The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land
Surveying (OSBEELS) is seeking a public member, a professional land surveyor
(PLS) and a professional engineer (PE) or registered professional
photogrammetrist (RPP). The PLS position
will not be available until June 2013. As
per Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 672.240, each PE, PLS, or RPP Board member
must be a resident of Oregon for at least three years immediately preceding appointment
and have been practicing as a registered professional for at least five years
since the date of the individual’s initial registration. There are no registration or experience
requirements for public members. One of
these positions must be filled by a resident of Congressional District 3.
The Board operates as a semi-independent state agency
subject to ORS 182.456 to 182.472 and is authorized to examine, register, and regulate professionals and investigate
claims against unlicensed persons who engage in the practice of engineering,
land surveying, photogrammetric mapping, and water right examination. The primary responsibility of every Board
member is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each
odd-numbered month and Committee meetings are held the second Thursday and
Friday of each even-numbered month.
Board members are eligible for per diem and reimbursements for actual
expenses involved in carrying out Board business. Board members also have the opportunity to participate
in the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
conferences, meetings, committees, and task forces.
For more information on the application process or the role
of state Board members, visit www.oregon.gov/Gov/Pages/boards.aspx
and follow the instructions provided.
NCEES seeks metallurgical and materials engineers for PAKS
NCEES is currently seeking licensed metallurgical and materials engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the PE Metallurgical and Materials exam. The results of this study will be used to update specifications for the exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing purposes.
NCEES requires a cross section of licensed professional engineers practicing metallurgical and materials engineering - including those working in consulting, the public sector, and academia - to complete an online survey about the tasks and knowledge required of a licensed metallurgical and materials engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The survey
can be completed in about 30 minutes.