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Water Filtration Plant and Distribution System OperatorBeverly Beach Water District, Newport, Oregon

City SurveyorCity of Springfield

Transportation Operations Utility Worker IICity of Redmond, Oregon

Transportation Operations Utility Worker IIICity of Redmond, Oregon

Transportation Operations Utility LeadCity of Redmond, Oregon

Plans Examiner 2 or SeniorLane County, Oregon

Civil Engineer, Transportation and InfrastructureOtak

Senior Structural EngineerOtak

Public Works DirectorCity of McMinnville

Senior Transportation Engineering ManagerOtak

Public Works Supervisor – UtilitiesCity of Stayton

Traffic Engineering SupervisorMarion County, Public Works Department, Oregon

Engineering Technician 2City of Newberg, Public Works

Public Works Plant Mechanic – Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants, City of Newberg

JanitorCity of Wilsonville

City EngineerCity of Redmond

Water Filtration Plant and Distribution System Operator
Beverly Beach Water District, Newport, Oregon
Position open until filled. 
Position description
For additional information, contact Timothy Gross, Beverly Beach Water District Board President, at
City Surveyor
City of Springfield
Closing date: 7/4/2021
Link to apply:
The City of Springfield Development and Public Works Department is looking for a positive and energetic Land Surveyor to lead  the survey program for the City of Springfield. The person must thrive in a fast paced collaborative team setting  The City of Springfield offers a dynamic environment with survey staff working as lead Land Surveyor on agency projects and reviewing private sponsored projects. Work is performed inside and outside of the office setting. The person leads the survey group setting goals and promoting innovation and team effort. A strong sense of survey law, fundamentals, professional ethics and integrity is a must.
Position Overview:.
This person oversees technical and para-professional survey work performed by survey and engineering technicians, and performs professional surveying duties including developing and overseeing survey standards and practices, performing surveys, boundary resolution, preparation of property description and exhibit maps, maintaining survey records, expanding horizontal and vertical control networks, developing and presenting survey training programs, and reviewing and approving surveys and land division plats for compliance with statutory requirements.
Summary of Essential Duties:
•    Establishes survey standards and procedures for Engineering Division project teams; monitors compliance with standards and procedures.
•    Provides survey services for design and construction of City facilities
•    Reviews and approves land division plats on behalf of the City per Oregon statute; participates in the review of land use applications and collaborates City planning and engineering staff with establishing conditions for new development.
•    Conducts boundary surveys and water rights services as needed
•    Maintains pertinent maps, records, and files
•    Prepares and reviews deeds, easements, and agreements for City projects
•    Acquires rights-of-way for City projects
•    Identifies properties which are in arrears on assessments and coordinates property foreclosures
For the complete City Surveyor/ Associate Manager job addendums, please see the City’s classifications page:
Transportation Operations Utility Worker II
City of Redmond, Oregon
Closing: 6/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
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Transportation Operations Utility Worker III
City of Redmond, Oregon
Closing: 6/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
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Transportation Operations Utility Lead
City of Redmond, Oregon
Closing: 6/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
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Plans Examiner 2 or Senior
Lane County, Oregon
Closing date: 06/21/21 05:00 PM
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Civil Engineer, Transportation and Infrastructure
Otak (position may be based out of either Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA offices)
Open until filled 
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Senior Structural Engineer
Open until filled
This position is based out of our Vancouver, WA office - Relocation Assistance Available!
Otak, Inc. is seeking to hire a Senior Structural Engineer to work in our Vancouver, WA office.  Our Senior Structural Engineer collaborates with architects, building owners and builders to design elegant solutions for projects of all types, sizes and levels of complexity. From designing facilities at national parks, community transit services, site development structures and major expansion projects, we continually seek the best balance among the demands of form, function, sustainability, constructability, schedule and budget.
The primary duty of the Senior Structural Engineer will include serving as a technical expert in engineering analysis and design for all structural aspects in support of architecturally designed and site development structures, perform complex structural planning, and have a proven background of technical leadership on these types of projects. Other duties also include the supervision of junior engineers in the performance of engineering tasks.
What you'll do:
- Manage and lead structure designers/technicians in development of plans and calculations for buildings
- Perform design services matching local, state and federal design standards, especially National Parks Service standards
- Prepare and lead preparation of construction plans using AutoCAD and/or Revit
- Prepare specifications and cost estimates
- Plan and coordinate projects with limited supervision
