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Department of Transportation
Salary Range:
$4,607 - $7,082
Position Type:
Position Title:
Automation Analyst

Job Description:
Civil Engineering Specialist 2 – Automation Analyst
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Engineering & Technical Services Branch
Engineering Automation Section / Engineering Technology Advancement Unit

The role: 
Our Engineering Technology Advancement Unit is recruiting for an automation analyst to join our team! In this role, you will research, test, develop standards, train and provide technical guidance relating to technology advancement. Apply today!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website
If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:
  • Research software, hardware and procedures for advanced 3D design and visualization by working with software developers and agency staff.
  • Serve as a technical resource on agency, statewide and national groups. 
  • Provide training and direct support relating to technology advancement including 3D design and visualization, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program activities, and design staff in creating data that supports visualization, automated machine guidance and further advanced workflows
  • Work with section staff to develop standard agency procedures for creating, distributing and utilizing 3D design and visualization data.
  • Work with section staff to establish best practices and guidelines for advanced UAS data captures and processing.
  • Hybrid remote work options available! Work is performed in office and field environments.
  • Outdoor activities involve working near live traffic on roadways, active construction sites working around heavy equipment in difficult terrain and in all weather conditions.
  • Periodic statewide travel required and with potential for occasional out-of-state travel.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email

What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, hybrid remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!

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What we need:
Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments.
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
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. 
  • Working knowledge of road design & CADD software, particularly Bentley OpenRoads and MicroStation.
  • Working knowledge of 3D visualization software; particularly Bentley Context capture and LumenRT.
  • Working knowledge of digital terrain modeling, engineering alignments, and coordinate systems.
  • Working knowledge of GIS software, particularly ESRI ArcMap.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

How to apply:
  • Before applying, click here to 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 Joseph Thomas, PLS, State Surveyor / Engineering Automation 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.

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The fine print:
  • 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).

Learn more and apply: 
The application deadline is scheduled for 8 a.m. on 06/23/2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click the "Apply Externally" button to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website. 
Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email 
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer