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Current Openings:

Utility Person I

Job Announcement

General Description

North City Water District (NCWD) currently invites all qualified applicants to apply for the position of Utility Person I. The successful candidate will play a key role as a member of the Field Crew. Essential duties include assisting with the installation and maintenance of water mains, fittings, valves, fire hydrants and meters. Be able to operate a variety of mechanical equipment driven by air, hydraulics and electricity. Operation of heavy equipment including dump trucks, service trucks, jack hammers and back hoes etc. Performs utility checks on meters and water lines related to the operation and maintenance of the water system. Will also perform any and all duties assigned. This position reports directly to the North City Water District’s Operations Manager.


The ideal candidate will be self motivating and has a High School Diploma or GED. Person must have a Valid State of Washington Driver’s License along with an acceptable driving record. Class A CDL preferred or the Employee must within 6 months from date of hire obtain a Valid Washington Class A CDL. After one year you will share the Stand by Duty rotation with other members of the field crew.

Knowledge of:

Possesses continued education and learning ethic, Skill in communication and interpersonal interaction with co-workers, property owners, contractors and general public. Ability to problem solve, in excellent physical condition.

Working Conditions:
Duties are primarily performed in the field where the employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions, loud noises and hazards from traffic, heavy equipment and site conditions.

Physical Conditions:
This position typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions. Positions in this class typically require driving vehicles or equipment to and from project sites.

Note: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department. The actual job description is on our web site@



The Utility I position has a two step salary range which starts at $23.99 per hour.

Application Instructions
Your completed North City Water District Job Application Form, cover letter and resume should be returned to: North City Water District, Attn: Denny Clouse at 1519 NE 177 St., Shoreline, WA 98155 by Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm to be considered. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke free work environment.

Program Specialist

SALARY: $5,033.00 - $6,709.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 02/13/17
CLOSING DATE: 03/03/17 04:30 PM

The Portland Water Bureau is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of Program Specialist. This position provides program and staff support to the Regional Water Providers Consortium (Consortium), a group of 20 regional water providers, administered by the Portland Water Bureau under an intergovernmental agreement, and reports to the Consortium Project Manager. The position assists with program coordination and implementation for the Consortium's water conservation and emergency preparedness programs. The position is key in supporting the Consortium's growing web and social media presence. The position works with regional water providers, state and regional stakeholder groups, trade allies and educators to support a variety of programs to improve the planning and management of municipal water supplies in the region and is an integral part of the Consortium's four-person team.
Duties include providing planning and logistical coordination for a variety of Consortium projects and programs including large-scale emergency drills and exercises, meetings, conservation workshops, and events. The position assists with implementing the Consortium's youth education program which includes coordinating a school assembly program and representing the Consortium at the Children's Clean Water Festival. The position is responsible for tracking and
managing the Consortium's inventory of collateral material and conservation devices, facilitating annual material orders for the Consortium and its 20 members and fulfilling conservation kit requests from the public. The position assists with drafting contracts, tracking consultant work plans, and writing and updating plans and reports. The position is responsible for researching,
developing, updating and evaluating web and social media content for the Consortium's two websites ( and, three social media channels (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook), several e-newsletters and listserves, and monitoring the implementation of web related contracts. Other duties include assisting with outreach messaging and development including editing media stories, educational outreach materials, reports and tracking and analyzing media advertising spot and placement reports.

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1. Knowledge of basic principles and practices of program/project planning and
2. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including purchasing,contracting and maintenance of public records.
3. Ability to coordinate program activities with multiple stakeholders to ensure agreement and consensus.
4. Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience.
5. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to both internal and external program stakeholders.
6. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results.
Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional résumé online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
• Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
• Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.
• If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
• Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The
City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

1120 SW 5th Ave, 404
Portland, OR 97204
Position #2017-00098

Senior Surface Water Utility Engineer

Serves as a technical expert and is responsible for tasks including the following: reviewing development proposals for compliance with surface water design regulations; maintaining and updating storm drainage regulations standards and policies; coordinating NPDES stormwater permit requirements; conducting engineering design of solutions to small (neighborhood scale) drainage and water quality problems; conducting watershed and storm system modeling and planning; conducting restoration site monitoring, assisting with development and management of water quality improvement programs including stormwater and ambient stream/lake monitoring, illicit discharge detection and elimination; private detention/water quality system inspection; and assisting maintenance division with engineering design, water quality protection measures and environmental permitting. Special Note Position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application. Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter. Hours of Work Core business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; flexible work schedule to be determined. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field and five (5) years experience in storm water planning/engineering. Washington State Professional Engineer License or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire at own expense. One (1) year computer experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to arrange transportation that is needed to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Preferred Qualifications Additional certifications related to surface water management including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), CSM (Certified Stormwater Manager), CPSWQ (Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality), CFM (Certified Floodplain Manager), etc. Three (3) years experience in stormwater management in a government setting (municipal, state or federal). Working Conditions & Physical Activities This position works in both an office environment and outside at existing developments and construction sites. The fieldwork involves monitoring construction work or investigating existing drainage conditions in varying weather conditions. Potential hazards at construction sites include vehicular traffic, construction equipment, and uneven terrain. The position may require climbing ladders, scaffolding, and working in trenches or other confined spaces. Union Affiliation As a condition of employment, must become a member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the Union and the City. Selection Process Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Applicants can apply online at:  

