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Parks Supervising Public Works AnalystLane County Public Works, Eugene

Water System/Filtration OperatorCity of St. Helens

Public Works DirectorCity of Hood River, Oregon

Public Works DirectorCity of Blaine, Washington

General ManagerHolmes Harbor Sewer District, Freeland, Washington

Public Works DirectorCity of St. Helens

Parks Supervising Public Works Analyst
Lane County Public Works, Eugene
Closing date: 07/13/20 05:00 PM
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Water System/Filtration Operator
City of St. Helens
Position is open until filled. Deadline for first review is Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
The City of St. Helens is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Water System/Filtration Operator in our Public Works Department.  The Water Filtration Division provides safe and healthy drinking water through a state-of-the-art facility which uses a hollow micro-fiber filtration process. The staff of two keep the facility operating seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Filtration Facility is designed to produce up to six million gallons of water per day and on average produces approximately 1.3 million gallons of filtered drinking water each day. 
This position applies knowledge, experience, and skills in the field of water distribution and treatment to perform both regular and non-routine tasks in the operation and maintenance of water filtration, water collection and water distribution facilities. Performs activities to operate a water supply system, to monitor processes and computers, to conduct lab and clerical work, and to maintain equipment, facilities, structures, and grounds.
Desired Minimum Qualifications: 
Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent, and
B. Three (3) years of experience relating to water treatment, water distribution, or related similar field, and
C. Training or experience in micro-fiber filtration facilities or processes, or
D. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A. Basic knowledge and ability to read equipment instruction and maintenance manuals, drawings, schematics and blueprints.
B. Good working knowledge of math and chemistry and the specific applications of these in the plant and laboratory.
C. Knowledge of modern water treatment methods, theories and practices.
D. Knowledge of safe drinking water regulations.
E. Ability to make rapid and sound decisions in the event of extraordinary situations such as equipment malfunctions, rapid deterioration of raw water quality, or power outages in order to insure the quality of finished water and protect public health. May be required to exercise this judgment while unsupervised.
F. Ability to give and follow oral and written instructions.
G. Ability to learn to perform a variety of clerical functions, including typing correspondence, making legible and orderly entries in logs and work order reports, and maintaining files.
H. Being comfortable with routine and repetitive work.
I. Possess or have the ability to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification.
Special Requirements
- Must possess and maintain Oregon certification as a Water Treatment Plant Operator II at a minimum.
- Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Oregon State driver’s license.
- Oregon certification as Water Distribution Operator II may be required.
- Oregon State CDL may be required.
- Must be able to apply basic knowledge of water treatment to the existing systems, equipment and facilities.
- Must have a strong basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic theory and application, and be able to use manuals and other resources to apply that knowledge in water treatment operations and other diverse requirements of the job.
- Must be trained in confined space procedures and use and containment of all hazardous chemicals used. Must be trained in the use of all safety equipment, oxygen detection meter, blower, respirator, etc.
- Must be able to use basic spreadsheet and word processing computer programs to enter data and prepare correspondence. Must be able to learn to operate programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) to monitor and maintain operations.
Please see job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and requirements.
Terms of Employment:
Salary:  $4,333 (Step 1) to $5,263 (Step 5).
Excellent benefits package.
This is a union covered position.
To apply, candidates must complete a City application form available at and submit it with a cover letter and detailed resume.  See website for details.  If you are a veteran and would like to receive veterans’ preference points, please complete that form which is also on the website and attach documentation.  The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check and drug test.  
If you have any questions, please contact City Recorder Kathy Payne at 503-366-8217 or by email at
Public Works Director 
City of Hood River, Oregon
Open until filled with ongoing review of applications. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Opportunity 
The Public Works Director is a self-directed and highly accountable position providing oversight, direction and leadership to the Public Works Department. It is anticipated that, if qualified the Public Works Director would also serve as the City Engineer. This dynamic and innovative leader guides the department both through long range planning and everyday maintenance and operations with a focus on customer service.
The Public Works Director is responsible for a full range of Public Works services through a talented staff. Excited by the projects and initiatives in Hood River, the Public Works Director understands the importance of maintaining existing infrastructure, designing and building necessary improvements and planning for future growth. The successful candidate multi-tasks with ease, shifting gears quickly to prioritize and balance workloads and resource needs to meet project demands. The ability to easily explain complex public works concepts while hearing, balancing, and respecting a variety of views during the decision-making process is essential.
The Public Works Director is known for supporting staff and removing barriers to enable success. The ideal candidate employs a leadership style that invites participation and gathers input from the public works team. The successful candidate possesses strong communication skills and the ability to connect with staff, elected officials and the growing community in order to effectively drive change. With an eye on process improvement and innovation, the Public Works Director is creative and brings a fresh perspective and new ideas to public works projects and initiatives.
Read the full profile here.
About the City of Hood River
The City of Hood River with a current population around 8,300, has seen vibrant community growth over recent decades. The City, just 60 miles east of Portland, expands with large influxes of visitors seasonally and is rich in history and scenic beauty. Hood River is commonly recognized for its arts, culture, abundant fruit harvests and world-class outdoor recreation. 
