State of Utah
Full Job Description
Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a team who will help you grow and expand your skills in the utility field? If so, The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for a self-motivated individual to fill its District Permits Officer I in Region Three, Orem, Utah.
This position will have duties in both locating blue stakes and inspecting permits jobs in Region Three’s northern areas.
The Blue Stakes Program is vital in helping protect the UDOT fiber infrastructure from damage due to accidental digging near or on UDOT fiber lines. This position will be part of crew that locates and marks UDOT owned underground utilities and fiber.
In this position, you will assist with the blue stakes requests process and maintaining utility maps of the region or the buried utilities as directed by the Blue Stakes Coordinator. In addition, you will be responsible for:Properly marking various underground utilities in varied conditions.
Utilizing various electronic locating/designation equipment.
Processing Blue Stakes tickets.
Reading and understanding maps, utility prints and site blue prints.
Preparing and maintaining detailed and accurate inspection reports, records and logs.
Issuing licenses, permits, registrations, certificates, etc.
Inspecting placement and handling of borrow and roadway excavation, placement of untreated base course, cement treated base course, bituminous seal coat and bituminous prime/track coat; prepare inspection reports and data for documentation.
Other duties, as required, to facilitate the region’s permit office operations.
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has:A valid driver’s license.
The ability to lift heavy items up to 70 lbs.
The ability to be available when needed to respond to emergencies.
Knowledge of underground facilities laws and regulations, traffic control and traffic management systems.
Knowledge of fiber optics, electrical theory, practice methods and techniques for electronic installations.
Knowledge and experience in the installation of underground utilities.
Knowledge and experience using standard electronic hand held tools and electronic measuring devices.
The ability to work with little or no supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preference may be given to applicants who have experience with locating equipment.
Why Should You Join Our Team?The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. Our mission statement is, “Enhance quality of life through transportation.” We define quality of life through a framework of Good Health, Connected Communities, Better Mobility, and Strong Economy. We help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they want, when they want, in the way they want – and we make sure they can do it safely.
You will become part of a team with an internal culture of Trust, Teamwork, and Flexibility. Our organization lives by the values of Respect, Integrity, and Caring. If these are your values, too, you’ll be a great fit.
Aside from working for a cause-driven, cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.
UDOT is a strengths-based organization, which means its approach is based on identifying and developing individual and organizational strengths. Our philosophy is to address challenges by bringing our strengths to each situation and create the best solutions. Candidates are encouraged to be familiar with their strengths and consider how they may potentially be of benefit to the roles for which they are applying. UDOT uses the CliftonStrengths Assessment, but there are multiple strengths assessment tools available online, and no formal assessment is required.
For more information on the Utah Department of Transportation please click here.
Here is some additional information of which you should be aware:
Standard 40 hours per week, schedule subject to change and subject to 24 hour availability, overtime, and varied work schedules due to inclement weather conditions, job assignment, and emergencies.
This job may have risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g.; working in heavy traffic, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, etc.
The work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift heavy items (man hole lids up to 70 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
You may be reassigned to a different work location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader.