Salary Range:

$3,546 – $5,396 / month

Motor Carrier Services Section
Cascade Locks or Umatilla

The role: 

We’re looking for two people to join our team as carrier audit specialists! In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal motor carrier rules and laws. You will conduct routine safety audits to educate new motor carriers regarding safety requirements and compliance. You will also conduct routine driver and vehicle safety inspections on motor carriers, instruct officials on the interpretation and application of safety and hazardous material regulations and advise on the adequacy of their safety compliance programs. If you’re able to evaluate information, interpret laws and are interested in promoting safety, then apply today!

We will use this recruitment to fill one vacancy in Cascade Locks and one vacancy in Umatilla.

Notice to Applicants: Each employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation in the Commerce and Compliance Division (CCD) must be aware of, and adhere to, OAR 740-020-0010 and ORS 823.007. Failure to follow applicable administrative rules and statutes may impact employment.
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.

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If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
A day in the life:

  • Conduct new carrier entrant safety audits, including vehicle inspections, to educate new motor carriers regarding safety and compliance with federal and state regulations governing motor carriers.
  • Review audit findings and recommend action.
  • Conduct vehicle, driver and cargo inspections at truck weigh stations, rest areas, motor carrier terminals and at points of loading and unloading.
  • Verify compliance with operating authority, safety and hazardous material regulations.
  • Participate in meetings and share expertise with motor carriers, transportation associations and industry related groups.
  • Work is performed at weigh stations and other remote locations and may involve working around heavy equipment, hazardous materials, near traffic and in inclement weather.
  • Work requires using mechanical hand tools, operating testing equipment, climbing and bending, working evening and weekends and in state and out of state travel.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Oregon!
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Minimum qualifications:

Two years of experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide eligibility or compliance with program guidelines and regulations.

Note: college-level course work may substitute for the experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year of experience.
Special qualifications: 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 attributes, let us know in your application materials! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward! You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position. We may also use transferable skills, experience, education and alignment with ODOT values to help us decide who will move forward.

  • Experience interpreting, applying and enforcing laws, regulations and policies.
  • Experience writing technical reports which include high level detail and factual data analysis.
  • Ability to explain technical information in plain language to individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.

About Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative.

We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars.

After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move?

Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background.

If you’re looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.

Oregon “flies with her own wings.”