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Survey Analyst

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • Salary: $4,306-$6,680/yr.

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The role:

As a survey analyst, you will be important to ODOT’s mission of leadership and vision in promoting, developing and managing a statewide network of transportation systems and facilities. You will often be the first person that the public sees on a new project, so understanding the importance of our statewide network and having strong interpersonal and leadership skills will be key.

In this role, you will provide basic professional level survey and highway engineering products for development, construction and maintenance. You will work as a survey crew chief on a roadway design team, coordinate the work of other surveyors, review survey products for accuracy and completeness and establish priorities and schedules on projects. You will work in scenic Central Oregon with a territory that spans from the Columbia River to Klamath Lake. If you want to travel the beautiful high desert countryside and the communities within it, then 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:

  • Manage a field survey crew and establish horizontal and vertical control for proposed and existing ODOT facilities.
  • Perform detailed surveys using manual and electronic survey equipment (Leica MS50/60 MultiStation survey instrument or instrument assigned), computers and complex software (Infinity, InRoads, MicroStation, OpenRoads and other software).
  • Locate government corners, property corners, cultural features and terrain data.
  • Obtain the terrain data necessary to produce three-dimensional topographic and cadastral maps.
  • Provide staking for transportation projects and monument ODOT right of way, centerlines and property boundaries.
  • Communicate survey information both orally and in writing.
  • Research, acquire, compile and evaluate private surveys, county assessor maps, as constructed plans, deeds of ownership and field survey data to determine the location of highway centerlines and boundaries of highway ownership location, control and other survey projects.
  • Prepare base maps, horizontal control maps, recovery maps, vicinity maps and legal survey maps from survey and textual data.
  • Operate state vehicles and provide work zone traffic control by flagging traffic and setting up appropriate warning signs.
  • Participate as a member of the Region 4 survey crew and tech center teams.
  • Train coworkers and subordinates in proper survey procedures, the use and care of survey equipment and various computer software including computer aided drafting.
  • Hybrid remote work options available! Work is performed outdoors 50% or more of the time and may require long hours, occasionally being on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays, working in inclement weather, lifting up to 60 pounds and occasional overnight 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, remote work opportunities, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Bend, Oregon!

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What we need:

Four years of para-professional engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group.


A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, surveying, or transportation-related engineering and one year civil engineering or surveying experience.


An associate’s degree in engineering technology or surveying from a recognized community college or technical school of engineering and two and one-half years of engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been working independently or as a senior member of a team or work group.


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 these qualities to be eligible for this position.

  • Dependability with regular and punctual attendance.
  • Experience contributing to a positive and productive work environment.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining professional and collaborative working relationships with all contacts.
  • Working knowledge of mathematics, trigonometry, geometry, land surveying methods and geometric design practices.
  • Skills in the fundamental use of state-of-the-art surveying instruments to perform related location survey and design work in the office and in the field.

How to apply:

  • Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
  • Complete the following required steps:
    • Fill out the application or attach a resume. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to fill out the experience fields or to attach a document. Your submitted experience fields or attached resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer.
    • 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 Jenny Adkins, Right of Way & Survey 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 internal applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/Cover Letter’ section of the application.
      • 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. The task to upload your documents will come before the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your military service document(s) to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

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Additional information:

  • 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. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
  • 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).

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 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.

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