Rural Roadway Engineering Specialist

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at NDSU is seeking candidates for a GIS Specialist position.

This position is Hybrid-eligible through the Fargo or Bismarck, ND office. Travel within North Dakota required.

The primary objectives of this position are to:
  • Provide roadway engineering expertise in research, education, and other outreach activities;
  • Participation in knowledge-building for local paved and unpaved roadway management in road safety and mobility strategies, data collection, decision support/analysis, and traffic modeling;
  • Identify knowledge gaps and share innovative practices and data-driven decision tools in capacity building for local and tribal transportation agencies;
  • Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicate ideas, opinions and solutions related to current and future project activities.
Work Schedule: TBD

Advertised Salary: $85,000 +/DOE

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
  • Experience and knowledge of local paved and unpaved road planning, design and maintenance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of tribal transportation and land use
  • Experience with local road managers and stakeholders
  • Road network safety screening
  • Working knowledge of life cycle costing
  • GIS Experience
Applicant Materials Required:
  • NDSU Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Vita
  • Proof of Veterans Preference
  • Official Transcripts

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) is a research, education, and outreach center at North Dakota State University which is guided, in part, by an advisory council composed of representatives of various organizations, industries, and agencies affecting or affected by transportation. Our mission is to providing innovative transportation research, education, and outreach that promote the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. In addition our areas of concentration are:

Research - Conducting applied and advanced research in highway, transit, rail, air, and waterway transportation that addresses the critical issues of the state, region, and nation. Education - Educating the transportation workforce of tomorrow through multidisciplinary curricula that focus on transportation economics, management, infrastructure planning, mobility, and supply chain logistics. Outreach - Improving the skills and knowledge of the existing workforce through training, technical assistance, and the transfer of research results to practitioners.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .