The job: Join ODOT’s Delivery and Operations Division as the Region 4 Technical Center manager!
The “Tech” Center manager ensures that all technical aspects of region projects and services are delivered on time and on budget.
In this role, as the successful candidate, you will also be responsible for ensuring appropriate coordination is maintained with statewide program management functions including the ODOT Headquarters’ Technical Services, so investments in the transportation system are efficient, effective and appropriate.
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.
Please carefully read the 'How to Apply' section below, for required attachments and specific instructions on applying.
What you will be doing:
Ensure delivery of the Tech Center’s products and services within the region.
Oversee the work of Tech Center staff in the use of statewide and region project planning, scheduling and management systems.
Maintain appropriate interface with Technical Services to ensure the project delivery process supports the successful delivery of the region’s program.
Provide or ensure technical expertise to project teams during the scoping phase of projects.
Lead to help ensure that high quality final design PSE (plans, specifications, estimates) packages are submitted for bid award in a timely manner.
Develop and implement quality control strategies for the Tech Center.
Partner with Technical Services program management staff on developing statewide quality assurance/quality control strategies.
Provide technical support and advice to all region programs.
Manage technical resources in support of region transportation program development, delivery and operations.
Recruit, select, supervise, appraise, mentor and coach direct reports who are front line managers of technical disciplines.
Ensure the preparation and administration of the biennial and annual budget requests for the Tech Center.
Ensure proper integration of project development program requirements with construction.
Long hours may be required, including some evening meetings, as position has competing demands, tight time schedules, ongoing community involvement commitments and simultaneous projects with overlapping deadlines.
To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email Sr. Recruitment Consultant Janelle Brown.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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Relocation assistance available as part of the negotiated compensation package.
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You must have:
Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation.
Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation
45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
We may give preference to candidates who have a valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering, but the license is not required to be considered for this position.
In the work experience listed in your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. If you do not provide this information, we may eliminate your application from further consideration.
You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
What we’re looking for:
If you have these attributes, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Effective leadership, management, communications, public speaking and consensus building skills.
Proven human resource leadership skills, including supervising, mentoring and developing people.
Well-developed negotiation/mediation abilities and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated competency of project delivery principles and techniques, including innovation.
General working knowledge of construction engineering and administration, beyond the preference for a PE license.
How to apply:
Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer.
Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the desired attributes above. Please address your cover letter to Region 4 Manager Gary Farnsworth. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the desired attributes above will be graded as non-responsive. External applicants: you must upload in ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request (PRR) authorization and gender identity question. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process.
If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR and gender identity tasks. 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. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
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We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
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 will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, 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 become part of the state's management team.
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871
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.
Additional Salary Information: The State of Oregon currently contributes to 95% of the healthcare premiums for permanent employees. Benefits information can be located at http://cms.oregon.gov/DAS/PEBB/Pages/index.aspx
Internal Number: REQ-30022
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.