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Environmental Program Coordinator – Urban Mobility Office

Oregon Department of Transportation
Portland, OR
United States
5,461.00 - 8,396.00

Environmental Program Coordinator 3 – Environmental Program Coordinator – Urban Mobility Office
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office


The role:  

As an environmental program coordinator, you will ensure that we accomplish our agency’s environmental goals during the project development process and throughout all construction activities and maintenance procedures for all Urban Mobility Office programs and 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 two years from date of hire. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. This position has the potential to become permanent.

We may also fill this position as a rotational assignment open to current state of Oregon employees. Rotation candidates are required to meet the position’s minimum qualifications.

A day in the life:

  • Participate as a key decision-making member on project teams, including developing project purpose and need, project alternatives and environmental avoidance and minimization measures.
  • Prepare environmental baseline reports and lead environmental specialists in producing technical reports for project development.
  • Monitor projects for change in scope and coordinate with environmental specialists and regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with local, state and federal agencies to obtain environmental clearances for projects.
  • Write and/or review Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) documentation to complete National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for projects.
  • Assist planners and project development staff with incorporating planning activities within NEPA documents.
  • Coordinate project Planning and Environmental Linkage, NEPA and other environmental tasks and decisions with FHWA Oregon Division Office.
  • Manage consultant contracts.
  • Serve as our initial contact/resource for environmental issues involving construction/maintenance and operation programs during planning, NEPA and design.
  • Collaborate with environmental specialists and environmental regulatory agencies in environmentally related programs or serve in these programs.
  • Coordinate and assist in the training for environmental subjects delivered to construction crews, maintenance staff and new employees.
  • Conduct project environmental inspections and on-site review of construction projects.
  • Lead a team of agency environmental specialists and coordinate with environmental regulatory agencies to obtain permits and determine type and need of permits required for projects.
  • Answer/resolve environmental questions/issues for construction and maintenance activities.
  • Perform independent field and literature scoping – writing the preliminary assessment of a proposed project’s environmental effects, constraints on the project development schedule and overall duration for environmental work.
  • Work is performed in an office environment with occasional field work required – field work includes exposure to highway hazards and walking along highways and crossing bridges.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email [email protected].

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 10 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.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

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

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.  

  • Proven experience developing strategies that comply with environmental laws, policies and regulations and move complex projects forward, with a preference for transportation-specific experience.
  • Ability to oversee and manage consultant contracts for public works projects, with a preference for transportation-related experience.
  • Understanding of NEPA as well as federal and state transportation and environmental policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying environmental laws, permit requirements and other regulations to active construction projects.
  • Experience explaining technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, 06/24/2021, 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.

Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email [email protected].

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Published on:
June 4, 2021 - 1:59pm
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