Are you an Expert in Your Practicing Discipline?
If you are, the Board needs professional reviewers and expert witnesses. Today’s engineering, land surveying, and photogrammetric mapping professions are vulnerable to unprofessional behavior and illegal practice. Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public are at the core of the Board’s mission. The Board continues to solicit registered professional engineers, professional land surveyors, and professional photogrammetrists, for review of law enforcement cases to assist the Board in completing its mission. The success of this program requires the assistance of registrants in all the specialty areas of practice.
Accepted registrants are expected to provide expert reviews and opinions on selected cases to the Law Enforcement Committee (LEC). The LEC will use the expert’s opinion in determining whether, and in what respects, a person violated the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and/or the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). In particular, experts review case file documentation and prepare written reports in their area of expertise on issues such as negligence, gross negligence, or incompetence.
When needed, an expert will be relied on to provide testimony during administrative proceedings or in other forums.
Mandatory qualifications inlcude:
- Active Oregon professional registration (engineer, land surveyor, or photogrammetrist)
- Not currently under investigation by the Board
- No disciplinary action in the last five years greater than a $250 civil penalty
Not every case requires the assistance of an expert. For each case that does, a qualified individual will be selected from the list of qualified professional reviewers depending on their area of expertise or geographic area of practice. Depending on the extent of the list of professional reviewers and expert witnesses, it may be some time before you are selected. Your name will remain on the list until circumstances demand otherwise. Although voluntary, the Board offers compensation. Compensation will be provided for services including, but not limited to, specified travel expenses incurred on behalf of the Board.
To become a professional reviewer and expert witness, contact OSBEELS at 503-362-2666.