- Assist in assigning duties and schedules to team members
- Participate and support preparing proposals and project scope, schedule, and budget
- Participate in Business Development based on strong client relationships
- Provide construction support services
- Perform other structures related design tasks as assigned
What you bring:
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
- Registered Structural Engineer in Washington or Oregon
- 10+ years of proven experience in all aspects of building structural engineering working directly with architecture and public Clients
- Solid client services and business development skills are required
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, current structural software applications
- Proficiency and familiarity with applicable Codes, including specialty codes such as the Oregon Structures Specialty Code, Washington State Building Code, etc.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with various teams throughout the organization
Public Works Director
City of McMinnville
Closing date:  7/11/2021 11:59PM Pacific          
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Job Description:              
This position is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the operations of the Public Works Department (Engineering Division, Wastewater Services Division, Parks & Streets Maintenance Division, and Municipal Airport); with full accountability for results in terms of costs, personnel, and methods. This position is the appointing authority for the Public Works Department, and supervises department personnel through subordinate supervisors.
Supervision Exercised and Received
This position is appointed by the City Council under Charter and receives general policy direction from the Mayor and City Council. The Community Development Director receives general supervision and direction of the City Manager.
Responsible for approximately 50 FTE, directly and through subordinate supervisory personnel.
Examples of Duties and Tasks
Establishes departmental goals and objectives. Plans and develops related programs and activities based on analysis of City growth, workload, staffing levels, and related economic and legislative influences to provide appropriate and effective services to the community.
Prepares initial department budget request. Manages and monitors approved department budget. Reviews and approves expenditures. Reviews progress and make necessary modifications.
Directs activities of department personnel, through subordinate supervisors. Assigns, supervises, and evaluates work of subordinates. Hears grievances and administers disciplinary action. Interviews and effectively recommends hiring, disciplinary, and termination actions. Ensures provision of adequate training within department.
Performs or directs professional engineering duties by preparing or reviewing technical papers, reports, plans, and specifications, directing construction and planning activities, etc. Interprets technical materials for their impact on the City (e.g., mapping, regulatory agency requirements, etc).
Develops, reviews, and approves construction standards, and plans and specifications for public works improvements. Directs the development of the various plans, e.g., Facility, Capital Improvement, Traffic, Storm water, etc.
Works closely with the Executive Team to ensure the smooth transition of projects through the various stages of development throughout the City.
Oversees the conduct of necessary studies and analyses, preparation of related information and reports, and development of recommendations for the City Council. Attends public meetings including City Council meetings, work sessions, and board or commission meetings. Prepares resolutions, ordinances, and reports for action by Council.
Manages public works projects by developing scope of work, budget, work site inspection, coordinating with consultants, department staff, and/or other governmental bodies.
Receives and resolves citizen complaints and concerns about departmental functions and personnel.
Ensures compliance with and follows all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
Negotiates contracts, franchises, and agency agreements.
Represents the City in a variety of capacities as it relates to Public Works.
Provides information and recommendations during negotiation of new industrial siting or other building related issues.
Maintains proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
Typical Qualifications and Preferred Experience
Equivalent to a complete four year college education with coursework in public administration, business, engineering, or a similar field and eight years experience in public works or related environment which includes project management responsibilities and supervision and management of employees, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties.
Broad knowledge of public works functions including engineering, wastewater, parks and streets maintenance, fleet and facilities management, and public administration;
Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision and personnel practices;
Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques used in the construction, maintenance, and operation of public works facilities;
Thorough knowledge of budgeting; and
General knowledge of community and economic development concepts.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public, members of outside agencies, and employees.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and infrequently weighing up to 40 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50 percent of the work period while operating standard office equipment. Reasonable accommodation will be provided to qualified individuals with a disability and known limitations.
