Author: Zach Whitney

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 17, 2019

Welcome to #WorkForUsWednesday, on Thursday. We had so many new positions, it took us a little longer to get them all together. Check out these SEVEN new positions open and are accepting application. Two of these positions are in our Right of Way division. This division is in charge of UDOT owned land. They work hard to manage properties, as well as ensure we have the property we need for construction.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #18247 – Right of Way Manager, Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 01/08/2019, Closes 01/21/2019.  Click here to apply
  • Recruitment #18403 – Senior GIS Analyst, Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 01/09/2019, Closes 01/20/2019.  Click here to apply
  • Recruitment #18358 – Right-of-Way Engineer (Engineering Manager I), Region 4 – Richfield, Opens 01/10/19, Closes 01/23/19.  Click here to apply. (Engineer position)
  • Recruitment #18461 – Right-of-Way Manager (Research Consultant III), Region 4 – Richfield City, Opens 01/10/19, Closes 01/23/19.  Click here to apply. (Non-engineer position)
    #18358 and #18461 are for the same position. If the best qualified candidate is from the engineer recruitment, it will be an engineer position. If the best qualified candidate is from the non-engineer recruitment, it will be a non-engineer position.
  • Recruitment #18353 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Price Paint, Opens 01/15/19, Closes 01/29/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18449 – Construction Implementation Engineer (EM I) , Complex – Central Construction, Opens 01/16/19, Closes 01/24/19.  Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #18533 – Design & Access Engineer (Eng IV) , Complex – Traffic & Safety, Opens 01/16/19, Closes 01/23/19.  Click here to apply.
  • REOPENED – Recruitment #18078 – Structures Project Engineer for Design (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 01/16/19, Closes 01/30/19.  Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

UDOT and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Reuse Materials from Homes Scheduled for Demolition 

UDOT and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Reuse Materials from Homes Scheduled for Demolition 


Partnership provides low-cost home improvement materials for the community and helps fund Habitat for Humanity projects

WHAT:

Habitat for Humanity volunteers will begin working this week to remove building materials such as doors, windows, cabinets and light fixtures from several UDOT-owned homes in Midvale. These homes are scheduled for demolition to accommodate a future widening project on I-15 northbound between 9000 South and the I-215 interchange. The reclaimed building materials are then sold through Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Salt Lake City, and the proceeds from these sales help fund Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build homes for those in need.

Over the past five years, UDOT and Habitat for Humanity have partnered to reclaim materials from nearly 130 houses. These houses were all acquired by UDOT as part of major construction projects to build new highways such as Mountain View Corridor or widen existing ones such as I-15 and Bangerter Highway.

Members of the media are invited to observe crews removing building materials from these homes and load them for transport to the ReStore. UDOT and Habitat for Humanity officials will be on site to offer interviews.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
7860 S. Oak St. in Midvale

WHO:
Ed Blake, executive director, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity
John Gleason, UDOT public information officer

VISUALS:
 – Volunteer crews working to remove materials from homes

-UDOT-

Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 9, 2019

 

Welcome to another great #WorkForUsWednesday! Today we have have ELEVEN new positions open and are accepting application. These openings range in location and department, but they’re all integral in our work to keep Utah Moving. Many are in our central complex where a lot of the behind the scene work does. This includes design, accounting and auditing.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #18381 – Structures Design Lead (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 1/3/18, Closes 1/24/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18383 – Accounting Tech III, Complex – Comptroller’s Office, Opens 1/3/18, Closes 1/10/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18384 – Chief Structural Engineer (EM III – Admin), Complex – Structures, Opens 1/4/19, Closes 2/4/19.  Click here to apply.  
  • Recruitment #18387 – Procurement Division Manager (Purchasing Manager), Complex – Procurement, Opens 1/4/19, Closes 1/22/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18385 – Support Services Coordinator I, Traffic Operation Center, Opens 1/4/19, Closes 1/17/19.  Click here to apply.   
  • Recruitment #18417 – Statewide Permits Program Manager, Complex – Right of Way, Opens 1/4/19, Closes 1/14/19.  Click here to apply. 
  • Recruitment #18386 – Auditor IV, Complex – Internal Audit, Opens 1/7/19, Closes 1/22/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18401 – Transportation Technician II, Region 1 – Brigham, Opens 1/7/19, Closes 1/21/19. Click here to apply.  
  • Recruitment #18423 – GIS Analyst, Complex – Data & Analytics, Opens 1/7/19, Closes 1/21/19.  Click here to apply.    
  • Recruitment #18432 – Lead Research Assistant – TL with benefits, Complex – Central Maintenance, Opens 1/7/19, Closes 1/21/19.  Click here to apply.  (2 positions)

