What We Do
We provide leadership for the maintenance and operation of the state highway system. We create best practices, policies, rules and manuals, and provide guidance, training and support to maintenance crews throughout Oregon.
Some of our work involves managing roadside timber and vegetation, ensuring our winter maintenance practices are safe and appropriate, buying and maintaining equipment, making signs, building and maintaining a radio communication system, implementing intelligent transportation system (ITS) products and services, and coordinating ODOT’s response to emergencies.
We also oversee the Sno-Park Program, the Snowmobile Program, the Youth Litter Patrol Program and safety rest areas.
Maintenance work, such as installing and repairing guardrails, maintaining bridges and pavement, improving drainage, providing snow removal, and responding to emergencies is primarily done by maintenance crews in the regions.
How We Live Our Mission and Values
Safety is our top priority. We share ownership and responsibility for ensuring safety in all that we do.
Degrees and Experience We Look For
Our employees have degrees or work experience in many different fields. Many have past experience fixing heaving equipment, maintaining or repairing electronic equipment, operating motorized heavy equipment, servicing equipment, and managing programs. Some of our employees have degrees in business, computer science, engineering or electronic technology.
Our Most Common Jobs
- Program managers
- Policy analysts
- Field mechanics
- Shop mechanics
- Sign technicians
- Traffic signal technicians
- Wireless systems specialists (information systems specialists)
- Administrative professionals
Team Highlight Videos
This is Maintenance and Operations
The life of a machinist
Problem solving as an Incident Responder
Traffic incident management saves lives