Hood River administers a $47.1 million all funds budget and has 71.9 full-time equivalent employees. City departments include Police, Fire, Public Works (includes roads, parks, water, wastewater, and stormwater systems), Planning, and Administration, which includes Finance and Municipal Court.
The Public Works Department maintains the City’s infrastructure to support the growing community. With a staff of 25.7, the department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the following public facilities: roads, parking, parks, sewer, storm water collection systems and water system. In addition, City engineering and City construction projects are within the Public Works Department. The department also manages and maintains the City’s equipment and vehicle fleet. The City’s wastewater treatment plant is operated under contract by Jacobs. The City owns and maintains over $80 million in physical assets, including roads, utilities, and buildings.
Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience in public works, civil engineering, or public administration. A thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of public works administration along with considerable knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance and operations of streets, sewers, storm, water, facilities, fleet, and parks are essential. 
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Environmental Science, or other related field is desired. A registered Professional Engineer is highly desired.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the Public Works Director position is $95,939 - $117,993 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The City of Hood River offers a competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, and Vision, with the City covering 90% of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents and a City contribution into a VEBA program. The City grants 11 holidays and one floating holiday along with Vacation, Sick, and Administrative Leave. Life and AD&D policies are provided at no cost to the employee, and the retirement plan is through PERS. Employees are also eligible to establish a Deferred Compensation Account.
To Be Considered
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with ongoing review of applications. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Public Works Director
City of Blaine, Washington
First review of applications: July 19, 2020 (open until filled).
Salary:  $102,000 - $114,000
Blaine, (pop. 5,000), is located in northwest Washington along the Canadian border, 30 minutes from Vancouver, BC. The City of Blaine’s Public Works Department operates with 27.5 FTEs on a 2020 budget of $35.5 million in operating and capital funds. Divisions include: electrical power and lighting, streets, water treatment, water storage and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, storm water management, fleet, public facilities, parks, and cemetery. Working under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director is responsible for the leadership and management of all department personnel and services, including engineering, capital programming, construction, and maintenance and operations, and coordinates and performs planning, budgeting, and contractor liaison duties. A Master of Public Administration or Business Administration degree, or a related field is desired, as well as 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency or a civil engineering setting, including 4 years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is desirable.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered. For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. 
General Manager
Holmes Harbor Sewer District, Freeland, Washington
First review of applications: July 12, 2020 (open until filled).
Salary:  Up to $74,000
Headquartered on the south side of Whidbey Island, Washington, in the unincorporated community of Freeland, just 2 hours north of Seattle, Holmes Harbor Sewer District serves the public through safe collection and treatment of local wastewater. The Holmes Harbor Sewer District is a Class III water reclamation facility that provides Class A reclaimed water to over 400 homes. The area served is a planned development located adjacent to the 18-hole Holmes Harbor Golf Course, which is owned by the District. The District operates on a 2019-2020 budget of $486,248, with 3 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the General Manager initiates, coordinates, and is responsible for all procedures required for management, operation, and maintenance of the wastewater collection system and treatment plant. 
Candidates must possess a Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate of Competency as issued by the State of Washington; or a Class II with the ability to get a Class III within 6 months. Candidates shall have a proven track record in managing the operations of a small to mid-size treatment plant and collection system, with a minimum 5 years of increased responsibility in wastewater collection, treatment, and management. (Please see the full job description for additional required and preferred qualifications.) 
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at For questions, call 206-368-0050. Holmes Harbor Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Public Works Director
City of St. Helens
Position is open until filled.
The City of St. Helens is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Public Works Director.  The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented and collaborative leader with the ability to perform complex supervisory, administrative, and professional work as a manager of the divisions of Engineering, Operations, Fleet, Parks, Water Filtration, and Wastewater Treatment.  This position works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the City Administrator. A Council liaison is assigned by the Mayor.  This position coordinates activities closely with the City Administrator and directs the work of 32 FTE with an operating budget of $15.42 million annually.  
Minimum Qualifications: 
• Undergraduate degree in civil engineering, public administration, or business from an accredited four-year college or university.  PE or advanced degree preferred.
• Minimum of five years’ experience in public works related positions with at least three to five years in supervisory positions.
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please see job description below for a complete list of duties, qualifications and requirements.
Terms of Employment:
• Annual Salary:  $92,340 (Step 1) to $112,224 (Step 5).
• Excellent benefits package.
• This is an exempt position.
To apply, candidates must complete a City application form available at and submit it with a cover letter and detailed resume.  See website for details.
If you have any questions, please contact City Recorder Kathy Payne at 503-366-8217 or by email at


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