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Civil EngineerOtak, Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA

Senior PlannerWashington County, Oregon

Bilingual/Non-Bilingual Senior Communications SpecialistWashington County, Oregon

Public Works DirectorCity of Cave Junction 

Public Works Maintenance Lead - Crew ChiefCity of Newberg

Senior Hydraulic EngineerOregon Department of Transportation

Deputy Public Works Director/City EngineerCity of Elk Grove, CA

Roads and Parks DirectorJackson County Oregon

Public Utility Worker 2 - Concrete CrewCity of Gresham

Parks & Public Works DirectorCity of Snoqualmie, WA

Public Works DirectorCity of Sandy, OR

Civil Engineer
Otak, Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA
Open until filled
Civil Engineer 
Otak is hiring for an experienced Civil Engineer!  Come join our diverse, thriving civil engineering practice and use your expertise in successfully undertaking land development focused projects throughout the Metro area. This position will work on multi-disciplinary projects where you will use your engineering judgment to transform design concepts into construction drawings and technical specifications. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude!  Because Otak is an integrated multi-disciplinary design firm, you will have the opportunity to partner with our architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, surveyors and support staff, who all share a desire to blend an innovative approach to creating mindful designs.  As a part of the team, you will have the opportunity to use your engineering judgement to progress design concepts into construction drawings and technical specifications.  

Senior Planner
Washington County, Oregon
Closing date: 10/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
The Department of Land Use & Transportation is looking to fill two (2) Senior Planner positions to join the Current Planning team at Washington County. These positions will perform a range of planning duties, including the review of complex and high-profile land use applications. We are looking for motivated, highly professional planners who are dedicated to public service.
If you are interested in working in an exciting, dynamic, and collaborative environment with people committed to understanding and implementing the community's vision, we invite you to apply today!
Rural Planning: This position will perform advanced-level planning for complex planning projects outside of the Urban Growth Boundary in accordance with Oregon's Statewide Land Use Planning Goals and Washington County's Community Development Code. This position is responsible for supervising the Rural Planning team; reviewing applications for land development proposals and building permits; writing and reviewing staff reports; presenting staff recommendations at land use hearings; attending pre-application conferences to evaluate impact of land development requests on County land use plans; and answering public inquiries regarding rural planning issues.
Urban Planning: For this position, we are looking for an experienced planning professional to join our Urban Planning team to support the County's growth. This position is responsible for reviewing proposed development plans, including complex infill projects, land divisions, commercial and institutional development projects, and ensuring that the County's plans and policies are correctly applied in the development process.
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Bilingual/Non-Bilingual Senior Communications Specialist
Washington County, Oregon
Closing date: 10/24/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
The Department of Land Use and Transportation is looking to fill two (2) Senior Communications Specialist positions. Both positions are the main points of contact for public comments, questions, and concerns for their division. These positions are part of the divisions' leadership team and will also work with divisional staff to develop and implement specialized communications through print publications, web, video, social media, emerging communications technologies, and traditional media. The Senior Communications Specialist will serve as a Public Information Officer (PIO) during emergency events, which may involve extended work hours. This position will be on call for emergency communications on a rotational basis, working one weekend out of every five.
Operations and Maintenance Division: In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the Senior Communications Specialist in this position will also update web pages, communicate with media, update/monitor social media accounts, and more. The successful candidate will be responsible for communicating with the public about road maintenance work that impacts travel and coordination of an up-to-date road project photo library. They will serve as the main point of contact for constituent communication related to road maintenance and relevant traffic safety concerns. This includes creating and updating webpages, open house materials (online and in person), newsletters, mailings, video content, social media, media releases, and more.
Planning and Development Services Division: This is a bilingual position tasked with taking highly technical, complex information and rewriting in plain language so that it can be easily understood by the general public and translated into other languages. This includes creating and updating webpages, open house materials (online and in person), newsletters, mailings, video content, social media, media releases, and more, both in English and Spanish. This position is responsible for developing accurate and culturally appropriate bilingual content for dissemination to internal and external organizations as well as social media. The successful candidate will also serve as a liaison with the Spanish and English language media on Land Use and Transportation activities. 
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Public Works Director 
City of Cave Junction 
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Contact Information: Jodi Wilson, HR Manager, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 541-423-1335
The City of Cave Junction is seeking a Public Works Director to plan, organize, supervise, coordinate, oversee, schedule, assign and perform operations and maintenance activities of the Public Works Department.
Hours: Full-time, non-exempt
Starting Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 per year
Benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, Oregon PERS retirement benefits
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of: principles and practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of streets, parks, water and wastewater systems and storm drainage; supervision and personnel practices; public works safety procedures; budget planning and preparation; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in water and wastewater treatment; and safety precautions related to wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards. They will possess the ability to: safely operate all public works vehicles, equipment, machinery, and tools; assign and evaluate work of all employees supervised by this classification; plan and budget for department operations; and perform tasks customarily assigned to treatment plant operators. Additional expectations include effectively coordinating the activities of a public works department; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; accurately estimating material and labor requirements/costs; supervising the work of others; training others in safe work habits and practices in area of responsibility; completing required forms and maintaining complete, accurate records; operating and maintaining the water and wastewater treatment plants; being on-call for emergencies; operating light to moderately heavy equipment; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all City employees, elected officials and the general public; and analyzing data, preparing reports and making formal recommendations.
Cave Junction, “Gateway to the Oregon Caves,” is the second largest incorporated city in Josephine County, Oregon. Located on the Redwood Highway (OR199), the city is 30 miles from Grants Pass and 50 miles from Crescent City, CA and the Pacific Ocean. Cave Junction is the economic hub of the large rural area known as the Illinois Valley. It is home to a diverse natural wonderland of geology, fauna, and flora, including many rare plant species of the Klamath-Siskiyou mountain region. They city is a jump-off point to three wilderness areas, the Oregon Caves National Monument, Illinois River Forks State Park, several world-class wineries, and many other local amenities.
To be considered for this position, applicants need to possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to that outlined below, plus any other listed screening qualifications.
• Education: High school diploma or GED; minimum of a two-year degree in engineering or a related physical science is preferred.
• Experience: Ten years of increasingly responsible public works experience and training, including at least three years of supervisory responsibility.
• License: Possession of a valid Oregon Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
• Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a State of Oregon Certification for Water Distribution II, Water Treatment II, Wastewater Collection System II, and Wastewater Treatment II. Ability to obtain a State of Oregon Certification for Water Treatment III, Wastewater Treatment III, and a Water Filtration Endorsement within two years of hire date.
• Substitution: Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the knowledge of, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the job.
For application instructions, please visit How Do I - Apply For A Job at A cover letter, current resume, and completed City of Cave Junction Employment Application are required to apply for this position. This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is identified, and applications will be considered as they are submitted.
Public Works Maintenance Lead - Crew Chief
City of Newberg
Closing date: 10/14/21 11:59 PM
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Senior Hydraulic Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Closing date: 10/27/21
Do you have hydraulic engineering expertise? Join our team in Region 2 and plan, direct and design major transportation projects! You will specialize in hydraulic design, including bridge hydraulics, culvert design, fish passage and water quality design. 
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Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer
City of Elk Grove, CA
Filing Deadline: November 7, 2021
With a population of more than 176,000 that is diverse in ethnicity, age, and income levels, Elk Grove is the second largest city in the Sacramento region. The City of Elk Grove enjoys a stable and engaged workforce of 412 FTE’s and a positive organizational culture of teamwork. Elk Grove operates its own Police Department and provides Development Services, Public Works, Economic Development, Animal Services, Transit, Recycling and Waste, and Code Enforcement services. The city of Elk Grove is a diverse and vibrant community, committed to addressing issues of diversity, promoting diversity programs, providing guidance to create a more equitable, accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community. For more information about this dynamic city, visit
Join a department that offers flexibility, like alternative work schedules and teleworking, and a team that is developing significant projects in one of the fastest growing cities in the region. Served by a dedicated staff of 40 and multiple contract positions, the PW Depart. has a FY 20/21 budget of $40.8 million and is organized into the Capital Improvement Program, Engineering Services, Facilities & Fleet, Operations & Maintenance, Recycling & Waste, and Administration & Finance divisions. The PW Director seeks an exceptionally qualified Deputy PW Director to lead the Engineering Services and Capital Improvement Program Divisions. This position will oversee 2-3 direct reports, 14 city staff and up to 14 consultants across both divisions. 
The ideal candidate is a good listener who manages and develops staff, serves as a mentor, trainer, and evaluator, encouraging staff to reach their potential. This position requires experience developing and constructing capital projects and will have comprehensive knowledge of CIP funding sources and strategies, have a proven track record securing grants, understand how to work with regional planning agencies and Caltrans, and lobby for funds and program projects.  
Minimum requirements includes a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering, public administration, business administration or a closely related field, with at least 5 years of increasing responsibility in PW operations or professional civil engineering experience involving the planning, financing, design, and construction of PW projects, including 2 years of management and administrative responsibility. This position requires possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
The salary range is between $134,236 – $179,902 annually, DOQ. In addition, the City offers an attractive benefits package. 
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via 
Peckham & McKenney, Inc. at
Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within two business days.
Roads and Parks Director 
Jackson County Oregon
Closing date: open until filled
Job description
Jackson County, Oregon has a unique career opportunity for an experienced Roads and Parks Director to oversee the county’s road system maintenance and development and a variety of parks and diverse recreational areas with modern facilities for family, friends and business gatherings. Your leadership efforts as the Roads and Parks Director will have a wide-reaching and direct impact on citizens and visitors of Jackson County.
Reporting to the County Administrator and serving as a leader on County and community committees, the Roads and Parks Director manages an annual budget of approximately $58,000,000 and a complex workforce consisting of 103 dedicated full-time employees and approximately 50 seasonal workers in any given year. The breadth of responsibilities includes managing five diverse divisions that include the following:
- The Road Maintenance Division completes maintenance and operations for pavement and gravel road surfaces, roadside drainage, vegetation management, traffic control, bridge and guardrail maintenance, snow removal, and other activities on 930 miles of County roads and 344 bridges (with 153 being federal-aid bridges over 20 feet in length), over 17,000 traffic signs, and other road related appurtenances.
- A full-service Engineering Division currently includes a staff with five licensed professional engineers that complete engineering design and project delivery for a robust capital improvement program, review plans and subdivision submittals, process utility and roadway encroachment permits, and provide services to other county departments.
- A Fleet Division which manages and maintains the County’s motor pool with over 300 vehicles and completes all maintenance and repairs for over 100 pieces of heavy equipment utilized by the road maintenance crews.
- The Parks Division maintains and operates 23 developed parks, the Bear Creek Greenway, bike trials, automotive racing facilities, as well as thousands of acres of undeveloped park land. The Jackson County Parks Program has over 900 campsites making it the largest county park program in Oregon.
- The Administration Division supports the four other divisions and is responsible for budget preparation and management, payroll, vendor payments, and all other administrative duties and a comprehensive employee safety program.
The incumbent will receive a competitive pay and benefit package that includes Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and 457 retirement plan options. 
Public Utility Worker 2 - Concrete Crew
City of Gresham
Open until filled
$47,613.00 - $60,798.00 Annually
This is a limited-duration position of at least 2 years from date of hire with full benefits
The City has developed a team of skilled concrete workers for the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of the City's concrete assets (including but not limited to ADA ramps, curbs, bus pads, and sidewalks).