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – January 2, 2019

 

New year, new #WorkForUsWednesday! This is the first for 2019 and we have ONE new positions open and are accepting application. It’s for a Transportation Technician in our Cottonwood shed. This shed is in charge of both Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. They keep busy with snow removal and coordinating with our Avalanche Team. It’s also a beautiful place to work.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #18332 – Transportation Technician II – Cottonwood – Region 2, Opens 12/28/2018, Closes 01/10/2019.  Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 26, 2018

 

This is the final #WorkForUsWednesday for 2018. We have TWO new positions open and are accepting application. One is a Right of Way Control Coordinator. This person will help the department manage land that is in the public right of way.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #18213 – Transportation Technician II – West Valley, Region 2, Opens 12/19/2018, Closes 01/03/2019. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18231 – Right of Way Control Coordinator, Region 4, Opens 12/20/2018, Closes 01/07/2019.  Click here to apply. 

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 19, 2018

 

Welcome to another great #WorkForUsWednesday. This week we have TWO new positions open. One of those openings is for a Traffic Mobility engineer. This person will help analyze traffic data to look for ways to improve mobility across the state.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #18185 – Traffic Mobility Engineer (Engineer IV), Traffic Operations Center, Opens 12/12/18, Closes 1/3/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18248 – Business Analyst Software Administrator, Complex – Data & Analytics, Opens 12/18/2018, Closes 12/21/2018.  Click here to apply. 

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 12, 2018

Welcome to #WorkForUsWednesday. We have FOUR new positions open. One of those openings is for a structures project engineer. This person will help design and construct our bridges.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #18078 – Structures Project Engineer for Design (EM I), Complex – Structures, Opens 12/5/18, Closes 1/3/19.  Click here to apply.
  • Reopened – Recruitment #17904 – Transportation Technician II – Draper, Region 2, Closes 12/16/2018.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18128 – Consultant Services Contract Administrator, Complex – Project Development – Consultant Services, Opens 12/07/2018, Closes 12/17/2018. Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18140 – Title VI Specialist (Program Specialist II), Complex – Project Development, Opens 12/10/18, Closes 12/24/18.  Click here to apply.

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

Media Briefing: Wildlife Overpass to Open in Parley’s Canyon

For Immediate Release 

Media Briefing: Wildlife Overpass to Open in Parley’s Canyon

UDOT to open the state’s first overpass built solely for wildlife crossings

 

WHAT:
Media are invited to tour Utah’s first overpass built solely for wildlife crossings. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) constructed the overpass, which spans six lanes of interstate, to improve safety on I-80 by reducing wildlife and vehicle collisions.

UDOT coordinated with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) on the wildlife issues specific to the project, including wildlife migration patterns and habitat and overpass length and width requirements.

The wildlife overpass is one of several new improvements on I-80 in Parleys Canyon to enhance safety, including a new truck lane to help move slower, heavier vehicles away from faster-moving traffic as well as cattle guard and wildlife fencing to help encourage wildlife to utilize the new crossing.

WHEN:
Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Exit 140 (Parleys Summit) on the westbound I-80 on-ramp

Directions: From I-80 East, take Exit 140 (Parleys Summit). Then take a left at the bottom of the off-ramp and continue to the I-80 West on-ramp. Park on the shoulder of the on-ramp. UDOT will drive media to the top of the overpass.