Approximately 85 percent of the work period is spent in usual office working conditions. The remaining 15 percent is spent outdoors at construction sites, primarily in a management role. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments.
Senior Transportation Engineering Manager
Otak (position may be based out of either Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA offices)
Open until filled 
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Public Works Supervisor – Utilities 
City of Stayton
Closing date: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
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Traffic Engineering Supervisor
Marion County, Public Works Department, Oregon
Closing date: 30 day posting
Marion County is seeking an experience professional to become our next Traffic Engineering Supervisor. The successful candidate will work under the Engineering Division Manager and will:
• Manage traffic engineering section and associated programs.
• Be responsible for ensuring that program goals, objectives, policies, and processes are formulated, implemented, and carried out.
• Perform advanced and/or complex technical engineering work.
• Provide technical direction and problem resolution related to program services and activities.
• Ensure staff and program compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Perform other related work as assigned.
Experience and Training
1. Bachelor's degree with major course work in Civil Engineering Supervisory; AND
2. Four years of related engineering experience, which includes (1) one year of supervisory experience or (3) three years of designated *lead work experience AND
3. Two (2) years in the specific specialty field of traffic engineering. 
*Lead work includes all of the following duties: training, reviewing work, organizing, planning, and scheduling work assignments, providing input on employee performance evaluations, providing guidance in daily activities, providing technical expertise, acting as a resource on difficult points of procedure, and providing assistance to and making recommendations in the hiring process.
Special Requirements
• Applicant must be registered as a Professional Engineer and must obtain a current registration in the State of Oregon within 90 days of date of hire. 
• Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at: 
• The finalist for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
• This assignment is not represented by a union.
• This is a full-time position, which is not eligible for overtime.
• Work Schedule:  Fri. - Tues. 8:00am - 5:00pm with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.
Knowledge of Civil Engineering Supervising principles and practices with special reference to public works facilities at the level of local government; Civil Engineering Supervising materials and methods of construction; engineering aspects of land use and development; computer systems and functions of computer process¬ing of technical or program data; principles and tools of the project management discipline; principles and practices of project management; and principles and practices of contract administration and budget preparation. 
Ability to read and interpret complex construction plans and specifications; effectively communicate orally and in writing with engineers, planners, developers and members of the general public and engage in creative problem solving and to blend theory with practical application; and effectively supervise professional, technical, and administrative staff.
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Engineering Technician 2
City of Newberg, Public Works
Closes June 15, 2021
Part Time Regular Position, $25.59 – $32.76 hourly
All Applications must be submitted online
Performs highly technical work in support of engineering, environmental, development, and GIS functions for public works programs and community development programs.  Work involves applying advanced scientific and technical knowledge to projects and assignments.  Office work involves data maintenance, analysis or computations aided by computers, technical research and review and may involve frequent public contact. Field work may include on-site information gathering, monitoring, and inspection of projects or existing public facilities and interaction with private contractors and the public.
Works under the direction of the City Engineer and this employee receives general guidance from the Senior Engineer and Civil Engineer II.   Our mission is to provide professional engineering, inspection, and administration services for planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the City's infrastructure.  Newberg is a growing community and the Engineering Team is an important part of quality managed growth for the future.  This position is suited to a detail oriented team member looking for a variety of projects that will ensure the safe, reliable, and cost effective infrastructure for our residents. 
This position is distinguished from a Technician I classification by greater responsibility, independence and complexity of assignments.  Engineering Technician II perform work at journey level and are assigned responsibility for projects and assignments of a larger scope or varied portions of larger projects. It is distinguished from the Engineering Technician III classification in that employees in this classification perform work under closer supervision, and carry out assignments that are less technically difficult.
The City encourages persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply for positions.
Public works has 3 robust divisions. The Operations division which includes the Water and Wastewater plants, the Engineering Division, and the Maintenance Division.  Everything that happens above, on, or under the ground is the responsibility of the Public Works Department.  The City shares infrastructure and jurisdictions with Oregon DOT, PGE, Yamhill County Public Works and the Yamhill Watershed among other partnerships.
