18-2753ocA)



Project Traffic Investigator (ODOT18-2753ocA)


$51,264.00 - $75,708.00 Annually


Portland, OR

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1/17/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: ODOT18-2753ocA

Project Traffic Investigator – Associate in Engineering 2

Region 1 Highway Division


ODOT's Region 1 Traffic Unit strives for providing the safe and efficient movement of traffic on the state highway system within the region. We are recruiting a Project Traffic Investigator to provide services on traffic investigations, traffic analysis, safety investigations, and traffic engineering studies.

ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in making a difference!

Click here to learn more about our mission and values.

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.

What's in it for you?

  • Do you thrive in fast-paced, innovative environment? Do you enjoy working on a collaborative team with driven and passionate coworkers dedicated to making a difference? Join our dynamic Region 1 team and work in historic downtown Portland. Our employees work on projects that challenge the industry standard and that give back to our communities. We are currently working on projects from the recent transportation package, HB2017.

  • We're passionate about smarter ways to travel. Our Region 1 Office employees enjoy the benefit of an annual TriMet pass to make commuting easy.

  • We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office. We are a recognized leader in the transportation industry and we offer our employees a robust benefit package that includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% - depending on the plan you choose.

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.

  • Vacation leave earned at 8 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.

  • 24 hours additional leave earned each fiscal year.

  • We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.

  • A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.

  • Grow your career with us – we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.

  • These benefits are just the beginning, click here to visit our full benefits website.

  • What makes Portland a great place to live or work? Click here to find out.

Additional Details:

  • This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT8-2753oc. 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.

  • This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

  • Oregon state government is excited to announce its recruitment system transition from NEOGOV to Workday. This change will take place in February 2019. For more information on how the transition will affect you, please visit the Applicant FAQ.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Independently conduct traffic engineering studies and investigations.

  • Provide recommendations for type and placement of traffic control devices.

  • Provide advice on traffic engineering standards and transportation safety concerns.

  • Advise on temporary traffic control, permanent pavement marking designs, plan preparation and constructability.

  • Give informational presentation to ODOT managers and project teams.

  • Conduct investigations for Safety Priority Index System (SPIS) sites and write reports.

  • Propose locations and mitigations for safety projects.

  • Respond to citizen and Ask ODOT inquiries.

  • Review, analyze and provide recommendations for proposed Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) sign requests.

  • Advise signing and striping crews on sign type and placement and striping layouts.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.

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).

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.

  • Education, experience or certification in traffic engineering.

  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with the public about traffic engineering and safety issues.

  • Experience conducting traffic safety investigations.

  • Knowledge of the manual on uniform traffic control devices and experience applying such knowledge.

    Working Conditions:

  • Position requires both office work and outdoor work.

  • Exposure to inclement weather and heavy traffic.

  • Possible exposure to adversarial situations.

  • Regional travel required, with occasional statewide travel for training.

Additional Information

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume 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.

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]ODOT182753oc_Resume."

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions 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 (Law Enforcement Data System), 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.

Work Authorization:

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-373-7377.

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT M-F. If you leave a voicemail message, it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

We encourage you to print and/or save a PDF copy of your application.

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 the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 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.


Core benefits

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.