* Please dress warm and wear closed-toed, sturdy shoes and pants to access the bridge.

WHO:
UDOT Representatives
Scott Root, UDWR conservation outreach manager
Sharon Cantwell, Save People Save Wildlife board member

VISUALS:

–       B-roll

–       Time lapse of bridge construction (to be provided at the event)

–       UDOT will place the last boulder as part of the natural landscaping on the overpass to signify its completion.

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Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

#WorkForUsWednesday – December 5, 2018

 

It’s a cold and snowy #WorkForUsWednesday this week. Grab a warm blanket and check out these EIGHT new positions open across the state. The biggest need right now is Transportation Technicians. These are our snow plow drivers and some of the most important front line employees. Positions are open across the state.

Click on the links below to apply and come join a workforce of over 1,600 people, whose mission is to innovate transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

  • Recruitment #17958 – Statewide Traffic Signal Engineer (EM I), Traffic Operations Center, Opens 11/23/18, Closes 12/10/18.  Click here to apply.


  • Recruitment #17944 – Region Communications Specialist (Information Specialist IV), Region 2 – Salt Lake, Opens 11/26/2018, Closes 12/10/2018.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #17837 – Port of Entry Agent (Motor Carrier Spec) – Echo Port of Entry, re-opens 11/28/18.  Open until filled.  Click here to apply.
  •  Recruitment #18047 – Transportation Technician II – Region 1 – Clearfield, Opens 11/29/18, Closes 12/13/18.  Click here to apply.


  • Recruitment #18076 – Traffic Management Specialist, Control Room Operator (Information Specialist I) – Traffic Operations Center, Opens 11/30/18, Closes 12/10/18.  Click here to apply.
 
  • Recruitment #18077 – Traffic Management Specialist, Shift Supervisor (Information Specialist II) – Traffic Operations Center, Opens 11/30/18, Closes 12/10/18.  Click here to apply.
  • Recruitment #18050 – Transportation Technician II, Region 4 – Thompson, Opens 11/29/18, Closes 12/09/18.  Click here to apply.
  •  Recruitment #18106  – Transportation Technician II, Region 3 – Strawberry, Opens 12/4/18, Closes 12/1618.  Click here to apply

Visit the Utah State Jobs website at any time to see all open positions with the department. Simply filter the search criteria by department to (810) Department of Transportation. We hope to see you proudly wearing UDOT orange soon.

UDOT Offers Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Drivers

UDOT Offers Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Drivers

Plan for 20-minute delays on I-15; avoid drowsy or aggressive driving

 

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 19, 2018) – The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recommends Wasatch Front drivers plan ahead for I-15 delays due to holiday traffic for Thanksgiving weekend. Trips through Salt Lake and Utah counties on I-15 could take 20 minutes longer on Wednesday, and 25 minutes longer on Monday afternoon.

UDOT engineers expect increased southbound traffic on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., while northbound traffic should be heavier between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Monday, due to return trips, northbound I-15 will see heavier traffic from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m., while southbound traffic will be heavier during the typical commute times from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Higher traffic is expected on local streets due to Black Friday shopping. Streets near malls or large shopping centers are likely to see heavier than normal delays on Friday.

Across the state, most UDOT projects have been completed or are pausing for the winter. However, construction continues year-round on the I-15 Technology Corridor project in Lehi. The northbound I-15 lanes are split from 2100 North to S.R. 92, and the speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour through the construction zone from S.R. 92 to Main Street. Drivers should be alert when traveling through the work zone and anticipate areas of rough or uneven pavement.

UDOT encourages drivers to make Zero Fatalities their goal this Thanksgiving and avoid unsafe driving behaviors. There is a higher rate of fatal crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday than during the other winter months, despite overall crash totals being lower. This weekend, avoid drowsy, distracted, or aggressive driving.

For the latest information on traffic restrictions and road weather, visit the UDOT Traffic website (udottraffic.utah.gov) or download the UDOT Traffic app for iPhone or Android. Drivers can also follow UDOT on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

-UDOT-

Media Contact:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740