Maintenance Technician - Water

Join the team that powers the City of Redmond

More than anything, it's our people that make us great. City of Redmond employees view each day as an adventure and a new opportunity to shine. Our people bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of integrity, accountability and commitment to service--and love working collaboratively to take our City to even greater heights.

Our employees thrive in an environment where thinking creatively, taking chances and trying new things are the status quo. It's what's helping to make Redmond the ideal place to live, work, play and invest. From Public Works crews to City Planners, innovation is the engine that powers our work forward--and all ideas and solutions are welcomed. Together, our talented teams have contributed to Redmond's recognition by Money Magazine as the" 5th Best Small City in the Nation to Live." Our parks are exceptional, our crime rate is low, and our business community is vibrant.

When you work for the City of Redmond, you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance with continuing education programs, leadership academies, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.

Take a spin around our website and discover how the City of Redmond can make your next career move a great one.

The Water Maintenance Technician ensures the safe and proper functioning of Redmond's water system, including over 20,000 connections, 330 miles of pipe, 84 PRV vaults, 10,000 valves, 4,000 hydrants and 5 ground water wells. You will work with a committed, enthusiastic, accomplished and innovative team, who are under the direction of the Water Operations Supervisor. In addition, you will contribute to implementing strategic maintenance programs driven by the City's asset management software. Maintenance Technicians perform a wide variety of water system maintenance and repair activities.

Responsibilities will include:

• Inspect, install, repair and replace water mains, meters, PRVs, fire hydrants and other distribution components;
• Preform reactionary and unidirectional flushing activities;
• Respond to emergency calls and customer requests;
• Assist other City departments with the inspections of new construction;
• Operate vacuum truck for hydro-excavation, backhoe, boom truck, dump truck, and 2-way radio. to repair, maintain, and install components of the water system;
• Maintain daily work records, input and manage data, and create reports for internal purposes and regulatory compliance;
• Provide input into the City's asset management program.

Knowledge of:

• Water system maintenance and repair principles and operational procedures;
• Water hydraulic principles;
• General construction practices and techniques;
• Basic principles and procedures of record keeping and safe work practices;
• Structure and functions of City government; laws, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to water system maintenance.

Skill in:

• Excellent customer service;
• Safe operation of hand and power tools and mechanical equipment such as shovel, chainsaw, pipe cutter, and portable generator;
• Flagging and safety requirements for traffic operations and excavation work;
• Occupational hazards and confined space entry;
• Effective and efficient oral and written communication;
• Reading and interpreting construction drawings and as-built plans;
• Personal computer and various software applications. MS Office, Asset Management, and ArcGIS preferred.

Ability to:

• Provide excellent customer service through positive and professional communication;
• Demonstrate a positive attitude and be an effective team player.;
• Accurately record field data manually and by using a variety of software programs;
• Work overtime to respond to emergencies as needed, including evenings, holidays, and weekends;
• Work on a 24-hour standby basis several times a year for a week at a time.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: High School diploma and one (1) year of public utility, maintenance or construction experience or other closely related work experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job.

Licenses and Requirements:

Valid Washington State Driver's License is required by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards. Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License with air brake and tanker endorsements, Washington Traffic Control Flagger Card, Confined Space Entry and Attendant, and First Aid/CPR certifications are preferred, or, ability to obtain within one year of hire. Water Distribution Manager I or ability to obtain within 14 months of hire. This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway Administration.

Union Affiliation:

Fulfillment of bargaining unit membership is required within 30 days of hire.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in both a clean, climate-controlled office environment and in the field, sometimes during inclement weather. Indoor work consists of using a computer and may require the employee to sit for long periods of time. Outdoor work consists of field work that can expose the employee to hazards of a construction site, traffic, potentially toxic gases and fumes, and exposure to noise, chemicals, paints, and dust. The employee must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds, carry a backpack, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces. Requires manual dexterity, hearing and visual acuity. Maintenance Technicians may be required to assist or work for other divisions.


