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Oregon APWA Jobs and Opportunities

To submit a job posting (either a position available or a position sought), e-mail the following information to the Oregon APWA webmaster:
  -- Name of position
  -- Name of hiring agency or company, or name of individual (if posting is for position sought
  -- Closing date (unless otherwise specified, all postings will be removed 30 days after initial posting)
  -- Description of position
  -- Website, e-mail address and/or phone number(s) for more information

Landscape ArchitectCity of Eugene

Engineering Technician 2City of Beaverton

Project ManagerCity of Cornelius, Oregon

Utility Maintenance SupervisorCity of Cottage Grove

Hatchery Maintenance CoordinatorChelan County PUD

Public Works Regulatory SpecialistCity of Pendleton, Oregon

Utility Worker IICity of Silverton

General ManagerSallal Water Association, North Bend, Washington

Development and Public Works Director, City of Springfield, Oregon

Survey Chief (Manager) or Lead Surveyor – RoadsJackson County, Oregon

Landscape Architect
City of Eugene
Closing Date: 10/12/18
The City of Eugene Public Works Department is hiring two Landscape Architects to help implement an updated vision for Parks and Open Space in Eugene. 
The vision for Parks and Recreation in Eugene is a system of beautiful, inspiring places that foster personal, community and environmental health while upholding four core principles:

  • Care for and make the most of what we have
  • Serve the entire community
  • Create more connections
  • Build better partnerships

This is the foundation of the recently completed Picture. Plan. Play.  A Vision and Implementation plan for Eugene's Parks and Recreation System, which can be found at  Eugene voters recently passed two ballot measures to implement this plan, providing additional funding to maintain and renovate existing parks and recreation assets and to expand the system into underserved areas of the city. 
Two additional Landscape Architects are needed to complete these and other important City priorities.  One position will reside in the Parks and Open Space Division of Public Works and the other will work in the Engineering Division of Public Works.  While the duties, skills and qualifications are generally shared, the focus of work varies based upon which Division the position resides.  In the Parks and Open Space Division, the focus is on public land management, conceptual design development and public engagement.  The focus of work in Engineering is on final design, construction documents and specifications, project bidding, and construction administration and inspection. 
Compensation: $66,996.80 - $86,652.80 Annually
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
To apply go to:

Engineering Technician 2
City of Beaverton
Closing Date: Open Until Filled; First Review of Applications on October 5, 2018
The Engineering Technician 2 will assist the public by providing engineering related information, conduct plan review for private development projects and capital improvements and review application and issue site development division permits. May also issue utility permits and sidewalk/driveway permits. This is an SEIU position. Please visit our website at to view the full posting and apply.

Project Manager
City of Cornelius, Oregon
Recruitment open until filled (first review September 24, 2018)
City of Cornelius has created a new position within Engineering for a Project Manager. Responsibilities include managing and coordinating contracts, plans, schedules, and construction work on capital improvement projects for the City of Cornelius Engineering Department. Prepares informal requests for proposals for CIP projects, solicits design proposals from consultants, and assists in creating contracts for selected consultants. Oversees consultants on CIP projects and coordinates, organizes, and collaborates with project inspectors, project engineers, consultants, and contractors. Prepares exhibits, provides plan and specification review, and assists with preparation of grant submittals for CIP projects. Organizes, develops, drafts, and provides reasonable experience using CAD to develop dimension details of complete projects. 
We are recruiting for a candidate who:
- Has excellent communications skills – including ability and experience conversing about technical topics with citizens, city council, committees and non-engineering staff.
- Understands the value of building and maintaining strong working relationships, with both internal and external partners.
- Can facilitate problem solving among staff and partners. Is thoughtful, considerate of varied opinions, and intent on finding solutions. Can ‘think outside of the box’ as a problem solver, but also appreciates the value of standards and their consistent application.
- Is a strong project manager – understands the steps necessary to plan and successfully complete complex infrastructure projects with multiple stakeholders.
- Is an astute, quick learner, capable of juggling multiple demands.
- Understands civil infrastructure planning, design and construction.
- Specific experience with development engineering and permitting is preferred.
- Will at times work outside normal office hours as needed to support projects.  This will likely include some evening meetings (city council, planning commission, citizen committees and groups) and/or attendance at meetings or job sites if needed on some days off.
Education and experience with civil engineering, project management, or related fields. Possess a valid state driver’s license and have a safe driving record. Great job opportunity, competitive salary and benefits in a growing community. 
Salary Range: $ 67,524 - $ 77,568  Annually
To apply: Visit our website  Completed Application Packets: Employment applications must be submitted along with a cover letter and supplemental questions. A resume will not be accepted in place of a completed application.  Submit by mail, fax, email or in person. Email City of Cornelius, 1355 N. Barlow Street, Cornelius, OR 97113 or call 503-357-9112.