The vision of the City of Newberg is to cultivate a healthy, safe environment where residents and visitors can work, play and grow in a friendly, dynamic and diverse community, valuing partnerships and opportunity. Newberg is the gateway to Oregon wine country, the home of George Fox University, Roger’s Landing access to the Willamette River and the Hoover-Minthorn House.  The region is near to, but not part of the Portland metropolitan area. Here agriculture, urban comforts, a rich history and an exciting future blend into a unique community and a great place to grow.
Examples of Duties:
Performs a variety of drafting and design assignments using manual and computerized methods; prepares drawings for engineering projects under preliminary design, design and as-built mapping; creates and updates drawings, maps, graphs and charts for engineering uses.
Inspects sidewalk and driveway approach construction to ensure quality of work and conformance to ADA and Code Specifications.
Performs field work for data collection for engineering, environmental, development, and/or GIS studies.  Prepares reports to describe project or program goals or activities.
Assists, as assigned, in various phases of project design; researches records; reviews descriptions for accuracy.
Explains City codes, policies, procedures and other regulations to members of the public, contractors, engineers, architects and other public or utility organizations to ensure adherence to procedures in routine technical matters.  Reviews and issues permits.
Interacts with vendors, as appropriate, related to City projects.
Provides design support and engineering support both in office and in the field, for environmental, water, sewer, storm, street, and other public works projects and programs, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.
Maintains observation reports, files, plans, plats, maps, project status reports, as-built records, etc.
Reviews private project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards, adequacy of applications for permits and compliance with approved plans.  Conducts site inspections.
Prepares and documents budget requests.  Prepares project cost estimates.
Lays out and conducts surveys for sanitary sewer, storm water, or water system projects, easements and other engineering activities; operates a variety of survey equipment; performs survey computations.
Reviews and prepares technical documents such as Agreements, Deeds, and Easements and coordinates review by City Attorney.
Conducts traffic studies including set-up, run analysis and write reports.
Under direction, performs intermediate level tasks associated with updating layers of the Geographic Information System (GIS).  May perform some field work necessary for data collection.
Critically reviews reports.  Investigates utility problems; makes on-site inspections; performs necessary analyses to define final corrective actions. Assists other departments with field engineering support and report writing.
May attend Design Review meetings on behalf of Engineering Division.  Gives input on potential private developments and their impact to City Infrastructure.
Under direction of a Civil Engineer, designs a variety of engineering projects, including streets, water, storm water and sanitary sewer system improvements, parking lots and other capital improvement projects ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.
Coordinates sidewalk/approach inspection, maintenance and enforcement programs.
Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting public works.
Assists in the training of other city personnel in public works design and construction techniques.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Job Description
Public Works Plant Mechanic – Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants
City of Newberg
Closes June 14, 2021 at 11:59pm
Full Time, With Benefits
$4,203.33 - $5,378.53 Monthly  / $24.25 – $31.03 Hourly
All applications must be submitted online  
This position participates as a member of a team responsible for the routine preventative, corrective and predictive maintenance of the City's (WTS) Water Treatment System (well field, treatment plant, reservoirs, springs and booster stations) and (WWTS) Wastewater Treatment System (pump/lift stations and Class IV treatment plant) and all associated equipment.
Works under the general supervision of the Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, with daily scheduling and progress monitoring by the Senior Plant Mechanics.  This position is suited to an individual interested in problem solving and proactive work as part of a team that ensures safe, reliable, and cost effective operations of the public water and wastewater systems.  These systems are critical to the wellbeing of the community.  
Public Works provides a meaningful and stable career.
Public Work positions are designated as "First Response - Essential Personnel” and respond during inclement weather, health and natural disasters, power outages etc.  Because safe Water and Wastewater functions must be maintained 24 hours a day; staff are assigned to a rotating "on call" shift to provide coverage for these essential community services.  Public Works positions report to work even if other City offices might be closed.  
The City encourages persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply for positions.
Public works has 3 divisions. The Operations division which includes the Water and Wastewater plants, the Engineering Division, and the Maintenance Division.  Everything that happens above, on, or under the ground is the responsibility of the Public Works Department.  The City shares infrastructure and jurisdictions with Oregon DOT, PGE, Yamhill County Public Works and the Yamhill Watershed among other partnerships.