The Public Utility Worker 2 (PUW 2) performs the primary  job functions of the position as part of a collaborative, teamwork oriented group in the Transportation Division.  This position is responsible for installing, maintaining ADA ramps, curbs, bus pads, and sidewalks  When weather conditions prohibit concrete work,the PUW 2 is also responsible for removing irreparable road areas for excavation, preparing streets for overlays and slurry seals; patching, filling potholes, paving, crack sealing and sweeping. Other duties include; removing debris and illegally dumped garbage, maintaining City rights-of way; mowing, spraying, weeding and trimming trees; maintaining barricades, street signs, pavement markings and other traffic control devices and winter operations such as snow plowing, sanding and de-icing.
Qualities we are looking for:
Collaborative: An effective team player who values partnerships and forms relationships to accomplish work
Inventive: A strategic problem-solver who enjoys a challenge.
Nimble: A quick thinker who navigates obstacles with a positive, can-do attitude.
Practical: Someone who is self-motivated with a solid work ethic and has a natural inclination to identify efficiencies in work processes while maintaining accuracy.
Knowledge of:
Maintenance, construction, and repair methods and procedures used in assigned area of concrete and road maintenance.
Safety practices and procedures applicable to transportation activities.
Safe and effective operating practices of light and heavy equipment used in transportation activities.
Techniques of flagging and traffic control.
Computers and computer applications.
Ability to:
Operate heavy equipment and power tools used in public works maintenance operations.
Work independently or as part of a crew.
Perform heavy manual work under confined and uncomfortable conditions, including adverse weather conditions.
Perform routine arithmetic calculations.
Communicate effectively and courteously with City employees and the public.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis.
Ability to work in environments requiring the use of a respirator.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a high school graduate or have passed the GED test of equivalency.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must possess a good driving record (based on our driving matrix)
Must have no previous DOT drug testing violations.
Must understand instructions in English, both orally and in writing.
Must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the hire.
Must possess the physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to obtain Oregon Class A CDL within first 6 months of employment.
One year of concrete experience.
Preference will be given to those with ADA ramp experience.
Must also possess or be able to obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of accepting the position. If you currently possess a Class "A" Commercial Drivers License, please submit a 10 year employment history including positions in which you used your Class "A" CDL.
Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will follow directions easily; be detail-oriented; show initiative; work harmoniously with coworkers and other public works crews; assess situations quickly and make sound decisions, which may change work tasks or priorities. The ability to use a computer to enter daily work data. The ideal candidate must also be able to communicate professionally and courteously with the public, explain equipment and procedures, answer questions and ask for citizens' cooperation.
You will be disqualified from this process if you possess any of the following driving infractions:
A major traffic offense or accident that results in death or major injury.
Driving under the influence (DUI) offense within the last 5 years.
Have more than 3 moving violations within a 3-year period or more than 2 within a one- year period.
Have more than 2 accidents within a 3-year period.
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Parks & Public Works Director 
City of Snoqualmie, WA
Closing date: October 24
The Parks and Public Works Department has primary responsibility for the design, construction, maintenance and improvement of the City’s infrastructure. Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Director of Parks and Public Works is responsible for leading, planning and managing all activities and operations for the following divisions: Parks/Urban Forestry, Streets/Stormwater, Treatment Works/Wastewater, Water-Collections/Distribution, Fleet/Facilities as well as contracted services. The Director will oversee a team of 31 full-time employees and a biennial operating budget of $12M plus a combined Utilities and Non-Utilities CIP budget of $31M.
The ideal candidate for this role will be, first and foremost, someone who consistently leads by example. Someone who matches words to actions, is trustworthy and fair, follows through on commitments, and inspires staff to unite around a shared vision.
The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public works administration, park planning, public administration, or a related field AND at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in public works, engineering, construction management including five years supervising professional, technical, and trade staff. Broad-based knowledge of municipal utilities and park operations is also required. A combination of related education and experience that demonstrates a candidate's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform essential duties of the position may be considered.
The salary range for this position is $152,388 to $165,948 DOQ.
Please apply online at
For more information on this position contact Lynn Barboza, Senior Vice President SGR,

Public Works Director
City of Sandy, OR
First review of applications: October 20, 2021
Apply online
The City of Sandy is looking for a Public Works Director who will provide forward thinking leadership to the mission of bringing the City's largest public infrastructure projects to fruition. Reporting to the City Manager, the Public Works Director manages a biennial budget of $48.4 million and nine full-time employees including three direct reports, an Assistant Public Works Director (new/vacant), an Engineering Technician, and a Public Works Crew Leader. Areas of responsibility include engineering services, transportation infrastructure, water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection systems, stormwater management, and related public infrastructure.
The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, construction management, architecture, public administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree is highly desirable. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in public works, engineering or construction management, and supervision of professional, technical, and trade staff is also required. Preferred requirements include a professional engineer license and 10 years of progressive experience including leadership/supervisory experience in a municipal setting.
The annual salary for this position will be market competitive and dependent upon qualifications. The range for those who possess a Professional Engineer (PE) license is $101,887 - $132,682. The range for candidates without a PE license is $96,201 - $125,279.


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