State of Oregon Program Implementation Specialist (ODOT18-1825oc) in Salem, Oregon

Program Implementation Specialist (ODOT18-1825oc)



Program Implementation Specialist (ODOT18-1825oc)


$58,260.00 - $86,040.00 Annually


Salem, OR

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6/4/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: ODOT18-1825oc

Program Implementation Specialist – Planner 3

Transportation Development Division – Active Transportation Section


ODOT's Active Transportation Section has an exciting opportunity for a program implementation specialist to lead statewide transportation tourism activities and implement mode and topic programs within the unit. Mode and topics include biking and walking, transportation options, and sustainability programs. This position is responsible for transportation tourism activities within the agency, including management of the Oregon Scenic Byways program. In this role, you will designate scenic byways throughout the state, support the development of corridor management plans, chair the Oregon Scenic Byway Advisory Committee, and determine policy and best practice modifications. This position is the liaison between ODOT regions and local governments, visitor associations, and the tourism industry on transportation tourism issues. Come join us in performing this rewarding and important work!

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:

  • Commuting Options: For applicants not based in the Salem area, there are numerous options for commuting including carpool, subsidized vanpools, and public transportation, as well as potential for telework or telecommuting one day per week.

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

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support program managers in implementing sustainability, biking and walking, and transportation options programs.

  • Act as program manager for transportation tourism activities, including management of the Oregon Scenic Byways program.

  • Work with proponents on potential designations of Scenic Byways and management of existing routes.

  • Assess potential and existing Scenic Byways.

  • Chair the Oregon Scenic Byways Advisory Committee.

  • Recommend Scenic Byways to the Oregon Tourism Commission and the Oregon Transportation Commission.

  • Manage and coordinate statewide transportation tourism policy issues.

  • Manage relationships with tourism advocacy organizations and address advocacy and stakeholder concerns.

  • Develop and lead projects and planning efforts to implement tourism elements of the Oregon Transportation Plan.

  • Develop scopes and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and manage contracts for consultant work.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field.


Three (3) years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.

Note: A master's degree in regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.


Six (6) years of planning experience related to the job.

NOTE: Course work in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) year of the progressively responsible experience. A copy of your transcripts must be attached to your application to receive credit.

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.

  • Knowledge and expertise around multimodal transportation planning and/or transportation tourism.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on projects.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional overnight travel throughout the state.

  • Occasional out-of-state travel.

  • Will need to walk and climb over rough, mountainous, and sometimes swampy terrain.

  • Will be required to give presentations, some to unreceptive audiences.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

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]ODOT181825oc_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.