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Environmental Coordinator

Oregon Department of Transportation
Turner, Oregon, US
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Project Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Initial Posting Date:

04/20/2022Application Deadline:


Department of TransportationSalary Range:

$5,598 - $8,606Position Type:

EmployeePosition Title:

Environmental CoordinatorJob Description:

Environmental Program Coordinator 3 - Environmental Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division - Engineering & Technical Services Branch
Environmental Section / Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources Unit

The role:

We are recruiting for an environmental coordinator to join our team! In this role, you will oversee agency contractors working to deliver our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program. You will provide guidance and oversight for environmental compliance activities required for ADA and other transportation infrastructure projects. Apply today!

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.

This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before 6/30/2023. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. This position has the potential to become permanent.

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022.We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through youremployee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

Provide environmental coordination and information that allows the selection and regulatory clearance of infrastructure projects and informs their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) classification.

Oversee consultant work, including existing site documentation, results of field scoping, preliminary assessments of environmental effects, constraints on the project development schedule and the total duration for environmental work.

Alert the project team, consultants and/or participating local jurisdictions to potential environmental problems.

Monitor, review and maintain quality control of environmental prospectus, NEPA documentation and other environmental documents prepared by local jurisdictions and consultants.

Review project deliverables prepared by agency staff and consultant technical specialists.

Coordinate with region environmental coordinators and maintenance staff regarding site access and right of way information, environmental conditions and land-use constraints.

Participate in project teams, including developing the project purpose and need, project alternatives and environmental avoidance and minimization measures.

Coordinate with agency contractors to obtain and review environmental clearances for projects.

Approve the necessary Federal Highway Administration documentation to complete NEPA for Class 2 projects, Categorical Exclusions.

Act as the agency's lead contact and resource for environmental issues involving construction/maintenance for assigned projects.

Coordinate and assist in the training for environmental subjects.

Conduct on-site review of construction projects and work with agency inspectors or contractors to adjust construction methods to meet environmental permit requirements.

Work in a typical office environment with the option for remote work; occasional statewide overnight trips required.

To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please

What's in it for you:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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What we need:

A bachelor's degree an environmental science, a physical science, a natural science, engineering, or a closely-related field and three years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience, one year of which must have included research design and analysis.

Note: Three additional years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree.

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we'd like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It's how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.

Knowledge of and experience with NEPA compliance for delivery of projects or programs.

Experience performing/coordinating regulatory compliance for major state and federal environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Section 106, Clean Water Act, etc.).

Skill in interpreting and disseminating complex regulations, guidance and information to internal and external stakeholders.

Skill in technical writing and editing and have excellent oral, written and computer communication skills.

Skill in managing multiple and complex projects, tasks and priorities (including strategy, scope, schedule and budget).

Skill in contract and consultant management.

How to apply:

Before applying,click hereto visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.

Complete the following required steps:

Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?' section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.

Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the "what we'd like to see" section above.

Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.

Please address your cover letter to Rod Thompson, State Environmental Engineering & Policy Manager.

Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the "what we'd like to see" section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.

If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV' section of the application.

Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.

After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.

If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans' preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. 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.

Need help?

For questions, call 971-273-8687 or email

The fine print:

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, 5/16/2022, 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.

We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.

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.

Don't attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.

We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.

We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not 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 be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

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 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.


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