State of Oregon Environmental Manager (ODOT18-1647oc) in Salem, Oregon

Environmental Manager (ODOT18-1647oc)



Environmental Manager (ODOT18-1647oc)


$69,936.00 - $102,972.00 Annually


Salem, OR

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Announcement: ODOT18-1647oc

Environmental Manager – Principal Executive/Manager E

Highway Division – Region 2 Tech Center


Join us in keeping Oregon beautiful!

Are you a driven leader with a passion for the environment and sustainability? We are recruiting for the Region 2 environmental manager to provide leadership to five distinct programs within our technical center. Programs and key focuses include:

  • Biological Resources – Prepare biological assessments and provide clearances related to the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, State Plant Law, and a variety of other state and federal laws.

  • Wetlands Resources - Provide determinations and delineations in compliance with state and federal laws, providing documentation to support the Oregon Division of State Lands and U.S. Corps of Engineers permits.

  • Permits and Water Resources - Assemble permit application and stormwater management plans and provide the water quality and quantity documentation to secure the Department of Environmental Quality 401 certification.

  • Cultural Resources - Assess historicity of all types of buildings and structures and document findings.

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance - Lead the NEPA process for all ODOT work including for the most complex and controversial projects in the region.

Join our innovative leadership team and work to identify and implement strategies and policies to determine priorities, prepare budgets, and direct and manage these program areas. This position has a statewide impact as a member of regional and statewide teams and is called on to provide solutions and assist other leadership in the region or act on their behalf.

Bring your leadership experience to ODOT!

This key position is part of our Region 2 Tech Center and is located in Salem. Our environmental manager manages, directs, and is responsible for the Region 2 Environmental Unit functions with a biennial budget of approximately $540,000 and approximately 10 employees. Our unit ensures that Region 2 implements programs consistent with environmental laws by conducting environmental studies and producing reports, evaluations, documentation, and mitigation plans necessary to obtain the required environmental clearances and project approvals from various state and federal agencies and local governments.

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.

What's in it for you?

  • We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office.

  • What makes Salem a great place to live or work? Click here to find out.

Additional Details:

  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, 08/03/2018 at 8:00 a.m., 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.

  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct the planning, scheduling, assignment, and evaluation of the quality of the work of employees.

  • Consult and coordinate with stakeholders to prevent delays in project delivery activities.

  • Monitor deadlines and completion of work to ensure work is on schedule.

  • Perform or delegate contract administration duties for environmental consultant services contracts within the unit.

  • Ensure staff resources are assigned to obtain regulatory clearances according to project schedules.

  • Manage and evaluate staff performance including establishing goals, strategies, and policies.

  • Address stakeholders, community leaders, legal counsel, and professional organizations on agency programs and policies and resolve disputes.

  • Identify and evaluate agency risk and recommend action or independently take action to ensure agency compliance.

  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery of products and services administered under all assigned programs

  • Prepare, determine, prioritize, and direct the utilization of a biannual work plan budget of approximately $540,000 in all program areas.

  • Identify, develop, and implement strategies that ensure compliance with our quality control plan and policies.

  • Participate in region and statewide specialty committees and teams.

  • Provide leadership and experience to special projects.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Pathway One: Three years of management experience in a public or private organization that 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.


Pathway Two: Two years of management experience in a public or private organization that 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.

AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.


Pathway Three: Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader,

a) Assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.).

b) Project responsibility for developing goals and objectives.

c) Project evaluation and

d) Monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

In the work history section on your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

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.

  • Strong technical knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and permitting processes applicable to transportation projects and work procedures.

  • Experience managing personnel with proven performance management skills and the ability to build a cohesive work unit.

  • Strong communicator, proven ability to negotiate technical solutions on behalf of an organization or agency.

  • Strong program and resource management skills with proven ability to efficiently schedule and monitor multiple, concurrent work tasks.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional travel and field work required.

  • Field work may involve exposure to traffic or terrain hazards.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.

Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year). Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]_ ODOT181647ocResume."

Cover Letter: We require a cover letter that specifically and clearly demonstrates your experience in the following areas. Please title your cover letter using this format, "[last name]ODOT181647oc_Cover."

  • Please explain what being a leader means to you and describe your experience successfully leading and coaching others.

  • How would you describe your communication style with respect to your interaction with coworkers, managers, and customers? What do you believe are the characteristics of a good communicator?

  • Describe your experience and knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental or related laws and regulations as well as guidelines for their implementation in relation to ODOT's project delivery process.

  • Describe how you will successfully manage multiple project deadlines and personnel responsibilities.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, 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 503-986-7146 or email

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT M-F. If you leave a voicemail message, 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 and/or save a PDF copy of your application.

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 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.