State of Oregon COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST 2 - Portland (ODOT18-1510ocA) in Portland, Oregon






$3,791.00 - $5,544.00 Monthly


Portland, OR

Job Type



Transportation-Motor Carrier

Job Number



6/3/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: ODOT18-1510ocA

Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD)

Compliance Specialist 2

Portland: 12348 N. Center Ave

The MCTD consists of the Salem Motor Carrier Services Section, Field Motor Carrier Services Section, Investigations/Safety/Federal Programs section, Motor Carrier Audit Section and Complaint Resolution/Economic Regulation section.

The mission of MCTD is to:

  • Register commercial vehicles.

  • Perform intrastate economic regulation.

  • Collect highway use tax.

  • Enforce safety regulations.

  • Enforce size/weight laws.

  • Issue over dimension/overweight permits.

  • Audit motor carriers for compliance with weight-mile tax, fuel tax, and registration regulations.

  • Administer various federal programs.

The division's regulatory responsibilities affect the public and trucking industry.

ODOT's MCTD is recruiting for two (2), permanent compliance specialists at the Portland office. As the compliance specialist, you will work independently to investigate complaints from motor carriers, shippers, the public, and others regarding the alleged unlawful operations and practices of motor carriers.

Additional Information:

  • Augment: This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT18-1510oc. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.

  • Multiple Vacancies: We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.

  • Representation: This position is not represented by a union (non-union).

Duties & Responsibilities

As the successful candidate, you will conduct a variety of investigations involving motor carriers. You may be assigned to investigate accidents and hazardous material incidents to determine cause and culpability. You will assist with investigations leading to criminal prosecution.

Compliance Reviews

  • Evaluate driver hiring procedures and driver qualification.

  • Audit time documents, records of duty status, payroll ledgers, dispatch sheets, and other supporting documents.

  • Audit vehicle maintenance and inspection records.

  • Perform vehicle inspections.

  • Audit carriers and inspect vehicles transporting hazardous material or waste.

  • Critique the safety compliance review with carrier officials and indicate to them all deficiencies and violations discovered. Explain options available to them to achieve compliance with safety and hazardous regulations. Obtain written commitment as to their intended course of remedial action.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Activities

  • Conduct vehicle/driver/cargo inspections at roadside locations, truck weigh stations, rest areas, motor carrier terminals and at points of loading and unloading.


  • Review information obtained during compliance reviews and determine incidents of noncompliance. Prepare reports and exhibits sufficient to support civil monetary complaint actions. Assist the complaint resolution unit or assistant attorney general as warranted in case preparation. Serves as principal witness in all contested cases.

Accident Investigation

  • Assist law enforcement agencies with investigations of accidents involving commercial motor vehicles. Provide expert witness testimony in civil and/or criminal cases.

  • Assist law enforcement agencies and motor carriers with post-accident alcohol and controlled substances testing.

Educational Presentations/Training/Technical Outreach

  • Participate in and conduct meetings. Prepare training and instruction strategies. May be called upon to assist the training unit.

  • Serve as a technical resource for motor carriers and other transportation related industries. Work closely in providing technical assistance to allied enforcement agencies.

Agency Training Activities

  • May be required to attend or upgrade training to include drug awareness, first aid/CPR, defensive driving, and other subjects as deemed necessary.

Working Conditions:

  • This position often works alone.

  • Work is conducted at weigh stations, motor carrier terminals and at other remote locations.

  • High risk working around and with heavy-duty highway equipment and hazardous materials.

  • Work is often conducted in/around traffic.

  • Must work with mechanical hand tools and testing equipment.

  • Motor vehicle inspections require climbing, bending and crawling activities.

  • This position works in inclement weather.

  • Compliance reviews are conducted at motor carrier places of business. Places of business may include personal residences.

  • Assists law enforcement agencies with post-accident commercial motor vehicle inspections.

  • Must be able to work other than regular business hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Over-night travel away from home is required.

  • Requires blood borne pathogen training.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years' experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance with program guidelines and regulations. Two (2) of the four (4) years must be above the technical support level.

College-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three (3) years.

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.

  • Experience interpreting, applying and enforcing rules, laws, regulations and policies.

  • Experience writing technical reports.

  • Experience making oral presentations before groups or individuals.

  • Experience using computers in a work environment.

Additional Information


We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.

  • Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.

  • The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.

  • Complete the supplemental questions.

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 including 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 503-986-3468 or email

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. 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 or save a PDF copy of your application.

Oregon Department of Transportation

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 1-503-986-3895

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.