The City of Redmond offers an excellent benefits package including: flexible work hours; medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; life insurance; retirement; and career development including tuition reimbursement.

City of Redmond Values:

Integrity: We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.
Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.
Commitment to Service: We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process:

The City is accepting applications from internal applicants only. Please include a resume and cover letter with your application and submit to Be sure to list all relevant training and certifications.

The City may review existing application pools to fill this position, or use this pool to fill future vacancies.

Top candidates will be contacted to participate in the next phase of selection, which may include testing and/or an interview.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization form to have a thorough background investigation conducted.

$3,824 - $5,646 per month

City of Yakima - Water Treatment Plant Operator III

The City of Yakima Water Treatment Plant needs an Operator III.

Minimum requirements: High school graduation or GED and any combination of education and experience equivalent to four years' experience related to the operation of a water treatment facility and two years of relevant education beyond high school or GED, with not less than one year of working experience in a drinking water surface water treatment plant. Must meet minimum education and experience requirements in the State of Washington Waterworks Operator Certification Program Guidelines for a Water Treatment Plant Operator III Certification.

Must possess at time of appointment and maintain a valid State of Washington Driver's License and must possess or be able to obtain and maintain, within six months of appointment, a valid Washington State Water Treatment Plant Operator III Certification, a basic First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate.

The City of Yakima offers a competitive benefit package with salary ranging from $25.55 - $30.65 Hourly starting at the lower wage; med/dent/vis and FREE healthcare clinic; life insurance; Paid Time Off (PTO); WA State pension; and more!

For a complete job description and to apply, visit our website at Posting closes 2/27/17. EOE.

Water Manager

invites applications for the position of:
Water Manager

SALARY: $5,638.53 - $8,456.93 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 02/01/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Under the direction of the Public Works Director, supervises, evaluates and assures the proper operation and maintenance of the City's potable and non-potable water treatment and delivery systems; manages and oversees regulatory compliance activities; manages and oversees water resources; develops and manages budgets and staff resources; represents water system issues to the public and media; and supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.

Click on the following link to view the complete job description, including essential functions and working conditions:


• Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry, biology or related field.
• Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of water system operations including at least five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role.
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

• Valid driver's license upon hire date.
• Water Distribution Manager IV certification within six months of hire date.

• Washington State Department of Health Water Treatment Plant Operator Level III certification;
• Knowledge of utility asset management best practices;
• Knowledge of automated metering systems and associated best water utility operational practices;
• Strong personnel management skills for both represented and non-represented staff.

To apply, submit an online application at and attach a current resume and letter of interest.

Selection will be based on overall qualifications, supplemental written assignment and an interview process. Final candidate selected will be required to pass a comprehensive background/reference check. Although this position is open until filled, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by February 24, 2017 for priority consideration.

Water Distribution Utility Worker

Canby Utility, a public water and electric utility located 30 minutes south of Portland and serving a population of approximately 17,270 with 5,000 meters, is recruiting for a water utility worker to complement its distribution crew. This individual will perform work in construction, maintenance, operation, inspections and repairs of our water distribution system. This position is physically demanding. Salary range is based on qualifications and certification level: $20.44 - $29.92/Hour

Job skills and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the ability to and knowledge of installing, replacing, repairing and maintaining water mains, valves, meters and hydrants; operation of dump trucks, jack hammers, backhoes, trenchers and other industry related tools and equipment essential to the work. The position requires a Class A CDL or the ability to self-achieve within six months of hire. Desirable qualifications include: Oregon WD Certification level II or greater (entry level and WD I will be considered), Cross Connection Certification, fork lift, construction experience, heavy equipment operation, and competent person and flagger certifications. This position requires the ability to respond to after-hours emergencies in approximately 30 minutes.

Canby Utility currently offers an excellent benefit package including paid contributions to Oregon PERS/Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP); 93% of the medical, dental and vision premiums are employer paid for employee and family; employer paid contributions to a VEBA account; life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; and 401k and 457 deferred compensation plans. This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union (IBEW Local 125).

Applications and job description can be downloaded from our website at, or obtained at our office located at 154 NW First Ave., Canby, Oregon. For more information or to obtain an application by mail, email or fax, call Barbara Benson at 503-266-1156 ext. 323. Pre-employment physical, driving history, drug test and background checks required after receiving a conditional job offer. Canby Utility is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will accept applications by email; however, cannot guarantee that they were received. Please fax (503) 263-8621, mail, or drop off application materials to our office. Position open until filled, with first review of applications beginning on January 31.