The vision of the City of Newberg is to cultivate a healthy, safe environment where residents and visitors can work, play and grow in a friendly, dynamic and diverse community, valuing partnerships and opportunity. Newberg is the gateway to Oregon wine country, the home of George Fox University, Roger’s Landing access to the Willamette River and the Hoover-Minthorn House.  The region is near to, but not part of the Portland metropolitan area. Here agriculture, urban comforts, a rich history and an exciting future blend into a unique community and a great place to grow.
Performs preventative maintenance that includes equipment inspection, alignment, adjustment, exercising, rotation, lubrication, oil changes and cleanup.
Performs predictive analysis/evaluation of equipment conditions such as temperature, sound, vibration.
Performs corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, rebuilding and replacement.
Assists in limited electrical instrumentation control, maintenance and repair.
Assists in determining, ordering, and maintaining an inventory of parts and supplies.
Performs maintenance and development of assets in asset management system; Cartagraph.
Assists in scheduling of work orders, maintaining records using a computerized management system.
Uses computers to generate, log, retrieve and interpret information.
Maintain a clean and organized workshop, vehicle, and other workspaces.
Develops and maintains hazard analysis and safety practices.
Coordinates mechanical duties with other operations staff to maintain process integrity.
Performs building maintenance and general upkeep.
Exercises appropriate independent judgment and corrective action in a timely manner in response to equipment malfunctions, chemical spills, potential permit violations and other emergencies.    
Abide by all the rules, regulatory, and safety guidelines established by The City of Newberg, OR-OSHA, EPA, DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority specific to the operation of the Water Treatment Systems and Waste Water Treatment Systems.
Maintains proficiency by reading materials and attending meetings, seminars, training conferences, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility
Typical Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent.
Valid state driver's license with the ability to obtain an Oregon CDL within one (1) year of hire.
Limited Maintenance Electricians License (LME) desirable
Experience in a Water/Wastewater Treatment facility or experience in an industrial environment performing maintenance tasks described.
Any satisfactory combination of experience, training or education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities may be considered.  The City encourages those with non-traditional experience to apply.
Special Requirements:
Ability to wear hazard appropriate personal protective equipment.
Ability to become First Aid, CPR and Confined Space Entry certified
Ability to obtain Fork Lift Certification.
Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical which includes drug screening, and successfully pass the City of Newberg Fit for Duty Testing; job related tests as may be required.
Must successfully pass a criminal history background check and the record must be clear of any criminal convictions for crimes which would preclude the individual from performing the essential job duties and responsibilities.  Must be able to pass security clearance standards for City facilities.
After training has been completed, this position is subject to a rotating "on-call" schedule and emergency response after normal duty hours. This will include working on weekends and holidays at various times. 
Full job description
City of Wilsonville
Open until filled
$15.35 - $19.56
To Apply:
You have an eye for detail and a 'get it done' attitude. Repetitive tasks do not faze you, and your goal is always to get the job done right - the first time. You understand that in this environment, safety is everything, and right now the focus is on disinfecting and sanitizing. Clean facilities = happy customers, which in turn provides you with a sense of pride. Our janitorial team will play an integral part in ensuring our parks facilities and City buildings are clean and safe for the community and for employees.
This job might be the perfect fit for you if:
- You recognize the importance of first impressions, and strive to provide the best customer service not only through actions but through your daily assignments.
- You work well on your own, without much direction.
- You are looking for a way to give back to your community that also benefits you - win, win!
- You want to work on a team that is dedicated to continuous improvement and is committed to helping you succeed.
Why would you want to join our team? Because you expect more than the status quo. So do we! Candidates should be determined, self-motivated, and customer service focused. We are looking for people who want to be a part of a highly productive, flexible team that strives to provide our customers with an outstanding environment in which to work or play. In this job, you will work independently on your assignments and you will need to use your time efficiently. By following directions and by showing a drive to achieve, you will help the team meet its main goal - excellent customer service demonstrated by clean, safe facilities and grounds. Successful candidates will have attention to detail, a passion for cleaning, and the ability to maintain a positive rapport with customers.
We are seeking three individuals to join our Janitorial team. Two are new positions for the Parks Maintenance team, and one will join the current Facilities Maintenance team. The schedule will be dependent on the division, but all of these positions will work at least one weekend day.
City Engineer
City of Redmond
Apply by June 30, 2021
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