Utility Maintenance Supervisor
City of Cottage Grove
Job posting closes October 12, 2018
The City of Cottage Grove is now accepting applications for the Utility Maintenance Supervisor position. The supervisor prepares the general work plans including budget proposals for the maintenance and operation of the water, wastewater, storm drainage, and street infrastructure. Cottage Grove is a small town with breath taking scenery, year-round events, rich history, and a gateway to outdoor recreation. It is located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley along I-5 and has a population of 9,920 residents. Cottage Grove has just over 50 miles of streets, 3,897 metered water services, 3,609 sewer connections, and just over 30 miles of storm drainage lines. The Position oversees 9 full time employees to make sure this critical infrastructure is maintained and operational.
Pay range: $5,074-$6,476 per month. More information.
To apply:

Hatchery Maintenance Coordinator
Chelan County PUD
Open until Closed
The Hatchery Maintenance Coordinator, under the supervision of the Fish and Wildlife Manager, coordinates maintenance at Chelan PUD's (District) hatchery system facilities.  This position works closely with the Hatchery Operations and Maintenance Coordinator to establish maintenance standards, intervals and priorities, and recommends solutions to mechanical issues impacting multiple District fish facilities.  Coordinates maintenance and troubleshooting activities with external operating agencies, District engineering, maintenance departments, and external contractors.  Observe, document, and report on repair activities.
Essential job functions include:
1.  Conduct onsite investigation of reactive and proactive maintenance requests from the hatchery operator and PUD personnel.  Conduct routine hatchery infrastructure inspections and condition assessments for yearly planning.
2.  Coordinate hatchery facility reactive maintenance with the hatchery operator; maintenance providers, such as Central Maintenance (CM) or third party contractors; and technical staff (e.g., engineers, drafters), to ensure reliability.  Manage contractors and monitor and document activities for small to midsize maintenance projects (i.e., <$25,000). Create purchase requisitions and work requests in Maximo.
3.  Develop, revise, and update hatchery asset maintenance records and plans. Track maintenance intervals and priorities.  Develop standard operating procedures for hatchery equipment and processes.
4.  Purchase equipment, tools and spare parts for the District's hatchery operators.  Maintain the Hatchery Program's Small Asset Inventory.
5.  Observe safety work habits followed by hatchery operators and contractors.  Be familiar with District and WISHA/OSHA construction safety regulations.  Proactively handle safety issues and concerns so that work is performed safely.  Notify the hatchery operator, contractor, and District personnel of unsafe work practices and apparent violations of regulations.
Post-Secondary Education:           
Associates of science degree (A.S.) from two-year college or technical school; in mechanical or engineering technology, or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing or overseeing maintenance of hatcheries, water, wastewater or similar facilities in roles such as engineering designer, engineering technician, fish biologist, or construction inspector.  Experience with fisheries, biology or hydrology desired.
A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire).  A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.
Compensation & Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary range of $68,800 - $86,000 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year. 
Apply on line at

Public Works Regulatory Specialist
City of Pendleton, Oregon
First round applications due by 5:00 p.m. September 21, 2018; otherwise, recruitment open until filled. 
The City of Pendleton is accepting applications for a full-time Regulatory Specialist in the Public Works Department.  Position is responsible for public works compliance programs as they relate to environmental and safety regulations, such as: water quality testing records; daily air quality forecast and education outreach; a variety of environmental reports; and oversight of internal safety programs including drug testing, hearing conservation, and respiratory fitness testing. Requires Bachelor of Science degree with major coursework in an engineering, environmental, regulatory, or science discipline; and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with regulations and technical report writing; or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.  Salary range is $5,167-$6,901/month plus excellent benefits.  Applications are available at  or at City Hall, 500 SW Dorion Avenue, Pendleton OR 97801 or by calling (541) 966-0201.   

Utility Worker II
City of Silverton
Open until filled (first review for submissions by Friday 9/21)
Salary: $18.92 - $24.15 (Collective Bargaining negotiations in progress)
This is a Safety Sensitive position. Under general supervision, performs a variety of maintenance work and projects relating to city infrastructure, including streets, water, storm water, wastewater collection systems, and parks system operations. Requires carrying a pager on a rotation basis. 
Please review the full job announcement and job description. Submit completed application form to:

General Manager
Sallal Water Association, North Bend, Washington
First review: October 7, 2018 (open until filled). 
Salary: $80,000 - $115,000
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, call 206-368-0050.
Located 30 miles east of Seattle along Interstate 90, the Sallal Water Association is headquartered in the City of North Bend, Washington. The Association serves roughly 5,000 residents surrounding the City of North Bend. The Sallal Water Association is a nonprofit, consumer-owned cooperative which is administered by a seven-member Board of Trustees. The Association provides potable water to about 1,700 connections, and currently supplies around 190 million gallons of water each year. The Association has a 2018 budget of roughly $2 million, and staff currently consists of an interim Operations Manager, a Water System Operator, an Office Manager, an Accountant, and three on-call field crew positions. The Association also utilizes a number of consultants. 
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the General Manager will manage the team of employees and consultants to provide technical expertise to support the requirements of planning, engineering, budget and rate development, project development, and implementation. 
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, water resources, hydrology, geology, or environmental science, and a Water System Manager credential is required. 6-10 years of progressively responsible managerial experience, including supervisory and project management is required. (Please see the complete position profile for additional requirements.)


Development and Public Works Director
City of Springfield, Oregon
Closing Date: Oct. 8
Nestled between the beautiful McKenzie and Willamette Rivers in the Southern Willamette Valley, Springfield, Oregon, is a city in Lane County with a population of 62,353. Springfield is a family-friendly community where a healthy economy and numerous historical aspects of Oregon’s past have blended into a vibrant place to call home. The City operates under a home-rule charter with a council-manager form of government. The City Council, consisting of one person from each of six wards and a Mayor, sets overall City policy and establishes goals for the City. 
Reporting to the City Manager, the Development and Public Works Director is a critical member of the City’s executive management team and also serves as the Executive Officer for the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission. The City is seeking a personable, steadfastly strategic, and visionary leader who is passionate about local government. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and results-driven manager with a customer service focus who embraces the City’s organizational culture and champions its strategic plan. The diversity of this position provides an excellent launching pad for someone who aspires to be a City Manager.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, civil engineering, planning, or a related field. Seven to 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in development, public works, urban land use planning, or a related field is required, along with at least five years of management experience, including two years of executive management experience. A valid driver’s license at time of appointment is required. Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience may be considered qualifying. The hiring range for this outstanding opportunity is between $93,288 and $130,603, depending on qualifications and experience.
Please apply online at: For more information on this position contact: Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Government Resources,, 214-676-1691.

Survey Chief (Manager) or Lead Surveyor – Roads
Jackson County, Oregon
Closing date: September 23, 2018
Jackson County is recruiting for a Survey Chief (Manager) or a Lead Surveyor – Roads to perform a variety of surveying functions associated with the dept.  Ideal candidate will have road-related survey exp. Successful applicant will upgrade the program & equipment so the team is efficient in both field & office work. If the position appeals to you, please visit our website at Survey Chief (Manager) salary is $63,398 – $80,891 annually (exempt), Lead Surveyor – Roads salary is $59,280 - $78,478 annually with competitive leave/benefits packages. EOE. 
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